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Did a crashing meteor kick-start Ice Ages?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A gigantic meteor collided with the earth about 2.5 million years ago, generating the mother of all tsunamis, hundreds of metres high, possibly plunging the planet ... Read more...

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Paralympics: Chinese fencers shine, Australian swimmer wins sixth gold


September 5th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) China's gold tally reached 53 at the Paralympics thanks to wheelchair fencing, while Australian para-swimmer Jacqueline Freney took her sixth gold medal from her sixth event ... Read more...

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Take breaks, sleep to learn better


August 21st, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Trying to master a new skill or new dance steps? Make sure you take good breaks while training because you'll learn faster than if you push ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup: Australia march into semis


August 19th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 19 (IANS) Australia pulled off a clinical five-wicket victory over Bangladesh Sunday to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the ICC under-19 cricket World Cup. Bangladesh, ... Read more...

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Company offers free beer to attract workers


August 7th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) An Australian company is so desperate to attract skilled workers that it is offering successful applicants free beer for a year, Daily Mail reported.Like most remote ... Read more...

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Vaccination can prevent cervical cancer deaths: Experts


August 7th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India, where over 70,000 women die of cervical cancer every year, should opt for preventive vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that causes the disease ... Read more...

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Twin viruses linked to prostate cancer


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) Two common viruses linked to human cancers are both present and may even be collaborating with each other in most male prostate cancers.A new research has ... Read more...

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Four Australians taking $1 mn cash, steroids to Bangladesh


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Four Australians have been arrested while trying to carry over one million dollars in cash and a large quantity of steroids. According to the police, they ... Read more...

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Man accused of killing Indian in Australia cleared of charge


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 2 (IANS) A man accused of murdering an Indian two years ago has been cleared of the charge by an Australian court.Ranjodh Singh died after he was stabbed ... Read more...

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Electronic nose helps locate deadly tumour


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers have designed an electronic nose to help diagnose malignant mesothelioma (cancerous tumour) early on, with a breath test.Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon, usually fatal, cancerous ... Read more...

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Aussies get threatening SMS


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 23 (IANS) People in Australia's New South Wales state are getting a mobile phone text message that warns them they will be killed unless they send $5,000 to ... Read more...

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Fiery pacer Brett Lee retires from international cricket


July 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) It's official, I have retired from international cricket! Thanks for all your love and support. It's been an amazing 13 years -- so tweeted Australian ... Read more...

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Australian killer auditions for film role


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 3 (IANS) An Australian walked into a film set and auditioned for a role in a thriller, just days after he allegedly beheaded his neighbour, a media report ... Read more...

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Try sprinting to shed belly fat


July 1st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 1 (IANS) Want to shed that belly fat? Try sprinting, say Australian researchers.Just 20 minutes of sprints on an exercise bike, three times a week, will do.It ... Read more...

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Australian Katich retires from first class cricket


June 12th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 12 (IANS) Former Australian Test opener Simon Katich Tuesday announced his retirement from first class cricket at home.In a statement, Robert Joske Management, the agency that manages Katich ... Read more...

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Snails clear seaweed to keep coral reefs beautiful


June 4th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Tiny snails keep coral reefs and seashores stunningly beautiful by getting rid of the ugly seaweed that might otherwise crowd them, a study says. "What may ... Read more...

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A biosensor to detect drugs!


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new generation of biosensors that can spot microscopic traces of contaminants in less than an hour.Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a ... Read more...

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Clarke won’t play till late 30s


May 25th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, May 25 (IANS) Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke revealed that he won't play cricket into his late 30s due to a back problem that was diagnosed at the age ... Read more...

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Tight British visas driving Indian students to Australia


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 22 (IANS) In a classic reversal of a situation a few years ago, Australian universities now stand to benefit from the recent tightening of student visa ... Read more...

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Australian to graduate at 97!


May 4th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) A 97-year-old Australian is set to create another world record by becoming the world's oldest university graduate.Allan Stewart, from Tea Gardens on the New South Wales ... Read more...

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Usman Khawaja considering moving to Queensland


May 1st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Out of favour, Australian Test batsman Usman Khwaja is mulling a move to Queensland after telling Bulls players he wants to move north.It's thought that a ... Read more...

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Can video games promote healthier aging?


April 24th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 24 (IANS) Videogame technology has significant benefits for older adults by providing cognitive stimulation and being a source of social interaction, exercise, and fun, say two new studies.The ... Read more...

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Woman wins case for injuries during sex while on duty


April 21st, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) An Australian woman has won a court battle to seek workers' compensation after being injured while having sex in a motel room when a light fitting ... Read more...

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Kid survives on chocolate near dead mom


April 16th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A two-year-old girl in Australia survived on chocolate for five days after her mother died in their home.The child was found near the body of her ... Read more...

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Warmer waters prime fish species for more sperm


April 11th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Warmer waters can spike the reproductive capacity of the 'pest' fish known as gambusia and also invest them with faster swimming speeds, says a new study ... Read more...

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Bollinger hopes IPL stint earns him Australia recall


April 10th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings speedster Doug Bollinger wants to take "more and more" wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL), hoping it gets him a recall ... Read more...

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Dolphins form close knit ties with kin


March 29th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Male dolphins are not only gregarious, they also form complex alliances with their close kin and friends, says a study.Groups of two to three males ... Read more...

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Gujarat NRE Coking Coal gets nod for longwall mining in Australia


March 28th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Gujarat NRE Coking Coal Limited, the Australian subsidiary of Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd (GNCL), Wednesday announced it has received approval from the government of Australia's New ... Read more...

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Sydney’s monorail to be dismantled


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Sydney's monorail is reaching the end of its economic life and will be pulled down, the New South Wales (NSW) government said Friday.The state government has ... Read more...

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Swimsuit model held for heading global drug ring


March 18th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) A swimsuit model, who was once voted one of FHM magazine's "sexiest women in the world", has been arrested in Australia on charges of heading an ... Read more...

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11,000-year-old human sub-species found in China


March 15th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Scientists have found a previously unknown human subspecies, distinct from the present day Homosapiens, that may have lived in China 11,500 years ago.Fossil remains of a ... Read more...

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Some corals unfazed by global warming


March 13th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Unfazed by the most severe ecological threats, some coral reefs may yet be adapting to warmer oceans.Coral populations which unexpectedly survived a massive bleaching event in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Keep your cool with wrong hand


March 12th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) People who find it difficult to rein in their aggression and yell at others even for silly mistakes can benefit by simply using the wrong ... Read more...

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A clock 100-fold more accurate than its atomic cousins


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 11 (IANS) A new timekeeping system could be a 100 times more accurate than the best atomic clocks in existence, gaining or losing only 1/20th of a second ... Read more...

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Weak current could zap you out of blues


March 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Stimulating the brain with a weak current could be a safe and effective way of zapping you out of the blues, a study reveals.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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