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    Scientists gave octopuses ecstasy to investigate our shared past of social behaviour
     21 September 2018
    On MDMA, one octopus starts doing backflips while others are reaching out with six arms to feel objects. But scientists watching on also learn about the roots of social behaviour.
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    Revised NT alcohol plan 'unfairly targets' licensed grocery store owners, representatives say
    20 Sep: The Northern Territory Government revises a plan to reduce alcohol-related harm in order to balance the interests of small business owners — yet industry representatives said they still feel "unfairly targeted".... more
    Solomon Islands' killer croc problem could be tamed by crocodile tourism
    20 Sep: Amid a growing number of fatal crocodile attacks in Solomon Islands, authorities are searching for new ways to manage the reptiles — but first they have to figure out how many there are.... more
    Drought conditions in Australia spread north as Indonesia feels the bite of the big dry
    20 Sep: Drought is also causing havoc for in Indonesia, with farmers struggling to raise crops and praying that rain will come soon.... more
    Cathay Pacific sends plane 'back to the shop' after embarrassing misspelling
    20 Sep: Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific sends a plane "back to the shop" after travellers spot an embarrassing typo on its fuselage.... more
    Genetic detectives link up ivory shipments and home in on African smuggling cartels
    20 Sep: Scientists are using genetics in a bid to understand how poached ivory is shipped out of Africa, and uncover the big cartels behind the small-time poachers.... more
    Social media campaign raises small fortune for family of Indian man killed cleaning sewer
    20 Sep: A picture of a boy crying after his father died while cleaning a sewer with his bare hands goes viral, prompting an outpouring of donations.... more
    Robotic skin technology has the power to transform soft objects into machines
    20 Sep: Robotic skins embedded with sensors can now transform almost any soft object into a moving machine — and shape-changing capabilities are the next step.... more
    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro slammed for lavish Salt Bae dinner as country starves
    20 Sep: US Senator Marco Rubio leads a chorus of outrage after footage emerges of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro enjoying a lavish dinner served by Turkish internet sensation "Salt Bae", while many in his country struggle to put food on the table.... more
    Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested over alleged abuse of power
    19 Sep: Mr Najib is arrested over the multi-million-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund he set up, and will face further charges in court.... more

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