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Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock, that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific ... Read more...

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Century’s second Venus transit on June 6


May 21st, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In a rare celestial occurrence, Venus - the second planet from the Sun and the Earth's neighbour - will transit across the solar disc early June ... Read more...

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Daring animals hitchhike to colonise new lands


October 24th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Hitchhiking, believed to be the preserve of poets and wanderers, is also an activity undertaken by daring animals to explore and colonise new lands.David Chapple, Bob ... Read more...

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Researcher computes universe’s expansion speed


July 28th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) A researcher has come up with one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the universe is expanding.Florian Beutler, doctoral candidate with the ... Read more...

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El Nino, La Nina can determine whether Australia wins or lose Ashes series


February 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 6(ANI): A scan of Ashes results over more than a century indicates that there is an uncanny correlation between Australia's fortunes and the weather patterns known as El Nino and ... Read more...

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2010 warmest year on record: UN weather agency


January 21st, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 21 (IANS) The year 2010 is the warmest year on record, the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, confirming a long-term trend of global warming."We can indeed report that ... Read more...

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Flooding In Australia Has The Effect Of Disturbance In Commodities Exports


January 5th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Overwhelming deluges, which are spawning mayhem for the inhabitants of north-eastern Australia, are also interfering in the manufacture and export of crucial commodities from an expanse that is significantly vital in the ... Read more...

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Last eclipse of the year Dec 21


December 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A total lunar eclipse Dec 21 will be the last eclipse of 2010, a statement by the Planetary Society, India said Saturday. The eclipse will however not ... Read more...

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Drunken Australian Man Survives After Attempting Crocodile Ride


July 14th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An Australian drunken man tried to climb a crocodile in a zoo after he was thrown out of a pub. He climbed the barbed ... Read more...

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Bright spiralling light spotted in sky Down Under rocket, not UFO


June 6th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 6 (ANI): A Sydney astronomer has said that a bright spiralling light spotted in the sky over eastern Australia, believed to be a UFO, was probably a rocket.People in Victoria, ... Read more...

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New aquatic fungus pushing amphibians on road to extinction


November 24th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 24 (ANI): Reports indicate that a new aquatic fungus is threatening to make many amphibians like frogs and toads extinct.According to a report in Microbiology Today, the fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australia’s red dust storm causes life explosion in Sydney Harbor and beyond


October 12th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that the red dust storm that dumped thousands of tons of soil across eastern Australia two weeks ago has caused an explosion in microscopic life in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Komodo Dragon most likely evolved in Australia 3-4 mln yrs ago


September 30th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): A team of palaeontologists and archaeologists, who studied fossil evidence from Australia, Timor, Flores, Java and India, has shown that Komodo Dragons most likely evolved in Australia around ... Read more...

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Aerosols may have a greater impact on patterns of rainfall than previously thought


February 15th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A leading atmospheric scientist has said that aerosols may have a greater impact on patterns of Australian rainfall and future climate change than previously thought. Aerosols are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brits call Grand Canyon greatest of worlds seven natural wonders


February 9th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon has been voted as the greatest of the seven natural wonders of the world in a new poll of British public.In the poll ... Read more...

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ONGC inks pact with Australias Arrow Energy


January 14th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.14, (ANI): The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia''s Arrow Energy for corporation in Coalbed Methane Sector. The MoU was ... Read more...

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”Secondary” sex characters may be behind evolution of new species


August 26th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): Two biologists at Indiana University Bloomington say that sometimes secondary sex characters which improve a creature''s chances of finding a mate may also drive the reproductive separation ... Read more...

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