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ASKAP Telescope Traces Four Fast Radio Bursts to Massive Galaxies

Added: 01.06.2020 20:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

Astronomers using the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope at CSIRO’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory have tracked four mysterious blasts of cosmic radio waves back to their home galaxies; all four came from the outer regions of massive galaxies with moderate star-formation rates, ruling out central supermassive black holes and cosmic strings as a source. Fast radio [...]

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| Australia's severe bushfire season was predicted and will be repeated, inquiry told

Added: 01.06.2020 19:22 | 4 views | 0 comments

Forecasts that turned out to be accurate were made available to governments and fire agencies in the middle of 2019
The fires that caused 33 deaths, destroyed more than 3,000 homes, and burned more than 10m hectares of bushland were accurately predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology and in line with predictions Australia’s peak scientific body laid down 30 years ago.
And according to evidence given in the first day of public hearings in the royal commission into national natural disaster arrangements on Monday, fires of that scale will occur with greater frequency as the climate continues to heat.

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| Western Australia storm: 50,000 homes without power as state battered by wild weather

Added: 01.06.2020 19:22 | 4 views | 0 comments

Remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga whip up 100km/h wind gusts, dust storms and heavy rain as Perth and state’s south prepares for onslaught
Some 50,000 homes in Western Australia are still without power as the state continues to be battered by wild weather for a second day in a row, in a “rare event” described as a “once-in-a-decade” storm.
The state has experienced the wildest autumn weather in years, as the remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga collided with a cold front and trough, whipping up gusts of about 100km/h.

An impressive sight on satellite this afternoon, a significant weather system is on the doorstep on western plus early signs of a low pressure system forming well off the Lower West coast. The low will deepen overnight & bring dangerous wind gusts to the .

Sparks were flying as this roof hit the power lines

Damaging and local dangerous winds will gradually ease during the day over the SW of the State. Abnormally high tides may occur between Kalbarri and Augusta today. Damaging surf could occur between Denham and Israelite Bay.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING DAMAGING SURF: waves exceeding 5 metres in the surf zone, are likely for the Illawarra, Sydney Metropolitan, Hunter and Mid North Coast districts on Monday. Decreasing below 5 metres later Monday afternoon or evening.

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| Film-maker captures dust storm enveloping Western Australia beach – video

Added: 01.06.2020 19:22 | 4 views | 0 comments

Film-maker has captured a blaze of red dust covering a beach in Geraldton, Western Australia, as ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga batters the southern part of the state. Lewis said the dust had travelled 'hundreds of kilometres away' to meet the sea. The ex-tropical cyclone has damaged homes and left thousands without power

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Up to 81% of COVID-19-Positive Patients are Asymptomatic: Study

Added: 01.06.2020 15:21 | 21 views | 0 comments

In a paper published in the journal Thorax, a team of Australia researchers described the first instance of complete COVID-19 testing of all passengers and crew on an isolated cruise ship during the current pandemic: of the 217 passengers and crew on board, 128 tested positive for COVID-19 on reverse transcription-PCR; of the COVID-19-positive patients, [...]

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England v Australia series in October and November cancelled

Added: 01.06.2020 10:16 | 11 views | 0 comments

England's Ashes series against Australia, scheduled for October and November, is cancelled.


Australia relaxes lockdown further, intensifies economic recovery efforts

Added: 01.06.2020 9:34 | 11 views | 0 comments

Several Australian states eased social distancing restrictions further on Monday, allowing restaurants to host more people and public attractions to reopen, as the government moves to revive an ailing economy through accelerated infrastructure spending.


Drones keep a close eye on Australia’s wildlife

Added: 01.06.2020 8:18 | 28 views | 0 comments

Thermal imaging is helping to monitor and survey Australia's wildlife even in remote areas.

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Rio Tinto apologises for blowing up 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site

Added: 01.06.2020 4:08 | 17 views | 0 comments

Rio Tinto apologised for the destruction of a sacred Aboriginal cave in Western Australia that showed evidence of continual habitation dating back 46,000 years, and said it would urgently review its plans for other sites in the area.

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Australia's stalled migrant boom derails golden economic run

Added: 01.06.2020 3:03 | 4 views | 0 comments

Australia's three decades of uninterrupted prosperity are coming to an abrupt end as the global coronavirus pandemic crashes one of its most lucrative sources of income – immigration.


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