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Preserved Leaves Reveal 7000 Years of Rainfall and Drought

A study by University of Adelaide researchers and Queensland Government scientists has revealed what south-east Queensland’s rainfall was like over the last 7000 years – including several severe droughts worse and longer lasting than the 12-year Millennium Drought.

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UW Research: Elk Avoid Beetle-Killed Areas of Southern Wyoming Forest

Loss of the heat-shielding forest canopy and the obstacle of fallen trees have caused elk to avoid beetle-killed areas of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, according to new research by University of Wyoming scientists.

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NASA Tracks Tropical Cyclone Oma as Warnings Remain for Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Oma continued to stay just west of Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the tropical storm.

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A Nearby River of Stars

Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky. 

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Surprise Findings Turn up the Temperature on the Study of Vernalization

New evidence has emerged about the agriculturally important process of vernalization in a development that could help farmers deal with financially damaging weather fluctuations.

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Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Survival of Ovarian Cancer Patients

The artificial intelligence software, created by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Melbourne, has been able to predict the prognosis of patients with ovarian cancer more accurately than current methods.  

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'Cellular Barcoding' Reveals How Breast Cancer Spreads

A cutting-edge technique called cellular barcoding has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer from the main tumour into the blood and other organs.

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Immune Stimulant Molecule Shown to Prevent Cancer

A research team at the University of Louisville has discovered that an immune checkpoint molecule they developed for cancer immunotherapy, also protects against future development of multiple types of cancer when administered by itself.

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The Changing Sea

After an extensive multi-year study, researchers have some surprising insight into the critical role the Atlantic Ocean plays in regulating the Earth’s climate.

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Understanding Food

Our perceptions of taste, our food choices and the information we use to make decisions about food are the focus of a new lab at Grenfell Campus.

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