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Predicting the future: Experiment finds higher carbon dioxide gives trees efficiency boost

Australia’s native forests will use water more efficiently in the future as the amount of carbon dioxide in the planet’s atmosphere increases, according to findings from Australia’s largest climate change research experiment.


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Making a meal of it: Unequal access to fresh food a health risk

The lack of easy access to fresh food in some part of Western Sydney may be having an impact on residents' health according to researchers.


Jane Ussher

Research finds cancer survivors suffer lower libidos long after treatment

A study has found the sexual activities of more than three quarters of cancer survivors changed after treatment- even if their cancers didn't affect reproductive organs.


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Research finds trees can be at risk if mining alters groundwater levels

Western Sydney University research has found open-cut mines that modify groundwater levels can impact ecosystems outside official boundaries, raising questions about their full ecological effects.






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Citizen scientists needed to help save sick wombats

As wombats fight for survival against a deadly skin disease that kills in months, scientists are asking Australians to help take a census of wombats using an innovative new app.


Mark Ant

Study unlocks secrets to learning new languages

A study has found young adults who are immersed in a new language not only learn faster and more accurately, they are better at understanding accents and piecing together multiple conversations.


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Study sheds new light on Australian Pacfiic community

A report has shed light on the Pacific community in Australia, a largely ignored sector of society similar to other migrant working communities around the world.



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Bellinger River Turtle under threat of extinction

Seventeen turtles in quarantine and a team of scientists could be all that stops a native turtle species in NSW from being wiped out by a mystery disease that has killed an estimated 400 turtles since February this year.



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