Watch out for mice about	 	   	 	  Earlier this year, South Australia’s wheat growers in the Yorke Peninsula had one of the worst mouse plagues on record. Thousands of mice ate seeds that had been sown by farmers. The areas to the south and east of Australia are the worst places in the world for mouse plagues.

Watch out for mice about Earlier this year, South Australia’s wheat growers in the Yorke Peninsula had one of the worst mouse plagues on record. Thousands of mice ate seeds that had been sown by farmers. The areas to the south and east of Australia are the worst places in the world for mouse plagues.

Bacteria under Antarctic ice	 	   	 	  There’s life under ice. Scientists found an entire community of bacteria living 800 metres under the surface of glaciers in Antarctica. These bacteria rely on each other to survive in the dark, isolated, subzero lake.

Bacteria under Antarctic ice There’s life under ice. Scientists found an entire community of bacteria living 800 metres under the surface of glaciers in Antarctica. These bacteria rely on each other to survive in the dark, isolated, subzero lake.

Flying pterosaur, fossil eggs	 	    	 	  The first pterosaur eggs that were preserved in three dimensions have been found in China, giving u...

Flying pterosaur, fossil eggs The first pterosaur eggs that were preserved in three dimensions have been found in China, giving u...

Turtles in trouble	 	    	 	  When waste isn’t disposed of carefully, it can find its way into rivers and oceans. This human made litter can be very harmful for marine animals, including sea turtles.

Turtles in trouble When waste isn’t disposed of carefully, it can find its way into rivers and oceans. This human made litter can be very harmful for marine animals, including sea turtles.

rystal clocks and atomic ticks	 	   	 	  One of our readers requested an article about time keeping devices, and it’s a great time for the topic. Scientists set a new record in clock precision early this year with an atomic clock that ‘ticks’ 430 trillion times in a single second.

rystal clocks and atomic ticks One of our readers requested an article about time keeping devices, and it’s a great time for the topic. Scientists set a new record in clock precision early this year with an atomic clock that ‘ticks’ 430 trillion times in a single second.

Ebola outbreak	 	   	 	  The largest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded is happening in West Africa. Since February this year, more than 1000 people have been killed by the Ebola virus. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

Ebola outbreak The largest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded is happening in West Africa. Since February this year, more than 1000 people have been killed by the Ebola virus. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

Having a ball at the World Cup	 	  	 	  Soccer, or football, is the most popular sport in the world, and the World Cup is its biggest tournament. Right now, millions of people are cheering for their teams, hoping for victory. But before the first match kicked off, scientists and mathematicians joined forces to answer a very difficult question – how do we design the perfect soccer ball?

Having a ball at the World Cup Soccer, or football, is the most popular sport in the world, and the World Cup is its biggest tournament. Right now, millions of people are cheering for their teams, hoping for victory. But before the first match kicked off, scientists and mathematicians joined forces to answer a very difficult question – how do we design the perfect soccer ball?

Cassini studies Titan and sends signals to Earth

Cassini studies Titan and sends signals to Earth

Pollution solutions	 	    	 	  Humans produce a lot of waste, from flushing toilets to mining metals, like the copper in electrical wires that power computers, phones and tablets. To clean up our act, a new way to purify contaminated wastewater from mines has been developed by CSIRO scientists.

Pollution solutions Humans produce a lot of waste, from flushing toilets to mining metals, like the copper in electrical wires that power computers, phones and tablets. To clean up our act, a new way to purify contaminated wastewater from mines has been developed by CSIRO scientists.

Light's whispers	 	    	 	  A whispering gallery of light has made the world’s most sensitive thermometer yet.

Light's whispers A whispering gallery of light has made the world’s most sensitive thermometer yet.

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