[ASC-media] Story Opportunities from Australasian Science, November/December 2006

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Story Opportunities from Australasian Science, November/December 2006
Stem Cell Link to Breast Cancer
The mechanisms that enable the mammary gland to switch milk production on
and off may also explain the prominence of breast cancer.
Sea Change Threatened by Climate Change
CSIRO scientists warn that sea level rise will have serious consequences
during the 21st century and beyond, and will impact the lives of tens of
millions of people.
Giant Clams Archive Ancient Climate
Giant clams are being used to reveal seasonal climate fluctuations in Papua
New Guinea approximately 400,000 years ago.
Whale Spotting
A worldwide photo-identification system enables ordinary people to assist in
the conservation of the largest fish in the sea: the elusive whale shark.
The Untapped Potential of Native Plants
Water restrictions may be parching our thirsty European gardens, but our
native flora can provide water-wise options.
The Good Oil
Legumes such as peanuts can improve the efficiency of biodiesel production,
making them an even better prospect as a green alternative to liquid fossil
New Light on the Dark Side of Matter
Australia will be at the global forefront of positron physics when a high
energy beamline commences operations late this year.
Fundamental Research Rules
>From first-hand experience, Barry Ninham explains why basic science warrants
greater priority in funding.
Please cite AUSTRALASIAN SCIENCE MAGAZINE as the source of these stories.

Guy Nolch (Editor, Australasian Science) on 03 9500 0015

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