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2012-03-15 11:56:33

A salt-tolerant variety of durum wheat that outperforms other varieties by 25 per cent on salty soils has been developed by CSIRO scientists using traditional crop breeding techniques.

2012-02-22 14:56:57

Deep-diving ocean "gliders" have revealed the journey of Bass Strait water from the Tasman Sea to the Indian Ocean.

'Bootylicious' Beyonce Has New Species Of Fly Named After Her
2012-01-13 09:04:56

An Australian fly species, found in far northern Queensland, has been given a rather unique name: Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae -- honoring American pop star Beyonce.

2011-11-29 11:09:04

A new report presents the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date of climate change in the Pacific region.

2011-11-29 11:04:37

A major transformation in the food system is needed to address future threats to food security according to experts from some of the world’s leading science organizations.

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2011-09-26 08:34:49

Scientists are taking the first steps to improve estimates of long-term wind speed changes for the fast-growing wind energy sector.

2011-08-10 20:20:02

Relocating species threatened by climate change is a radical and hotly debated strategy for maintaining biodiversity.

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2011-07-14 13:49:07

Climate scientists are using the US and Australian navies to deploy robotic measuring devices in the pirate-infested Indian Ocean.

2011-07-08 02:00:26

The discovery potential of the future international SKA radio telescope has been glimpsed following the commissioning of a working optical fibre link between CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in Western Australia, and other radio telescopes across Australia and New Zealand.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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