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Banishing bandits: other countries bear cost

A new study reveals the strategies that stop bandits from illegally fishing in Australian waters—but warns there is a cost to the region’s poorer countries. Co-author Dr Brock Bergseth, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - The National Tribune

Dogs vs cats – who’ll keep you saner in lockdown?

A study of around 400 people living in lockdown by James Cook University has revealed a little about how pet ownership modifies loneliness and mental health. So, we’ve decided to use this opportunity to make our own arguments in favour of dogs, cats …...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - The Medical Republic

‘UNESCO was right': Global experts back Barrier Reef danger warning

World-leading environmental scientists, including Australia's pre-eminent coral reef experts, have publicly praised UNESCO's decision to recommend the Great Barrier Reef be rated “in danger”, a move that was slammed by the federal government. The...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - Brisbane Times

‘Not all or nothing': Australia's 'concerning' border plan criticised

An infectious disease expert has urged the federal government to consider easing restrictions, including the nation's closed borders, ahead of achieving herd immunity and warns the population may never even reach that point. Emma McBryde, professor...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - Yahoo! News Australia

New vet is enjoying change of pace working in the Outback

Dr Lauren Leicester has recently taken up the role as a permanent vet at the Kidman Way Veterinary Surgery. Lauren has moved to Cobar from Invercargill, New Zealand with her husband, her dog Piper (a five year old Spoodle Maltese, pictured above) and...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - Cobar Weekly

Sydney's 'best case scenario' is another month of lockdown: expert

It's the question on the minds of every greater Sydney resident: how much longer is this lockdown going to run for? A week? A month? Two? Three? Disease experts estimate at least another full month of lockdown is likely, raising the prospect of a...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - MSN Australia

Elephant journey through China grabs attention of the world

On Mornings with Phil Staley The journey of 15 elephants headed northward through China has captured a world-wide audience, but it might not end well. Experts aren't sure why the pachyderms are on the move although degradation of their home, the...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - ABC Online

Baby reef fishes swim for gold

A new study has found baby coral reef fishes can outpace all other baby fishes in the ocean. Lead author Adam Downie is a PhD candidate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE at JCU). Mr Downie said...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - Mirage News

The mighty Pacific is in peril

Healthy and vibrant oceans produce the oxygen we breathe, regulate the weather, provide food, and give other benefits to millions of people. By better understanding the threats to them, we can start the long road to protecting them. The Pacific...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - Radio Adelaide 101.5

AI discovery in premature baby care

James Cook University scientists believe they have made a great discovery in the science of keeping premature babies alive. Embargoed until: Publicly released: Fri 25 Jun 2021 at 0830 AEST | 1030 NZST Peer-reviewed Observational study People ...
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:10:25 GMT - Scimex