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Brain stimulation boosts problem-solving capacity


March 30th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 30 (IANS) Stimulating the brain can boost one's ability to solve complex problems, a new study suggests."The results suggest non-invasive brain stimulation could assist people in solving tasks ... 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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Knee surgery inhibits return to sports


March 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Knee reconstruction surgery is not of much help as around 40 percent of people do not return to their previous level of activity or participation in ... Read more...

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Clarke admits he is in talks with Pune Warriors


March 26th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke admits that he is in talks with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors."That opportunity has been presented to my management ... Read more...

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Australian, Chinese airlines start joint venture


March 26th, 2012 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Australia's Qantas Airline has entered into a joint venture agreement with China Eastern Airlines to launch a low-cost airline in Asia.Jetstar Hong Kong will begin flights ... 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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Astronomers identify extremely unusual galaxy


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Astronomers have identified an extremely rare galaxy resembling an emerald-cut diamond, a shape totally unlike any other in existence.Astronomers from Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Finland discovered ... Read more...

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Transparent solar cells to tap windows for energy


March 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) A researcher is tapping windows in high-rise buildings to produce energy cheaply and more efficiently with transparent solar cells, a study reveals.Mark Bissett, who just completed ... Read more...

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Red meat combats depression among women


March 21st, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Despite bad publicity, eating red meat in moderation actually combats depression and anxiety among women, a study reveals.Felice Jacka, associate professor from Deakin's University Barwon Psychiatric ... Read more...

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Global warming curbs won’t prevent steep sea rise


March 21st, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Even if we manage to curb global warming to two degrees Celsius, future generations could still face a sea level rise 12 to 22 metres higher ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate change could wipe out rarest forests


March 20th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Many of the world's rarest and richest forests, located in high-altitudes, could be all but wiped out by the combined impact of man-made climate change and ... Read more...

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Pre-historic fish had tiniest yet sharpest teeth


March 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) A long-extinct prehistoric fish had the sharpest teeth that have ever been recorded, even though they were only a millimetre in size.Scientists from Monash and Bristol ... Read more...

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Internet users wary of backdoor snooping


March 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 19 (IANS) Internet users are uneasy about websites collecting personal information on behalf of advertisers and how they might commercialise it, according to a survey.Mark Andrejevic from ... Read more...

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Consumers tell lies to get rewards (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Consumers who tell lies during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when their lying fetches them rewards."Although we might expect that a positive ... Read more...

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Consumers can tell lies to get rewards


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Consumers who resort to lies during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when their lying fetches them rewards."Although we might expect that a ... Read more...

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Forrest, Wade in Australia’s Test squad; Haddin retained


March 14th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 14 (IANS) Wicket-keeper Brad Haddin Wednesday retained his place in the 16-member Australia squad announced Wednesday for the first Test in the West Indies. Peter Forrest and Matthew ... Read more...

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Australian consumer sentiment falls


March 14th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 14 (IANS) Australia's consumer sentiment has tumbled after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4.25 percent in February and March, ... Read more...

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Space travel could thrill but also kill


March 13th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Space travel could be the ultimate in human adventure but there's a catch - it could thrill but also kill and destroy everything within sight.It could ... Read more...

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Breakthrough opens way for curing auto-immune disease


March 13th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) A revolutionary breakthrough could finally pave the way to cure practically incurable and debilitating auto-immune diseases such as lupus and Sjogren's syndrome.These auto-immune diseases are ... 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...

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Scientists crack riddle of clot-busting enzyme


March 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 12 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the riddle of a clot-busting enzyme, potentially opening the way to more effective therapy for stroke, heart attack and cancer.Monash University researchers, led ... Read more...

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Scientists create salt-tolerant wheat


March 12th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 12 (IANS) Salty soil may no longer come in the way of planting wheat but could actually improve its yield by 25 percent, a study reveals.Using 'non-GM' crop ... 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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Fish make sacrifices to play great dads


March 9th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Cardinal fish can go to great lengths to protect their young. That means starving or even putting up with a jealous spouse - and often, dying ... 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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Australia dismisses loss of overseas student as ‘good thing’


March 9th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Unfazed by a massive drop of A$3bn in the revenue from international students in the last one year, Australian Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has even ... Read more...

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Floods, transport chaos hits Sydney


March 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) Torrential rains hit Sydney Thursday, causing flash floods and transport chaos in the city.The Bureau of Meteorology said about 119 mm of rain fell on parts ... Read more...

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Food poison scare for Tasmanian cricketers


March 7th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Ahead of the final round of Sheffield Shield games, some of the Tasmanian cricketers were down with food poisoning and had to be put on intravenous ... Read more...

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Australian GDP rises


March 7th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Australia's gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 0.4 percent in the December quarter of 2011 after a revised increase of 0.8 percent in the September quarter, ... Read more...

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Kylie Minogue teases with new tour poster


March 7th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Kylie Minogue has released titillating artwork for her new concert tour. She has worn just a banner in the ad.The short Australian crooner has worn ... Read more...

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Australia keeps cash rate on hold


March 6th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Tuesday announced its decision to keep the official cash rate on hold at 4.25 percent.The RBA, after its March board ... Read more...

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Australia’s current account deficit widens


March 6th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Australia's current account deficit widened to 8.37 billion AU dollars ($8.93 billion) in the December quarter of 2011, following an upwardly revised deficit of 5.82 billion ... Read more...

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Australia’s consumer prices rise: Survey


March 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 5 (IANS) Australia's consumer prices rose slightly in February due to more expensive fruit, vegetables, alcohol, tobacco and automotive fuel, according to a survey released Monday.The TD Securities-Melbourne ... Read more...

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Bob Carr named new Australian foreign minister


March 4th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has named Bob Carr as the country's new foreign minister.Carr, a former premier of New South Wales, is a prolific writer ... Read more...

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Indian billionaires jostle for coal in Australia


March 4th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Driven by an insatiable demand for energy back home, a number of Indian billionaires are jostling to get their hands on Australian coal mines.G.V.K. Reddy-led and ... Read more...

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