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Smoking linked to ovarian cancer?


September 12th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time linked smoking with ovarian cancer - the second most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia with a five-year survival rate ... Read more...

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Stethoscope helps doctors win patients’ trust


August 13th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Doctors sporting 'iconic' medical symbols like stethoscope during e-consultations seem to win their patient's trust, says a new Australian research.The six-month e-health project was undertaken by ... Read more...

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Water floating on oil can clean oil spills


April 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom -- water can sometimes float on oil, offering a potential solution to cleaning up of oil ... Read more...

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Indian student jailed in Australia in visa scam


March 27th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne March 27 (IANS) A Perth-based Indian student will spend 14 months in jail for his involvement in a scam to falsify English test scores to get Australian visas.Rajesh Kumar, ... Read more...

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Geologists uncover how meteorites struck moon


January 24th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) A wealth of evidence, provided by lunar rock samples, shows how meteorites struck the moon.The study, headed by microstructural geology experts Nick Timms and Steven Reddy, ... Read more...

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Rare moon rock found on earth


January 17th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon tranquillityite, a mineral considered unique to the moon, in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.Researchers at The University of Western Australia's ... Read more...

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How black holes fire gas jets into space


January 12th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to figuring out how black holes can fire superfast gas bullets into space, by determining the precise moment when they form, ... Read more...

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Taking the needle out of diabetes


November 7th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 7 (IANS) Researchers have found a substitute for insulin to help treat diabetes orally, replacing painful pricks. Over 10 years, Erik Helmerhorst, professor at Curtin University, and colleagues ... Read more...

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Children who use e-mail lot brighter


October 12th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Kids who used e-mail at home turned out to be lot brighter and more popular than their peers who did not.Genevieve Johnson, psychology lecturer at Australia's ... Read more...

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Scientists develop tool to predict tsunamis, landslides


April 18th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 18 (IANS) Natural disasters strike when they are least expected, causing untold devastation and disruption of life, besides laying waste huge swathes of land. Now, meteorologists have developed ... Read more...

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Australian education fair in Kolkata Feb 18


February 11th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) Over 15 leading Australian universities and institutes will participate in an Education Fair Feb 18 to showcase academic programmes, scholarships and career opportunities in that country.The fair, part ... Read more...

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People change names on Facebook ‘to escape evidence of wild youth’


November 9th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): A survey has revealed that several young people are on a name-changing spree on Facebook in order to escape their digital footprint.Google chief executive was right when ... Read more...

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Australia’s thirst for alcohol ‘underestimated’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Australia's "thirst for alcohol" has been "underestimated" in official consumption records for more than a decade, and people worldwide have mistaken the country's drinking behaviour as stable.There was ... Read more...

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Curtin Singapore offers business courses for Indians


October 26th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Curtin Singapore, a unit of Australia's Curtin University, has launched three post-graduate business courses for Indian students in Singapore.The programmes launched here Monday are master of international ... Read more...

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TBT exposure causes female snails to grow penises on heads


September 10th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 10 (ANI): After exposure to the chemical TBT, female marine snails living off the Perth coast are growing male sex organs on their heads, researchers have revealed.Curtin University researchers ... Read more...

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Australian lecturer offers pass marks for sex


September 5th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) A lecturer at a university in Australia offered pass marks to three Chinese women students in exchange for sex, a commission has said. Former lecturer at the Curtin ... Read more...

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Australian academic asked foreign students for sex: Probe


September 2nd, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) A former university tutor in Perth pressured a Chinese girl student and three other foreigners for sex in exchange of higher marks, Australia's corruption watchdog has said. The former ... Read more...

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Smoking in open areas ups breathing problems in non-smokers: Study


August 4th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 4 (ANI): Smoking in alfresco areas puts non-smokers at risk of developing respiratory problems, Perth researchers have found.Curtin University Professor of Health Policy Mike Daube said that even in ... Read more...

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Meet cougar’s male counterpart - “rhino”!


December 10th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 10 (ANI): Mature single women falling for younger men have often been dubbed "cougars", but the term for their male counterparts - "rhino" - often escapes attention.According to The Urban ... Read more...

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More than third of Oz university students drink to harmful levels


September 20th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 20 (ANI): A new study has found that more than a third of university students consume harmful levels of alcohol which could even lead to permanent brain damage.According to a ... Read more...

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Saturated fat in certain foods can spur Alzheimer’s


September 7th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) Certain foods high in saturated fat can increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease, says a new study. "Before now, there has been no dietary driven approach to the ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘world’s oldest willy’


July 14th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a 400 million-year-old reproductive organ in an ancient fish specimen, which is the oldest penis-like structure found yet.According to a report by ABC News, ... Read more...

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Green tea may cut stroke risk


June 11th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 11 (ANI): Two cups of green tea a day may reduce a person's risk of having the most common form of stroke, say researchers.According to researcher Professor Colin Binns, of ... Read more...

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Asteroid spotted in outer reaches of solar system


April 30th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) An astronomy student spotted a huge rock orbiting the outer reaches of our solar system, when he was scanning the skies for potentially hazardous asteroids. "The ... Read more...

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Complex life existed on Earth more than 400 mln yrs earlier than believed


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 22 (ANI): In an analysis of fossil deposits in central India, an international team of geologists has found that complex life, in the form of multicellular organisms, existed on earth ... Read more...

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Nearly 80 pct of late-talking toddlers catch up by age 7


August 24th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Nearly 80 percent of children with language delays at age two catch up when they turn seven, according to a new study.In the study led by Mabel ... Read more...

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Global warming can infect blood used for transfusions


August 19th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 19 (ANI): Rising temperatures can threaten the safety of blood used for life-saving transfusions, warn experts.According to a new report by West Australian researchers, global warming will increase the ... Read more...

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Oz scientists claim to have found natural invisible gold


June 24th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Australian scientists have for the first time unearthed hard evidence of the discovery of natural gold nanoparticles.Scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) ... Read more...

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Every second teen has sexual experience at school leavers’ celebration


November 20th, 2007 - 12:11 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Nov 19 (ANI): Parents may think that theres nothing wrong with school leavers celebrations, but a new survey has found that at least 50 percent of the teens who attend these ... Read more...

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