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Dogs compete for status ‘peeing over pee’


April 28th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 28 (ANI): A new study has found that both female and male dogs compete for status using the height, leg-lift angle, location and quality of their pee.The study also found ... Read more...

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Running barefoot better for health than with shoes


April 27th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 27 (ANI): Barefoot running can be beneficial while heavily cushioned running shoes may be leaving the foot prone to injury, according to a US sports medicine expert.Irene Davis of Harvard ... Read more...

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Science reveals why fast bowlers are more injury-prone than others


April 27th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 27(ANI): Cricket fast bowlers are more injury-prone than others, and the practice of creating their own custom footwear could be making things worse, according to a new study.The report, by ... Read more...

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Titan may harbor huge ocean beneath its frozen surface


April 26th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that Titan, Saturn's largest moon, might have a huge liquid ocean below its frozen dune covered surface.Researcher Rose-Marie Baland and colleagues from the ... Read more...

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Pluto’s atmosphere ‘is much bigger than previously thought’


April 21st, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 21 (ANI): Pluto's atmosphere is much bigger than previously thought, according to a new study.Recent observations of the dwarf planet have revealed that the icy orb's atmosphere has expanded dramatically ... Read more...

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‘Invisible Gorilla’ video shows people’s multitasking limits


April 20th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Psychologists have been able to prove that people have multitasking limits by using a video, entitled 'Invisible Gorilla'.University of Utah psychologists have expanded on the original research, trying ... Read more...

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Male snake choose to ‘abandon food source than losing their penis’


April 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 19 (ANI): A new research has suggested that fight or flee Snakes on a small Taiwanese island would rather abandon a food source than risk losing their twin penis.In their ... Read more...

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‘Beam me up Scotty’ comes closer to reality with teleportation breakthrough


April 16th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists from Australia and Japan have found a way to successfully teleport light particles from one place to another, a step that may actually see ... Read more...

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Online mental health modules reduce anxiety or depression


April 6th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 6 (ANI): Two new trials have found online and email-based support is effective at reducing the incidence of developing anxiety or depression.Professor Helen Christensen discussed the results of the two ... Read more...

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Cloudy future for humanised cow’s milk


April 6th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 6 (ANI): It seems 'human' milk made from genetically modified cows has a cloudy future.Chinese scientists had announced this week that they have genetically modified cows to produce milk that ... Read more...

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Japanese scientists develop atomic clock with improved accuracy


April 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 4 (ANI): Japanese scientists have developed a new type of atomic clock, which has the potential to dramatically improve GPS accuracy and test the laws of physics.The highly accurate "optical ... Read more...

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Sugars play key role in bacterial infection in humans: Study


March 18th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 18 (ANI): Australian researchers have revealed that sugars that change their shape with temperature could be a key to bacterial infection in humans.The findings could lead to new ways to ... Read more...

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Animals too hedge their bets like humans in natural selection


March 16th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 16 (ANI): Just like humans, other animals also hedge their bets, and understanding this may help explain how nature will respond to future climate change, says expert.Andrew Simons of Carleton ... Read more...

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Aboriginal Aussies knew about meteors: Study


March 15th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): While the night skies play important roles in many traditional cultures around the world, a new study has found that Aboriginal dreamtime folklores used to link meteorites to ... Read more...

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No possibility of Chernobyl-style accident at Fukushima nuclear plant: Experts


March 14th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 14 (ANI): Experts say there is no possibility of a Chernobyl-style accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant.Despite a second explosion at the site, Japanese authorities are playing down the danger ... Read more...

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Why our skin doesn’t dissolve in the bath


March 9th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 09 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have found the answer to why our skin goes wrinkly but doesn't dissolve in the bath."When we are in the bath and we have been ... Read more...

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Reversal of optical Doppler shift could lead to ‘invisibility cloak’


March 7th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 7 (ANI): For the first time ever, researchers have demonstrated a reversal of the optical Doppler effect, an advance that could lead to the development of 'invisibility cloak' technology.The Doppler ... Read more...

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Babies can count from 18 months of age: Study


February 17th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 17 (ANI): A new research has revealed that kids begin to learn to count earlier than previously thought.For the study, Professor Virginia Slaughter of the University of Queensland, and colleagues ... Read more...

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Why being too good looking might cut your chances with females


February 15th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 15 (ANI): Traditional theory of evolution maintains that it's the good-looking male that gets the ladies, but a new study might prove otherwise.Research by the University of Queensland (UQ) has ... Read more...

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Earth’s rotation, not human activity caused ‘methane level increase’


February 7th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it's not human activity but the Earth's rotation patterns that caused an increase in methane levels 5000 years ago.Dr Joy Singarayer of ... Read more...

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Dogs ‘can sniff out cancer in stool’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 1 (ANI): Japanese scientists claim that a Labrador can detect bowel cancer in breath and stool samples with remarkable accuracy.The research team, led by Hideto Sonoda at Kyushu University in ... Read more...

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New ‘iron sandwich’ solar cells could help ‘buildings generate electricity’


January 31st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): Scientists at Melbourne's Monash University have developed a new generation of solar cells that they say could lead to significant improvements in solar panel efficiency.The team used dye ... Read more...

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Saturnian moon may have fizzy ocean capable of harbouring life


January 29th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): Saturnian moon Enceladus may have a fizzy ocean capable of harbouring life, suggests new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.The findings could explain the vast icy plumes of water ... Read more...

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Fish decide quicker, better when in groups: Study


January 25th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 25 (ANI): Here's evidence that two heads are better than one in making big decisions.This may not always work for humans, but a new research has shown for the first ... Read more...

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Sleep best time to strengthen memories: Study


January 24th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 24 (ANI): The best way to 'remember' something important is to remember it while you are asleep, suggests a new study.The research, led by Bjorn Rasch of the University of ... Read more...

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Why guns overtook bows as primary weapons of war in Europe


January 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 18 (ANI): A new study from the University of Queensland has solved one of the greatest puzzles ever - why China persisted in using bows long after Europe moved to ... Read more...

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Stem cells from testicles could offer diabetes treatment


December 14th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 14 (ANI): It may soon be possible for men with type 1 diabetes to use stem cells from their testicles to replace their damaged insulin-secreting beta islet cells, say US ... Read more...

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Yawning not contagious for babies: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 1 (ANI): Babies and toddlers almost never yawn back at someone who yawns at them. Well, that's because young kids don't find it contagious, according to a new British study.This ... Read more...

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Humans ‘responsible for megafauna demise’


November 30th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 30 (ANI): Megafauna demise fossils discovered in southwestern Australia dig have suggested that climate change was not solely responsible for the demise of early giant marsupials.The research led by ... Read more...

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Is nanosilver in consumer products threatening human life?


November 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 20 (ANI): Beware! Scientists have warned that unusually large amounts of nanosilver used in consumer products could be toxic for humans.Silver is regarded as harmless to humans unless it is ... Read more...

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Oldest known stone axe discovered in Northern Territory


November 5th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 05 (ANI): A piece of stone axe, discovered in the Northern Territory, is believed to be the oldest of its type in the world.The piece, dated at 35,500 years old, ... Read more...

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Galactic clouds could help us trace Sun’s journey through space


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists may have found a new tool to trace the Sun's journey through our galaxy, the Milky Way.It takes the Sun and its family of planets about 220 ... Read more...

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Aboriginal people viewed comets as portents of doom


October 19th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study of Aboriginal astronomy has found that Australia's first people viewed comets as portents of doom.Writing on the pre-press website arXiv.org, Duane Hamacher from Sydney's Macquarie ... Read more...

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Oz native rice could help buffer world’s rice crop


October 16th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 16 (ANI): In August, a research warned that rice yields are expected to decline over the coming decades as global temperatures rise. It highlighted the need for heat tolerant strains ... Read more...

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Bad jobs ‘make mental health worse’


October 14th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 14 (ANI): Having a bad job is worse for your mental health than not having one at all, new research suggests.In the study, Australian National University (ANU), researchers found ... Read more...

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