Latest Australian Academy of Science Stories
Everything in our lives â€“ our life expectancy, behavior, choice of diet and even our vulnerability to obesity has to do with sex.
An Australian scientist will be honored tomorrow for her work in helping to ensure that humans will not have to live with the dangers of toxic nanoparticles.
Vast dust storms that dump millions of tons of topsoil from the Australian outback as far afield as Canberra, Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand and New Caledonia, with small amounts even reaching Antarctica, may also be a possible source of disease for people, crops and animals.
Leading Australian researchers will next week be honored for their work in fields ranging from cancer prevention and how sex shapes us, to the revelation of past climates, the secrets of coral reefs and the future of our oil and gas industry.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.