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Pregnancy prevention program fails to work in Western Australia: Study

A study was conducted to evaluate the effect a popular pregnancy prevention program had on teenage girls. The researchers came to know that the teens who took part in the program were actually more likely to become pregnancy than girls who did not participate in it.

The pregnancy program... read more

Rare Sea snakes thought to be extinct found courting off coast of Western Australia

Researchers were stunned to see supposedly extinct Australian short nosed sea snakes off the coast of Western Australia. The researchers from James Cook University saw a pair of sea snakes while they were courting.

Snakes from this species have been spotted after more than 15 years. In... read more

Australian Blue-banded Bees bang Their Heads without Head-Banging Music

Researchers have discovered a bee species in Australia that bang their head at rate of about 350 times per second. The insect, known as Australian blue-banded bee, is doing so to release pollen into the air, as per the researchers.

The researchers, for the first time, have filmed the bees... read more

Microsoft’s Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550 handsets to hit Australia next month

Microsoft has announced that it newest Lumia handsets - Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and Lumia 550 – will be available for purchase in Australia in December.

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL handsets are Microsoft’s latest flagship Lumia smartphones; while the Lumia 550 is a mid-range handset... read more

Australian scientist develops Technique to capture fingerprints Left at Crime Scene

Australian scientist Kang Liang has developed a new technique to find fingerprints easily at crime scene. The new technique makes fingerprints of a burglar glow at crime scene. Liang got idea to develop the technique after burglary at his own house.

The journal Materials Science has... read more

Ford: 2016 Focus RS engine will put out 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque

In a recent statement, bigwig automaker Ford has revealed that its 2016 Focus RS will be a high performance hatchback, equipped with a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which will have the capability to put 350 horsepower (hp) and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The 2016 Focus RS will be Ford... read more

El Niño-La Niña cycles to get worse with global warming

A new study published on Friday in the Journal Science Advances has suggested that global warming is likely to become double in frequency in this century. As a result, El Niño-La Niña cycles will also become stronger and more common.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... read more

See rare photo of a seal riding on back of a humpback whale

A rare and startling image has been captured by a photographer in which a seal is travelling on the back of a humpback whale. Robyn Malcolm was capturing images of whales off the coast of Eden, Australia, when she saw the whale and the seal.

A few weeks ago, Malcolm was travelling on a... read more

Scientists create first digital seafloor map

Scientists at the University of Sydney assembled data from thousands of seafloor composition samples to create the first digital map of the massive seafloor’s geologic composition.

Published in the journal Geology, the new digital seafloor map describes the diverse sedimentary composition... read more

Research Endorses Launch of Tasmanian Devils in Mainland Australia

A research released by University of New South Wales (UNSW) has suggested that Tasmanian devil should be reintroduced to balance out the biodiversity on mainland Australia by controlling the widening of red foxes and feral cats.

The researcher, in their paper released on August 11,... read more

Uncertainty looms over Identification of Whale Spotted off Gold Coast

Authorities are confused regarding whether the white whale that was spotted off the Gold Coast today is the famous Migaloo or 'Son of Migaloo'.

The whale was named Migaloo by Aboriginal Elders that means 'white fella'. The mammal is one of the members of a rare group of white whales that... read more

Newly found arachnid formally recognized as Member of Australian native peacock spiders

A newly found spider, Blue Face Peacock Spider, has been officially recognized as a member of the Australian native peacock spiders. This particular breed of peacock spider was discovered two decades back by naturalist David Knowles. It is however, now that its blue face has been officially... read more

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