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Galactic green thumbs; paleo-art; 3D-printed meds; your brain on AI; First Nations-First Scientists; counting koalas

The national festival that reaches more than 2 million people through thousands of events is back from 10 to 18 August. Entertainment, business, environment, food and wine, Indigenous media, the arts, health, technology, farming and agriculture, lifestyle, education, LGBTQI+, and disability media… National Science Week offers stories for every round. Here are a few early…

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$27 million to map 50 million human cells and uncover genetic fingerprints of disease

Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, 1 May 2024 – Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) With researchers, The Hon. David Harris MP, NSW Minister for Medical Research, and Madeleine Jandura who was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 11. Illumina, a global genomics and human health company, has partnered with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research’s TenK10K project to…

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Gippsland plumber wins Australian astronomy medal for 400,000 star measurements over decades

Plumber and award-winning amateur astronomer Rod Stubbings, pictured with his telescope. Credit: Rod Stubbings Every clear night for decades, Rod Stubbings from Tetoora Road in Gippsland has looked at a set of about 700 stars annually, recording changes in their brightness. He is just one of three people worldwide to have made 400,000 measurements of…

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JWST reveals a massive and ancient galaxy that challenges our models of the young Universe

Galaxies and stars developed faster after the Big Bang than expected Detailed pictures of one of the very first galaxies show growth was much faster than we thought JWST shows details of massive galaxy merger 13 billion years ago (insert of another early galaxy shows how significant the new JWST images are) An international research…

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