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Layers of resin and paint are needed to create a 3D effect.

Goldfish in a teacup: Self-taught 3D resin artist Suzi Chua shares her craft

22 August 2014

Inspired by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori, one local mum has taught herself how to stick a koi in a teacup and seal it in with resin.

The digital version of the game takes away the chore of manually tallying data and scores, and players can compete against others from anywhere in the world.

One digital step at a time

22 August 2014

THE board of the Landscape Game comprises a mosaic of squares, some covered in forest – which ranges from highly biodiverse old-growth forests to secondary forest – and others water catchment areas, agricultural land, etc..

Tyres made from dandelions? Welcome to the future of rubber!

22 August 2014

The roadside flower often considered as a pest now has a bright future in the tyre industry.

Still the world’s most liveable city: Melbourne

21 August 2014

The Australian city retains its top ranking while Damascus falls to the bottom of the list.

'Mission Blue': New docu shows our oceans are dying

20 August 2014

From the Oscar-winning makers of ‘The Cove’ comes a new documentary about oceanographer Sylvia Earle and her quest to save our imperilled oceans.

Bone stash reveals new dino species

20 August 2014

The remains included bones of at least 47 individual flying reptiles.

Displaced: Children in a UN shelter in Malakal, South Sudan. Eight months of civil war have killed tens of thousands of people, driven 1.5 million from their homes, and left almost five million in dire need of humanitarian assistance. - AFP

High-profile conflicts are pushing humanitarian crises off news agendas

20 August 2014

Syria, Ukraine, Gaza, ISIS, Boko Haram, Ebola — can the global community focus on more than one crisis at a time? Probably not.

My, what big teeth you have: Volunteer Jack Schwellenbach holding the skull of 'Cletus', a sabre-toothed cat, which he is working on at the fossil lab of the Page Museum in the LaBrea Tar Pits. - Los Angeles Times/MCT photos

Donating their time at La Brea Tar Pits

20 August 2014

Volunteers get their hands dirty – and like it – at Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits.

A swarm of KiloBots, one thousand simple but collaborative robots capable of forming themselves into complex shapes. The project is the latest breakthrough in robotics from a team at Harvard University that has also created robots inspired by termites. - AFP

Robo-swarm’s bright promise

20 August 2014

KiloBots, latest breakthrough in robotics, can self-assemble to solve problems.

The happy sounds of dolphins

20 August 2014

Research has found that when dolphins squeal, they are actually expressing delight.

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