Dutton stays silent in question time – as it happened
We’re going to wrap up the live blog now. Here’s what made the news today: Amy Remeikis will be back with you early tomorrow morning. Until then, have a great evening. ‘Extraordinary stuff’: Labor MP claims Deeming contradicted Pessuto in…
New Brain Implant Device Could Restore Function in Paralyzed Limbs
A brain implant that can restore arm and leg movements has been developed by British scientists to boost connections between neurons and the paralyzed limbs, offering hope to accident victims. The device combines flexible electronics and human stem cells â the bodyâs âreprogrammableâ master cells â to better integrate with the nerve and drive limb […]
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Wash, blow dry and 1.5 degrees please: hairdressers trained to talk about climate action
Inside this chic Sydney hair salon, the chat between stylists and clients could be much the same as in any other hairdressers around the world. Some small talk. The ubiquitous and occasionally mundane chat about holidays and traffic. For regulars,…
Researchers Develop Water Treatment that Zaps ‘Forever Chemicalsâ for Good
There’s been a lot of talk recently about so-called “forever chemicals” and how our society can use new technologies to remove these old toxins from the water and soils of our world. A new solution from the Univ. of British Columbia can both filter out and then destroy these forever chemicals, purifying water resources cheaply […]
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Forget geoengineering. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. Right now | Rebecca Solnit
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, one of which dropped this week, are formidably researched and profoundly important, but they mostly reinforce what we already know: human-produced greenhouse gases are rapidly and disastrously changing the planet, and unless…
Scientists Stumble Upon a Whole New Process in Photosynthesis Which They Believe Can Be ‘Hacked’ to Improve Renewable Energy
A “mind-blowing” discovery in the early stages of photosynthesis has been discovered by scientists that could help improve the efficiency of renewable energy technologies. While trying to figure out if it were possible to extract electrons from a known process in the early stages of photosynthesis, the scientists instead found an entirely-new electron transfer pathway, […]
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Decline of more than 500 species of marine life on Australian reefs ‘the tip of the iceberg’, study finds
More than 500 common species of fish, seaweed, coral and invertebrates that live on reefs around Australia have declined in the past decade, a study has found, as experts warn “not all is well in the ocean”. Global heating was…
Critically-Endangered West African Lion Going from Strength to Strength in Niokolo Koba, Senegal
Reprinted with permission from World at Large, an independent news outlet covering conflict, travel, science, conservation, and health and fitness. In a thrilling sign of recovery for the Critically-Endangered West African lion, camera trap footage and photos of a West African lioness and her three cubs playing, nursing, and feeding in Senegal’s Niokolo Koba National Park […]
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Voice referendum question and constitutional amendment could come tomorrow – as it happened
From 7h ago Confirmation of the Indigenous voice referendum question and constitutional amendment could come as soon as tomorrow, following a meeting of the referendum working group with the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, tonight. Multiple sources have told Guardian Australia…
Newly Discovered Enzyme Turns Air Into Electricity, Promising a New Clean Source of Energy
Imagine being able to draw moisture from the air through your fingertips and create an electrical current as a result—that’s pure comic book superhero stuff right? Not so, since researchers have been able to use a bacterial enzyme that conducts hydrogen to create electricity, literally out of thin air. The discovery promises to open up […]
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