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Qld researchers bid to solve avo shortage

Queensland researchers are developing world-first plant production techniques that would dramatically boost the number of avocado trees and potentially solve a world shortage. Single avocado tree cuttings are being used to grow 500 new plants in eight to 10 months ...

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USYD launches ‘policy powerhouse’

Black suit jackets were apparently de rigueur at the launch of the Sydney Policy Lab at its CBD campus. By combining multi-disciplinary researchers in what professor Duncan Ivison called a “slightly edgy environment”, the self-described ‘policy powerhouse’ aims to tackle some ...

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How humans are turning seasnakes black

Distinctive black and white striped seasnakes were once a common sight in the shallow reefs off Queensland and several Pacific islands. Now, these turtle-headed marine snakes are turning black, and its our fault. A team of international researchers, including the University of Sydney’s ...

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When scientists met policymakers

They’re often perceived as being at odds with each other, but this week, top scientists and bureaucrats happily commingled. In Canberra for Science meets Policymakers, they collaborated on a 10-year plan for our country’s scientific and technological future. Dr Charlie Day from ...

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Trump’s tweets decoded to reveal his persona

Nothing currently drives the international news and the US policy agenda more than Donald Trump’s prolific, often controversial tweets. So, it makes sense that a team of international researchers, led by QUT, would examine them to determine his personality. By analysing his ...

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Skilled migrants not poaching local jobs: ACER

Everyone has probably heard something akin to the following from a taxi/Uber driver: ‘I worked as an engineer in India and now, here in Australia, the only job I can get is as a driver.’ A newly-released ACER research briefing ...

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