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Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine protects against virus variants

Moderna’s vaccine is effective against new variants of the coronavirus that have emerged in Britain and South Africa, the company has announced. But it appears to be less protective against the variant discovered in South Africa, and so the company is developing a new form of the vaccine that could …

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Ancient food scraps prove northern Australia is now the driest it’s ever been

“People have been eating the same nut at the same place for 65,000 years, which is fantastic for scientists, because you can make direct comparisons,” Dr Florin said. The inside of an anyakngarra nut. The scientists used carbon dating to determine the amount of water in the environment when the …

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Xi Jinping warns against new Cold War in Davos speech

“It serves no one’s interest to use the pandemic as an excuse to reverse globalisation and go for seclusion and decoupling.” Xi’s speech to the World Economic Forum’s annual talkfest is his first since 2017 and was widely aimed at Joe Biden, who was inaugurated as US President five days …

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Trump lawyer Giuliani faces $US1.3b lawsuit over ‘big lie’ election fraud claims

A voting machine company has filed a $US1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) lawsuit against former president Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of defamation in what it called his “big lie” campaign about widespread fraud in the presidential election, court documents show. The Denver-based company, Dominion Voting Systems, filed an …

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NRL to request COVID-19 vaccine priority for players

“But after that, there’s naturally some discussions to be had, to be on that list relatively high.” The news comes after Cricket Australia officials applied to be prioritised in the queue for the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of next month’s tour in South Africa, claiming the tour was risky for both …

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Dust and snowflakes add up to gongs for standout scientists

Professor Praeger studies symmetries through a branch of pure mathematics known as group theory, which tries to understand the possible configurations of a connected series of items. A Rubik’s cube is a great example. “You have these 27 little cubes that move around. They cannot just move completely independently – …

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Hidden depth to extraordinary medical achievements of Australia Day award winners

Professor O’Connell’s career has seen her tackle sexist norms on more than one front. She was Australia’s first female urological surgeon, before challenging some of the things that she was taught. Loading “I think that my brain was sometimes divided into getting the knowledge and then at same time I …

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Former Victorian deputy premier recognised in Australia Day Honours

As a state MP for 15 years and Victoria’s deputy premier from 1999 to 2007, John Thwaites was constantly in the public eye but after politics he has flourished in academia as a sustainability advocate. Professor Thwaites, 65, has been made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in …

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How Cricket Australia blew its Australia Day stance

The decision to address an important issue around this country’s national day of celebration — but also mourning and sorrow for Indigenous Australians — is admirable and necessary. But the ham-fisted manner in which CA rushed through the change, failing to properly consult the states and BBL franchises – telling …

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‘I just didn’t want to be on a tennis court’: O’Connell’s remarkable rise from boat cleaner to AO

Every time O’Connell thought he was ready to return to the court, the tendonitis would flare up. When he decided to take a break from the grind of the Challenger Tour at the start of 2018, O’Connell had a choice between tennis coaching and working at the Quays Marina, cleaning …

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