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Like humans, young humpacks go to Gold Coast for whale of a time

Like humans, young humpacks go to Gold Coast for whale of a time

A study of humpback whale behaviour has found as in humans, the whales use the Gold Coast as a party location, while Hervey Bay is a more sedate escape destination.

  • by Stuart Layt

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Australian-first trial shows deep-brain stimulation treats severe OCD

Australian-first trial shows deep-brain stimulation treats severe OCD

The small clinical trial showed very positive results for most participants, leading to researchers calling for the treatment to be approved for more general use.

  • by Stuart Layt
Humans affected most of Earth 12,000 years ago, but not to environment’s detriment

Humans affected most of Earth 12,000 years ago, but not to environment’s detriment

New modelling has found humans impacted two-thirds of the planet over 10,000 years ago but land use only recently intensified.

  • by Stuart Layt
How NASA’s Mars flight could transform drones on Earth

How NASA’s Mars flight could transform drones on Earth

An Australian-based member of the current NASA Mars rover mission says the first flight on the planet’s surface is not just historic but has implications for Earth too.

  • by Stuart Layt
France and Germany are mixing their vaccines. Should Australia do the same?

France and Germany are mixing their vaccines. Should Australia do the same?

There remains no evidence mixing COVID-19 vaccines is safe and effective, Australian experts say, even as France and Germany race ahead with mix-and-match plans.

  • by Liam Mannix
Researchers develop ‘bouncer’ drug to keep viruses out of cells

Researchers develop ‘bouncer’ drug to keep viruses out of cells

Researchers have developed a metal-based compound which physically blocks a wide range of viruses from entering cells, showing promise as a broad-scale antiviral.

  • by Stuart Layt
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Missile tech and microbats, using thermal imagery in wildlife rescue

Missile tech and microbats, using thermal imagery in wildlife rescue

What do you do when the subject you’re trying to count is both tiny and elusive? Answer: call in the military, or at least its technology.

  • by Peter Hannam
Did Australia get its vaccine strategy right?

Did Australia get its vaccine strategy right?

What went wrong? Could we have chosen different vaccines? Hindsight is 20:20, but was it clear early last year we should have selected different jabs?

  • by Liam Mannix
Boomerangs were the multi-tool of early Indigenous Australians

Boomerangs were the multi-tool of early Indigenous Australians

Researchers analysed marks found on preserved boomerangs to show they were used for more than hunting, including shaping stone tools.

  • by Stuart Layt
Tiptoe through the Cretaceous: baby dino footprint shows toe-walking

Tiptoe through the Cretaceous: baby dino footprint shows toe-walking

The footprint of a baby stegosaurus - the smallest ever found - shows the animals tiptoed its way across north-west China 110 million years ago.

  • by Stuart Layt
Overweight people at risk of more severe COVID symptoms: Study

Overweight people at risk of more severe COVID symptoms: Study

An international study taking in thousands of COVID cases from around the world has found clear links between being overweight and getting severe COVID symptoms.

  • by Stuart Layt