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USYD finds much spin in science studies

While Hurricane Irma tears through Florida, a different kind of spin has been identified in Sydney, and presented at the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication in Chicago. Researchers from USYD have found that over a quarter of biomedical ...

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Whale tooth helps debunk evolutionary tale

Australian scientists have debunked a popular theory about how some whales made the evolutionary switch from catching fish with their teeth to using a unique filter feeding method that allowed them to become the biggest animals on earth. For decades, ...

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UWA makes autism research breakthrough

Though autism is a complex, neurodevelopmental disorder, UWA researchers have found it can potentially be assessed at face-value. In conjunction with colleagues from the Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, UWA research associates Syed Zulqarnain Gilani and Diana Tan ...

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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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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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Journals prey on Star Wars paper

Do or do not. There is no try. Neuroskeptic did, and the results were just as bemusing as Yoda’s famous line. The blogger for Discovery Magazine and the PLOS Neuroscience Community submitted a Star Wars-themed paper to nine journals known ...

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