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Some sceptics think climate scientists portray them as monsters. Flickr/Gideon Burton

Climate science – establishment versus sceptic

The scientific community is polarised on the matter of climate change. On one hand there are those within what might be called the climate research establishment. They should know what they are talking…
Analysing the genome has revealed a great deal about common diseases. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Genome sceptics, you’re wrong: just look at MS

A few days ago, Jonathan Latham of The Guardian newspaper decried the failure of modern genetics to make inroads on common diseases. I think he got things very wrong. Latham claimed that: Despite more…
Changes to Antarctica don’t just affect those who live there. AAP

Antarctica: harbinger of global change

Changes in the Antarctic go well beyond the immediate region. They affect the whole planet. Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and the feedbacks between the ice, oceans and atmosphere play a crucial role…
Trees provide services to cities that far outstrip their cost. Tim Parkinson/flickr

Sustainable cities need trees, not freeways

As we worry about where we will put Australia’s ever-increasing population, urban trees are becoming collateral damage. So how much are our trees worth to us? According to Melbourne City Council, they…

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