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Last updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:04:05 PM

Rare altered DNA linked with cancer in kids identified
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Individuals carrying two or more of rare mutations are at an increased risk of developing a type of cancer that disproportionately affects the children and young adults, finds a study.

Friday, August 05, 2016 5:34:04 PM

New Harry Potter book breaks sales record in Australia
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) The latest instalment in the popular Harry Potter series co-authored by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany has become Australia's fastest selling book of the decade, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, August 05, 2016 1:20:04 PM

Driving rules imposed by parents more impactful on teens
Sydney, Aug 4 (IANS) Parents hold greater power in enforcing driving curbs on their children compared to traditional policing, a new study has revealed.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 6:04:04 PM

Australian zoo kills tiger due to illness
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) Australia's Perth zoo has been mourning the death a Sumatran tiger named Setia that had to be killed after a health check revealed a tumour growing in her abdomen.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 2:22:09 PM

Meat protein, not fat, causes obesity: study
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Protein in meat is causing obesity in the same way sugar does, reveals a new study.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:44:06 PM

Apple iPhone 6 explodes, Australian sustains severe burns
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) In a bizaare accident, a man in New South Wales received severe burns when his Apple iPhone 6 exploded in his back pocket while he was mountain biking, media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 5:04:04 PM

Retailers earning more from online sales than offline: Study
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Retailers offering customers an option to buy online are earning more revenue than those who sell their products only through offline channels, new research has found.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 12:40:06 PM

Australia's central bank cuts rates to new low
Canberra, Aug 2 (IANS) Australia's central bank cut the official cash rate to a new record low of 1.5 per cent on Tuesday as inflation "remains quite low" despite the local economy continuing to make necessary adjustments.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 11:30:04 AM

Hammerhead sharks swim like lazy humans: Study
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers have found hammerhead sharks to be just like lazy human swimmers by choosing to swim on their side in a bid to conserve energy, a study published in the journal Nature Communications showed.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:36:03 AM

'Rogue pilot may have crashed MH370'
Canberra, Aug 1 (IANS) A leading air crash expert on Monday said the missing Malaysia Airlines fight MH370 was likely to have been in controlled flight as it hit the water, giving life to the theory that it was brought down by a rogue pilot or hijacker.

Monday, August 01, 2016 10:24:05 AM

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