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Professor Robyn Warner is a founding member of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Scientific Committee and she solves scientific problems from paddock to plate for the meat industry. Professor Warner and her colleagues at CSIRO and Canada wanted to understand the broad variations in meat tenderness. So they cooked a single muscle fibre (cell) under a confocal microscope and it led to a new theory on muscle shrinkage during cooking.  It has changed the current meat science dogma that it is driven by connective tissue.

Dr Denis Dragovic tells Sky News the Islamic State's staying power depends on its success in three pillars: legitimacy, public security and provision of basic needs (food, water, shelter).

University of Melbourne researchers in youth suicide prevention, cancer research, and disease prevention have received prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grants.

Dave McRae told ABC News 24 on 28 August 2014 the new code of conduct between Australian and Indonesia is a symbolic step that brings to a close the strained relationship over the past year.

David McRae told ABC News 24 on 19 August 2014 the Australia-Indonesian relationship will be strengthened with a new co-operative agreement on issues of mutual interest, including intelligence sharing.

It used to be that computer models of weather events such as thunderstorms could only be run using powerful - and expensive - supercomputers. Now, however, these kinds of models can be run on the humble laptop. This episode explores this democratisation of weather modelling using the example of a spectacular thunderstorm called ‘Hector the Convector'. Dr Chris Chambers produced a computer model of this thunderstorm on his laptop, and shows us how accurate it is by running it side-by-side with a timelapse video of the actual thunderstorm.

Associate Professor Richard Pennell told CNBC Asia that the Islamic State is threatening to change national boundaries that have been in place since the end of the first World War.

Is medical tourism all that it appears?  Visions takes a closer look at the trend of people seeking experimental treatments overseas that are currently not approved in Australia. Some of these include patients paying for stem cell treatments for diseases as varied as cancers, MS and Parkinsons. Such experimental treatment can be risky with little reward, according to University of Melbourne Professor Trevor Kilpatrick, the Director of the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute and the Centre for Neuroscience Research.

Dr Mark McMillan told NITV the move to change Australia's racial discrimination laws has spurred a debate over intolerance which the Prime Minister had to address.

Dr Suelette Dreyfus told ABC News 24 that data retention of citizens raises many questions of its effectiveness, collection and storage.

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