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boosting crop yields …

Research into cropping speeds up, fitting the usual 8 years of breeding that goes into a new variety, into just 12 months. How researchers are speeding up seed production for new wheat Also at SNWA, an article that shows where … Continue reading

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‘horrors’ hidden away in a museum … new species

I often wonder what’s hidden away in the museum’s collection, but new species of spider wasn’t one. I would expect live spiders of all kinds. Four mouse spiders were recently named, now they want more. Help is wanted: Old specimens … Continue reading

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naturally occurring Genetic Modification …

This research defies the Green agenda against GM products such as modified Corn and Canola. Natural GM is the result of viral and bacterial parasites, says this latest post from SNWA: Scientists uncover ‘treasure trove’ in jumping genes Written by  … Continue reading

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defence against imported viruses …

Australia has chickens as an early warning for disease control: Chickens still form line of defence in northern virus control Unlike the US, which uses immigrants flooding over the border, with the first new case of swine flu. Illegal Alien … Continue reading

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fact checking CSIRO’s impending food crisis …

Assumptional science ought to be the heading here, where the story is based on this assumption, that and the other assumption, without any credible attempt to show proof of the assumption. Yep that’s how science is reported and done the … Continue reading

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snubfin dolphins from Broome…

Rare dolphins living in Roebuck Bay, Broome, have been the subject of more research lately, Kandy Curran writes: Roebuck Bay, a special place for snubfin dolphins ONE of the great scientific surprises in recent times is… An extraordinary image of … Continue reading

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decoys and tails …

I had often wondered why some lizard species have bright colours, now some researchers have discovered why in a ‘model’ trial. Rob Payne, from SNWA reports: Tail attraction saves lizards from fatal attacks Written by  Rob Payne The lizard models … Continue reading

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predator v prey …

Introduced cane toads are killing off wildlife across Australia. A new approach, train the predator: Kimberley goannas trained in cane toad taste-aversion Written by  Geoff Vivian Rangers Herbert and Wesley with Georgia Ward-Fear and a captured flood plain goanna. David … Continue reading

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stone axes, spears and ancient string …

A similar axe tool was found by our group on a field trip a few years ago. It was returned to the ecstatic senior traditional lawman of the area in the Central Kimberley Tablelands, now this find is reported by … Continue reading

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cyclones are an environmental benefit … models, not so much

There are many reasons why cyclones benefit the environment, which includes cooling the seas and adding huge quantities of cooling rain to the hot and usually dry Pilbara. This research here shows that they are useful in distributing tropical corals. … Continue reading

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