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Western Australian State Government Invests $26M In Astronomy And The Square Kilometre Array
2013-08-16 17:13:42

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), based in Perth, Western Australia has been extended for another five years thanks to a $26M investment announced by WA Premier Colin Barnett today.

$2M Donated By Former Student To Boost SKA Science
2013-01-16 11:06:06

A former science student of The University of Western Australia has donated $2 million to fund a new research position that will help shed light on some of the biggest mysteries in the Universe.

Seaweed Records Hint At Ocean Warming Impact
2011-10-28 04:38:12

As the planet continues to warm, it appears that seaweeds may be in especially hot water.

New Hypothesis: Pumice Proposed As Home To The First Life Forms
2011-10-05 03:48:56

The glassy, porous, and once gas-rich rock called pumice may have given rise to early life forms, according to a provocative new hypothesis on the origin of life published in Astrobiology.

Middle East Version of Nazca Lines Investigated
2011-09-17 05:01:39

By using satellite technology, researchers have discovered that there are thousands of ancient geoglyphs in the Middle East, but the purpose of these patterns remains a mystery.

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2011-08-22 12:30:28

Researchers have unearthed what they believe are the oldest fossils ever discovered.

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2011-07-26 10:15:00

An Australian PhD student has created the most accurate measurements for determining how fast the Universe is expanding.

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2011-07-06 05:45:00

Poor oral health is just as bad for fertility as obesity, and could delay the time of conception by as much as two months.

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2011-07-05 05:14:20

According to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, slow language development is unlikely to have lingering effects on a child's mental health.

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2011-03-10 11:31:52

A team of researchers are attempting to uncover the precise details of how kangaroos bounce.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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