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Is More Sun Exposure Healthier for Our Skin?

Author's note (6/19/2014): This article is a rewritten version of the one published on June 14, 2014. The media adviser for SunSmart at Cancer Council Victoria reached out to let me know that the Naut…

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Friendly Platypus Loves Being Hand-Fed & Tickled (Video)

Watch a platypus happily wiggle around as she is pet, tickled and hand-fed at this Australian sanctuary. Related Baby Bat Orphans (Video) 5 Aussie Animals Caught Dancing (Gallery) Pygmy Owl Ti…

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5 Aussie Animals Caught Dancing (Gallery)

The Nature Conservancy has collaborated with partners to protect more than six million hectares of land in Australia. Were very serious about protecting land for people and nature, but sometimes even…

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Climate Change Strategies from a Country on Fire

Three recent events have made Australia a flashpoint for the global discussion around severe weather. The first: a rash of record temperatures and raging bushfires that has garnered international a…

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Should Sharks Swimming Near Popular Beaches Be Killed?

The Australian state of Western Australia has approved an unprecedented set of new measures aimed at protecting beachgoers from sharks after six attacks were recorded in the state this year alone, r…

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Smiley Black Lab Becomes First Canine Archaeologist

By Animal Planet Migaloo (above) is a black Labrador Retriever mutt who has become the first certified archaeology dog in Australia. She works with archaeologists hoping to uncover grave sites al…

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7 of the World’s Most Unusual Towns

  What makes your town or city unique? Is it the architecture, the people, the location, the atmosphere? Each of these 7 towns have something truly unique, and truly fascinating about them. Fr…

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Australia OKs Kangaroo Hunt

An authorized kangaroo cull begins in nine natural reserves around Canberra. Australia says they threaten the biodiversity, but animal activists go out nightly attempting to halt the killings. …

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Cassowaries Recovering After Cyclone

The population of cassowaries in north Queensland is starting to recover after Cyclone Yasi. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "zzPJY1N6vjVvnF8q", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.em…

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Race to Save the Devil Down Under

It's been hundreds of years since the Tasmanian devil last lived on the Australian mainland but, in the misty hills of Barrington Tops, a pioneering group is being bred for survival. Photo Credit: dna…

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