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Overcoming the email avalanche
Tue, 9 Feb 2021
Overwhelmed with emails? A JCU researcher wants to make it easier to automatically categorise emails based on their contents.

Planning for COVID-driven regional growth
Thu, 4 Feb 2021
An urban design expert says planning for pandemic-fuelled population growth in regional cities and towns needs to take into account the needs of newcomers and the wishes of people who already live in those locations.

When holidays go wrong
Fri, 29 Jan 2021
We’ve all heard the stories: search parties are out looking for a tourist missing on a local mountain / walking trail / river. Many of us respond judgementally. “Why can’t they read the signs, or tell someone where they’re going, and take the right equipment?”

Rising Extinction Risk for Sharks and Rays
Thu, 28 Jan 2021
New research shows oceanic shark and ray numbers are down by more than 70 per cent over the past 50 years, and James Cook University scientists fear some species are facing extinction.

Reef fish futures foretold
Wed, 27 Jan 2021
An international group of scientists is predicting markedly different outcomes for different species of coral reef fishes under climate change – and have made substantial progress on picking the ‘winners and losers’.

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