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Message From Aliens Or Colliding Objects? The Hunt For Enigmatic Radio Bursts Is About To Get Real

Message From Aliens Or Colliding Objects? The Hunt For Enigmatic Radio Bursts Is About To Get Real

Astronomers are getting ever closer to understanding the origin of mysterious “fast radio bursts” – very brief but intense pulses of radio waves from outer space – after a series ofrecent contradictory findings. While the cause of these powerful blips is still unknown, scientists’ eagerness to find out is driving a renaissance in radio astronomy. […]

It’s all relative: how to understand cancer risk

It’s all relative: how to understand cancer risk

Absolute risk is the risk of developing a cancer over a certain period of time. Relative risk is the risk one group of people has of developing a cancer compared to the risk of another group. The Conversation’s cancer map shows that the risk of bowel cancer is 10% higher for men and women who […]

Human influence on the climate dates back to 1930s

Human influence on the climate dates back to 1930s

Humans have triggered the last 16 record-breaking hot years experienced on Earth (up to 2014), with the new research tracing our impact on the global climate as far back as 1937. The findings, led by Dr Andrew King from the University of Melbourne and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, suggest that […]