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Microscopic lens captures first ever video of a jellyfish sting

Microscopic lens captures first ever video of a jellyfish sting

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, Aug. 18 (UPI) --A new viral video shows for the first time ever the dozens of microscopic needles that shoot from jellyfish into their victims.
Matt Bradwell
Cyclone Ita strikes northwestern Australia

Cyclone Ita strikes northwestern Australia

COOKTOWN, Australia, April 11 (UPI) -- Heavy rain, flooding and high winds came to northwest Australia as Cyclone Ita made landfall late Friday with sustained winds of 105 mph.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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Climate change may drive fish species from Earth's equatorial regions

Climate change may drive fish species from Earth's equatorial regions

TOWNSVILLE CITY, Australia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Rapid climate change threatens the future presence of fish near the equator, say Australian scientists studying common species of fish living on coral reefs.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
By United Press International

Warming oceans could slow reef fish down, threaten survival

BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Warming may make large reef fish feel it's too hot to swim, threatening survival activities including feeding and finding mates, Australian researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Gecko, lizard and frog among new species from Australian 'lost world'

Gecko, lizard and frog among new species from Australian 'lost world'

BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A gecko with a tail that looks like a leaf is among new species found in an isolated "lost world" in northern Australia, zoologists say.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Research: Australian Aboriginals showed adaptability in last ice age

CAIRNS, Australia, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The last ice age required Aboriginal Australians to concentrate in areas with good food and water supplies, abandoning most of the continent, researchers said.

Study: Turtles need climate protection

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Protecting nesting grounds and areas suitable for future turtle nesting are vital to saving marine turtles from climate change, Australian scientists say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

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Extreme weather future for Australia?

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Scientist in Australia say extreme weather such as the recent storms flooding much of the country's east coast may become more common with global warming.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
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Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War, and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This helped bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This notice came at a crucial moment both in his personal career and in the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages.

Cook charted many areas and recorded several islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. His achievements can be attributed to a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, courage in exploring dangerous locations to confirm the facts (for example dipping into the Antarctic Circle repeatedly and exploring around the Great Barrier Reef), an ability to lead men in adverse conditions, and boldness both with regard to the extent of his explorations and his willingness to exceed the instructions given to him by the Admiralty.

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