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Photon
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March for Science: Meet some of the people who descended on Sydney.

No sceptics in this group.  8)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-04-22/march-for-science-meet-those-who-attended/8462352

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April 22, 2017 at 8:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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How to get a phenomena named after you ? Just be called Steve


New atmospheric phenomenon named Steve discovered by aurora watchers


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-24/new-light-phenomenon-called-steve-by-aurora-watchers/8466234

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April 24, 2017 at 1:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Rumpole at April 24, 2017 at 1:38 AM

How to get a phenomena named after you ? Just be called Steve


New atmospheric phenomenon named Steve discovered by aurora watchers


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-24/new-light-phenomenon-called-steve-by-aurora-watchers/8466234

We need to call the man in the blue box to investigate Steve.

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April 24, 2017 at 2:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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I wonder if they will ever find a yowie ?


Bigfoot, Tasmanian tigers and night parrots: Searching for the mythical or mysterious


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-24/cryptozoology-and-the-search-for-thylacines-and-night-parrots/8466802

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April 24, 2017 at 3:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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The world's first mammals were probably nocturnal:


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170420141742.htm

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April 24, 2017 at 10:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Rumpole at April 24, 2017 at 3:35 AM

I wonder if they will ever find a yowie ?


Bigfoot, Tasmanian tigers and night parrots: Searching for the mythical or mysterious


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-24/cryptozoology-and-the-search-for-thylacines-and-night-parrots/8466802

A good article by Euan, a colleague of mine.

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April 24, 2017 at 10:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Plastic-munching caterpillar could help the environment.

Plastic-munching caterpillar could help the environment.Researchers in Europe have made a pretty remarkable—and accidental—discovery that could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution.

Every year, across the globe we use and discard around one trillion polyurethane plastic bags—a major problem for the environment as these bags can take 100 to 400 years to degrade.

But now, a team from Cambridge University and Spain's Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria, has found a caterpillar that can eat and degrade plastic.


http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/plastic-munching-caterpillar-could-help-the-environment/8471752

 

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April 25, 2017 at 11:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun its first historic dive between Saturn and its rings.


Travelling at more than 110,000 kilometres per hour, Cassini was due to travel through the gap at 7:00pm AEST on Wednesday.


The dive is the first of 22 the probe will make between now and the end of its mission in September, in what NASA has dubbed Cassini's "grand finale".


Check out the animation:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-26/nasa-cassini-takes-historic-dive-within-saturn-rings/8473980

 

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April 26, 2017 at 7:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at April 25, 2017 at 11:22 PM

Plastic-munching caterpillar could help the environment.

Plastic-munching caterpillar could help the environment.Researchers in Europe have made a pretty remarkable—and accidental—discovery that could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution.

Every year, across the globe we use and discard around one trillion polyurethane plastic bags—a major problem for the environment as these bags can take 100 to 400 years to degrade.

But now, a team from Cambridge University and Spain's Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria, has found a caterpillar that can eat and degrade plastic.


http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/plastic-munching-caterpillar-could-help-the-environment/8471752

 

I'm reminded of the cane toad and the potato skin eating bacteria in Red Dwarf.:)


There is no telling where something like this will end once it's started.


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April 26, 2017 at 7:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Rumpole at April 26, 2017 at 7:45 PM

Photon at April 25, 2017 at 11:22 PM

Plastic-munching caterpillar could help the environment.

Plastic-munching caterpillar could help the environment.Researchers in Europe have made a pretty remarkable—and accidental—discovery that could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution.

Every year, across the globe we use and discard around one trillion polyurethane plastic bags—a major problem for the environment as these bags can take 100 to 400 years to degrade.

But now, a team from Cambridge University and Spain's Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria, has found a caterpillar that can eat and degrade plastic.


http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/plastic-munching-caterpillar-could-help-the-environment/8471752

 

I'm reminded of the cane toad and the potato skin eating bacteria in Red Dwarf.:)


There is no telling where something like this will end once it's started.


Now the scientists have to genetically modify this caterpillar so that it can swim in the world's oceans.  ;)

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April 26, 2017 at 8:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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