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New Windows on the Universe – Prof David Wiltshire

John Kerr posted in on February 12th, 2016.

As researchers with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announce they have spotted gravitational waves – ripples in space itself set off by violent astrophysical events – University of Canterbury Professor of Physics Dr David Wiltshire discusses what it means. The announcement that gravitational waves have been directly captured for the first time ever, from […]

Kiwis confirm rock painting as Australia’s oldest

John Kerr posted in on June 19th, 2012.

Researchers from the University of Waikato carbon-dating team have have identified recently discovered rock art in Australia’s Northern Territories as the being country’s oldest. Researchers from the University of Southern Queensland, during  excavation of a small part of a massive rock shelter site named Narwala Gabarnmang, uncovered a rock fragment displaying part of a charcoal […]

Aboriginal DNA sheds light on early humans – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 23rd, 2011.

A single lock of Aboriginal hair has revealed the genetic origins the first Australians and offered insight into the spread of early man. Researchers have sequenced the DNA from a 100 year old lock of hair belonging to an Australian Aboriginal. The genome sequence has shown the Aboriginals were genetically separated from other human populations […]

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