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Regular Exercise Could Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Regular Exercise Could Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Engaging in physical activities, including exercise as a leisure activity, could help protect women against ovarian cancer, finds a new study.

Boys (But Not Girls) Suffer From Fathers’ Long Working Hours

Boys (But Not Girls) Suffer From Fathers’ Long Working Hours

Researchers have found that fathers’ extremely long working hours can be detrimental to their sons’ well-being.

Eucalyptus Used To Make Antibacterial Gold Nanoparticles

Eucalyptus Used To Make Antibacterial Gold Nanoparticles

Australian researchers have developed a ‘green’ method to create antibacterial gold nanoparticles with the help of common eucalyptus leaves.

Male Kangaroos Woo Mates With Bulging Biceps

Male Kangaroos Woo Mates With Bulging Biceps

A male kangaroo’s forearm size could be a sexually selected trait and help them find a mate, a new study has found.

Powerful New Way To Track Space Junk

Powerful New Way To Track Space Junk

Scientists plan to use the unique features of the brand-new Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope to track the path of space debris.

Powerful Radio Telescope For Studying The Universe Debuts

Powerful Radio Telescope For Studying The Universe Debuts

The Southern Hemisphere’s most powerful low frequency radio telescope, the Murchison Widefield Array, was officially turned on this week.

Researchers Detect Flashes Of Light In Deep Space

Researchers Detect Flashes Of Light In Deep Space

CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope has detected brief flashes of radio emission from the distant Universe. Their origin is unknown.

Ancient Fossil Fishes Had ‘Six Pack’ Abs, Study

Ancient Fossil Fishes Had ‘Six Pack’ Abs, Study

A new study has uncovered 380 million-year-old armor-plated fishes that preserve the oldest muscles ever discovered in a vertebrate.

Australia And Korea Team Up To Form 8,000 Km Gigantic Telescope

Australia And Korea Team Up To Form 8,000 Km Gigantic Telescope

Australian and Korean radio telescopes have been linked for the first time, forming a system that acts as a telescope 8,000 km across both countries.

Australia Gears Up For Square Kilometer Array Telescope With New Supercomputer

Australia Gears Up For Square Kilometer Array Telescope With New Supercomputer

A new supercomputer that is 10,000 times faster than an average office desktop computer has been installed in preparation for Australia’s Square Kilometer Array telescope.