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Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like? – The Conversation UK

Another year, another climate record broken. Globally, 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year ever recorded. This was all the more remarkable given that cool conditions in the Pacific Ocean – known as La Niña – began to emerge…

Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like? – The Conversation UK

Another year, another climate record broken. Globally, 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year ever recorded. This was all the more remarkable given that cool conditions in the Pacific Ocean – known as La Niña – began to emerge…

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Genomes reveal insights into much-loved Aussie animals

(University of Melbourne) Researchers have brought together expertise in bioinformatics, cytogenetics, developmental and molecular biology to produce and analyse the first ever echidna genome and a greatly improved, high quality platypus genome sequence.

Weedy Seadragon genomics reveal highly distinct populations

To describe weedy seadragons as unique is an understatement. With a fused, elongated jaw, body armor, leafy appendages and no pelvic fins, these fish are like no other. Found only along Australia’s temperate coast, numbers have been declining. Now a landmark study using genomics reveals four distinct populations in south-eastern Australia.

Alzheimer’s disease drug may help fight against antibiotic resistance

An experimental Alzheimer’s disease treatment is proving effective at treating some of the most persistent, life-threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers have discovered that the drug called PBT2 is effective at disrupting and killing a class of bacteria – known as Gram-negative bacteria – that cause infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections and meningitis.

Foreign spies could target Australian politicians using ‘unwitting relatives or friends’, Asio warns – politics live

The ABC managing director, David Anderson, has confirmed to the Senate estimates hearing that he was included on emails from the government in relation to tonight’s episode of Four Corners. He says the government had suggested to journalists on the…

Sugar-coated viral proteins hijack and hitch a ride out of cells

Many viruses – including coronaviruses — have protective outer layer made of proteins, fats and sugars. New research shows targeting sugar production has potential for broad-spectrum antiviral drugs.