Grape vines in hot water

A tool to help growers and nurseries plant healthier grape vines has been developed by a Charles Sturt University (CSU) researcher.

Long French dispute with Wikipedia appears to end

A long-running feud between French intelligence services and Wikipedia over an entry on "classified" information appears to be over after France's efforts to obscure details about a military installation backfired, instead ...

New research helps ID weak water mains before they burst

Only a small minority of Australia's critical urban water pipes are currently inspected due to the high costs involved, and it can be hard for authorities to know which pipes to prioritise for costly check ups and renewals.

Recruiting E. coli to combat hard-to-treat bacterial infections

The notorious bacteria E. coli is best known for making people sick, but scientists have reprogrammed the microbe—which also comes in harmless varieties—to make it seek out and fight other disease-causing pathogens. The ...

Overnight aurora sets sky on fire, more possible tonight

I'm writing this at 1:30 a.m. running on what's powering the sky over northern Minnesota right now – auroral energy. Even at this hour, rays are still sprouting in the southern sky and the entire north is milky blue-white ...

More 'choice' than chance in broadcast spawning

Chemical signals used by the eggs of broadcast spawning invertebrates to assist sperm in fertilisation could also play a role in sexual selection, or mate choice.

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