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Human Brain Project: 2014’s optimistic start …

  • January 1st, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

brain-1280The European Union has started its giant-scale research drive – €1.2-billion ($A1.85-billion; xe.com, 1.1.14) over ten years — to create the best and most true understanding yet of the human brain. … Read More »

Ending 2013. World Action on Environment: EU steps up; Australia steps back …

  • December 30th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Climate globe ANUGatherings in Warsaw and Colombo kept the international community’s focus  on anxiety about climate change and sustainability, at the year’s end, though the Australians started to march out of step.

Actions on the home front in Australia show clear trends in a ‘non-environmentalist’ direction.

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Ending 2013: Genetically Modified Crops …

  • December 22nd, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

europefarm-landscapeA Court decision has opened a new fight over a relentless corporate drive to install genetically modified crops in European agriculture. … Read More »

Ending 2013: New EU space probe, unlocking secrets of the Milky Way …

  • December 20th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

VS06 Soyuz with GAIA, LaunchThe European Space Agency (ESA) has launched its Gaia telescope intended to expose the Milky Way, Earth’s universe, to unprecedented mapping – in 3D.

It will build on the existing atlas of some 300 well-known stars by targeting one-billion, during five years in service. … Read More »

Leicester Skeleton: Effectively Proven Richard, If Not A Villain…

  • February 5th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

richard-iii-skeleton.jpgThe skeleton found under a Leicester car park, in England, has been identified “beyond reasonable doubt” as that of King Richard III.

The man was killed in a civil war battle close to the city in 1485, and buried by monks at a church that was later demolished, during the religious purges of Henry VIII. … Read More »

New Virus: “Chunder From Down Under?”

  • January 15th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

sydney-2012-nhsuk.jpg“Wotch out for the chunder from down under!”, British tabloids are screaming *; more prosaic but also to the point is this warning from the Eurosurveillance public health service:

“Healthcare institutions are advised to be prepared for a severe norovirus season.” … Read More »

Demon Asteroid: Get Ready To Duck – Some Day …

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

hasteroid-apophis-esa.jpgThe asteroid Apophis  – adopting an ancient Greek name for a mythological Egyptian demon – periodically creates a scare, with its trajectories sometimes getting rather close, in “space” terms, to planet Earth. … Read More »

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