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Parents Can Play Key Role Against Bullying
2014-07-01 03:49:50

A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone.

2014-05-01 08:45:08

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many parents it's a daunting experience.

Seven Decade-Long Experiment Catches Tar Dripping For First Time
2013-07-19 13:03:08

Set up by Ireland's Trinity College in 1944 and Australia's University of Queensland in 1927 -- a very specific event had never been witnessed before. Even an attempt to catch it with a webcam in 2000 failed because of an equipment malfunction. It represents the world's longest running experiment.

Study Explores Links Between Depression, Stroke And Age In Women
2013-05-17 14:41:57

In yet another recent study highlighting the connection between mental and physical health, two researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia found that depressed women in their 40s and 50s are more than twice as likely to have a stroke as women who are not depressed.

Shorebirds Could Be Displaced Due To Rising Sea Levels
2013-05-06 15:32:15

As climate scientists continue to sound warnings about how the impending sea level rise will impact coastal cities, a group of Australian researchers has found that shorebirds could be feeling squeezed even more than humans.

European Settlement Caused Collapse Of Great Barrier Reef Coral
2012-11-07 10:07:33

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral system in the world, so big that it can be seen from space, is one of the planet’s most remarkable natural wonders. But researchers from University of Queensland have now revealed this precious ecosystem is not faring well.

Sawfish Behavior Leads To Species Own Decline
2012-03-06 05:58:15

A team of researchers led by Barbara Wueringer of the University of Queensland, Australia have been studying the feeding habits of the freshwater-dwelling sawfish Pristis microdon.

Google Teaming Up With Scientific Survey To Show Off Great Barrier Reef
2012-02-23 14:10:01

Researchers have partnered with Google in an effort to allow anyone with Internet access to take a virtual tour of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Pot Use Highest In Australia, New Zealand
2012-01-08 06:18:43

Australia and New Zealand have the highest rate of marijuana and amphetamine use in the world, according to a new study published last week in the medical journal The Lancet.

Australia Waters Harbor Hybrid Sharks
2012-01-03 08:09:49

Marine scientists have discovered hybridized sharks off Australia’s east coast, leading them to believe that some of these predatory beasts display a tendency to interbreed.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.