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Many Australian businesses will scale back climate action when economy slows, survey finds

Australian companies are more likely to backtrack on their carbon reduction efforts when the economy slows than their global counterparts, according to a survey of 700 companies in 14 countries. However, Deloitte’s gauge of private companies with annual revenue between $250 million and $10 billion (AU$366 million and AU$14.6 billion) also found that around the …

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Astronomers spot the largest galaxy ever, and the scale will break your brain

Astronomers spot the largest galaxy ever, and the scale will break your brain

Earlier this year, astronomers found an absolute monster of a galaxy. Hidden some 3 billion light-years away, Alcyoneus is a giant radio galaxy reaching 5 megaparsecs in space. It’s 16.3 million light-years long, and it is the largest known structure of galactic origin. This discovery sheds light on our poor understanding of these colossi and …

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AWS paves the way for advanced genetic research at scale with Amazon Omics

AWS paves the way for advanced genetic research at scale with Amazon Omics

Amazon Web Services Inc. said today it is doubling down on genetics research with the launch of a new purpose-built service called Amazon Omics. Announced at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Omics is designed to help healthcare providers and life science organizations store, query, and analyze genomics, transcriptomics, and other types of “omics” data, and then generate …

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Scale of impact of maternal Zika virus infection on offspring in early life

Scale of impact of maternal Zika virus infection on offspring in early life

Children who are exposed before birth to the Zika virus are at higher risk of being born with birth defects About one-third of children born to mothers infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy have at least one abnormality consistent with congenital Zika syndrome in the first few years of life, new research shows. The …

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Einstein's predictions for gravity have been tested on the largest possible scale

Einstein’s predictions for gravity have been tested on the largest possible scale

According to the standard model of particle physics, the universe is governed by four fundamental forces: electromagnetism, the weak nuclear force, the strong nuclear force and gravity. While the first three are described by quantum mechanics, gravity is described by Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Surprisingly, gravity is the one that presents the greatest challenges …

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Scientists test Einstein's theory of gravity on the scale of the universe

Scientists test Einstein’s theory of gravity on the scale of the universe

Everything in the universe has gravity – and feels it too. Yet this most common fundamental force is also the one that poses the greatest challenges to physicists. Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity was remarkably successful in describing the gravity of stars and planets, but it doesn’t seem to apply perfectly to all scales. …

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Scientists Tested Einstein's Relativity on a Cosmic Scale and Found Something Strange

Scientists Tested Einstein’s Relativity on a Cosmic Scale and Found Something Strange

Everything in the Universe has gravity – and feels it too. Yet this most common fundamental force is also the one that poses the greatest challenges to physicists. Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity was remarkably successful in describing the gravity of stars and planets, but it doesn’t seem to apply perfectly to all scales. …

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We tested Einstein's theory of gravity on the scale of the universe - here's what we found

We tested Einstein’s theory of gravity on the scale of the universe – here’s what we found

Everything in the universe has gravity – and feels it too. Yet this most common fundamental force is also the one that poses the greatest challenges to physicists. Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity was remarkably successful in describing the gravity of stars and planets, but it doesn’t seem to apply perfectly to all scales. …

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