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Green tea, mushrooms cut breast cancer risk Chinese women who ate mushrooms and drank green tea significantly cut their risk of breast cancer and the severity of the cancer in those who did develop it. Min Zhang, from the University ...

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Fishing for science The changing habitats of marine species along the Tasmanian coast is to come under the spotlight. The Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (TAFI) has received funding to implement the Coastal Climate Change Range Extension Database and Mapping ...

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New lizard species to change conservation approaches The discovery of several new species of Australian lizards will completely change conservation management practices, a University of Adelaide researcher says. Paul Oliver, a PhD student, has completed a detailed genetic study of ...

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Creative industries receive major boost A $17 million Creative Industries Innovation Centre to be located at UTS will provide free assistance to businesses in the creative sector to boost productivity. It is one of six innovation centres funded under the ...

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Bushfire-smart houses A PhD project at the UWA has resulted in the development of a house which can sustain itself in a bushfire without human intervention. The concept, developed by Dr Ian Weir, is expected to have far reaching implications ...

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Triple P’s effectiveness confirmed The University of Queensland’s positive parenting program (or Triple P) has been found to substantially reduce child abuse if applied community-wide. This is the conclusion of a five-year study of the program led by Dr Ron ...

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Dragonfly flying skills guide design of tiny aircraft The extraordinary flying skills of the dragonfly, which have interested the US army for some time, may now be the key for the design of micro-aircraft, according to ANU researchers. Dr Richard ...

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Sub-headPromiscuity leads to faster, bigger, better sperm Fish species whose females are more promiscuous are likely to have faster, bigger, more numerous and longer lived sperm. A team of six researchers – one each from two Canadian, two US, one ...

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Return HECS to research graduates: committee

While HECS-style loans are being proposed for everybody from drought-stricken farmers to budding athletes, a parliamentary committee wants them converted into donations. HECS debts should be waived for successful research postgraduates in order to encourage students to choose research instead ...

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