Dust ring discovered in Mercury’s orbit

Written by Mike Wall, Space.com

Artist's illustration showing several dust rings circling the sun, formed by the gravitational tugs of orbiting planets. Recently, scientists discovered a dust ring at Mercury's orbit and concluded that Venus' ring likely originates from a group of as-yet-undiscovered co-orbital asteroids.

Two dusty discoveries may shake up our understanding of the inner solar system.

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Four Priorities for Australia

Written by Viv Forbes

Firstly: Decimate the Foreign Green Snakes in the Grass. 
The climate/emissions obsession started with unelected foreigners in the UN and the IPCC who drafted deep green agendas to be imposed via elected Federal, State and Local governments.

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Gretafication – A New Syndrome

Written by Dr Klaus L E Kaiser

To begin with, the title is not a typo. Furthermore, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.

As you may have read, there is a new type of virulence afflicting the world, particularly in Europe, i.e. the “Gretafication Syndrome.”

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Climate Change goes Regime Change for Venezuela’s Oil

Written by William Walter Kay BA LL B

Painting a word-portrait of the Venezuelan War lobby elicits empathy with Heracles. This war party resembles the three-hound of Hades, Cerberus, the capture of which comprised Heracles’s twelfth and final labor.

The hellish hound’s most horrifying head is Trump’s foreign affairs camarilla. Deep state mavens John Bolton and Elliot Abrams habitually monger unilateral pre-emptive aggression. Cerberus’s much discussed, but toothless, second head is a US oil industry craving Venezuelan oil.

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Understanding The Climategate Scandal

Written by John O'Sullivan

Climategate scientists DID collude with government ...

A decade ago, the Climategate scandal of 2009 marked the turning point in exposing widespread corruption in government climate science.

The leaking of 5,000 emails from the UK’s University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) revealed that a clique of government researchers had acted unethically and deceitfully to promote fears over man-made global warming.

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Why are these massive, baby stars orbiting so close together?

Written by Rafi Letzter, LiveScience

The bright point of light in the center of the image is actually two stars, shown in the magnified image on the upper right. "AU" means "astronomical unit," referring to the distance between Earth and the sun.

There’s a point in space that’s 50,000 times as bright as our sun — the signature of a massive star. Scientists already knew about it and named it PDS 27. But it turns out, the dot of light scientists were calling PDS 27 is actually two stars, PDS 27 and its stellar companion, PDS 37.

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Written by Dr Judy Ryan

Scott Morrison denies recession warning amid backlash over ...
Dear Current Prime Minister Scott Morrison,
With all due respect we did not vote Malcolm Turnbull, or you, to be our Prime minister. We voted for Tony Abbott on his promise to get rid of the carbon tax. We also appreciated his honesty when describing its ‘virtues’.

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Success! The Peter Ridd Legal Action Fund

Written by PSI-AU Editor

Update: Support Peter Ridd, academic freedom, and scientific integrity. We did it. It is now all over. I am now indebted to all  2405 donors.

I frankly had grave doubts that we could reach this daunting target and I am incredibly relieved and grateful that it is finished.

We can now concentrate on the court case.

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Finding Dark Matter In The Dark

Written by University of Melbourne

Finding dark matter in the dark

Dark matter is the mysterious material that holds the Universe together, yet no one has seen it; or heard, smelled, tasted or touched it either.

But that may soon change, and a laboratory 1000 metres below the ground in the Stawell gold mine halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide could be the epicentre of this discovery.

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Australian Siblings Are Rare Semi-Identical Twins

Written by Ed Cara

A pair of Australian siblings are some of the rarest humans ever documented, according to their doctors. They say the brother and sister are semi-identical twins, sharing the exact same DNA from their mother’s side, but only a portion of their father’s genetic makeup.

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