2016 was an exciting year for oceanographers with the discovery of a new coral reef. Not just any reef though; this particular reef is destined to alter scientific knowledge, rewriting the textbooks of what we know about these incredible ecosystems.
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Frontier offer 23 different projects in Australia for volunteers, but being the world’s sixth largest country it has a lot more to offer. We had a look for some of the lesser known tourist spots for ways to spend your free time in the country. Here are some of our favourites!
Major Wildlife and Environmental Breakthroughs, and a Fish Called Obama: 30th August - 6th September
This weeks environment news has seen great strides in both conservation and tackling climate change; from G20 to Pandas back from the brink, and even the 'Obama Fish', here's your weekly news roundup:
Last week the world graced us with both a good and a bad range of news. This week we are giving you the run down on the positive news that plastic bag usage has begun to plummet, the scientific discovery of a new whale species, the world’s first successful solar plane and the devastating impacts of the failing economy on Venezuelan zoos.
Not that long ago, it would have been unthinkable to do your banking online, or book all of your own travel with just a few mouse clicks. But technology is changing the way we live, and some of the most recent advances have the potential to make traveling a whole lot easier.
There have been breakthroughs in medicine due to developments with re-growing damaged heart muscles. The salamander and the zebra fish both have the ability to regenerate heart cells and therefore have a stronger recovery and life after heart defects. Doctors and scientists are now researching whether it is possible to do it in humans as well.
The rapid technological boom in which we're currently living has afforded scientists across all fields the chance to probe deeper than ever before. One such field is palaeontology, where we've recently uncovered some of the fascinating secrets behind the dinosaurs that were previously hidden.
Almost all scientists agree upon the fundamental principles of the theory of evolution as scientific fact. The research conducted and discoveries associated with evolutionary anthropology have given us a greatly developed understanding of our ancestors and origins.