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Scientists have identified new steps in the way plants produce cellulose, the component of plant cell walls that provides strength, and forms insoluble fibre in the human diet.

Scientists can now identify the exact location of a single atom in a silicon crystal, a discovery that is key to greater accuracy in the operation of tomorrow's silicon-based quantum computers.

A changing climate means that by 2070 koalas may no longer call large parts of inland Australia home, researchers have found. 

A radical new process that allows hydrogen to be efficiently sourced from liquid formic acid could be one step forward in making the dream of hydrogen-powered cars an economic reality.

Astronomers have produced the most detailed radio map yet of the atmosphere of Jupiter, revealing the massive movement of ammonia gas that underlies the planet’s colourful bands, spots and whirling clouds.

Large parts of the Great Barrier Reef will have died off by the mid-2030s according to research examining the role of climate change in this year’s extreme coral bleaching event. This research confirmed studies that have predicted the decline of coral reefs across the planet by mid-century.

Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and enhance their recovery.

 

A lacklustre video apology from Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was a positive outcome from the Pistol and Boo saga, that highlighted the need for Australia's strict biosecurity laws, expert Andrew Robinson told SBS News on Tuesday, April 19.

Resistance to a key anti-malarial drug cannot be passed on by mosquitoes in a breakthrough scientists believe could drastically improve the way we battle the disease.

Social insects such as ants, bees and wasps appear to be blessed with a genetic 'super switch' that designates both gender and their status as either a queen or worker, scientists have discovered.

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