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Parallel adaptation of rabbit populations to myxoma virus

In the 1950s the myxoma virus was released into European rabbit populations in Australia and Europe, decimating populations and resulting in the rapid evolution of resistance. We investigated the genetic basis of resistance by comparing the exomes of rabbits collected before and after the pandemic. We found a strong pattern of parallel evolution, with selection on standing genetic variation favoring the same alleles in Australia, France, and the United Kingdom. Many of these changes occurred in ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, United Kingdom, Australia France


Trump Blockade of Huawei Fizzles in European 5G Rollout

Bolstered by the success of similar efforts in Australia and New Zealand, the White House sent envoys to European capitals with warnings that Huawei’s gear would open a backdoor for Chinese spies. The U.S. even threatened to cut off intelligence sharing if Europe ignored its advice.
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, White House, New Zealand, Huawei, Trump Blockade of Huawei


Puma Biotech's (PBYI) Nerlynx Gets Approval in Australia

Puma Biotech (PBYI) gains an approval in Australia for Nerlynx as an extended adjuvant treatment in adult patients with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer.
Tags: Science, Australia, Puma Biotech, Puma Biotech PBYI


Why you'll never meet a white supremacist who cares about climate change

Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation Students march through the streets during a strike to raise climate change awareness on 15 March in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty ImagesAs the news of the Christchurch mosque massacre broke and I scoured the news, I came across a map showing that the Friday morning climate strike in Christchurch was close to the bloodbath. I felt ...
Tags: Science, Australia, California, US, New Zealand, Gulf Coast, Central America, Christchurch, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Europe North America, Wellington New Zealand, Oil Change International, Rebecca Solnit, Hoda Baraka, Hagen Hopkins Getty


Facebook Told to Face Up to Extremism After New Zealand Attack

Australia’s prime minister has urged the Group of 20 nations to use a meeting in June to discuss a crack down, while New Zealand media reported the nation’s biggest banks have pulled their advertising from Facebook and Google. “We cannot simply sit back and accept that these platforms just exist and what is said is not the responsibility of the place where they are published,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told parliament on Tuesday.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Australia, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Facebook Told


Remote Cape with 'world's cleanest air' offers smog respite

As much of Asia wheezes, coughs and sniffles its way through another smog season, one isolated and windswept corner of Australia is serving as the global standard for clean air. With panoramic views of swaying tussock grass and the vast crystalline expanse of the Southern Ocean, Tasmania's beautiful Cape Grim peninsula is an unlikely reference point for the scientific world. "Our job is essentially to find air as clean as you're likely to find anywhere in the world and measure just how pollute...
Tags: Asia, Science, Australia, Southern Ocean Tasmania, Cape Grim peninsula, Sam Cleland


Australia Bans Milo Yiannopoulos Over Christchurch Massacre Comments 

The career of Milo Yiannopoulos took another hit on Saturday when the Australian government canceled a visa it had granted just a week ago to the heavily indebted right-wing troll for a speaking tour scheduled later this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Trolls, Milo Yiannopoulos, New Zealand Mosque Attacks


Watch the U.S. Air Force launch a new satellite live right here

It's been an eventful week for spaceflight, with the biggest news being the hotly anticipated launch of the Soyuz rocket carrying a pair of NASA astronauts going smoothly on Thursday, but we're not done yet. The U.S. Air Force is about to close out the week with the launch of a shiny new Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) communications satellite, and it's using a Delta IV rocket from United Launch Alliance to make it happen. The launch, which will be the second Delta IV launch from ULA th...
Tags: Florida, Science, Australia, Nasa, Canada, United States, Air Force, Ula, United Launch Alliance, U S Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Wideband Global SATCOM


Guardian US's 11-minute climate strike: why we devoted our front page to climate change

As thousands of US students join a global strike to demand action on climate change, Guardian US is offering extensive live coverage of the strikes – and devoted our entire front page to climate change for 11 minutes earlier todayMake a contribution to support the Guardian’s independent journalism and our unique commitment to climate reporting The school climate strikes kicked off this morning in Australia and are traveling around the world for 24-hours. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty ...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, Thailand, Guardian, Un, US Capitol, UK Belgium Sweden France Spain, Isabel Infantes AFP Getty Images Today


Guardian US's 11-minute climate strike: why we devoted our front page to climate change

As thousands of US students join a global strike to demand action on climate change, Guardian US is offering extensive live coverage of the strikes – and devoted our entire front page to climate change to climate change for 11 minutes earlier today * Make a contribution to support the Guardian’s independent journalism and our unique commitment to climate reportingThe school climate strikes kicked off this morning in Australia and are traveling around the world for 24-hours. Photograph: Isabel ...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, Thailand, Guardian, Un, US Capitol, UK Belgium Sweden France Spain, Isabel Infantes AFP Getty


Guardian US's 11-minute climate strike: why we’re devoting our front page to climate change

As thousands of US students join a global strike to demand action on climate change, Guardian US will show its support by devoting our homepage to climate coverage for 11 minutes at 11amMake a contribution to support the Guardian’s independent journalism and our unique commitment to climate reporting The global climate strikes kicked of this morning in New Zealand and Australia and are traveling around the world. Today is the first time that significant numbers of Americans will participate in...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, Thailand, New Zealand, Guardian, Un, US Capitol, Phil Walter Getty, UK Belgium Sweden France Spain


49 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook

At least 49 people are dead and dozens more have been seriously wounded during multiple terror attacks today in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker used several long guns to target Muslims in the country and had what police described as explosive devices. One series of attacks was livestreamed on Facebook for 17…Read more...
Tags: Scribd, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Guns, Australia, Youtube, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit, Mosque, Donald Trump, Terrorists, Gun Violence, Christchurch


Global climate rally kicks off with kids Down Under

A global day of student protests aimed at spurring world leaders into action on climate change to protect the planet for future generations kicked off in Australia and New Zealand Friday. Thousands of youths marched in Wellington carrying placards reading "Time's Melting Away" and "Act Now or Swim" as part of an ambitious plan to stage 1,000 demonstrations in more than 100 countries during a worldwide day of action. "This is young people taking the reins and realising that they do have people ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Time, New Zealand, Wellington, Afp, Abigail O Regan


Smartphone Stops Arrow When Absurdly Lucky Man Tries to Photograph Attacker

Apple likes to tout its smartwatch’s heart-tracking features as being able to potentially save a user’s life one day. But a man in Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia, may owe his life to his smartphone, which stopped an arrow fired by an assailant while he was trying to snap a photo.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Australia, Smartphones, Arrows, Lifesaving, Nimbin New South Wales Australia


‘Why Go to School When the World Is Burning?’ We Asked Students Why They're Striking For Climate Change

The school climate strike movement that has roiled Europe and Australia for months on end is about to land on U.S. shores. A handful of climate strikers across the country have been building momentum for months, but students will be walking out of class on Friday across the U.S. to protest inaction on climate change.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Activism, Australia, The Kids Are Alright, Climate Strike, Fridays For A Future


Pilots complained several times about 737 Max problems before latest crash

Pilots from around the world have logged numerous complaints and concerns over the  Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the last 15 months, it has emerged. The reports found on an aviation safety reporting database set up by Nasa highlight perceived problems with the jet’s new anti-stall technology. The update on the old 737 design is a system intended to protect the aircraft from stalling by forcing the nose of the plane down in certain circumstances. However, it is now at the centre of questions regard...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, Nasa, Ethiopia, Airlines, Seattle, Faa, Boeing, Max, Europe China, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, ASRS, Saj Ahmad, StrategicAero Research


New Zealand PM Ardern backs students striking for climate action

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave her support on Wednesday to a youth movement urging government action to tackle climate change ahead of protests by students across the world later this week. Thousands of school children in Australia and New Zealand intend to skip school and protest on Friday as part of similar action by students worldwide taking their cue from 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. "Don't underestimate the power of your voice," the 38-year-old Arde...
Tags: Science, Australia, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Greta Thunberg Don


Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April

Boeing announced overnight that the company would release a software update for its 737 Max planes “no later” than next month. The announcement, which was posted to Boeing’s website, calls the software release an “enhancement” and explains that it’s related to the October crash of Lion Air Flight 610 which killed 189…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Indonesia, Australia, China, Singapore, Planes, Aircraft, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Aviation, Plane Crash, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Software Update


Wallaby-sized dinosaur was sprinting around Australia 125 million years ago, jaw fossil report suggests

The Australian-Antarctic rift valley was a apparently a hotspot for turkey- to emu-sized herbivores millions of years ago.
Tags: Science, Australia


Paleontologists found a new species of dinosaur, and it’s just a little fella

Finding the scant remains of dinosaurs that roamed the Earth tens of millions of years ago obviously isn't easy. Finding the remains of entirely new dinosaurs that nobody even knew existed? That's even harder still, but researchers in Victoria, Australia did just that, and the newly documented herbivore would probably have been pretty adorable to see in person.As detailed in a new report in the Journal of Paleontology, Galleonosaurus dorisae was a small plant eater that stomped around pr...
Tags: Science, Australia, Earth, Antarctica, Victoria, Victoria Australia, University of New England, Matthew Herne


Galleonosaurus dorisae: New dinosaur discovered in Australia

Based on its teeth, Galleonsaurus would have been a herbivore and belonged to the ornithopod family.
Tags: Science, Australia


'A big jump': People might have lived in Australia twice as long as we thought | Paul Daley

The result of 11 years of research suggests that human habitation could stretch to 120,000 yearsExtensive archaeological research in southern Victoria has again raised the prospect that people have lived in Australia for 120,000 years – twice as long as the broadly accepted period of human continental habitation.The research, with its contentious potential implications for Indigenous habitation of the continent that came to be Australia, has been presented to the Royal Society of Victoria by a g...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Anthropology, Archaeology, Evolution, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Paul Daley, Royal Society of Victoria, Jim Bowler, Mungo Lady


"Past biomechanical studies show that when women run braless, their breasts joggle up and down by seven inches or more and also oscillate side to side...."

"... A 2013 questionnaire provided to women running the London Marathon found that more than a third of them, including runners with small breasts, told the researchers that their breasts often felt sore. But little past research has explored whether breast size and potential soreness affect women’s decisions to participate in exercise or if they influence the kinds of exercise that women might — or might not — pursue. So, for the new study, which was published this month in the Journal of Scien...
Tags: Science, Law, Australia, Cancer, Sports, Breasts, London Marathon, University of Wollongong, Ann Althouse, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Mary E


South Pacific Oil Spill Threatens Local Tribe As it Spreads Toward World-Famous Reef

Rennell Island sits in the middle of the Solomon Sea northeast of Australia. It’s a paradise best known for harboring the largest raised coral atoll in the world, which members of the Tehakatu’u tribe rely on for fish to eat. The island’s extraordinary ecology landed it on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998, but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Oil Spill, Solomon Islands, UNESCO heritage sites, Rennell Island, What A Catastrophe, Solomon Sea


Israeli lunar lander looks back at Earth

An Israeli lunar lander gets photobombed by Earth in a selfie released today by SpaceIL’s Beresheet mission team. The selfie was captured from a distance of more than 23,000 miles (37,600 kilometers) as the Beresheet lander went through maneuvers aimed at getting it to a lunar landing next month. “In the photo of Earth, taken during a slow spin of the spacecraft, Australia is clearly visible,” the mission team said in today’s photo advisory. “Also seen is the plaque installed on the spacecraft, ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Earth, Yisrael Chai


Australia planning to import LNG: What's next? Coals to Newcastle?

Five LNG import projects are vying to start up between 2021 and 2022, possibly forcing gas users in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria into more direct competition with Asian buyers for gas from northern Australia. Piping gas from Queensland in northern Australia to southern markets is expensive, making LNG imports potentially viable. "Based on the five proposals to date, Australia now appears to be planning to overbuild LNG import capacity in response to an overbuild of L...
Tags: Science, Australia, Queensland, Newcastle, Victoria, New South Wales South Australia Tasmania, Kavonic


NASA dropped a space exploration robot into Cape Cod’s waters to reach the darkest unknowns

When the Orpheus drone emerged from the waters off of Cape Cod in September 2018, deep sea biologist Tim Shank felt relieved. Four and a half years earlier, Shank, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), had sent a state-of-the-art exploration craft to crushing ocean depths — but the vehicle never returned.   Only shattered pieces of plastic drifted back up to the surface world. This time, the new exploration robot Orpheus passed its first test: The machine dove alone int...
Tags: Science, Australia, Nasa, Earth, Chicago, Volkswagen, Europa, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Cape Cod, Atlantic Ocean, University Of Illinois, Shank, Europa Jupiter, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI


Koala-sensing drone helps keep tabs on drop bear numbers

It’s obviously important to Australians to make sure their koala population is closely tracked — but how can you do so when the suckers live in forests and climb trees all the time? With drones and AI, of course. A new project from Queensland University of Technology combines some well-known techniques in a new way to help keep an eye on wild populations of the famous and soft marsupials. They used a drone equipped with a heat-sensing camera, then ran the footage through a deep learning model tr...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Australia, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Conservation, Queensland, Machine Learning, Uavs, Endangered Species, Koalas, Computer Vision, Koala


Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped

Australia agrees to discard of one million tonnes of waste in world's largest coral reef.
Tags: Science, Australia


Australia suffers hottest summer on record, little relief in sight

Australia suffered its hottest summer on record from December through February and forecasts show the southern autumn will continue to be drier and warmer than average, the government said Thursday. "After a record hot December and January, it won't come as a surprise that this summer will be our warmest on record," said Andrew Watkins, manager of long-range forecasting at the Bureau of Meteorology. Although the final figures won't be available until Friday, the bureau said it was already clea...
Tags: Science, Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, Andrew Watkins



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