News file for: Australian National University
Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Brian Schmidt discusses the significance of the transit of Venus, an event which happens only once or twice in one’s lifetime.
Myopia now affects a starting 80-90 percent of school-leavers in major East Asian cities, such as those in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.
A survey of over 17,000 Chinese people has found that optimistic expectations are the key to making people happy with their lot in life.
A new study published in the journal Science suggests that humans may have played a significant role in the extinction of Australia’s prehistoric giant animals.
A study has found that adults who sat 11 or more hours per day had a 40 percent increased risk of dying in the next three years versus those who sat for fewer than four hours a day.
Patients with heart failure have been found with worse memory function and reaction speeds compared to healthy subjects, reports a new Australian study.
Asian Scientist Magazine chats with 2011 Physics Nobel Prize Laureate Brian P. Schmidt about his win, the Square Kilometer Array telescope, and the Giant Meter Radio Telescope project.
University of Sydney researchers say that twice weekly ballroom dancing classes have the potential to reduce the incidence of falls for elderly Australians by as much as 37 percent.
Researchers from The Australian National University have discovered a new treatment for Type-1 diabetes based on a sugar called heparan sulfate.
Australian National University researchers believe that the sub-surface of Mars could contain water and be at comfortable temperatures for terrestrial – and potentially Martian – microbes.