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Sydney Harbour is polluted with tiny particles of plastic
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Microplastics are clogging up the sand in Sydney Harbour and contaminating marine creatures, new research has found.
Australian scientists may have found the key to controlling fruit flies without pesticides
Friday, 22 August 2014
Bad news for female fruit flies - scientists have identified the moment the insects determine their sex, which is an important step towards creating sterile, all-male populations.
World’s first expedition into Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell
Monday, 18 August 2014
The Darvaza Crater is a fascinating basin of burning gas, boiling mud, and bright orange flames. Last year, Canadian explorer George Kourounis became the first person to plumb its fiery depths.
Fukushima studies are beginning to reveal the severe legacy of radiation leaks
Saturday, 16 August 2014
A range of studies on the impact of the Fukushima disaster have revealed the major impact even low-dose exposure to ionising radiation can have on animals and plants.
Tiny organisms have been found living in oil - and eating it too
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Scientists have found microorganisms living inside tiny water droplets suspended in oil, and they could one day help researchers clean up oil spills and find life on other planets.
Australian physicists create water-based 'tractor beam'
Monday, 11 August 2014
By manipulating the flow of water across the surface of the ocean, scientists could confine oil spills, retrieve malfunctioning ships, or better explain the behaviour of dangerous rip currents.
WATCH: Recycled mobile phones might save the forest
Thursday, 07 August 2014
Old mobile phones have been used to create a solar-powered technology that can detect loggers and alert the authorities in real time.
Is Tunisia's mystery lake radioactive?
Sunday, 03 August 2014
A lake has mysteriously surfaced in Tunisia and no one can explain where it came from. But the more geologists learn about it, the more they think it could be radioactive.
Staring over the mouth of an oozing volcanic pit
Thursday, 24 July 2014
This is what it looks like to stare into the mouth of the Halemaumau Crater of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano.
Africa builds 'Great Green Wall' of trees to improve farmlands
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Twenty African nations have banded together to build a monumental Great Green Wall of Africa - a forest of drought-resistant trees stretching across the edge of the Sahara Desert.

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