Morgan Ellis

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Australia's first floating solar farm soon to be buoyant in Lismore

Australia's first floating solar farm will take to the water in the northern New South Wales city of Lismore this week.<p>The farm will float on the …

Renewable Energy

Dingoes May Have Actually Migrated to Australia Twice

The genes don't lie.<p>Dingoes face quite a few threats across Australia, including habitat loss, lethal control and interbreeding with domestic dogs – …

Here’s a tool to see how screwed you’ll be by climate change

As the Earth continues to heat up thanks in large part to the effects of scientifically proven human factors, our little blue sphere’s collection of …

Climate Change

Stunning time-lapse captures ‘fireball,’ massive lightning storm from ISS

An amazing time-lapse video taken by a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS) captured what appears to …

Aurora borealis livecam catches spectacular meteor strike

It's a scenic view from Lapland. There's a faint glow on the dark horizon and a quaint snow-covered cottage. Then it all lights up like daytime. Off to the side, a streak of light appears. The footage comes from an aurora borealis livecam that coincidentally caught sight of a blazing meteor.<p>The …

Four reasons Victorian MPs say 'no' to assisted dying, and why they're misleading

Victoria’s upper house has resumed its debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill. The bill is now at the committee stage and a vote is expected as …

Mental Disorders

Curious Kids: Do most volcanologists die from getting too close to volcanoes?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

Study Skills

FactCheck: are 'up to 21 fathers' dying by suicide every week?

But the truth of the matter is, we’ve got to see what is going on in that family unit, because there are up to 21 fathers killing themselves every …

Crime

It's unrealistic to expect MPs to follow the view of the people who elected them every time

The same-sex marriage survey results showed up which members of parliament voted in a starkly opposite fashion to those in their electorates. The …

Same-sex Marriage

Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>BONN, Germany — Fijian singers strumming ukuleles serenade delegates to the United Nations climate talks as they enter the conference hall. A traditional two-hulled sailing craft, or …

Climate

Selfless Chimp Teamwork Puts Human Cooperation to Shame

Even the jerks of the primate family are showing us up.<p>As the species with the most highly evolved language, you’d think humans would be better at …

Animals

MIT Reveals a Battery That Stores Solar Energy to Make Heat for Later

The new system releases energy when exposed to light.<p>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced this week that they have …

Clean Energy

Swabbing dolphin mouths reveals bacterial ‘dark matter’

Researchers have found two previously unknown phyla of bacteria inside the mouths of dolphins.<p>A phylum is a broad taxonomic rank that groups together …

Biology

Humans used to walk in a totally different way until one shoe innovation

Humans didn't always walk the way we do today. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>If it wasn't for shoes, we would walk way differently.<p>Think about how you walk when barefoot. The foot lands almost flat. It rolls through the step, and the toes push off.<br>Humans walked this way for millennia. …

The Truth Behind The 'First Marijuana Overdose Death'

This is too important to get wrong.<p>A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines …

Humans Have Cracked the Secrets of Uncrackable Parrotfish Teeth

Have you ever dug your feet into the warm, soft surface of a white sand beach? Felt the fine, dry grains slide pleasurably between your toes? Thank a …

Porpoises found to shift forehead tissue to fine-tune sonar signals

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers in China has solved the mystery of how porpoises are able to locate tiny prey using sonar with wavelengths that seem …

How Do Fish Have Sex?

Virtually every multicellular animal possesses the same innate drive: Live long enough to reproduce, preferably as many times as possible over the …

Massive Headless Skeleton of Extinct 20-Foot Sea Cow Unearthed on Remote Siberian Beach Centuries After Extermination

A 17-foot skeleton buried beneath the sand and stone of Russia’s far eastern coastline has been dug up and identified as the remains of an extinct …