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World tiger numbers rise for first time in 100 years
Canberra, April 11 (IANS) The number of tigers in the wild has risen for the first time in 100 years, marking a major turning point in the big cat's plight against poaching and habitat loss.

Monday, April 11, 2016 4:34:03 PM

Smoking, viral infection reduce efficacy of lung medications
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Smoking and viral infections can lower the effectiveness of drugs taken to treat chronic lung diseases, say Australian researchers.

Monday, April 11, 2016 2:20:03 PM

History will vindicate me, argues embattled WICB chief
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 11 (IANS) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has dismissed recent criticism of his leadership saying he has always acted in the best interest of cricket in the West Indies.

Monday, April 11, 2016 1:42:04 PM

App spots respiratory illness as you cough into smartphone
Sydney, April 10 (IANS) An Australia-based digital health solution provider has developed an app that can diagnose respiratory diseases like pneumonia, croup and asthma with high accuracy through a cough into a smartphone, a media report said.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 6:58:06 PM

Chip paves way for deeper understanding of black holes
Sydney, April 10 (IANS) A breakthrough chip for the nano-manipulation of light has pioneered new paths for developing next generation optical technologies and enabling deeper understanding of black holes.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 5:46:04 PM

Garner hits out at Caricom move to dissolve WI board
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 10 (IANS) Barbados Cricket Association president Joel Garner has hit out at the Caricom-commissioned governance panel's controversial recommendation that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) be dissolved.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 2:36:04 PM

Venus Williams bows out of Charleston tennis tourney
Charleston (South Carolina), April 8 (IANS) Former World No.1 Venus Williams lost to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-7 (5), 6-2, 4-6 while top-seeded and defending champion Angelique Kerber advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Kristina Kucova in Charleston tennis tournament.

Friday, April 08, 2016 1:10:05 PM

Australia shares concern for Great Barrier Reef
Canberra, April 8 (IANS) Australia's environment minister on Friday said bleaching in the world-famous Great Barrier Reef is "major and significant", after renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough said climate change has put the attraction in "grave danger".

Friday, April 08, 2016 10:10:09 AM

Series of supernovae showered Earth with radioactive debris
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) An international team of scientists has found evidence of a series of massive supernovae, or explosions after a star runs out of fuels and leads to creation of many radioactive heavy elements, near our solar system which showered the earth with radioactive debris millions of years ago.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 6:52:03 PM

Australia must have 'sugar tax' to fight diabetes: Expert
Canberra, April 7 (IANS) Australia should follow Britain's lead and impose a "sugar tax" in order to curb the skyrocketing number of diabetes cases, a leading health expert said on Thursday.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 1:06:05 PM

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