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Image copyright PA Media Daily global emissions of CO2 fell by 17% at the peak of the shutdown because of measures taken by governments in response to Covid-19, say scientists. The most comprehensive account yet published says that almost half the record decrease was due to fewer car journeys. But the authors are worried that, …

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rising sea temperatures make corals expel tiny algae which live inside them Scientists in Australia say they have found a way to help coral reefs fight the devastating effects of bleaching by making them more heat-resistant. Rising sea temperatures make corals expel tiny algae which live inside them. This turns …

Image copyright Gemini Observatory/M.H.Wong et al Image caption It took hundreds of exposures to build this sharp image mosaic of Jupiter in the infrared Astronomers have produced a remarkable new image of Jupiter, tracing the glowing regions of warmth that lurk beneath the gas giant’s cloud tops. The picture was captured in infared by the …

May 3, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario Canadian scientists, businesses and manufacturers are stepping up to fight COVID-19. The Government of Canada is investing in projects that will support Canada in the global race to find a treatment for COVID-19 while building domestic capabilities to fight future pandemics. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science …

How many of you agree with the following Assertions?  Assertion 1 – Being a Data Scientist is one of the best jobs you can have today. It has been referred to as the “sexiest job of the century” and is in great demand. Assertion 2 – Once you become a data scientist, life is going …

Going to the loo may never be the same again thanks to scientists who claim to have invented a device that can be fitted on toilets to detect signs of various diseases in stool and urine. The gadget, which fits inside the bowl, uses cameras, test strips and motion sensing technology to analyse the deposits …

Image copyright R.Hucke-Gaete Despite being treated as humanity’s rubbish dump for decades, the oceans of the world are proving remarkably resilient, says a new scientific review. Building on that resilience could lead to a full recovery within three decades, the researchers argue. Climate change, and the challenges of scaling up existing conservation efforts, are the …

Scientists from Oxford University have developed a rapid test for COVID-19. It takes just half an hour to get the result. Image credits: Oxford University. Oxford University has become the latest research group to develop its own testing kit for COVID-19. University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research …

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a technology that they say could significantly speed up testing for COVID-19. The test, which has been validated with real clinical samples at Shenzen Luohou People’s Hospital in China, is much faster than previous tests of RNA (ribonucleic acid, or genetic material). “The new test is much faster and does …

Science & Technology Australia today welcomes Misha Schubert as she officially steps into the role of Chief Executive. Ms Schubert said she was honoured to be a passionate voice for Australian science and technology, and she would work tirelessly to raise the profile of our scientific expertise. “Building our national scientific and technology workforce is …