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  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

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    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

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    Teachers know it's all about the nurture!

    12/05/2016

    Teachers know it’s all about the nurture over the nature when it comes to educational attainment, but scientists from the University of Queensland have identified 74 genes that may also play a role. That definitely doesn’t mean that educational attainment is something we’re born with, says Professor Visscher, one of the authors of the study. Genes are a tiny piece of the puzzle, he says, but one that shouldn’t be ignored.  

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    The ant Rosetta Stone

    11/05/2016

    From Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, new research has been able to determine that ants really do use their ‘feelers’ – more properly called antennae – to feel, and that it’s a two-way street.

  • digby kakapo

    Intelligent kākāpō matchmaking

    06/05/2016

    An innovative genome mapping project is aiming to protect the fragile kākāpō species from itself.

  • dollshead

    Rosey cheeks a dementia risk

    04/05/2016

    A new study concludes that rosy cheeks may not be the sign of hearty good health we thought it was - in fact, it may be an indicator of increased dementia risk in later life.

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    Science communication evolves

    02/05/2016

    In a great example of the evolution of science communication - and a great classroom opportunity to talk about it - climate scientists are taking the journos of the world to task on the quality of their climate change coverage.

  • Sam

    School sends Sam into space

    29/04/2016

    The UK’s Morecombe Bay Primary School recently made headlines around the world when they sent Sam the (toy) Space Dog into near-earth orbit.

  • coral small

    Coral reef find surprises scientists

    27/04/2016

    This year is the worst ever for coral reefs – which is really saying something – but last week there's been a little bit of good news for a change.

  • leaves

    CO2 'greening' the Earth

    26/04/2016

    A new study shows that rising atmospheric CO2 levels are contributing to a significant ‘greening’ of up to half of the Earth’s vegetated land.

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