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Evolution stuck in slime for a billion years
Tasmanian researchers have revealed ancient conditions that almost ended life on Earth, using a new technique they developed to hunt for mineral deposits.
Coral chemicals protect against warming oceans
Australian marine scientists have found the first evidence that coral itself may play an important role in regulating local climate.
Building on mud: When can we start?
A Queensland engineer can now predict how long it takes for reclaimed land to become suitable for development, potentially saving millions of dollars in building costs.
The fastest sperm may not be best
For sea squirts the key to a long and happy life is to be fertilized not by a fast sperm, but by one that stands the test of time, Dr Angela Crean, from the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre at the University ...
Using genes to counter rust
An international study led by a Queensland scientist has found a way to better safeguard an important food crop—and the world's beer supply.
How 'junk DNA' can control cell development
Researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney's Centenary Institute have confirmed that, far from being "junk", the 97 per cent of human DNA that does not encode instructions for making proteins can play ...
Tiny fossils link 'old bastard' marsupials to South America and Africa
Two tiny fossils are prompting an overhaul of theories about marsupial evolution after they revealed unexpected links to South America – and possibly Africa.
Electric fishes spark safer power line technology
Melbourne researchers have invented and patented a way of detecting and locating potential electrical faults along large stretches of power line before they occur.
Termites and ants stockpile gold in their mounds, researchers find
(Phys.org)—Australia's smallest and most numerous mining prospectors can show us where new gold deposits are.
Stopping mineral processing from turning to jelly
Cooking minerals in huge mixing tanks can turn them to jelly, and an Adelaide researcher has found out why. The work could save the industry millions of dollars a year in lost production and cleaning costs.