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CSIRO to Combine Technologies to Control Queensland Fruit Fly’s spread in Australia

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:33

Queensland fruit fly, one of Australia's most economically damaging pests, is becoming a danger for the nation's horticulture industry that is worth 6.9 billion Australian dollars. The Q-fly is quite a mobile insect capable of infecting massive range of major fruit and vegetable crops like stone and tropical fruits.

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Climate Change to Reduce Number of Large Waves off Australia’s East Coast

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:00

Scientists have revealed that climate change is likely to cut off larger waves along Australia's central east coast in next few decades. The increase in greenhouse gases will reduce the number of days with large ocean waves more than four meters high by 40% by the end of this century.

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Brunswick and South Morang phone and Internet users being urged to switch to NBN

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 11:52

According to NBN, some phone and Internet users in Brunswick and South Morang face the risk of disconnections if they do not apply to their Internet service provider to join the National Broadband Network.

The NBN Co is urging residents and businesses in Brunswick and South Morang to update their phone and Internet to the NBN before the disconnection of their current services in May.

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First purported iPhone 6 images appear online

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:55

According to a MacRumors report, the first images of the supposed iPhone 6 - the much-speculated next-generation version of the Apple iPhone - have recently surfaced online, courtesy Australian writer Sonny Dickson.

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Blackmagic Design starts shipping Production Camera 4K camera at $2,995

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 15:00

Close on the heels of Panasonic's announcement of its new Lumix GH4 camera with 4K video-recording capability, Blackmagic Design has announced that it has started shipping its much-awaited Production Camera 4K camera. The camera is now available now from Blackmagic Design resellers across the world.

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Giant Jellyfish found stranded Belly-Up on a Beach in Tasmania

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:54

Josie Lim and her family spotted a giant jellyfish stranded belly-up on a beach south of Hobart in Tasmania. They immediately informed the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and also sent a photo of species to them.

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Bali deaths due to fish were unpredictable

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:26

The food harming that led to the death of Queensland mother and little girl Noelene and Yvana Bischoff was an uncommon event and it might have been just about difficult to foresee.

Ms Bischoff, 54, and her little girl, 14, passed on in Bali a month ago in the wake of consuming defiled fish.

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Release of Bio Robots in Indian Ocean to study its Interior Biology

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:51

Bio robots will be soon released into the Indian Ocean to gain insight into a marine environment upon which hundreds of millions of people rely. To perform the task, Australia's science agency has decided to work with its Indian counterpart.

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Australian security expert: An alarming number of people still use ‘easy to hack’ passwords

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:08

With online security firm SplashData having recently revealed its annual list of most common passwords, based on an analysis of passwords which were stolen and posted publicly in 2013, an Australian security expert has warned that a shocking number of people still use `easy to hack' passwords; thus putting themselves at a serious risk of identity theft.

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Department of Health Expands Measles Catch-Up Vaccination Campaign

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:36

Western Australia has been witnessing a rise in measles cases. Health authorities have been suspecting reasons that have brought a rise in the cases.

Since October, 14 cases of measles have been reported in Western Australia. The authorities are quite concerned over the spread of the disease as the vaccination rate is also quite low in the state. Health authorities are suspecting that the rise could be due to rise in foreign tourism.

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Increasing Vitamin D Intake could better the Plight of MS Patients: Study

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:04

A new study has come up with findings that could better the plight of patients at early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) said that low levels of vitamin D are likely to quickly progress the diseases in patients who are in early stages of MS.

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HIV Positive Gay Accused of having Unprotected Sex with 30 Men

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:02

A recently released report from Missouri said that a 22-year-old HIV positive gay student has been accused of having unprotected sex with 30 men. Michael Johnson, former Lindenwood University student in St Charles, Missouri, was charged with having sex with 30 other men after knowing that he is suffering with HIV AIDS in October, 2012.

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Crossfit Trainer Kevin Ogar Severed Spine During Competition

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 09:49

A Crossfit trainer injured his spine while trying to lift over 200 pounds in OC Throwdown competition that took place on Sunday.

Kevin Ogar, 28, who is now in critical care unit, has now become paralyzed from the waist down. No one would have ever expected that the competition would be the last competition for Kevin.

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Bullying While Doing Exercise Decreases Physical Activity One Year Later

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 09:46

Studies have been carried out in past as well revealing about link between bullying and decreased physical activity among obese and overweight. Yet again, a novel study has been carried out that has added a new finding to the existing correlation.

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980 Dental Patients Receive Letters Informing about low Risk Exposure to HIV, Hepatitis

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 09:50

A public health investigation carried out at two dental practices by a Sydney dentist has revealed about poor infection control, issues with cleaning and sterilization of reusable dental equipments.

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Microparticles may Reduce Damages after Heart Attack

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 13:12

A new way has been developed by Australian scientists to reduce the damage caused by a heart attack. The new method is based on microparticles that are negatively charged and are of certain size and characteristics to serve the purpose. 

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One of World’s Biggest Studies to Know Role of Vitamin D on Health to Kick-Start Today

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:16

Vitamin D is beneficial in improving bone density is a well-known statement. But it has now been suggested that it is helpful when it comes to other diseases like cardiovascular problems, mental health disorders and auto-immune diseases.

In order to know the same as well as to get answers of other questions, D-Health project has been designed, which will be carried out by Queensland researchers. The project will initiate today.

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Steroids can lead to rage

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 09:12

The anger might come without cautioning. He once punched through the washroom divider in the wake of neglecting to fit a tie around his neck, so ripped had it been. Crushing his right clench hand through the gyprock over something so meak.

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