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2009-01-26 10:53:35

Donning a face mask is an easy way to boost protection from severe respiratory illnesses such as influenza and SARS, new research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has found, but convincing a reluctant public and health workers is proving a struggle.

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2008-12-09 14:30:00

Researchers said on Monday that more than 1 billion people globally suffer from a condition in which the eye's lens loses flexibility, blurring objects close by, and half of them do not own eyeglasses to help them see.

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2008-11-24 10:04:18

Something vital is missing in the far distant reaches of the Universe: hydrogen - the raw material for stars, planets and possible life.

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2008-10-24 10:12:20

UNSW's ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence has again asserted its leadership in solar cell technology by reporting the first silicon solar cell to achieve the milestone of 25 percent efficiency.

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2008-08-04 13:55:00

Scientists have determined that the bite force of the great white's extinct relative, the gigantic fossil species Carcharodon megalodon (also known as Big Tooth) is the highest of all time, making it arguably the most formidable carnivore ever to have existed.

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2008-07-16 16:40:00

Diet can strongly influence how long you live and your reproductive success, but now scientists have discovered that what works for males can be very different for females.

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2008-07-08 13:37:12

Gels that have been developed to protect women from the AIDS virus may be just as likely to protect men from catching the disease as well, researchers said on Monday.

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2008-04-14 10:15:00

The fearsome Komodo dragon is the world's largest living lizard and can take very large animal prey: now a new international study has revealed how it can be such an efficient killing machine despite having a wimpy bite and a featherweight skull.

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2008-04-07 11:10:00

Contaminated seaweeds in Sydney Harbor could be threatening the small animals that feed on them, according to a new study revealing that the harbor’s seaweeds have the world's highest levels of copper and lead contamination.

2007-11-15 06:00:39

By Boyd, Carolyn CAN AN MBA INFLATE SALARIES OR FASTTRACK A CAREER? MUCH DEPENDS ON THE SCHOOL CHOSEN, AND OF COURSE, ON THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT Before Maggie Leung CPA studied for a master of business administration (MBA) she was "very trapped in one way" of seeing things.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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