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Rock fix for oceans_COSMOS Science Magazine

‘Rock’ fix for oceans is badly flawed

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws, according to a new study.

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Science gets a grip on finger wrinkles

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Getting pruney fingers from soaking in the bath is an evolutionary advantage, for it helps us get a better grip on objects under water, scientists suggest.

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Marine robot breaks distance record

Thursday, 6 December 2012

An unmanned marine robot has completed the longest journey of an autonomous vehicle, travelling 16,668km (9,000 nautical miles) across the Pacific Ocean to collect and transmit scientific data.

Ancient rivers buried under outback desert_COSMOS science magazine

Ancient rivers buried under outback desert

Friday, 12 March 2010 - 28 comments

An ancient river system buried 35 metres below the sand dunes of the Simpson Desert in Central Australia has been revealed by a team of Australian and American researchers.

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Is humanity suicidal?

Sunday, 13 May 2007 - 22 comments

Is humanity suicidal? Eminent U.S. zoologist and author, E.O. Wilson, first asked himself that question more than a decade ago. And today?

Global warming is our fault_COSMOS science magazine

Global warming is our fault

Sunday, 4 February 2007 - 50 comments

Humans are to blame for global warming and its effects could be unstoppable for centuries to come, according to the U.N. climate change panel.

Australia’s drought may stay for keeps_COSMOS science magazine

Australia’s drought may stay for keeps

Friday, 15 December 2006 - 36 comments

Australia’s current drought, called the worst in 1,000 years, is the result of changing weather patterns and may mean big changes are in store for the continent’s water economy.

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