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From Star Wars to Apocalypse Now, director’s cuts are all the rage. But do they make the films any better?

From Star Wars to Apocalypse Now, director’s cuts are all the rage. But do they make the films any better?

Is this self-indulgence or part of the artistic process?

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Southeast Asia was crowded with archaic human groups long before we turned up

Southeast Asia was crowded with archaic human groups long before we turned up

The ancestral population of modern humans appears to have split as it moved across Asia.

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Drought-tolerant grape vines tested for Australian conditions

Alex Copper with the drought-tolerant variety Xynisteri

Increasing temperatures and frequency of heat waves are affecting vine harvests and our researchers are investigating potential solutions.

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Peter Dutton is whipping up fear on the medevac law, but it defies logic and compassion

Peter Dutton is whipping up fear on the medevac law, but it defies logic and compassion

The medevac law was passed to streamline the process for emergency medical evacuation of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru.

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A giant species of trilobite inhabited Australian waters half a billion years ago

A giant species of trilobite inhabited Australian waters half a billion years ago

A fossil of the giant new trilobite species Redlichia rex.

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NASA and space tourists might be in our future but first we need to decide who can launch from Australia

NASA and space tourists might be in our future but first we need to decide who can launch from Australia

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US, May 2019.

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Research Check: should we be worried that the chemicals from sunscreen can get into our blood?

Research Check: should we be worried that the chemicals from sunscreen can get into our blood?

There’s no need to be put off using sunscreen.

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Fixing Australia’s extinction crisis means thinking bigger than individual species

Fixing Australia’s extinction crisis means thinking bigger than individual species

The endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland is an ecological community that have shrunk to 6% of their original area.

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‘Revolutionary change’ needed to stop unprecedented global extinction crisis

‘Revolutionary change’ needed to stop unprecedented global extinction crisis

The exploitation of the land and sea is the number one reason for biodiversity extinction, according to a new report.

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Better breast cancer treatment

Better breast cancer treatment

Improving the overall outcome for breast cancer patients

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