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Normanton Aboriginal rangers and archaeologists reburying the skeletal remains of Gkuthaarn and Kukatj children back on country. Michael Westaway

Where did you grow up? How strontium in your teeth can help answer that question

How do you return Aboriginal remains to their place of origin when you have no record of where they came from? Look to a chemical element that's laid down in teeth as people grow up.
Hi Juno, welcome to Jupiter. NASA/JPL

2016, the year that was: Science + Technology

From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Physicists Joe Hamilton, who discovered tennessine, and his colleague A. V. Ramayya autograph a period table on June 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Four new elements named – here’s how the periodic table evolved

Some 18 elements have had placeholder names derived from the Latin to stop scientists fighting over what their discoveries should be called.

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