FRONT PAGES: New Concerns About Inland Wetlands
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FRONT PAGES: New Concerns About Inland Wetlands

Newswise — New research led by Flinders University is renewing calls to protect the source of water and aquifers supporting the ecologically significant Doongmabulla Springs Complex in central Queensland from a proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin.As work on the Bravus (previously Adani) mine progresses, leading groundwater scientists warn more research is needed to measure and…

RESEARCH: Wildfire Bees On The Brink
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RESEARCH: Wildfire Bees On The Brink

Newswise — The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly  five times after the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, new research led by Flinders University has found.With 24 million hectares of Australia’s land area burnt, researchers say the casualties are clear among bee fauna and other insects and…

RESEARCH: Researchers Identify Markers That Could Detect Pregnancy Risks Earlier Than Currently Available Tests
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RESEARCH: Researchers Identify Markers That Could Detect Pregnancy Risks Earlier Than Currently Available Tests

Newswise — Researchers from Flinders University and the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide have identified distinctive biological markers that could improve the routine blood tests pregnant women already undergo and detect risks for pregnancy complications earlier than currently possible.Published in the journal RNA Biology, the study looked at unique genetic codes in the…

How technology helped archaeologists dig deeper
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How technology helped archaeologists dig deeper

Construction workers in New York’s Lower Manhattan neighborhood were breaking ground for a new federal building back in 1991 when they unearthed hundreds of coffins. The more they dug, the more they found—eventually uncovering nearly 500 individuals, many buried with personal items such as buttons, shells, and jewelry. Further investigation revealed that the remains were…

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