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Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide in Australia

Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide in Australia

An international team of scientists have discovered evidence of a massive ancient undersea landslide close to Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The Gloria Knolls Slide, which could also have triggered a tsunami, occurred nearly 300,000 years ago. It was 32 cubic kilometers in volume, or nearly thirty times the size of Uluru, a rock landmark in central part of Australia.

The researchers discovered the ancient landslide while conducting 3-dimentional mapping of the Queensland Trough’s ancient reefs. The Queensland Trough is a big basin adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Australian students reproduce $750 malaria drug for just $2 per dose

Australian students reproduce $750 malaria drug for just $2 per dose

A group of Australian students successfully reproduced an active ingredient for a life-saving, anti-parasitic drug called Daraprim for just $2 per dose, a little fraction of the drug’s current list price of $750 a dose.

Global media, pharmaceutical executives and others have praising the students from Sydney Grammar School, saying they proved that of that science and technology will solve problems of human suffering in the 21st century.

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Naturally-occurring bacteria to stop transmission of mosquito-borne illnesses

Naturally-occurring bacteria to stop transmission of mosquito-borne illnesses

Introducing a naturally-occurring bacterium in the wild can help control mosquito-borne diseases like zika and dengue; multiple small-scale observational trials conducted in various countries have shown.

In the trials conducted in Australia, Colombia and Vietnam, the researchers released mosquitoes infected with naturally occurring bacteria called Wolbachia, and found that it stopped viruses responsible for zika illness and dengue fever from growing inside the mosquitoes and thus spreading of the illnesses.

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Doctors criticise timing of Medicare cuts announcement

Doctors criticise timing of Medicare cuts announcement

Doctors in Australia have criticised the Health Minister Sussan Ley’s decision to announce the cuts to medical benefits during the holiday season.

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Scientists classify new dinosaur type in Australia

Scientists classify new dinosaur type in Australia

A team of scientists have said that they have classified an entirely new type of dinosaur fossil in Australia called, Kunbarrasaurusieversi.The fossil was actually discovered in 1989 but only now classified as its own special form.

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Women posts selfie after having a baby to make a statement

Women posts selfie after having a baby to make a statement

A woman in Australia has posted a selfie after she had a baby on social networking site, Facebook to make a statement about feeling comfortable in the way people look.

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Fossils of Rat Ancestors Seem Equal to Size of Small Dog Approximately 11 Pounds

Fossils of Rat Ancestors Seem Equal to Size of Small Dog Approximately 11 Pounds

Researchers have discovered fossilized remains of four new genera of murids, the group that includes rats, mice and gerbils, from the Indonesian Island of Timor. The findings presented their findings this week at the Meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology in Texas throw light on the fossils of rat ancestors that grew to size of a lap dog, equal to 11 pounds.

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Others parts of Flight MH370 could still be floating, expert

Others parts of Flight MH370 could still be floating, expert

A team of experts have said that if the wing fragment found in the western Indian Ocean indeed belongs to the missing Flight 370 of the Malaysian airlines, other parts could well be floating in the Indian Ocean.

An Australian expert in aircraft design said that the discovery of the pieces of a plane on Reunion Island in the previous week may mean that other pieces are also floating in the ocean. John Pageat the University of New South Wales in Australia said that he believe that the missing Boeing 777 broke up when it hit the water about a year and half earlier.

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Study shows ancient oceans had abundant gold

Study shows ancient oceans had abundant gold

A team of researchers in Australia have claimed that they have developed a technique to measure how much gold was present in the world's oceans over the previous 3.5 billion years.

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Study shows galaxies produce stars when crash with other galaxies

Study shows galaxies produce stars when crash with other galaxies

According to a new study, when galaxies crash with each other they produce starts at a faster rate than usual.

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