Fish make omega-3 from noxious weed Australian scientists have found that fish fed oil extracted from one of Australia’s most damaging noxious weeds, Patterson’s curse, produce health-giving omega-3 oils for human consumption.
Billion year old bacteria in NT rocks and bugs from outer space Researchers from the CSIRO, Sydney University and Colorado State University have developed a means of detecting signs of ancient microbes which may have lived on Earth or come from outer space. The group already has picked up signs of bacteria more than a […]
A test for toxic algae could help save our coastal waters from attack by invading pests Coastal waters around the world are threatened by invaders lurking in the ballast water of cargo ships. A new global agreement will require ships to meet strict regulations to ensure they do not harbour any unwanted invaders. New technologies […]
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