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Retroviruses are re-writing the koala genome and causing cancer

The koala retrovirus (KoRV) is a virus which, like other retroviruses such as HIV, inserts itself into the DNA of an infected cell. At some point in the past 50,000 years, KoRV has infected the egg or sperm cells of koalas, ...

Pet-inclusive housing will help tenants and landlords

New research has found people living in private rental housing are much more likely to have had to give up a pet due to their housing circumstances than people living in other tenancies.

The secrets of 3000 galaxies laid bare

The complex mechanics determining how galaxies spin, grow, cluster and die have been revealed following the release of all the data gathered during a massive seven-year Australian-led astronomy research project.

5 evidence-based ways teachers can help struggling students

New South Wales recently introduced a draft Student Behavior Strategy. This was released on the heels of a report suggesting Indigenous students and students with disabilities are more likely to experience exclusionary practices, ...

There aren't plenty more fish in the sea

The earliest known aquaculture sites were created more than 6000 years ago by Australian Aboriginals to grow eels. About five thousand years later, the Chinese began farming carp. Today aquaculture is the fastest growing, ...

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