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Leap years keep calendars in harmony


March 1st, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Our planet, minus leap years, would experience "calendar climate change" and the seasons would completely swap every 750 years.Astronomy expert Stephen Hughes from the Queensland's University ... Read more...

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New treatment to heal spinal injuries


November 17th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) A new approach to treating spinal injuries among animals could pave the way for prevention of paralysis in thousands of people worldwide every year. Ben Goss, ... Read more...

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Oz varsity launches Harivansh Rai Bachchan scholarship


October 21st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia, which has awarded Amitabh Bachchan an honorary doctorate, will launch a Students Exchange Programme in the ... Read more...

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‘Amitabh has made inestimable contribution to global cinema’


October 20th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Congratulating legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan on receiving an honorary Australian doctorate, the country's High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese said Thursday the Bollywood ... Read more...

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Amitabh to receive doctorate in Brisbane


October 16th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently in Sydney shooting for "The Great Gatsby", is to receive an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of ... Read more...

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Asian mushrooms could help fight prostate cancer


May 24th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Mushroom used in Asia for medicinal purposes vanquished prostate tumour successfully in mice during early trials.Polysaccharopeptide (PSP), a compound extracted from the "turkey tail" mushroom, was ... Read more...

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Anxiety, depression accounts for risky driving


May 18th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) Young drivers who experience anxiety and depression are more likely to take risks on the road, a study says.Birdie Scott-Parker, from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), ... Read more...

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Music therapy for disabled children, and parents too


May 9th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Disabled children and their parents are likely to benefit from music therapy sessions, which can improve social, motor and communication skills. Kate Williams of Queensland University ... Read more...

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Nintendo Wii keeps idle people fit


May 5th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) Nintendo Wii, a popular fitness game console, could get inactive or overweight people back into the exercise regime.A study on Nintendo Wii Fit found that participants, ... Read more...

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Naps between drives cut drowsiness level


April 20th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Pulling over for a 15-minute nap during a long drive reduces your sleepiness level, but a 15-minute break that includes a brisk walk makes no difference.Chris ... Read more...

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Dating online? Beware of spelling and grammar errors!


February 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) Dating may have become hi-tech, but romantic rituals remain much the same, says a new study. Like in traditional dating, online love birds are influenced by non-verbal cues ... Read more...

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New vitamin E treatment for prostate cancer


October 20th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Queensland University of Technology (QUT) prostate cancer researchers have found that a new vitamin E treatment could significantly reduce tumour regrowth.Dr Patrick Ling, whose research will be a ... Read more...

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Blind inventors make computers accessible for the visually challenged


October 6th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Two blind computer programmers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have developed a free, open-source program which provides a synthetic voice to read the words on a computer ... Read more...

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‘Guilt-tripping women’ into breastfeeding not effective: Study


September 16th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Oz scientists are embarking on a study of mums in the United Kingdom to determine if "guilt-tripping women" into breastfeeding is effective in persuading them to opt for ... Read more...

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Australian burns Quran and Bible


September 13th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 13 (IANS) An Australian has posted a video of himself burning the Quran and the Bible on video sharing website YouTube, drawing widespread criticism, a media report said Monday. Queensland University ... Read more...

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Risk of cardiovascular disease rises in winters


May 27th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In winters, there is an increase in the rate of cardiovascular disease because many people don't know how to rug up against the cold, an Aussie study has ... Read more...

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Males follow older siblings’ example in drinking


May 26th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Males influence their younger siblings into copycat drinking, says a new study. Ryan McAndrew, of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, said ... Read more...

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Sexually-oriented ads quite a turn-off for Asians


May 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 21 (IANS) Sexual content in ads can be quite a turn-off for Asian audiences, specially women, says a new study. Sukanlaya Sawang from Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) School of Management, ... Read more...

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Bad decisions, not being trapped, lead to drownings in floods


April 15th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 15 (ANI): If a new Australian research is to be believed, then people are drowning in floods not because they're trapped, but because they make bad choices.The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Lazy label aggravates kids’ problems


April 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Children labelled as lazy by teachers and parents may have numerous learning difficulties that could underlie their apparent lack of motivation, a new study says. Linda Gilmore, educational psychologist ... Read more...

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Car simulator unveiled in Queensland


March 19th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 19 (ANI): Queensland's University of Technology has unveiled a new driving simulator that can help reduce the road toll by providing data on how alcohol or sleep deprivation can affect ... Read more...

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Operate multiple accounts with single password


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 2 (IANS) A little-used internet authentication system from the 1980s could enable web users to securely log in only once per internet session, says a new study. PhD researcher S. Suriadi ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding in public ‘embarrassing’ for Gen Ys


February 3rd, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 3 (ANI): A study suggests that mums and dads of the future are more likely to be against breastfeeding in the public as they find it embarrassing.The survey of Generation ... Read more...

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Ads can blur the shady reputation of products


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Ads can blur the shady reputation of a product with positive imagery, says new research. For instance, advertising the Chinese origin of a toy can be as successful as ... Read more...

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Sleep deprived mothers more crash prone


February 1st, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Sleep deprived new mothers are at considerable risk of crashing when they get behind the wheel, says a new study Kerry Armstrong and Simon Smith, from Queensland University ... Read more...

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Classrooms may be more polluted than outdoors


December 25th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 25 (IANS) Some classrooms have higher levels of ultrafine pollutants than outdoors due to activities like glueing, painting and drawing, says a new study. There also were significant increases ... Read more...

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Religion spilling out of churches and mosques, into the web


December 10th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Religion is spilling out of the confines of churches, mosques and temples into the web, according to a new study. Penn State University (PSU) researchers examined how people use ... Read more...

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Aussies attempt world’s longest jam session


September 6th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 6 (ANI): Artists in Australia have attempted to grab a place in the record books with a jam session lasting seven days.More than 850 musicians took part in the 150-hour ... Read more...

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Australian varsity, IGNOU to train Indian primary teachers (Lead)


September 1st, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) An Australian university Tuesday joined hands with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) here to train elementary teachers in rural India and to help the country ... Read more...

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Australian varsity to train Indian primary teachers


September 1st, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Helping India attain universal primary education, an Australian university Tuesday joined hands with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) here to train elementary teachers in rural ... Read more...

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Tunnels are 1,000 times more polluted than open roads


August 28th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) A dangerous cocktail of ultra fine particles, lurking inside tunnels, makes them up to 1,000 more polluted than open roads, says a new study. "The results show that, ... Read more...

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Extreme sports enthusiasts actually very cautious


July 15th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 15 (IANS) The image of those who take part in extreme sports is usually that of risk-takers and adrenaline junkies, but in reality the opposite is true. Most people into ... Read more...

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Glaze your windows and you may not need ACs (Lead)


July 14th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 14 (IANS) Can double glazing of windows provide an eco-friendly alternative to airconditioning? Effective insulation through glazing could help mitigate the increasing dependence on energy-consuming airconditioners, according to an Australian ... Read more...

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Can eco-friendly glazed windows replace ACs?


July 14th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 14 (IANS) Effective glazing of windowpanes may reduce the growing reliance on energy-gobbling airconditioners, says a researcher at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). John Bell, professor at the QUT Institute of ... Read more...

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Don’t panic if your teen is into social networking sites


June 29th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Parents need not worry if their teens are into social networking sites - they are savvy enough to minimize risks for themselves, according to a recent study. Kerry Mallan, ... Read more...

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