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Why care about ALL native species? Ecosystem collapses now


Australia has adopted a comfortable view that only already ‘endangered’ wildlife or plants need our stewardship. Think koalas versus kangaroos. Even koalas are political footballs in NSW while their vital habitat disappears. Since 1788 almost no research has been done on the environmental roles of diverse wildlife that evolved with natural

How did life form after Big Bang?


New evidence. THE BIG BANG theory and the question of how life on Earth began has fascinated scientists for decades, but new research from The University of Western Australia suggests the conditions that resulted from the Big Bang are different to what we thought. The Big Bang theory, developed in 1927 is

Here’s why the 2017 flu season was so bad

Vaccines for the flu offer mediocre coverage compared with those for other diseases.  PLRANG ART/Shutterstock Ian M. Mackay, The University of Queensland and Katherine Arden, The University of Queensland Australia has recorded 221,853 flu infections so far in 2017, more than any other year. As the flu season comes to an end, we’re