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Nanostructures worth more than their weight in gold

More effective monitoring of pollution levels in the workplace is on the horizon following the development of a new construction method for microscopic structures made of gold. The unit of measure for nanostructures, a nanometre, is a billionth of a »

Nanostructures worth more than their weight in gold
Prolonging maternity leave doesn’t damage future earning potential

Australian women who take paid maternity leave after having a baby aren’t suffering any long term salary loss, a new University of Melbourne study has found. Dr Barbara Hanel, from the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics, »

Prolonging maternity leave doesn’t damage future earning potential
Two degrees is too much for most coral reefs

The world’s corals and coral reefs face severe degradation if global-mean temperatures rise 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, an international study has found. The study was published today in Nature Climate Change. The study by a research team from Australia, »

Two degrees is too much for most coral reefs
Over fishing tips scales towards a fish population of slow growing, couch potatoes

Fish populations around the world could soon be full of slow growing, unproductive ‘couch potatoes’ if the current levels of intensive fishing continue, according to Deakin University research. Associate Professor Peter Biro, an ecologist with Deakin’s School of Life »

Over fishing tips scales towards a fish population of slow growing, couch potatoes
Kids’ brains are plastic. Will tech make them fantastic?

Parents have good reason to feel overwhelmed by the digital revolution consuming their teenagers.  As far as the physiology of our brains goes, we adults will never keep up. Th adolescent brain is a natural wonder forged by evolutionary forces »

Kids’ brains are plastic. Will tech make them fantastic?
Lesbian and bisexual women’s health survey results

Curtin University research into the health and wellbeing of lesbian and bisexual women has found three areas of concern – cervical cancer screening, drug use and violence. The WA Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health survey, conducted by Curtin University’s »

Lesbian and bisexual women’s health survey results
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The discovery of two sharks never seen before in Australian waters is set to re-write scientists’ understanding of the species. Shark biologist Ryan Kempster, of The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute, said the [more]

Brisbane ambos can expect more call-outs to people with cardiovascular, respiratory and other chronic conditions in sweltering temperatures, says QUT public health researcher Professor Shilu Tong from QUT’s IHBI. “Every degree in temperature above 22 [more]

Research from The Australian National University (ANU) has identified one of the most extensive asteroid impact zones on Earth. The discovery comes in the lead-up to the passing of a 45-meter-wide asteroid very close to [more]

The percentage of girls studying no maths for their HSC has more than doubled in the past decade, a report co-authored by University of Sydney researchers shows. John Mack Hon Associate Professor, School of Mathematics [more]

OPINION: Generally speaking, if a population drinks more, then there are more heavy drinkers and more harm from alcohol (similarly if a population drinks less, there will be less harm). But this link now appears [more]

The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) sent shock-waves around the world as images of banks shutting down, stock prices plummeting and people being evicted from their homes filled television sets. What didn’t get much attention [more]

Doctors may in the future be able to take a blood test to determine if a patient is suicidal, hopefully decreasing the number of people taking their own lives. In Australia, suicide is the number [more]

Shallow coral reefs may be even more susceptible to increasing acidity caused by heightened levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and oceans than previously recognised. In the same way that small increases in global [more]

Queensland fraud is a billion dollar business

Queensland businesses could be losing over $12 billion per annum as a result of company fraud according to a recent study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – and small businesses are most at risk. ”[more]

Chemical link in WA mums to be

Prenatal exposure to a chemical commonly found in plastic food and beverage containers and tin cans requires further investigation after an Edith Cowan University (ECU)  study found Bisphenol A exposure in pregnant women. The study, [more]

Inside the mind of a burglar

Burglars are opportunistic, generally choose their targets at random and know all the tricks householders try to use as deterrents, according to a new study from ECU. In conjunction with the Australian Institute of Criminology, [more]

Water-saving’s unintended consequences

Water conservation has unintended consequences for residents and water managers, according to new research. Victoria University PhD student Nyoman Marleni found reducing and replacing potable water lead to smellier sewers and more corrosion in sewer [more]

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Controlling fear by modifying DNA

For many people, fear of flying or of spiders skittering across the lounge room floor is more than just a [more]

Kidney disease gene controls cancer highway

University of Queensland researchers have discovered that a gene that causes kidney disease also controls growth of the lymphatic system, [more]

Queensland fraud is a billion dollar business

Queensland businesses could be losing over $12 billion per annum as a result of company fraud according to a recent study [more]

Inside the mind of a burglar

Burglars are opportunistic, generally choose their targets at random and know all the tricks householders try to use as deterrents, [more]

Flight experiment goes boldly forth to advance new technology

A hypersonic flight experiment at eight times the speed of sound, led by a University of Queensland PhD student, has [more]

Pre-drinking alcohol before hitting the nightclubs likely to lead to violence

The increasingly common practice of drinking at home before hitting the nightclubs is the major predictor of people experiencing harm [more]

Research reveals women are more interested in a man’s earning capacity than the size of his wallet

Despite ABBA’s insistence that women long for “money, money, money”, research has found that The Beatles were on the [more]

Challenges still face women seeking seniority in business

Research conducted by the UTS Centre for Corporate Governance underpinning the 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership reveals a decade [more]

Swiss Army Knife teeth secret to seal’s success

Biologists have shown how an advanced set of teeth give Antarctic leopard seals the biological tools to feast on prey [more]

Beautiful physics: Tying knots in light

New research published today seeks to push the discovery that light can be tied in knots to the next level. [more]