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Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Android Phones

Crime scene cleaners aim to help those left behind

When a household becomes a crime scene, who cleans up the mess that remains?<p>Every day, Elias Bobridge and Charina Farry from Aust Bio Cleaning attend …

PrEP: Queensland Aids Council, HIV Foundation, Queensland Government unite to increase access to HIV prevention drug

Queensland is set to boost Australia's campaign to end the spread of new HIV transmissions by 2020, by expanding trials of the currently unapproved …

Long-lost Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Salieri composition found in Prague

A long-lost collaborative effort between composers and putative rivals Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri has been found at a Czech …

At least 200 million females mutilated worldwide: UN

The UN children's agency is estimating that at least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries have undergone female circumcision - half of them in …

Anzac Day Kangaroo Bomber: The Crime That Exposes The Insanity Of Our Anti-Terrorism Laws

At least one young man’s life is in ruins for talking tough on the internet. Meanwhile, police and politicians beat their chests. Michael Brull …

Norovirus and the anatomy of a scientific discovery

The process of scientific discovery is far from mysterious, even if it is often more convoluted than you might imagine<p>“A virus,” wrote the celebrated immunologist Peter Medawar, “is a piece of bad news wrapped in protein.”<p>The bad news from norovirus, one of the main preoccupations of my research …

Understanding the hidden dimensions of modern physics through the arts

Sometimes, the hardest job for a theoretical physicist is telling the story. The work in this field can be conducted entirely in the abstract, …

Man On Mars? NASA Says It's Happening -- And Soon

"We are farther down the path to sending humans to Mars than at any point in NASA's history."<p>We're going to Mars -- and we're going in the not-too-distant future.<p>NASA says preparations for a manned mission to the Red Planet are proceeding as planned, with humans expected to set foot on Mars in the …

Flowing Electrons Help Ocean Microbes Gulp Methane

Good communication is crucial to any relationship, especially when partners are separated by distance. This also holds true for microbes in the deep …

Turnbull's foreign policy likely to pivot to China

<b>Malcolm Turnbull's approach to foreign policy will be far more nuanced than Tony Abbott's, and we can expect him to focus less on the Middle East and</b> …

Geopolitics

Team announces breakthrough observation of Mott transition in a superconductor

An international team of researchers, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the U.S. …

Germany Feels Backlash for Welcoming Migrants

Domestic, international criticism follows open-arms policy<p>Praise for Germany’s handling of the thousands of refugees pouring into the country is giving way to domestic and international criticism of Berlin’s open-arms policy.<p>The criticism, though still muted, could spell trouble for German …

Angela Merkel

Meet the Artist Teaching Happy Ending Massages in an Australian Pub

Adam Seymour is an artist, a published author, a Rentboy.com pinup, and an instructor in Taoist genital massage.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US.</i><p>In an upstairs room at The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood, along with a bunch of other girls and gays, I am pretending to jerk off a …

One woman's strength is helping refugees in Macedonia

<b>Gevgelija, Macedonia -</b> For people like Gabriela Andreevska, working with Europe-bound refugees crossing her country, Macedonia, feels like the film "Groundhog Day".<p>Every day, thousands arrive from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq ,Pakistan and elsewhere to Gevgelija, on the border with Greece.<p>Most are …

Almost 100,000 children starving in Yemen's al-Hodeidah

The UN children's agency says 96,000 children are starving and close to death in the port city of al-Hodeidah.<p>It estimates nearly 8,000 children will suffer from severe malnutrition in the southern port city of Aden in the next year.<p>Already, almost two million children across the country do not …

Nearly 8,000 killed since conflict broke out in Ukraine

Nearly 8,000 people, including civilians, soldiers and rebel fighters, have been killed in Ukraine since war broke out between government forces and pro-Russian rebels last year, according to the UN Human Rights agency.<p>"Since the conflict began in eastern Ukraine in mid-April 2014, a total of at …

A day in the life of... a house girl | Africa

Twelve-year-old Titi does not know her surname. She also does not know that she is from the Republic of Benin and not Nigeria, where she currently works as domestic help - cleaning, cooking, and washing laundry for a family of six.<p>But she does remember her mother's first name, and a long journey …

Evidence that Earth’s first mass extinction was caused by critters not catastrophe

In the popular mind, mass extinctions are associated with catastrophic events, like giant meteorite impacts and volcanic super-eruptions.<p>But the …

Melbourne train strikes: Third consecutive day of industrial action as pay dispute continues

Melbourne's train services have now returned to normal after train drivers stopped work for four hours early this morning.<p>About 70 services were …

Australia

Artwork by people with disabilities inspires new West Australian poems

Artwork by people with disabilities has provided the inspiration for 130 new West Australian poems.<p>A unique exhibition has brought more than 50 Perth …