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Search for aliens finds rare and mysterious radio signal from billions of light years away

Is ET trying to phone or fly home? Scientists tend to think not, but they are hoping to find out more about extremely powerful and bright radio …

Paranormal

People with ASD at Risk of Manipulation Because they Can’t Tell When They Are Being Lied To

A new study reveals people with ASD may be at higher risk of being manipulated as they find it more difficult to pick up social cues about deceit. …

Autism

'God bless her soul': The story of the orphan who lived life as a man to follow her sporting passion

The headstone in the Herberton cemetery in far north Queensland simply reads "In loving memory of Wilhemena 'Bill' Smith, Australia's first licensed …

Hot Springs

Fossil find of 33-million-year-old sea lilies in outback WA challenges major palaeontology theory

The discovery of hundreds of sea lily fossils in a dusty riverbed near Exmouth in north-west Western Australia has rewritten the species' history …

Paleontology

Robots creating a wages and employment 'death spiral' warns IMF

The future of work run by robots appears to be a dystopian march to rising inequality, falling wages and higher unemployment according to an …

Economics

Stargazing Live: Photographer dazzles with nebula image taken from Brisbane backyard

A stunning astronomical photograph of a nebula, submitted to the ABC Stargazing project, believe it or not was taken in the garden of an inner-city …

Cosmology

California's Message To Hospitals: Shape Up Or Lose 'In-Network' Status

Covered California, the state's health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, has devised what could be a powerful new way to hold hospitals accountable for the quality of their care.<p>Starting in less than two years, if the hospitals haven't met certain designated targets for safety …

Health Care

The elusive Planet Nine might be behind this asteroid's bizarre orbit

For a few years now, the astronomy world has been hard at work searching for a ninth planet of the solar system (no, not Pluto, it's time to move …

Astronomy

Cheap drugs that could prevent dementia after stroke to be tested in new trial

A clinical trial is to find out whether cheap, readily available drugs can prevent dementia after stroke.<p>Two charities, the British Heart Foundation …

Medicine

Domestic violence in the church: When women are believed, change will happen

<i>Tonight, hundreds of people are expected to gather in North Sydney to talk about how church communities can take action on domestic violence. Last</i> …

Sociology

Exercise doesn't slow cognitive decline - Futurity

Exercise improves physical health, but does nothing to slow cognitive impairment in older people with dementia, a new study shows.

Cognitive Impairment

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Holistic Medicine

Pesticides: What happens if we run out of options?

What happens when pests resist all forms of herbicides and pesticides? To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining …

Herbicides

Birds from different species recognize each other and cooperate: Researchers show for the first time how birds from two different species recognize individuals and cooperate for mutual benefit

Researchers show for the first time how birds from two different species recognize individuals and cooperate for mutual benefit<p>Scientists show how …

Birds

New catalyst upgrades greenhouse gas into renewable hydrocarbons: Engineering team designs most efficient and stable process for converting climate-warming carbon dioxide into a key chemical building block

Engineering team designs most efficient and stable process for converting climate-warming carbon dioxide into a key chemical building block<p>Engineers …

Carbon Dioxide

Hotter bodies fight infections and tumors better -- researchers show how: The hotter our body temperature, the more our bodies speed up a key defense system that fights against tumors, wounds or infections

The hotter our body temperature, the more our bodies speed up a key defense system that fights against tumors, wounds or infections<p>The hotter our …

Immunotherapy

Meet Bon and Pon: the Japanese retirees making coordinated outfits cool

Couple have more than 700,000 Instagram followers and are launching their own line in a Japanese department store<p>The perfect match: Bon and Pon in pictures<p>Whether they’re standing next to a work of art, against an ocean backdrop or in front of their home, the location doesn’t seem to matter. The …

Japan

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process – Quartz

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Medical Research

Quantum dots made from tea leaves lay waste to lung cancer cells

Full of antioxidants and vitamins, tea is pretty good for you, and green tea extracts have even been used as effective carriers for cancer drugs. New …

Nanotech

Street harassment survey reveals girls as young as 11 catcalled and followed

About six months ago, I was walking home from St Leonards train station in North Sydney along the Pacific Highway after a party and a car pulled up …

Feminism

A Rare Virus Without a Cure Has Emerged in India And Is Killing People

It has the potential to cause a deadly pandemic.<p>At least nine people in southern India have died in cases linked to an outbreak of the rare and …

Disease

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train trips.<p>The numbers, from the end of April, were included in a report by China's state-run news outlet Global Times, but it is unclear what offenses those targeted in the travel ban …

Train Travel

Chart of the day: The most manly (and womanly) jobs in Australia

While we've seen plenty of changes in the workforce in recent years, some jobs remain stubbornly 'men's work' and 'women's work'.<p>The last census …

Australia

Instagram star Miquela Sousa is testing the boundaries of social media authenticity

When you read the Instagram comments, scrolling past the "love this outfit" or "so beautiful", it so often comes back to the shadow.<p>"Where is ur …

Public Relations

Oil price keeps rising – will it come back to earth with a bump?

Changes in supply and demand mean that current highs will be corrected next year<p>The big story in the financial markets in 2018 has been the sharp rise in oil prices, which last week hit $80 a barrel for the first time in four years.<p>But if oil analysts are right and the cost of crude is set to carry …

Oil

Google forces smartphone makers to issue Android security patches

Google has taken a bold step to contractually obligate smartphone makers to issue regular Android security patches.<p>Starting with Android P smartphone …

Android News

Chinese long-range bombers land on South China Sea airstrip in show of strength

The Chinese air force has landed long-range bombers on an airstrip in the South China Sea for the first time, a move likely to further fuel concerns …

China

Correction: Indoor Farms story

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 10 about indoor farming, The Associated Press inaccurately implied that the farming startup Plenty was pursuing public subsidies to make its business viable.<p>Plenty CEO Matt Barnard has said that "society should consider investing" in this new form …

San Francisco

Why Blockchain is Hard

The hype around blockchain is massive. To hear the blockchain hype train tell it, blockchain will now:<p>Solve income inequality<br>• Make all data secure …

Blockchain

'We thought slavery had gone away': African men exploited on Irish boats

Joseph and Isaac had hopes of a better future in Britain but ended up doing ‘the heaviest jobs’ 20 hours a day on Irish trawlers<p>When Joseph and Isaac, two west African fishermen, flew to Belfast earlier this year, leaving behind the coast from which slaves were traded for centuries, they had high …

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