Queensland Parliament building ‘falling apart’ as exclusion zone declared

The $20 million parliamentary annexe was completed in 1979, during the premiership of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, and includes accommodation for regional MPs during sitting weeks and office space. The Queensland parliamentary annexe in Brisbane.Credit:Felicity Caldwell Opposition frontbencher Dale Last was evacuated from his room in the annexe in 2018 and was treated for smoke inhalation […]

Whitbread shares climb after hotels operator says it’s building market share

Shares of hotels and restaurants operator Whitbread rose as much as 6% on Thursday after it said it has been outperforming the broader market even as revenue plunges. Whitbread WTB, +5.00% said third-quarter ending Nov. 26 like-for-like revenue slumped 56% but investors focused on the market-share gains and its financial position. Whitbread said Premier Inn’s […]

Building blocks for microbiome research

The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a well-suited model organism for microbiome research. Credit: Antje Thomas, Prof. Hinrich Schulenburg All multicellular living beings are colonized by an unimaginably large number of microorganisms and have evolved together with these microbial symbionts from the beginning. The natural microbiome, i.e. the entirety of the bacteria, viruses and fungi that […]

Mizzou’s Drinkwitz eager to finally coach a game while building program ‘one day at a time’

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Eli Drinkwitz already has experienced just about everything a college football coach could imagine in his first season. Except for playing a game. That will finally change on Sept. 26, when the Tigers‘ new coach leads his team into the opener of its SEC-only schedule against No. 3 Alabama. It’s part of […]

Rare meteorite shows early building blocks of life – but molecules within provoke new questions

A small rock found by researchers in Antarctica could answer questions about the beginnings of life on earth, Nasa scientists believe. The tiny object, found in 2012 by Belgian and Japanese scientists, was a meteorite now called Asuka 12236. The meteorite was formed in the very early stages of the solar system – or may […]