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Fossils of bird-like dinosaurs discovered in Australia


May 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) Seven different killer dinosaurs once inhabited what is now southeastern Australia, ranging in size from cat-sized killers to a nine-metre-long T. Rex-like predator. The discovery represents ... Read more...

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Climate change triggers early grape ripening


February 28th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) Climate change is causing the early ripening of grapes, latest research shows.Scientists attribute the fruit's ripening to climate warming and a decline in soil water content, ... Read more...

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Earth becoming a windier place: Study


March 25th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the world is getting breezier.Although global warming is a suspect, researchers can't say for sure whether climate change is behind the growing ... Read more...

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Oz birds lure mates with ’scary movie effect’


January 19th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Have your ever used a horror film to bring your date closer? Well, a new study has revealed that Australian birds use the same 'scary movie effect' to ... Read more...

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Jessica Watson completes around the world sail


May 16th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, May 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A sixteen-year-old Australian has sailed around the world to become the youngest solo sailor in history. Jessica Watson created history when she spent seven months on ... Read more...

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Fossil helps unravel secrets of baleen whales


December 24th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 24 (IANS) A 25 million-year-old fossil found near Torquay in Victoria, Australia has helped researchers unravel the origin of baleen whales. A new study, conducted by Erich Fitzgerald, palaeobiologist at Museum ... Read more...

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Scientist unlocks secrets to the origin of whales


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): A scientist has unlocked the secrets to the origin of baleen whales, thanks to a 25 million year old fossil found near Torquay in Victoria in Australia.The scientist ... Read more...

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850 new species discovered in semi-arid Australia


September 29th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 29 (IANS) About 850 new species inhabiting underground water, caves and micro-caverns have been discovered in semi-arid Australia. These invertebrates include various insects, small crustaceans, spiders, worms and many others. ... Read more...

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Scientists discover 850 new species of invertebrates in Australia


September 28th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): Australian researchers have discovered 850 new species of invertebrates, which include various insects, small crustaceans, spiders, worms and many others, in underground water, caves and "micro-caverns" amid the ... Read more...

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Human-generated aerosols from northern hemisphere may affect rainfall patterns in Australia


August 27th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): Australian scientists, using a climate model, have suggested that human-generated aerosols from the northern hemisphere may have contributed to increased rainfall in north-western and central Australia, and decreased ... Read more...

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Tropics encroaching on temperate climate zones


July 6th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) The tropical zone is expanding into what have been humid temperate climate zones, according to a review of scientific data. The authors of a recent study concluded that ... Read more...

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Windy locations that can meet world’s energy demands 100 times over


June 16th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University identifies various locations around the world for exploiting high-altitude winds, which globally contain enough energy ... Read more...

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New York identified as prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds


June 16th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University identifies New York as a prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds, which globally contain enough ... Read more...

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Australias killer bushfires have their origins in Indian Ocean


March 25th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 25 (ANI): Climate experts have uncovered a link between the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and the killer bushfires in Australia.Found by Dr Wenju Cai and Tim Cowan, of CSIROs ... Read more...

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This February was the Earth’s ninth warmest since 1880


March 16th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) The combined land and ocean surface average temperature for February was the ninth warmest since records began in 1880, according to an analysis by National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... 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...

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Victoria bushfire death toll rises to 181, 80 missing


February 11th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.11 (ANI): The death toll from the bushfires raging across southern Australia, and particularly in the state of Victoria, has risen to 181. According to reports filed by both The ... Read more...

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Oz wildfires may give rise to ”Forest Jihad” terrorists: Experts


February 10th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.10 (ANI): Terrorism experts suspect Muslim extremists are closely watching and taking note of the devastation caused by the massive bushfires in southern Australia. While Australian authorities have revealed no evidence ... Read more...

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Oz bushfire death toll rises to 173, towns ruined


February 10th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.10 (ANI): The bushfire death toll in southern Australia has risen to 173, even as several towns have been completely ruined. According to news.com.au, the police are hunting down the arsonist ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean plays profound role in driving southern Australian drought


February 5th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Feb 5 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the Indian Ocean plays a profound role in driving the southern Australian drought.According to a report in ABC News, ... Read more...

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Ice age maps predict change in Australian climate


January 20th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) New maps of the earth's surface during the peak of the last Ice Age points to northern Australia become wetter and southern Australia drier due to climate change ... Read more...

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DNA analysis reveals new dolphin species


November 22nd, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Using DNA analysis, scientists have confirmed the discovery of a new third species of bottlenose dolphin in the waters off southern Australia, which is the only second ... Read more...

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Cane toads wouldnt be able to survive in Southern Australia due to cold temps


August 27th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the cane toad would be unable to survive in Southern Australia because its march will grind to a halt once it ... Read more...

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Ancient wombats belonged to the same species


June 24th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new study has suggested that despite their vastly different sizes, ancient wombats that roamed Australia about two million to 10,000 years ago, all belonged to the ... Read more...

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One in eight bird species face extinction because of climate change


May 20th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
London, May 20 (ANI): The latest assessment of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has determined that one in eight bird species are facing the threat of extinction ... Read more...

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Crayfish existed in Australia as far back as the Mesozoic Era


February 7th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): The discovery of crayfish body fossils and burrows in Victoria, Australia, has provided the first physical evidence that crayfish existed on the continent as far back as the ... Read more...

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