Category: Science

Online pressure to cut kilos during COVID weighs heavy on young minds

By Sophie Chirgwin Pressure to become fit and shed kilos during COVID-19 is detrimental to young people who are predisposed to eating disorders, health experts warn. Since the pandemic struck, some social media pages have been plastered with videos and

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Scientists surge ahead in fight against scarlet fever

By Sabrina Walker In a world first, Queensland scientists have discovered a new, highly infectious strain of Group A Streptococcus bacteria, responsible for the recent global outbreak of childhood disease, scarlet fever. The disease has risen globally at an alarming

New dinosaur discovered in Western Queensland

A new type of prehistoric reptile, from the Dinosaur era, has been discovered in Queensland. The flying creature, with a giant wingspan, is estimated to be 96 million-years-old. Jasmine Borgeaud reports.

Prime Minister hits back at climate critics

The Prime Minister hits back at critics of Australia’s climate change record. In a major speech to the UN, Scott Morrison was adamant Australia would meet all its climate commitments. Jakob Funk reports.

Drone technology to keep Australians safe

Drones can do all sorts of things, including keeping people safe. Now technology to help them spot crocodiles and protect swimmers, has been unveiled in Brisbane. Sam Wilson reports.

New study raises the alarm for vape users

A new study has raised the alarm around the safety of e-cigarettes. Researchers are now warning against the use of vapes, leaving local vendors fighting to keep their businesses afloat. Pagan Blight reports.

World-first saliva study for skin cancer

Queensland researchers are recruiting for the world’s largest skin cancer study. They want 20,000 volunteers to give up some saliva. Amber Gifford reports.

Qantas world first with waste-free flight

By Laura Daly and Isla Stanich Qantas has completed the world’s first-ever “zero waste” flight, setting an example for other airlines and the rest of the world. Plastic waste is a crisis threatening the survival of ecosystems, wildlife and the

Big bans on big boats: Marine activists warn against super-trawlers

By Laura Daly and Dominic Elsome Ban them, or they will come – that’s the warning from the Australian Marine Conservation Society in a new report on the threat posed by foreign-owned super-trawlers.

Qld vets use 3D tech to treat dogs

Science is taking “paw-sitive” strides for animals. Queensland vets are using 3D technology to diagnose and treat dogs. Brittany Butler reports.

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