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Get FactsFriday, August 18th, 2017 at 5:03pm
Half of the world’s farmed salmon are part deaf due to accelerated growth rates in aquaculture, new research has found. The results now offer a better understanding of the effects of a common inner ear deformity, and some specific actions to tackle this welfare issue.

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Get FactsThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 6:45pm
A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier.

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Get FactsWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 5:40pm
The Victorian Government is preparing students across Victoria to be cyber ready through the state’s Victorian Cyber Schools Skills Challenge, which kicked off in August 2017.

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Get FactsTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 6:36pm
Dr Kai Chan from the ANU Research School of Biology has been named 2017 ACT Scientist of the Year by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA at a ceremony as part of National Science Week.

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Get FactsMonday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:44pm
Kids might turn their noses up at brussels sprouts, but how will they react to being served a fried house cricket?

Young Tassie Scientist Shasta Henry will be putting kids to the taste test at the George Town Bigger Science Expo, and can’t wait to see the results.

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Get FactsFriday, August 11th, 2017 at 6:07pm
The Sunshine Coast’s plant diversity has helped University of Queensland researchers confirm that nurture has the upper hand – at least when it comes to plant microbes.

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Get FactsThursday, August 10th, 2017 at 6:46pm
Hopes of finding an early-warning signal for ovarian cancer have been boosted by a protein discovery at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

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Get FactsWednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 6:50pm
With pest animals estimated to cost the Australian economy up to $1 billion a year, CSIRO scientists have developed a humane new technology that could help save Australian farmers’ crops and livelihoods.

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Get FactsTuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 5:31pm
QUT researchers and Australian biotech company HFPA are hoping to turn a native Australian plant into a major new antibiotic after discovering the plant possesses antibacterial activity equivalent to some antibiotics currently used to treat Golden Staph infections.

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Get FactsMonday, August 7th, 2017 at 5:20pm
International researchers have travelled to Townsville to the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim) at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) as part of cutting edge research to help save the world’s fish.

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