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Tiny crystals could help predict volcanic eruptions

(University of Queensland) They can be as small as a grain of salt, but tiny crystals that form deep in volcanoes may be the key for advance warnings before volcanic eruptions.University of Queensland volcanologist Dr. Teresa Ubide said the research provided new information that could lead to more effective evacuations and warning communications.

Digging deep into distinctly different DNA

A University of Queensland discovery has deepened our understanding of the genetic mutations that arise in different tissues, and how these are inherited.

Ancient rice heralds a new future for rice production

Wild rice growing in northern Australia's crocodile-infested waters could help boost global food security, say University of Queensland researchers who have mapped its genetic family tree.

Coyote Peterson Digs a Shy Echidna Out From the Ground to Give the Spiky Mammal a Good Cuddle

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

While on location in Queensland, Australia, adventurer Coyote Peterson and the Brave Wilderness crew visited the Billabong Sanctuary, where they dug up a adorably big-nosed echidna, an incredibly spiky but gentle animal that’s one of the only mammal species in the world that lay eggs. As unlikely as it might seem, Peterson was able to...

Geologists discover bacteria that turns small bits of gold into solid nuggets

Geologists in Queensland, Australia have discovered a unique type of bacteria that forges small bits of gold into solid nuggets. The discovery could allow mining companies to reprocess previously undesirable gold into market-ready products, and transform the ways in which gold-containing electronics are disposed. Show More Summary

From Queensland to Queenstown: Australia, England set for U-19 showdown

After a series of one-sided encounters between the senior teams over the last three months, the Under-19 World Cup quarter-final is expected to be a battle of equals

QLD Police: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government. Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the […]

Air New Zealand analyses Facial Expressions to create Personalised Recommendations for Travellers to Queensland

In partnership with the Tourism & Events Queensland, Air New Zealand has launched a website where a specially-designed software will monitor a range of visual cues that range from eye, mouth and other facial movements and expressions to create a personalised recommendation to Queensland, Australia.

Reviled animals could be our powerful allies

(University of Queensland) Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate -- but they may provide crucial benefits to human societies. An international review led by University of Queensland researchers has revealed that predators and scavengers ranging from bats to leopards and vultures are valuable to human health and well-being.

Study says the world's most vilified and dangerous animals may be humankind's best ally

An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate - spelling bad news for humans who indirectly rely on them for a variety of beneficial services.

Fanged friends: World's most vilified and dangerous animals may be humankind's best ally

(Wildlife Conservation Society) An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate - spelling bad news for humans who indirectly rely on them for a variety of beneficial services.

Wheat: From seed-to-seed in 8 weeks

A new speedy way of breeding crops, such as wheat, has been developed by researchers from John Innes Centre, University of Queensland and University of Sydney.

Scientists unleash power of genetic data to identify disease risk

(University of Queensland) Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases. University of Queensland researchers have pioneered a method to integrate...Show More Summary

Thorne Estate, [Thorneside], 1917 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1917 advertises 603 allotments of land and 13 small farms for sale at the Thorne Estate, located in what is now the Redland City suburb of... Read more

The backyard, free-standing sleep-outs of WW II: Are there any left?

The Queensland backyard structure we most associate with WW II is the air raid shelter but there was another. It was one of the solutions to the lack of accommodation for war workers and problems with getting adequate building materials and builders during WW II. From 1943, it was strongly promoted to householders. Recently, a... Read more

Lou Myers passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian promoter and trainer Lou Myers from the 1970’s has passed away on the Gold Coast, Queensland on Monday. Lou trained Australian light… Read More » The post Lou Myers passes appeared first on fightnews.com.

Tesla Looks To Be Building Another Giant Battery Pack In Australia

As reported by Bloomberg, and again by Electrek, Tesla is in the running to build yet another of its giant battery Powerpacks, this time in an attempt to bolster Queensland's power station output. More »      

Dead Koala screwed to post in Australia park

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Australian authorities are investigating after a dead koala was found screwed to a post at Brooloo Park Lookout in Queensland on Wednesday. Koala Rescue Queensland posted a photo of the dead animal on its Facebook page at 9:30 a.m. yesterday and pleaded that the public come forward with any...

Dead Koala Screwed to Pole in Australia Park Sparks Outrage

Koala Rescue Queensland, an animal rescue organization, wrote: “This poor koala has been screwed to the pole with building screws, he is deceased."

Saliva test aims to detect HPV throat cancers

(Queensland University of Technology) A QUT researcher is developing a simple saliva test to detect Human papilloma virus (HPV) in throat cancers.This follows the extension of a QUT collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Janssen...Show More Summary

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