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yesterday at 05:35. Facebook
Have you heard about the Great Dying?
It was Earth's most cataclysmic period in terms of casualties:

- 96% of all animal species in the oceans disappeared.
- Almost 3/4 of land vertebrates went extinct.
- And it is the only time insects suffered a mass extinction.

We might have an idea of what happened, and it's all about nickel. Listen to the latest episode of Interronauts to find out more.
Have you heard about the Great Dying It was Earths most cataclysmic

Interronauts | Episode 6: The Great Dying, anal mandrills, cutting cow methane w/ seaweed, & Neanderthal jewellery - CSIRO blog

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Mike Metcalfe
Justin Foster
CSIRO
CSIRO
yesterday at 04:03. Facebook
Before millipedes, lobsters, and grasshoppers sorted themselves out.
Before millipedes lobsters and grasshoppers sorted themselves out

Pincer-wielding 507m-year-old fossil sheds light on evolution of crabs

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Jayme van Keulen
CSIRO
CSIRO
yesterday at 01:00. Facebook
What can't graphene do? It is the strongest material on Earth, is transparent, clads Tony Stark, but...it's quite difficult to make. Until now. We've synthesised graphene from vegetable oil, BBQ oil no less!
What cant graphene do It is the strongest material on Earth is

Soybeans, super scientists & the world's strongest material - CSIRO blog

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04/28/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
"He observed 27 out of 31 females plummeting and playing dead to avoid males, with 21 of these ploys successful."

Some dragonflies just can't take a hint.
He observed 27 out of 31 females plummeting and playing dead to

Female dragonflies fake sudden death to avoid male advances

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Barty Lobethal
Debbie Treweek
Kate Bender
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/28/2017 at 07:24. Facebook
We could surf the web for a video about surf using a computer powered by the surf.

Dude, that's so meta. #CSIROoceans
We could surf the web for a video about surf using a computer powered by the surf

Wave Energy in Australia

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Daniel Clarke
Chris van der Schoor
Elliott Bodhisativa
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/28/2017 at 04:43. Facebook
Is it really dangerous to get a Ned Kelly tattoo?
Is it really dangerous to get a Ned Kelly tattoo

A few things you didn't know about Ned Kelly - CSIRO blog

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Will Kenedy
Nic Hart
Toby Estrada-Gray
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/27/2017 at 23:50. Facebook
Lil' turtle all tuckered out <3
Ebony Rose
Camilla Carmichael
Eden Isaac
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/27/2017 at 05:22. Facebook
Our research shows Aussies really care about where their food is from. By July next year, all packaged food will include a bar chart to show what percentage of the item is made locally.
Our research shows Aussies really care about where their food is from

Great Australian bite: what we love in food labels - CSIRO blog

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Vickie Jeane
Natasha Von Brilliance
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/27/2017 at 04:05. Facebook
Alexander Livissianos
Karen Baka McGlew
Kathryn Louise Geels
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/27/2017 at 01:40. Facebook
David Holmes
Cat A Lin
Jezza Hilfers
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/26/2017 at 09:47. Facebook
Nowhere in 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' was the protagonist tasked with consuming freezer bags, chip packets, or cling wrap, but lo and behold, some species sure seem capable.

Meet the wax worms (moth larvae) that have evolved a pathway able to break down those planet-stifling polymers we call plastics.
Nowhere in The Very Hungry Caterpillar was the protagonist tasked with consuming

This Bug Can Eat Plastic. But Can It Clean Up Our Mess?

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Kane P-s
Keith Barton
Annemarie Hopcroft
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CSIRO
04/26/2017 at 08:22. Facebook
There's no such thing as a free lunch — and that's certainly true with all things digital.

We did a study earlier this year that revealed 20% of mobile VPNs for Android don't mask your activity at all...and nobody seems to mind.

Skip to [24:56] on our podcast to hear our chat about the story: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Theres no such thing as a free lunch and thats certainly true

Tinker, Torrentor, Streamer, Spy: VPN privacy alert - CSIRO blog

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04/26/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Birds of a feather bear botulism, gangrene, tetanus together. Vultures have a pretty gnarly diet that would spell the end for many animals. But how do they do it? Cast-iron stomach, strong wings?

*Note, behind a paywall if you've already read your 3 free Economist articles this month.*
Birds of a feather bear botulism gangrene tetanus together Vultures have a

Annals of scavenging: A diet to die for | The Economist

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Deborah Fishburn
John Paterson
Daniel Connolly
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/26/2017 at 05:05. Facebook
A huge congratulations to Peggy Whitson, a NASA Astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station. This week she broke the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut. #WomenInSTEM
A huge congratulations to Peggy Whitson a NASA Astronaut currently living and

Instagram post by CSIRO

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Helen Phillips
Margaret Osborne
Kerry Baron
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/26/2017 at 01:52. Facebook
We predict that 95 per cent of all seabird species will have ingested plastic by 2050. Help us change the future - when you see plastic litter, put it in the bin! #CSIROoceans
We predict that 95 per cent of all seabird species will have

Sources, distribution and fate of marine debris

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Annette Thomas-witt
Cameron Lee
Chris Pawlow
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/26/2017 at 00:44. Facebook
"Everything anybody has ever seen or heard about space, all the stuff we teach to our kids in school, everything that’s come from a robotic spacecraft in deep space or a human mission to the moon or a deep space telescope clicking off at the rest of galaxies and stars out there, has all come from the work we do at the Deep Space Network, via our antennas here in Canberra and our sister...
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Everything anybody has ever seen or heard about space all the stuff

First look inside NASA’s new command centre - CSIRO blog

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Peter Mullens
Brian Iliffe
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/24/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
Any cryptozoology fans in the house?

The Conversation has just served up a cryptid-sized article on the matter.

After you've read it, why not tell us your favourite cryptid. (Ours is New Guinea's 'Ropen', if you were wondering.)
Any cryptozoology fans in the house The Conversation has just served up

Bigfoot, the Kraken and night parrots: searching for the mythical or mysterious

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Matthew Bishop
Tim RW
Ian Dudley
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/24/2017 at 08:26. Facebook
Christian Alexander
Leanne Cee
Chris Maierhofer
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/24/2017 at 06:18. Facebook
Fuel cells make electricity by combining gases. Put one in a car and you've got one sustainable battery. The exhaust? Water.

One of the shortcomings, though, is a gradual loss of water. So, we looked to nature's best water-retainer for the solution. Here's how cactus skin helped inform our new fuel cell tech.

Full story: [ Csiro.au Link ]
Fuel cells make electricity by combining gases Put one in a car
Anthony Hogan
Stephen Wootten
Simeon De Herluin
CSIRO
CSIRO
04/24/2017 at 02:20. Facebook
We're a part of a five year eReefs project which aims to better understand how to manage the Great Barrier Reef.
So how does eReef work? [ Csiro.au Link ] #CSIROoceans

Video by our fantastic project partner Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Glenn Maxwell Conroy
Joanne Abel