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2011-07-05 14:20:45

To understand how methane is produced in livestock, an international team of scientists including researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the DOE Joint Genome Institute collaborated to sequence the microbial communities inside the Tammar wallaby, a plant-eating marsupial related to the familiar kangaroo whose digestive system has been compared to that of ruminants such as cows and sheep.

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2011-06-20 08:45:00

Australian research institute CSIRO launched a new website on Monday that allows Internet users to monitor greenhouse gas emissions.

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2011-05-18 08:05:00

In just 10 weeks a team of Canadian researchers has succeeded in 'barcoding' 28,000 moth and butterfly specimens – or about 65 percent of Australia’s 10,000 known species – held at CSIRO's Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) in Canberra.

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2011-04-04 07:04:53

Marine scientists from five research agencies have pooled their skills and resources to compile a directory of life on Australia’s continental shelf.

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2011-04-02 06:40:00

An international team of scientists published new research this week on the origins of flies and, and despite popular belief, the common ancestry house flies have with mosquitoes.

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2011-02-11 14:05:00

Australia's research agency CSIRO reported on Friday that scientists hunting for fossils of giant rats in East Timor stumbled on unique rock carvings up to 12,000 years old.

2011-01-26 14:22:23

As the residents of Queensland, Australia, turn to the mammoth task of cleaning up after the devastating floods over the last weeks, data from ESA's Earth observation satellites are showing potential for delivering more timely warnings.

2010-11-04 01:10:54

A major CSIRO breakthrough in wireless technology designed to bring broadband to people living beyond the optical fibre network, will be unveiled in Sydney tomorrow.

2010-09-28 17:43:12

Scientists are reporting significant changes in the distribution of coastal fish species in south-east Australia which they say are partly due to climate change.

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2010-09-17 11:50:00

A study conducted by an Australian science agency has discovered signs that the country’s ancient Aborigines may have been the world’s first astronomers, pre-dating Stonehenge by more than a thousand years.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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