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Mollycoddled kids not developing motor skills
Sydney, May 26 (DPA) Look right, look left, and look right again before crossing the road: it's a rule from the Highway Code that is lost on a whole generation of Australian children who only ever see the street from the back seat of a car.

Monday, May 26, 2008 12:44:56 PM

Warming could bring on attack of the killer cornflake
Sydney, May 26 (DPA) Back in the Middle Ages, where in some parts of Europe rye bread often bore the ergot fungus, there are accounts of outbreaks where whole villagers ate the mouldy staple and experienced hallucinations, manic depression, gangrene, abortions, reduced fertility and painful convulsive death.

Monday, May 26, 2008 12:17:41 PM

Smart phones help track birds in the wild
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Smart phones, networked with remote sensors, have taken the uncertainty and exertion out of tracking birdcalls in the wild, according to a new study.

Monday, May 26, 2008 11:35:06 AM

Adult chat rooms have their own etiquette: study
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Even in adult chat rooms rife with overt sexuality, users follow an unwritten code of social etiquette, whose violation invites swift penalty, according to a new study.

Monday, May 26, 2008 11:34:47 AM

Hayden, Gayle may be fit for second Test
Sydney, May 25 (IANS) Australian opener Matthew Hayden's prospects of playing in the second Test in Antigua have brightened after his rigorous net session at Sabina Park.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 6:02:07 PM

Mother, daughter scale Everest, set record
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) A mother and daughter team from Sydney Saturday scaled the world's highest mountain, Mt Everest, becoming the first such pair to have climbed the tallest peaks in all the seven continents.

Saturday, May 24, 2008 4:55:26 PM

Gambling addictive but helps ease tension
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) The overwhelming urge to gamble could be partly motivated by the need to release tension, not to win easy money, according to latest research.

Saturday, May 24, 2008 11:44:25 AM

Now barcodes to help hone diagnostics
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) You've seen barcodes on consumer products - now these, or something very similar, will soon be put to medical use.

Saturday, May 24, 2008 11:27:43 AM

Ultrasound can foretell probability of heart attacks
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) An extensive study has thrown up compelling evidence that heart attack patients should undergo ultrasound imaging to assess both muscle damage and heart relaxation.

Saturday, May 24, 2008 11:24:47 AM

Cricket's fastest man meets sprint's fastest
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) His towering frame and athleticism on the cricket field gives the impression that he could have well been a world-class sprinter. Imagine, Andrew Symonds and world champion Asafa Powell competing to outrace each other. Exciting thought, indeed.

Friday, May 23, 2008 5:04:52 PM

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