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Air And Sea Search For MH370 Continues Off Australian Coast

The search for MH370: Why can’t we find it?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

For all our state-of-the-art imaging technology, we are better at searching the surface of the Moon than the depths of the ocean. Philip Dooley looks at how science has measured up to the task of finding the Malaysian aircraft.

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‘Designer’ plants could seed cheaper biofuels

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Genetic tweaks make it easier to pulp trees for paper and fuel. Daniel Cossins reports.

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Health experts dismiss homeopathy

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

There is no evidence that the controversial treatment is any better than a placebo, a review of the medical research has found. Tim Dean reports.

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An alimentary guide to microbes

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Scientists have little idea exactly what microbes live in our intestines but believe they play an important role in controlling metabolic diseases. By Norman Swan.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson steps into Carl Sagan's shoes in the updated TV series Cosmos. CREDIT: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL

In the footsteps of Carl Sagan

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The 13-part 1980 documentary Cosmos, was one of the most-widely watched television series in the world. But a lot has happened since then. Elizabeth Finkel finds the series re-make a worthy successor.

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All set for our first comet landing

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

A bold mission to put a spacecraft on the surface of a comet for the first time may provide answers to questions about the origins of our solar system. By Robin McKie.

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Damning report says data falsified in stem cell study

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The misconduct verdict against a stem cell researcher is unlikely to be the end of the story, writes Elizabeth Finkel.

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IPCC: Climate change begins to bite

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Global warming is already impacting food security, human health, and the natural world – and it only gets worse from here. James Mitchell Crow reports.

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Review: Naturalists at sea

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The 18th century was the age of European conquest, but it was scientific discovery, not territorial claims, which captured the public imagination. By Bill Condie.

Scientists Find Evidence of the Big Bang with BICEP2 telescope

A window opens on to the Big Bang

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Discovery of gravitational waves sheds light on the birth of the universe and provides a final validation of Einstein. Philip Dooley reports.

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