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Open-source research makes Ebola, Zika cures more likely

It sounds like a conspiracy theory, but research into deadly diseases often doesn’t get funding because pharmaceutical companies can’t make money out of it. This includes work on cures for malaria, Ebola and the Zika virus. That’s the blunt statement from University ...

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ARC pumps $31.3 million into gravitational wave research

Following two sightings of Albert Einstein’s fabled gravitational waves this year, the Australian Research Council has allocated $31.3 million for new work in this field. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGRav) will be hosted by Swinburne University of Technology. ...

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Nature Research simplifies science on new website

Nature Research, the publishing group behind the prestigious scientific journal Nature, has launched a website to make complex science accessible to the general public.  The npj Science of Learning Community website was launched in collaboration with the University of Queensland. It aims to make ...

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USQ ecologist withdraws conference keynote after backlash

A University of Southern Queensland ecologist has withdrawn from his scheduled keynote presentation from a conservation conference, following outrage from animal rights activists. Dr Ben Allen, who’s made headlines for arguing that wild dog carcasses should be exported to Asian countries, ...

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Global warming began in the 1800s: study

An international study has found that human-induced global warming began in the 1830s, during the Industrial Revolution. The research, published in the journal Nature, shows the Earth’s climate responded rapidly to small increases in atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions that came with industrial progress. ...

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