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'You're being watched all the time': Investigation reveals how school students were tracked during lockdowns

A global study into the murky world of student data during COVID-19 lockdowns finds more than 4 million Australian school students were at risk of unprecedented tracking and surveillance during remote learning.

Tropical rainforests dying at twice the rate from drier, hotter conditions, study finds

A 50-year study shows trees in Australia's tropical rainforests are experiencing chronic stress, and mortality rates began climbing in the 1970s.

Scientists hope artificial dens could save marsupial that mates itself to death

Ecologists are trying to secure the future of the endangered northern quoll, known for mating itself to death, by building them more homes.

Forgotten what day it is again? You're not alone

Navigating life in a COVID-normal world is stressful — which may be why we're still experiencing memory problems and lockdown brain fog.

Some of us are more vulnerable to mould allergies than others. Here's what symptoms to look out for

After months of heavy rainfall and increased humidity along Australia's east coast, many people are now dealing with an unwelcome and often stubborn house guest: mould.

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Who is helping Elon Musk pay for his multi-billion-dollar takeover of Twitter?

The Tesla CEO announces he's putting more of his own money into purchasing the social media giant — but he's not alone in footing the mammoth bill. Here's who else is helping fund his takeover.
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Thumbs down for 'doomscrolling' as physiotherapist warns against obsessive phone use

Queensland physiotherapist Lizzy McCowan says RSI in thumbs is becoming more common, and it is all to do with how much time we spend on devices.
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Citizen science project finds positive signs of life bouncing back in Black Summer bushfire areas

Three recent 'BioBlitz' events held in different locations around NSW have recorded the post-bushfire recovery of flora, fauna and fungi. They found nine threatened species bouncing back on the state's Mid North Coast.
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WaterNSW is about to increase water releases from Menindee Lakes, but it is not soon enough for some

WaterNSW is about to increase water releases from Menindee Lakes, with warnings that up to 10 properties could be inundated along with some access roads. 
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'People have them in their hair in bed': Mouse plague hits Queensland's North Burnett

A mouse problem has reached plague proportions in the North Burnett, with residents reportedly being bitten in their sleep and produce stores being overrun by thousands of rodents every night.
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Rats on the rampage in outback Queensland as authorities scamper to prevent a 'plague'

A rural Queensland city is grappling to contain a "widespread" rat infestation with some businesses trapping 13 to 15 rats a day. Authorities say if the problem isn't dealt with soon, the community could face a rodent plague.
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'Horrific' plan for Mungo Man reburial on hold as traditional owners launch urgent challenge

The return of ancient bones to a world heritage area is halted after elders filed an eleventh-hour application to stop the "rushed destruction" of some of the oldest human remains ever found.
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Sage whispers: Shallow waters help whale mums and calves evade predators

Researchers believe whispering southern right whales are using Great Australian Bight waters to hide from killer whales.
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At 21, Nilsson killed someone. He hopes his story will stop others going down the same dark road

Nilsson Smyth spent six years behind bars for his role in a road fatality. He has changed the course of his life and hopes to help others do the same. 
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Small in size, big in impact, scientists fear end for microscopic species

The decline of crucial species only visible through a microscope is putting rare ecosystems — like that at Mount Canobolas — at risk, according to scientists. 
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