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Rising Antarctic ice melt will dramatically slow global ocean flows – study

FILE PHOTO: Penguins are seen on an iceberg as scientists investigate the impact of climate change on Antarctica's penguin colonies, on the northern side of the Antarctic peninsula, Antarctica January 15, 2022. Picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Natalie Thomas/

Singapore Reuters Rapidly melting Antarctic ice is dramatically slowing down the flow of water through the world’s oceans, and could have a disastrous impact on global climate, the marine food chain and even the stability of ice shelves, new research has found.  The “overturning circulation” of the oceans, driven by the movement of denser water […]

Australian telescope maps deep space at record speed

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Melbourne, AustraliaReuters A powerful new telescope in outback Australia has mapped vast areas of the universe in record-breaking time, revealing a million new galaxies and opening the way to new discoveries, the country’s national science agency said on Tuesday. The A$188 million radio telescope, dubbed the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), was able to […]

Novel coronavirus survives 28 days on glass, currency, Australian researchers find

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Melbourne, AustraliaReuters The virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, much longer than the flu virus, Australian researchers said on Monday, highlighting the need for cleaning and handwashing to combat the virus. Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, found that at 20 degrees Celsius […]

‘The Dish’ still beaming signals from Australia 50 years after Moon walk

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Parkes, AustraliaReuters It’s known as “The Dish” and it soars above a nondescript paddock in rural Australia. Without it, hundreds of millions of people would never have seen all of the generation-defining footage of Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon 50 years ago. An estimated 600 million people around the world held their collective breath […]