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Star-birth myth 'busted' (w/ Podcast)

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of researchers has debunked one of astronomy's long held beliefs about how stars are formed, using a set of galaxies found with CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope.

dateAug 25, 2009 in Astronomy
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Breeding their horns off -- a winner

A team of scientists led by CSIRO's Dr Kishore Prayaga has been awarded a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for its work to develop a simple genetic test which has the potential to end the need to ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Helping Albacore tuna come out of the can

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists are set to study the earbones and organs of more than 2000 albacore tuna to better understand the growth, age and breeding patterns of this increasingly important species.

dateAug 11, 2009 in Ecology
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Some Ningaloo Reef fish are 'homebodies'

New research shows that some fish species in Western Australia's Ningaloo Marine Park spend most of their time close to home, staying on the reef rather than travelling significant distances, as was previously thought.

dateJun 18, 2009 in Ecology
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Advance in bowel cancer test research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian researchers have developed gene expression biomarkers which can accurately discriminate pre-cancerous and cancerous colorectal growths from non-cancerous controls.

dateJun 04, 2009 in Cancer
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'Ocean glider' home after two-month voyage

Scientists are celebrating the first successful deployment and retrieval in Australia of a remotely controlled, deep ocean-going robotic submarine destined to play a central role in measuring changes in two ...

dateApr 16, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change may wake up 'sleeper' weeds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Climate change will cause some of Australia’s potential weeds to move south by up to 1000km, according to a report by scientists at CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship.

dateApr 15, 2009 in Environment
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