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New technique unlocks ancient history of Earth from grains of sand

Curtin researchers have developed a new technique by studying the age of ancient grains of sand from beaches, rivers and rocks from around the world to reveal the Earth’s hidden geological history.

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New technique unlocks ancient history of Earth from grains of sand
Curtin study finds eDNA “game-changer” to help protect native animals

Monday 28 Feb 2022By 286333f

Curtin study finds eDNA “game-changer” to help protect native animals

Curtin researchers have identified a “game-changing” way of protecting native animals using sophisticated DNA technology.

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Rebooting Evolution

Friday 25 Feb 2022By Lucien Wilkinson

Rebooting Evolution

The building blocks of life-saving therapeutics could be developed in days instead of years thanks to new software that simulates evolution.

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Diet, malaria and substance use linked to Pacific preterm births

Wednesday 23 Feb 2022By 286333f

Diet, malaria and substance use linked to Pacific preterm births

A new Curtin study has found diet, malaria, substance use and a lack of antenatal care services are linked to one in 10 babies in the Pacific Island region being born preterm and of low birth…

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Research project to find herbicide options for tackling resistance

Thursday 17 Feb 2022By Lucien Wilkinson

Research project to find herbicide options for tackling resistance

A research team within Curtin University has embarked on a new project to find safe and sustainable solutions to herbicide resistance, with the ultimate aim of protecting food supply in…

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Curtin researcher the first Australian to receive Houtermans Award

Wednesday 16 Feb 2022By 286333f

Curtin researcher the first Australian to receive Houtermans Award

Leading Curtin computational chemist Dr Raffaella Demichelis has been named the 2022 recipient of the prestigious F. G. Houtermans Award for her outstanding research contributions.

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Shocked zircon find a ‘one-off gift’ from Mars

Thursday 03 Feb 2022By Lucien Wilkinson

Shocked zircon find a ‘one-off gift’ from Mars

Researchers studying a Martian meteorite have found the first evidence of high-intensity damage caused by asteroid impact, in findings that have implications for when life on Mars may have…

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The enduring buzz around bees inspires art and culture through the ages

Thursday 27 Jan 2022By 286333f

The enduring buzz around bees inspires art and culture through the ages

New multi-disciplinary, international research has found that the appreciation of bees has been recognised throughout history and cultures, represented in diverse art forms.

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Mysterious object unlike anything astronomers have seen before

Thursday 27 Jan 2022By Lucien Wilkinson

Mysterious object unlike anything astronomers have seen before

A team mapping radio waves in the Universe has discovered something unusual that releases a giant burst of energy three times an hour, and it’s unlike anything astronomers have seen before.

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Consistent asteroid showers rock previous thinking on Mars craters

Friday 21 Jan 2022By 286333f

Consistent asteroid showers rock previous thinking on Mars craters

New Curtin University research has confirmed the frequency of asteroid collisions that formed impact craters on Mars has been consistent over the past 600 million years.

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