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How solitary locusts turn maurading bands


August 30th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Vast locust swarms, spread over many square kilometres, can blot out the sky and destroy standing crops whenever they land. The scourge has been well recorded ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New drugs to kill cancers minus side-effects


May 21st, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 21 (IANS) A new class of drugs which kills cancers but causes minimal side-effects is being developed by researchers. "These new agents attack a fundamental characteristic of cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fatty acids can fight cancer spread


April 11th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Omega-3 agents could potentially block the path of primary cancer tumours, preventing more advanced cancers, according to researchers. Michael Murray, professor of pharmogenetics at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Akhilesh Yadav: From football, movies to crown of UP politics (Profile)


March 10th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) When Akhilesh Yadav was Saturday chosen to be the next Uttar Pradesh chief minister, few knew that the formative steps of this 38-years-old political career ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

At 38, Akhilesh to be UP’s youngest chief minister (Second Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is set to get its youngest chief minister in 38-year-old Akhilesh Yadav, with the Samajwadi Party (SP) legislature party Saturday unanimously electing him ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

MacGill wants to play in IPL


December 26th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Former Australian spinner Stuart MacGill has nominated himself for the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction in February, following his return to Twenty20 cricket after eight ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

MacGill returns to cricket with Big Bash League


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill is the latest player to come out of retirement to feature in the domestic Twenty20 Big Bash league.MacGill, who has not ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

In shoals, fishes like school kids follow rules


November 8th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) At school it is all about watching the kid nearest to you and making sure you do what they do. Fish apply the same rules when ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Withdrawal symptoms in addicts could be reversed


November 1st, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) A breakthrough could help drug addicts avoid distressing withdrawal symptoms.Researchers have shown how a protein in nerve cells drives the withdrawal response, a complex and intensely ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Asians, Europeans need different doses for same condition


October 17th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Dietary and lifestyle differences may explain why South Asians and Europeans require different doses of drugs to treat similar conditions.Vidya Perera, final year pharmacy doctoral student ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Despite heart attack during exam, student qualifies for varsity


August 21st, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A student suffered a heart attack during an exam in Britain and yet went on to win a place at a university.Eighteen-year-old Jairaj Chandran collapsed barely ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clark stands down from full-time cricket for administrative role


May 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) Australia's former Test seamer Stuart Clark Wednesday stepped down from full-time cricket commitments to balance his new role as the general manager of the Sydney Sixers ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Software shows how Earth evolved millions of years ago


March 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) A new software allows us to see not only the Earth's surface as it is now, but also takes us back in time to see how ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Online study killing university life Down Under


February 27th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 27 (ANI): A survey of academics in Australia has found that the push towards web-based learning at universities has halved student attendance rates in some courses and dramatically increased working ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Thinking cap’ actually makes people ‘think outside the box’


February 9th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 9 (ANI): It's official - the 'thinking cap' developed by Australian researchers really makes people 'think outside the box'.Professor Allan Snyder and Richard Chi from Sydney University's Centre of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whipping ‘won’t make racehorses run faster’


January 29th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): If you think that whipping would make your horse run faster as it nears the finishing line, then you are wrong.A new research has suggested that whipping racehorses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Buy tickets to watch brain surgeon operate


January 28th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 28 (IANS) A prominent brain surgeon in Australia has startled the medical fraternity by auctioning tickets to let people watch him perform surgeries in the operation theatre. Apalled by such ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Spoonful of honey boosts energy


December 12th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Ancient Greek athletes consumed honey to boost their energy and performance levels during Olympics events as it contains glucose and fructose, known to produce tremendous reserves of glycogen ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stronger anti-cholestrol drugs can cut heart attack deaths


November 9th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) More powerful statins - drugs used to lower cholesterol levels associated with cardiovascular diseases - can cut down deaths from heart attacks, a study shows. Researchers from Oxford ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A woman is Punjab’s new finance minister (Second Lead)


October 20th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Less than a week after Manpreet Singh Badal was sacked as the finance minister of Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday named a woman, Upinderjit Kaur, to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Punjab’s woman finance minister is professor, author


October 20th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Probably the only woman to be finance minister of an Indian state, Punjab's new finance minister Upinderjit Kaur holds a doctorate in economics, has been a professor at ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ex Oz premier bats for US-style presidential system


October 12th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 12 (ANI): Former West Australian premier Geoff Gallop has said that Canberra might get a better Federal Parliament and superior ministers if it adopts an American-type system.According to The Age, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Breeding changes dog’s brain


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Selective breeding of domestic dogs is not only changing the way animals look but is also driving major changes in the canine brain, experts have found. The brains of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bible preaches to ‘go for sex’, claims Oz sexologist


July 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 26 (ANI): A study has found that while most magazines are full of advice on better sex, the best recipe for sexual satisfaction comes from the Bible.At a Melbourne conference ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Black box inventor dies


July 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 21 (DPA) David Warren, the Australian who invented the black box flight-data recorder 54 years ago, has died at the age of 85, Defence Force officials said Wednesday. He started working ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Asians top in Australia’s high school entrance test


July 3rd, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 3 (IANS) Children of Asian migrants outperform their English-speaking counterparts in the entrance test of selective top high schools in Australia. Analysis shows that 42 percent of children from non-English speaking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Asian pupils top the entry tests for selective schools in Australia


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 3 (ANI): Children of recent Asian migrants are outperforming students from English-speaking households to dominate the ranks of the top selective high schools in the country.According to the Sydney Morning ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kids should text rather than talk on mobile


June 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 27 (IANS) Children should text rather than talk on their mobile phones, Australia's radiation safety watchdog has said, noting that a child's skull is thinner and could absorb more radiation. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Office work taking over bedroom, lounge - courtesy laptops, smart phones


April 5th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 5 (ANI): Office goers are taking their work in the bedroom, the lounge, and even on that rare kids' outing as well, thanks to laptops and smart phones making it ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Pig Blood Used In Cigarette Filters?


March 30th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sydney, Mar 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) So you were looking for one more reason to quit smoking? Thank Prof Simon Chapman who has recently concluded his research that states cigarette filters ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Basic human rights being trampled in Australia in absence of federal Bill of Rights: Ex-state premie


March 18th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Mar.18 (ANI): Basic human rights are being trampled on by "authoritarian" governments in Australia in the absence of a federal bill of rights, former West Australian premier Geoff Gallop has claimed. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sydney is world’s most hostile city for cycling


March 13th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 13 (ANI): Sydney, Australia has earned itself the name of being the developed world's most hostile city for cycling.US academic John Pucher, who spent a sabbatical year researching ways to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Porn and pirate movie club in Oz colleges sparks outrage


January 17th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, January 17 (ANI): A secret computer network set up by students at Sydney University's elite residential colleges for circulating pornography, pirated movies and music has sparked outrage among officials.The 'peer to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australians excited by outdoor sex


November 25th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 25 (DPA) Photographs published Wednesday in Australia of an anonymous couple having sex in a Sydney clock tower in full view of midday shoppers sparked a flurry of confessions on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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