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Too much sand in water leads to dead corals
Sydney, Oct 9 (IANS) Startling evidence has emerged from new research to show that when fishes get a mouthful of sand, the days of coral reefs are numbered.

Thursday, October 09, 2008 10:37:02 AM

Awry protein linked to breast cancer
Sydney, Oct 9 (IANS) A developmental protein like Notch that sometimes goes awry has been linked to breast cancer, according to a new study.

Thursday, October 09, 2008 9:41:11 AM

Lance Armstrong cleared to race in Australian Tour
Sydney, Oct 9 (DPA) US cyclist Lance Armstrong will make his official comeback to professional road racing in January at the Tour Down Under in Australia, organisers of the Adelaide stage race said Thursday.

Thursday, October 09, 2008 7:03:46 AM

Australian stocks open sharply lower
Sydney, Oct 9 (DPA) Australian stocks tumbled 1.5 percent in early trading Thursday on thin volume.

Thursday, October 09, 2008 7:03:27 AM

Australia entices tourists to 'Come Walkabout'
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) Australia is enticing international tourists to come and lose themselves in the remarkable landscape, unique culture and warmth of its people through a global tourism campaign launched Wednesday that leverages on an outback movie starring Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 5:07:29 PM

Qantas cuts fuel surcharge on its international fares
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) Australia's flagship carrier, Qantas, will cut fuel surcharge on its international fares beginning Thursday with flights to India costing 15 Australian dollars or Rs.500 less.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 2:14:02 PM

Dementia patients' caregivers feel trapped
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) People volunteering to care for dementia patients admitted they felt hopelessly trapped in a situation that prevented them from pursuing their personal interests, according to a recent study.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 12:56:19 PM

Overdoing voluntary work could be bad for you
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) Doing voluntary work is good for you, but too much of a good thing can be bad, says a new study.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 12:29:45 PM

Gamblers seek help only when it comes to the crunch
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) Gamblers are motivated to seek help only in a crisis involving financial loss or hardship, often accompanied by psychological distress, according to a two-year research project.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 12:14:28 PM

Cause unclear of frightening Qantas 'altitude change'
Sydney, Oct 8 (DPA) It would take a month to find out why a Qantas flight dropped altitude dramatically, injuring at least 36 passengers before it made an emergency landing, investigators said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 6:40:54 AM

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