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Scientists create laser that ‘smells’ like a hound

Sarah Scholten and Dr Ben Sparkes

Scientists have created a laser which may eventually be used as a human breath test to screen for serious illness.

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Platypus venom inspires potential new diabetes treatments

Platypus image - Image courtesy of Matt Chan

The discovery of a key metabolic hormone found in platypus venom will now be investigated for its potential to treat type 2 diabetes.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition