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JCU scientists aim to breed gold barra

Share Tweet ShareThe genetic secrets of the Gold barramundi will be the focus of a James Cook University study. Scientists at the university will be trying to create a pure breeding line of the rare and highly prized fish. JCU’s Professor Dean Jerry...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - Star 102.7 Cairns

Incredibly rare short-nosed sea snake re-discovered after 23 years

Assumed to be extinct in one of its last habitats on Earth, the short-nosed sea snake has been re-discovered – and the find could be a second chance for the elusive species. Contributor Bec Crew Becky Crew is a Sydney-based science communicator wi...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - Australian Geographic

Experts blow in for cyclone recovery

Officers from Building and Energy are providing on-ground support in the Mid-West, sharing electrical and gas safety advice for people in cyclone-affected areas who may be using portable equipment or returning to damaged properties. Director of...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - PS News

AID, QTC and ARX: Army sets its sights on emerging technology

2 / 3 free articles left. Coincident with the Chief of Army Symposium, held in Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 19 & 20, the Army Innovation Day (AID) 2021, Army Robotics Exposition (ARX) 2021 and Quantum Technology Challenge (QTC)...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - Australian Defence Magazine

Calls for more research into neonicotinoid insecticide after frog hospital sees rise in cancers

Neonicotinoids are known for having catastrophic effects on bees and have been banned overseas. Now, researchers are worried native frogs could be the next victim of the widely used insecticide in Australia. Key points: Neonicotinoids are a...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - ABC Online

Super Queenslander could stop Mother Nature’s worst

Scientists from the CSIRO and James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station, alongside Room 11 Architects, partnered with Suncorp to create a house capable of withstanding our biggest natural disaster threats.Modelled on a three-bedroom Queenslander,...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - Australian Online News

Managing like a Boss

James Cook University researchers have quizzed top managers on their leadership styles, providing new insights into how to make workplaces run more effectively. Jane Oorschot, JCU sessional lecturer in human resources and management, said as part of...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - Mirage News

Scientists dig into 4,300-year-old mound of bat poop

Scientists have drilled ice cores to analyze environmental changes for decades, but now the technique is being applied to a less appealing medium: Bat poop. Researchers discovered a veritable mountain of guano deep in a cave in Jamaica, deposited...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - MSN Australia

How do animals solve problems?

James Cook University researchers believe studying individual animals – rather than groups or species – may unlock the secret of how animals solve problems. JCU PhD student Misha Rowell said increasing concerns over human-induced rapid environmental...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - Mirage News

Childhood moles could help predict your chance of melanoma as an adult, new research says

Moles on preschool-aged children may predict the risk of melanoma later in life, according to new research from James Cook University, Key points: Fifty-one people were checked for their number and size of moles as part of the study. The group was...
Wed, 05 May 2021 03:07:01 GMT - ABC Online