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Hollywood trivializes menstruation?


July 13th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Hollywood culture trivializes menstruation, raising concerns about whether it is frightening girls into believing the experience is worse than the reality, according to a study.Researcher Lauren ... Read more...

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India, Australia collaborate for scientific research


June 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Top scientists in India and Australia will receive funding for cutting-edge research in fields of environment science, materials science, stem cells and vaccines as part ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dark chocolate reduces risk of cardiac fatalities


June 4th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces risks of fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, new research says. Monash University researchers showed that dark chocolate's blood pressure-and cholesterol-lowering ... Read more...

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Ritalin boon for people who commit mistakes


February 28th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) Psychostimulant drug Ritalin could be a boon for people who commit mistakes habitually, even without being aware of them, says an Australian study.A single dose of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

White roofs cool buildings


January 30th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Building roofs painted white are able to deflect heat and cool them by three percent on hot days, a study says. "Reflective white paint on commercial ... Read more...

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Nuns prescribed the pill to avoid cancer


December 9th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Regardless of their celibacy vows, nuns should take contraceptive pills to cut cancer threat, researchers in Australia have suggested.Like any other women who don't have children, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Without dads boys go wild, girls unaffected


November 27th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Adolescent boys are likely to turn to delinquency if they do not have a father figure in their lives. However, the presence or absence of fathers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘India, Australia, US should form pact to tackle China’


November 4th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 4 (IANS) India, Australia and the US should come together to form a trilateral security pact to counter the rising naval power of China, a report by three ... Read more...

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Australia opens brain research centre


October 17th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 17 (IANS) The world's fifth largest brain research centre was officially opened in this Australian city Monday. The $227 million Melbourne Brain Centre will host 700 researchers, who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arctic region warming fastest on earth


July 4th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Experts have warned that the Arctic region is warming at the fastest pace on earth because of rising air temperatures, more rainfall and decreasing snowfall, consequently ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists identify gene behind rare brain disorder


May 9th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Scientist have identified the gene responsible for Kufs disease -- a rare but fatal hereditary brain disorder, usually identified in early adulthood. Kufs is activated by ... Read more...

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Oz’s first bionic eye a step closer to reality


April 1st, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 01 (ANI): Australia's first bionic eye is a step closer to reality after scientists developed a microchip to be inserted into the retina of vision-impaired patients.The microchip, the engine of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells help women regrow breasts after surgery


February 20th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): A new technique, which uses stem cells, could help women regrow their breasts after cancer surgery.Experts in the UK and Melbourne University in Australia say that the new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

City noises have forced songbirds to sing a different tune


January 6th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 6 (ANI): Urban noises have created such disturbance that songbirds have been forced to change the pitch and pace of their song, a study has found.Melbourne University researchers found urban ... Read more...

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Rudd ‘roasted for gate-crashing’ Clinton’s ‘Q&A show’


November 10th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 10 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has been condemned for demanding a place to share the limelight with the US Secretary of State, in a heavily promoted 'Q&A ... Read more...

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Using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube ‘refreshes deskbound employees’


October 24th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): A new Melbourne University research has concluded that Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, as well as music and online video sites like YouTube, are the ... Read more...

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Violence against Indian students to cause enrolment drop by 95% in 2011, warns OZ professor


October 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 15 (ANI): Melbourne University vice-chancellor Glyn Davis has warned that a number of racist attacks on Indian students in Victoria had trashed Australia's reputation 'almost overnight' and could cause the ... Read more...

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Indian student numbers to dip in Australia by 80 percent


October 14th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 14 (IANS) The number of Indian students enrolling at Australian universities for the 2011 academic year is set to plunge by 80 percent, an academic said.Melbourne University Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis ... Read more...

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Stringent visa rules, fear of attack on ethnic students affecting Oz varsity export earnings


September 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept.15 (ANI): Universities in Australia rely heavily on foreign student fees to keep themselves financially afloat, but over the past 18 months, a number of factors have led to a fall ... Read more...

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Nurture, not nature, explains why men, women are different


August 16th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Nurture, not nature, explains why men and women are so different. Psychologists say it is nurture that has the largest effect on the skills, attributes and personalities of ... Read more...

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‘Men are from Mars and women from Venus’ theory is a myth


August 16th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Defying the old adage promoted in 1992 bestseller 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus', a new book has claimed that the two genders are actually from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian students forced to share rooms with 10 over lack of housing in Melbourne


July 19th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19(ANI): Costly and lack of housing options in Melbourne is forcing international students, including Indians, to share rooms with as many as nine others.The Victorian Tenants Union said that rent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

IPads, TVs could soon be rolled up like newspapers


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 2 (ANI): New-age gadgets like Apple's iPads and televisions could soon be rolled up like newspapers, thanks to a new technology being developed by researchers in Australia and Italy.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Membrane to cut carbon dioxide emission from coal power units


June 17th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) High-tech cling wraps that filter out carbon dioxide (CO2) from waste gases can help save the world, says the researcher who developed the technology. The membranes can be fitted ... Read more...

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Oz women as young as 18 taking overseas cosmetic-surgery holidays


June 9th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 9 (ANI): It has emerged Australian women, as young as 18, are going overseas to have cosmetic-surgery in a bid to reclaim their youth.One such individual is single mother Ambah ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kids as young as 3 questioned about kissing, flirting by Oz researcher


May 18th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 18 (ANI): A Melbourne university researcher grilled children as young as three about kissing and flirting as part of a project.Dr Mindy Blaise from Monash University spent five days at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nielsen predicts different coaches for different versions of cricket


April 14th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 14 (ANI): Australia's cricket coach Tim Nielsen has predicted that the growth of Twenty20 will eventually demand different coaches for different forms of the game.Cricket Australia has outsourced some of ... Read more...

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95 per cent chance that Man is to blame for global warming


March 5th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 5 (ANI): A new study has found that there is a 95 per cent chance that human activity is to blame for global warming, and only 5 percent chance that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Despite attacks, Indians queueing to become Australian citizens


January 26th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Despite all the reports of violence against Indians, hundreds of them are becoming Australian citizens, making India the third most represented country, followed by Britain and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Protein group prime candidate for potent malaria vaccine


January 19th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a protein group that could be worked into the first ever potent malaria vaccine. Presently no vaccine against malaria is available, but it could be developed ... Read more...

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Oz teachers ‘act out text’ to teach Shakespeare


January 13th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 13 (ANI): Teachers from around Australia have joined a workshop at Melbourne University with a senior member of the Royal Shakespeare Company on how to spark students' interest in William ... Read more...

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Academic says Australia in state of denial over assaults on Indians


January 13th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.13 (ANI): An internationally respected Australian academic has told a major conference in Switzerland that Australia is in a state of denial on the racially motivated attacks against international students, including ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kangaroo ‘dream cream’ may prevent skin cancer


November 30th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, November 30 (ANI): Kangaroos may be the long awaited answer to preventing skin cancer.Researchers from Melbourne University, Dr Linda Feketeova and Dr Uta Wille, along with Austrian scientists from the University ... Read more...

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South African runner Semenya a hermaphrodite


September 11th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (DPA) Leaked gender tests on women's 800-metre world champion Caster Semenya revealed that she is a hermaphrodite. The Daily Telegraph reported that gender tests confirmed that the South African has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australia-India Institute launched


September 1st, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Australian Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard Tuesday announced funding of $8.1 million for setting up the Australia-India Institute at the University of Melbourne. Gillard, who began her five-day ... Read more...

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