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Last updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:56:03 PM

Several spots up for grabs in Australian playing XI: Warne
Sydney, Oct 26 (IANS) With the first cricket Test just 10 days away, leg-spin legend Shane Warne says there are at least five spots open in Australia's XI for the series opener against New Zealand on November 5.

Monday, October 26, 2015 8:04:02 PM

Gene that triggers sepsis identified
Sydney, Oct 26 (IANS) Opening the door for the development of new treatment of the lethal disease sepsis, scientists have identified a gene that triggers the inflammatory condition.

Monday, October 26, 2015 11:16:17 AM

New methane organisms discovered
Sydney, Oct 25 (IANS) Scientists have discovered two new methane-metabolising organisms whose role in greenhouse gas emissions and consumption is not yet known.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 3:28:03 PM

NSW Blues win Matador Cup
Sydney, Oct 25 (IANS) The New South Wales (NSW) Blues have won their first domestic one-day title in 10 years, capping off a series of dominant performances throughout the tournament with a crushing nine-wicket victory over the West End Redbacks in the Matador Cup final at the North Sydney Oval here on Sunday.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:22:14 PM

Morning light exposure may lead to weight gain in kids
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) While adults who take in more morning light are slimmer, pre-school children exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more, says a study.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:44:03 PM

Concerns over pink ball lasting in Tests
Canberra, Oct 24 (IANS) The main talking point in the aftermath of New Zealand's 102-run win over Prime Minister's XI here was the condition of the balls used in the 50-over fixture which prompted concern among both teams as to how it might withstand the required 80 overs in the Test arena.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:26:17 PM

Single blood test to predict premature death risk
Sydney, Oct 23 (IANS) With identification of a biomarker, researchers have found that a single blood test could reveal whether an apparently healthy person is likely to die of pneumonia or sepsis within the next 14 years.

Friday, October 23, 2015 10:24:03 AM

Glowing fingerprints to help nail criminals
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) An Australian scientist has developed a liquid adding a drop of which to a surface can make invisible fingerprints glow in about 30 seconds.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 3:48:03 PM

Vanuatu jails 15 politicians for corruption
Port Vila, Oct 22 (IANS) A court in the South Pacific Ocean nation of Vanuatu on Thursday sentenced 14 politicians, including Deputy Prime Minister Moana Carcasses and Parliament Speaker Marcellino Pipite, to prison on charges of corruption.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:58:02 PM

YouTube videos give insight into sleepy driving
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) YouTube videos of drowsy drivers give useful insights into how people perceive sleepy driving as a common yet controllable behaviour, according to a new study.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 5:16:13 PM

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