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Ice age to interglacial period: Greatest climate change


July 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 24 (IANS) The greatest climate change ever recorded by the world over the last 100,000 years has been the transition from the ice age to the warm interglacial ... Read more...

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3.3 million killed by wildfire smoke between 1997-2006


February 21st, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Smoke from landscape fires caused the deaths of more than 3.3 million people worldwide between 1997 and 2006, according to a new study.The hardest hit were ... Read more...

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Male echidnas wake hibernating females to mate


January 12th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has unlocked some surprising traits of the echidnas.Tasmanian researchers have found that these spiky mammals are particularly not careful at all when it comes to ... Read more...

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Healthy habits in youth linked to better cholesterol levels in adulthood


January 4th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that adopting healthy habits in youth is associated with more favourable cholesterol levels in adulthood.Costan G. Magnussen, of University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, ... Read more...

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Skipping breakfast risky for the heart


October 27th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A new study shows that leaving the house on an empty stomach leads to obesity, larger fat stores around the stomach and higher cholesterol levels -- all major ... Read more...

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Skipping breakfast too often ‘ups heart disease risk’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Leaving the house on an empty stomach increases the risk of potentially deadly heart disease, says a new research.It shows that regularly skipping breakfast leads to obesity, larger ... Read more...

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Why ‘Aussies’ shorten words


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 22 (ANI): From "barbie" (barbeque) to "arvo" (afternoon) and "rellies" (relatives), Aussies are known to shorten words as they speak, and now a university is delving deeper into the most ... Read more...

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Beware! Smoking can upset your genes


July 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Scientists have found that exposure to cigarette smoke not only upsets gene expression - the process by which genetic information is converted into the structures and functions of ... Read more...

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Can mobile phones help smokers kick the butt?


July 4th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 04 (ANI): Mobile phones could be the next weapon in the fight against smoking, says a scientist.According to The Mercury, Dr Stuart Ferguson, researcher at the University of Tasmania, is ... Read more...

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World’s water cycle has intensified


April 17th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Ocean salinities show an intensified water cycle, according to a new research.The stronger water cycle means arid regions have become drier and high rainfall regions wetter as atmospheric ... Read more...

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A boost in plants’ plumbing can make them grow faster


February 15th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 15 (ANI): In a new research, Australian scientists have discovered that flowering plants managed to speed up their growth and transform the planet thanks to a boost in their leaf ... Read more...

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Cells that protect nerves culprit for devil facial tumour disease in Australia’s tassies


January 1st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 1 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered that the cells which protect nerves are the likely origin of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) that has been devastating ... Read more...

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Hopes revive for saving Tasmanian devil from extinction


January 1st, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 1 (DPA) Hopes were renewed Friday that the Tasmanian devil could be saved from extinction after Australian researchers picked the genetics of the deadly facial tumours afflicting the world's largest ... Read more...

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Climate change triggers catastrophic overgrazing of Tasmanian reefs by sea urchins


December 8th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, December 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that a combination of overfishing and climate change are triggering catastrophic overgrazing of reefs by sea urchins in eastern Tasmania."When you ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal ‘evolutionary trigger’ that made flowering plants dominate Earth


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed the evolutionary trigger which led to early flowering plants gaining a major competitive advantage over rival species, leading to their subsequent boom and ... Read more...

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Hot chillies could wallop heart disease, diabetes


August 31st, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) An Indian researcher has found that the flavour-potent chilli could wallop diabetes and cardiovascular disease which are the leading cause of mortality in developed countries. University of Tasmania School ... Read more...

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Diving at dawn and dusk help tuna to navigate with internal compass


August 24th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, August 24 (ANI): A new study has suggested that tuna dive fast and deep twice a day, namely around dawn and dusk, because they use an internal compass to navigate.It has ... Read more...

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‘Noisy’ stars masks planet’s true size


July 10th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 10 (ANI): A German study has suggested that astronomers observing exoplanets around other stars may be underestimating their size because of active stars that add 'noise' to the observation of ... Read more...

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Universities Australia announces 10-point action plan for student safety


June 9th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 9 (ANI): Universities Australia has adopted a ten point action plan for student safety from recommendations developed by the Deputy and Pro Vice-Chancellors (International) from Australian universities, as part of ... Read more...

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Fire an integral part of global climate change, say scientists


April 24th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that fire must be accounted for as an integral part of global climate change.The study identifies significant contributions of fire to ... Read more...

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Schools should allow mobile phone use in classes, says expert


February 2nd, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 02 (ANI): Schools should allow the use of mobile phones in classes, says an Australian researcher.University of Tasmania researcher Martin Beattie said that school rules to stop students text ... Read more...

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How removing cats devastated a World Heritage island in Australia


January 13th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Ecologists have revealed that removing cats, which were considered an invasive species in the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island in Australia, a World Heritage Site, has caused environmental devastation ... Read more...

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Researchers perfecting technique to suck carbon from air


January 13th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers are working on a new technique to extract carbon dioxide from the air and cut down pollution levels.The research, being conducted by University of Tasmania, could also ... Read more...

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Showing nipples, pubic hair doesnt pull in the charities!


December 8th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): Planning to launch a saucy calendar for charity? Well, make sure there are no nipples or pubic hair exposed, otherwise your plan of making money can backfire, ... Read more...

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Abbrvatd txt msg too lng to undrstnd, says stdy


December 8th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): Going through a heavily abbreviated SMS can take twice as long time and only saves the sender a few seconds of typing, says a new research.The study ... Read more...

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GR8 spellrs r gud at cmmunictng via txt mssgng, says exprt


December 3rd, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 3 (ANI): Individuals who are proficient in reading and writing have good communication skills, as far as text messaging is concerned, says an Australian psychologist.The report, which has been ... Read more...

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Global warming may not be causing massive decline of amphibians


November 13th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Biologists have determined that the evidence of global warming causing the worldwide declines of amphibians may not be as conclusive as previously thought.Studies suggest that more than ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover evidence to show earth has cooled


October 24th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered evidence that the earth's core has cooled considerably over the last three billion years, sparking questions about whether plate tectonic movement is only a relatively ... Read more...

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Huge web traffic may crash online spider phobia survey site


September 29th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 29 (ANI): Aussie researchers behind a website offering free online treatment for fear of spiders, scientifically know as arachnophobia, are afraid that a huge response from people may crash their ... Read more...

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Teens don’t see binge drinking as risky


May 28th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) A survey of some 1,000 Australian high school and college students over a five-year period has found that a bulk of them don't consider binge drinking a risk. ... Read more...

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The unexpected way the brain repairs nerve damage


May 28th, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A team of Australian researchers claims to have uncovered an unexpected mechanism whereby the brain repairs nerve damage.Roger Chung of Menzies Research Institute, an affiliate of ... Read more...

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Common treatments for patchy hair loss not effective: Review


April 16th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Tasmania in Australia have suggested that there is no reliable, safe, effective, long-term treatment for those who are afflicted by the condition ... Read more...

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