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Promising new research to detect mosquito-borne illness

A fast and low-cost way of detecting malaria is showing promising results.The disease affected 19 people in the Cairns region in the past two years. The mosquito-borne illness is easy to treat but hard to diagnose. A new test led by James Cook...
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:17 GMT - Star 102.7 Cairns

Australia's charismatic glider marsupial

The discovery of two new Australian glider species is a boon for biodiversity yet presents a serious challenge for conservation. By Sarah Reid "Its super long fluffy tail gave it away "The first time I saw one, I was leading a night walk and we...
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:17 GMT - BBC

How your home can weather the storm

A new website developed by James Cook University researchers has been launched, offering valuable information on how to make your home a castle during a cyclone or major storm. Called Weather the Storm, the website was developed in partnership with...
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:17 GMT - Tweed Daily News

New wetlands officer ready for action

With a passion for fish ecology, Tiffany Nay has landed a position with the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board as a wetland project officer. Dr Nay's interest in fish began at an early age and she went on to study fish physiology, finishing...
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:17 GMT - Murray Valley Standard

Science of lying comes down to timing, but we can't always trust that

Whether we think someone is telling the truth or lying all depends on timing, a study has found. However, the researchers warn that our reliance on our inner stopwatch can give us the wrong impression. Research says we rely on timing to determine if...
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:17 GMT - WA Today

AI technology helps protect sea turtle nests from feral pigs in north Queensland

Scientists and Indigenous rangers are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help protect endangered sea turtle nesting sites on Queensland's western Cape York. As recently as 2015, feral pigs were wiping out entire generations of...
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:17 GMT - MSN Australia

Can These Hedge Trimmers With Fins Avoid a Brush With Extinction?

Scientists have found that are sawfish thriving in some habitats while vanishing from others. Sawfish look something like hedge trimmers with fins and can reach lengths of 17 feet. To Jasmin Graham, president and chief executive of Minorities in Shark...
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:17 GMT - New York Times

What it will take to revolutionise Australian agriculture

Unleashing the transformative power of agtech could help our farmers meet the $100 billion target government has set the industry – but they’ll need a lot of support. How do you grow a sector 66 per cent? The agricultural sector is worth an estimated...
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:17 GMT - National Australia Bank

How do top cricketers stay mentally sharp?

How do cricket's top batsmen keep it together, mentally, under the weight of all this pressure? Guest Dr Jonathan Connor Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Science, James Cook University Presenter Tegan Taylor. Producers Tegan Taylor, James...
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 01:07:28 GMT - ABC Online

Will sharks survive? Scientists fear for ocean's apex predators without more protection

· 6-min read Photograph: Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA About four years ago, Colin Simpfendorfer was diving on reefs in Indonesia's picture-perfect Raja Ampat region when he noticed the distinct absence of something. “It's a beautiful place to dive. We...
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 01:07:28 GMT - Yahoo! News UK & Ireland