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Where's the beef? Artificial beef is feasible, but who wants a lab-grown burger? Read the link to find out how your attitudes towards artificial meat compare across the nation

https://theconversation.com/no-animal-required-but-would-people-eat-artificial-meat-72372

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Warning! Ross River Virus could be the next big global epidemic, finds new research from EI

"“With the large number of Australians now travelling, it would not be unreasonable to expect one or more tourists to carry RRV overseas to seed a new epidemic. With the right conditions, this could take off globally in exactly the same way that Zika did.”"

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2017/02/22/media-release-warning-ross-river-virus-could-be-next-global-epidemic/
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Some truly cute uses of very smart technology. Mini solar powered tracking devices, weighing as little as 5 grams, are being used to track penguins http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-19/adelie-penguins-cape-petrels-antarctica-tracking-technology/8282548

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The Discovery Channel are filming a new doco on the #Naracoorte cave megafauna fossils, featuring Liz Reed!

"When we went down there it was just a little tiny hole on the surface, then it dropped down about 5 or 6 metres," Dr Reed said. "We went in there and couldn't believe our eyes. It's an important megafauna fossil site."
"This is a great story of citizen science and how the community is helping us to preserve and research this wonderful fossil heritage."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-20/dinosaur-doco-to-feature-newly-discovered-naracoorte-cave/8286966?pfmredir=sm

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Beneath the Amazon is a coral reef so amazing, its on par with the #GreatBarrierReef

"There is no record of any coral reef at the mouth of a major river because sunlight can barely penetrate the plume of sediment, so photosynthesis, the driver of most coral reefs, cannot happen. “We found a reef where the textbooks said there shouldn’t be one. We think it is unique.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/17/we-are-rewriting-the-textbooks-first-dives-to-amazon-coral-reef-stun-scientists

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So you say you're an animal fan? Can you name these ten baby animals? Take the CSIRO quiz! https://blog.csiro.au/test-your-knowledge-ten-baby-animal-names-you-probably-dont-know/

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Decision making, in this case choosing GM produce, is more than just science

"All of the women with science backgrounds used evidence to support their stance. The plant scientists said that lack of evidence of harm meant that GM food was safe for them to eat. However, the women in health sciences said that a lack of evidence of safety made them cautious."

https://theconversation.com/perceptions-of-genetically-modified-food-are-informed-by-more-than-just-science-72865

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Straight from the researchers mouth

"We tested various different species of tiny scavenging crustaceans known as amphipods that we gathered between 7,000 and 10,500 metres in depth in the Mariana and the Kermadec trenches in the western Pacific. We found that regardless of depth, regardless of species, regardless of trench, these animals were loaded with the two types of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) we were looking for."

https://theconversation.com/how-we-discovered-pollution-poisoned-crustaceans-in-the-mariana-trench-72900
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