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flora as medicine …

What can this plant species not be good for: Curcumin proved effective at combating cancer WA SCIENTISTS have helped re-affirm that curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, is a safe and promising treatment for most cancers and other inflammation-driven … Continue reading

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new learning system …

Play School takes over Curtin University, smashes sand castles: Sand Castle smashing time at Curtin University     Tom Harley Play school … Whatever happened to science and mathematics?

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water treatment breakthrough …

Water treatment of mining waste is a contentious topic the usual crowd like to use to stop mining will soon have one less item to worry about. Not that this will change minds: Mining industry set to benefit from innovative … 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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climate records from ancient bacteria … paleoclimate

After a number of proxy temperature data from tree rings were exposed as false, I don’t know how good bacteria is as a proxy for temperature, but the benefit of the doubt should first apply. After reading many audits on … Continue reading

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weighing village carbon … drinking the kool-ade

Heroes in the fight against desertification are ‘rewarded’ in the latest article from SNWA. Miners won’t be happy reading this: Mine site villages weighed for carbon footprint A SOLE mine worker is responsible for producing between 11 and 16 tonnes of … Continue reading

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church of the holy Nobel …

The New Religion with a new art piece at Curtin University in Perth. Alfred Nobel would be horrified. […] The dissident says: “I remember Medieval historians pointing out that there were hundreds of true pieces of the Cross everywhere in … Continue reading

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pssst, want to buy a climate change refuge …

A refuge from climate change? I’d rather see a refuge from SNWA stupidity. This science journal keeps on going down the plughole of stupid, whether it’s the scientists or those reporting, it’s probably both. Experts? Sure … Experts size up … Continue reading

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sequestering scientific stupidity …

Cutting science funding looks a sure winner if this is the so called science we have to bear. And pay for! Geoff Vivian reports: He says the site was chosen because of its proximity to the Collie coal-fired power station: … Continue reading

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pollution funding …

Another University where funding was probably tied to a mention of carbon as pollution, with a straight face. Software zeros in on carbon pollution LOCAL researchers are developing an online tool that would allow farmers to monitor their greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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