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2009-06-14 13:08:36

Australian and New Zealand researchers have accelerated research into Multiple Sclerosis by discovering two new locations of genes which will help to unravel the causes of MS and other autoimmune disease.

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2009-04-15 13:02:31

Once thought to be only the realm of the blue-ringed octopus, researchers have now shown that all octopuses and cuttlefish, and some squid are venomous.

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2009-04-15 10:25:00

Earthshine – sunlight reflected from the Earth toward the Moon – may provide a way for researchers to seek out oceans on other planets, according to researchers.

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2009-04-07 13:00:00

A poll of scientists, released on Tuesday, showed that global warming is likely to overshoot a 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit rise, seen by the European Union and many developing nations as a trigger for "dangerous" change.

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2009-04-07 10:45:00

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth’s land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine.

2009-04-07 10:43:27

Scientists at the University of Melbourne have discovered the local action of immune cells in the skin, which could improve treatment of viral skin infections.

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2009-04-03 06:25:00

Employees who spend time surfing the Web aren’t necessarily costing the company money. In fact, a new Australian study finds surfing the Internet for fun at the office increases productivity.

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2009-03-26 13:37:26

An Australian scientist said Thursday that farmers of the future will have to use sheep and cattle that produce less methane, and crops that emit less nitrous oxide.

2009-03-03 13:44:05

A vaccine to protect humans from a bird flu pandemic is within reach after a new discovery by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia

2009-02-07 08:45:22

An international observatory led by the University of Melbourne, Australia, will help eradicate human rights abuses against people suffering mental illness in developing countries.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.