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Star dust key for life in the universe

New research demonstrates how star dust – the remnants of exploded stars – plays a role in the formation of life-supporting planets.

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New method for establishing the age of stars

After measuring the spin of 30 stars, astronomers have found a way to use rotation and mass in order to derive their precise ages. 

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Earth science takes on breast cancer

Earth scientists have developed a method of zinc detection in breast tissue that they hope will allow early breast cancer diagnosis.

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Easier measurement of cosmos with ‘standard ruler’

Researchers have used data from astronomical surveys to measure large distances in the Universe rather than theoretical calculations.

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Computer model offers clues for reward based behaviours

Scientists have developed computer models to demonstrate the selective brain actions triggered by reward.

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Tweaking your ‘procurement engine’ – will your lab benefit?

Brand management is giving way to supply chain management in public sector laboratory purchasing...

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The wonder stuff – How peptide hydrogels could change the face of biomedicine

With a list of characteristics and applications long enough to make most...

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A new lease of life

When a large scientific company decides to leave a manufacturing or R&D...

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The perfect couple

The ongoing process of developing new therapeutic drugs has driven research...

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The all seeing AI

Stephen Hawking and other high profile scientists have recently issuing stark...

NMR

Access all areas: How NMR made it to the benchtop

As nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy moves to the benchtop, John Paul...

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Why did you become a scientist?

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