Tag Archives: Australia

100 years of Australia’s top portrait honour – BBC News

Australia’s most prestigious portrait prize, the Archibald, is celebrating its 100th year. Subjects for the portraits have given an annual snapshot of celebrities and “local heroes” from Australian society. But the prize has become better at representing Australia properly, organisers … Continue reading

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If we want to contain the fires of the future, we should look to the past – The Big Smoke

For thousands of years, the indigenous method of fire management ruled. But white settlement almost extinguished the practice, it is back with a new intensity.   I don’t know about you, but I am so, so tired. Not of the … Continue reading

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Minimally invasive blood test for Alzheimer’s disease announced – ScienceBlog.com

Scientists from Japan and Australia have teamed up to develop and validate a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, with the potential to massively ramp up the pace of Alzheimer’s disease drug trials. The blood test measures a specific peptide in … Continue reading

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers worst ever coral bleaching — FOX 61

[van id=”weather/2016/11/29/great-barrier-reef-coral-die-off-jpm-orig.cnn”] AUSTRALIA – Coral across Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most devastating die-off on record, a new report says In just nine months, bleaching caused by warmer water has killed around 67 percent of the coral in … Continue reading

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Brazil mine disaster a nightmare for BHP

Another BHP disaster on the scale of Ok Tedi in Papua New Guinea, which poured its tailings into the river rather than holding them in a dam, ruining large parts of PNG’s Western Province and the lives of 50,000 people… BHP Billiton … Continue reading

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