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2012-03-12 09:55:40

A team of Australian scientists has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils.

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.

Researchers Study Genetic History Of Sheep
2012-02-09 03:56:02

Mapping the ancestry of sheep over the past 11,000 years has revealed that our woolly friends are stars among domestic animals, boasting vast genetic diversity and substantial prospects for continued breeding to further boost wool and food production for a rising world population.

'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 11:04:37

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.

2011-10-05 14:48:04

A new insight into global photosynthesis, the chemical process governing how ocean and land plants absorb and release carbon dioxide, has been revealed in research that will assist scientists to more accurately assess future climate change.

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2011-07-21 05:40:22

An experimental procedure using a blood test to screen people for early signs of Alzheimer’s was able to accurately detect the proteins, which begin to build up in the brain a decade or more before they cause memory and thinking problems.

2011-07-08 01:58:10

Decreasing autumn and winter rainfall over southern Australia has been attributed to a 50-year decrease in the average intensity of storms in the region – a trend which is forecast to continue for another 50 years.

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2011-06-11 09:20:00

Venice – the City of Dreams – may have one less nightmare to deal with following a finding that the frequency of extreme storm surge events generated by Adriatic Sea tempests could fall by about 30 percent by 2100.

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2011-04-13 12:18:51

Recently released genetic research from CSIRO and New Mexico State University in the US is helping scientists better understand how Australian birds evolved.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.