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scimex.org: Rare and endangered symbolic scar tree preserved

Rare and endangered symbolic scar tree preserved
scimex.org, 25 Sep 2019

Queensland Museum researchers have been part of a rescue mission to preserve a centuries-old Aboriginal tree carving, helping document it for future generations using technology known as photogrammetry. Media Release From: Queensland Museum Rare and...
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thesector.com.au: Working with people who challenge us – James Cook Uni offers advice on how to cope

Working with people who challenge us – James Cook Uni offers advice on how to cope
thesector.com.au, 24 Sep 2019

While both paid and voluntary work can provide a livelihood, sense of identity, and often fulfilment, at times working with people who are challenging – for whatever reason – can make individuals feel unhappy, uncomfortable, or bullied. James Cook...
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WEB MSN Australia: From "eye-watering" to "not a cent": Australian women share how much childbirth cost them.

From "eye-watering" to "not a cent": Australian women share how much childbirth cost them.
WEB MSN Australia, 19 Sep 2019

For women fortunate enough to be in a position to choose between giving birth in a public hospital or private hospital, the decision can be a difficult one. For some, it may come down to their location, or complex care needs. For others, though, it’s...
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beaudeserttimes.com.au: O'Reilly's to host birder biography book launch

O'Reilly's to host birder biography book launch
beaudeserttimes.com.au, 20 Sep 2019

THE biography of renowned ornithologist and pioneer conservationist Alec Chisholm will be launched at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in recognition of his life-long dedication to Lamington National Park. The author, Russell McGregor, is an Adjunct...
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 04:20:12 GMT -

9News.com.au: 'Ghost Gear' fishing nets cluttering Gulf of Carpentaria and endangering thousands of turtles

'Ghost Gear' fishing nets cluttering Gulf of Carpentaria and endangering thousands of turtles
9News.com.au, 21 Sep 2019

Our oceans are being filled with plastic waste Thousands of tangled plastic fishing nets lost or abandoned in the Gulf of Carpentaria are threatening up to 15,000 endangered marine turtles, activists say. A 2017 survey found nearly 9,000 samples of...
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 04:20:12 GMT -

nationaltribune.com.au: Scientists decode DNA of coral and all its microscopic supporters

Scientists decode DNA of coral and all its microscopic supporters
nationaltribune.com.au, 23 Sep 2019

Scientists have seen for the first time how corals collaborate with other microscopic life to build and grow. A study led by The University of Queensland and James Cook University reveals at the DNA level how coral interacts with partners like algae an...
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 04:20:12 GMT -

scimex.org: Roads through the Heart of Borneo will break up key conservation landscapes

Roads through the Heart of Borneo will break up key conservation landscapes
scimex.org, 18 Sep 2019

Planned infrastructure in the Heart of Borneo is predicted to fragment important conservation landscapes, say Australian and international researchers. The Heart of Borneo initiative is a government-led and NGO-supported programme to protect the an are...
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 04:20:12 GMT -

nationaltribune.com.au: Investigation into breathing problems in sleeping kids

Investigation into breathing problems in sleeping kids
nationaltribune.com.au, 19 Sep 2019

A James Cook University researcher says a new five-minute questionnaire will immediately indicate to parents whether their kids have breathing problems when they sleep. Dr Peggy Fischer is a postgraduate student and dental clinical supervisor at JCU....
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