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  • How to attract girls, if you’re a lemur

    A fruity-smelling perfume seems to do the trick.

    Male ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) appear to make themselves more attractive to females by secreting a fruity and ...

    Animals April 17, 2020
  • Marine robot multitasking

    Study looks at potential to serve industry and science.

    Underwater robots are regularly used by the oil and gas industry to inspect and maintain offshore structures.  But...

    News April 17, 2020
  • Genetic vulnerability and mental illness

    Gene combinations could increase lifelong risk.

    People with genetic vulnerability for adult depression are more likely to have emotional and social problems in child...

    Body and Mind April 16, 2020
  • The potential of ‘hot qubits’

    Addressing a constraint to quantum computing.

    Can we create warmer, cheaper and more robust quantum computing just using conventional silicon chip foundries? Ye...

    Computing April 16, 2020
  • Thar she blows – up in space

    Most energetic outflow from a distant quasar detected.

    Astronomers say they have detected the most energetic wind ever measured from any quasar.  It is travelling at nea...

    Astrophysics April 16, 2020
  • The social lives of flamingos

    It’s a complex world of groups and besties.

    You could probably base a reality TV series on the lives of flamingos, such is the complexity of their social lives. ...

    Birds April 16, 2020
  • Turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

    Study offers new path to modelling eye disease.

    US researchers say they have discovered a technique for directly reprogramming skin cells into light-sensing rod phot...

    Biology April 16, 2020
  • Missing climate targets could cost trillions

    But global cooperation would be profitable for all, report suggests.

    If nations don’t meet their current goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the global economy could lose around...

    Climate April 15, 2020
  • Cancer gene could help repair hearts

    Researchers find possible path to cell regeneration.

    The quest to find a curative treatment for heart disease may have taken an unexpected turn. Adult mouse heart afte...

    Health April 15, 2020
  • Is this 'Oumuamua’s back story?

    Astronomers suggest it’s all about tides and close encounters.

    Astronomers may have a handle on where the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system came from and ho...

    Astronomy April 15, 2020
  • The warming of Australian estuaries

    Rate of change has economic and environmental implications.

    Estuaries on the southeast coast of Australia are warming at twice the rate of oceans and the atmosphere, according t...

    Australia April 15, 2020
  • Just a few more snaps of Earth

    BepiColombo drops in on its way to Mercury.

    The BepiColombo space mission celebrated Easter with the first of nine flybys that are an integral part of its trip t...

    News April 15, 2020
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