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US scientists aim for waterless toilet

The world’s richest man has challenged inventors to develop a toilet that doesn’t need water and could also turn human waste into fuel. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has helped inventors with a $US1.3 million ($1.26 million) grant to ...

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Colorado students can carry guns again

Students at the University of Colorado could be packing more than the usual pen and paper, after being told that firearms are welcome back in the classroom. Complying with a State Supreme Court ruling in March that overturned a 1994 ...

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Plea for asylum seekers signed by 200 academics

A Murdoch University academic has led calls for the federal government and the opposition to rethink their proposals for asylum seeker policy. Associate Professor Anne Pedersen from the school of psychology said she was disappointed that the two main political ...

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Oxford bends the rules on gender dress code

The 900-year-old Oxford University has changed the laws about its academic dress code following concerns they discriminated against transgender students. Students taking exams or attending formal occasions will no longer have to wear ceremonial clothing that is specific to their ...

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Choc shock – Fat gets juiced

A team of scientists working at the A team of scientists working at the University of Warwick in England have announced a new form of chocolate that is almost completely fat free. Chemists at the university have discovered a method ...

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Education linked to longer life

Life expectancy for American adults with 16 years or more of education has risen rapidly since 1990, US researchers say.  The study conducted by researchers at the University of Illiniois shows that despite advances in healthcare and increases in life ...

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Health rated below looking good

When it comes to college-age individuals taking care of their bodies, appearance is more important than health, research conducted at the University of Missouri suggests. Maria Len-Rios, an associate professor of strategic communication; Suzanne Burgoyne, a professor of theatre; and ...

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Olympic boost for vitamin sales

Apart from bringing us up-to-date footage of all the sporting action, the Olympic Games broadcast has presented viewers with a plethora of vitamin supplement advertisements that have the backing of professional athletes competing at the games. Professor Bryan Lukas from ...

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Solomon Islands to open first university

The Solomon Islands Government has announced plans to open a university within 12 months. A bill to turn the Solomon Islands College of High Education into a national university will be discussed in the next parliamentary sitting. Prime Minister Gordon ...

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