Liam Birch

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Medical Technology Makes 'Time of Death' Harder to Pinpoint

Advances in medicine can prolong life, but they can also make it more difficult for doctors to know when a patient has truly died.<p>We tried our best, but CPR, an injection of epinephrine, and 360 joules of electricity all failed to restart Mrs. Melnyk’s heart. When everybody on the resuscitation …

Medicine

Suit Up With These 3 Pieces of Bulletproof Clothing

Just try to keep them in one piece this time, 007<p>If you're a businessperson traveling to dangerous regions--or you are, perhaps, a tuxedo-wearing superspy--you probably want to stay safe <i>and</i> stylish at the same time. That's a tall order, but it's one that can be met with a few pieces of bulletproof …

Why people leave their bodies to medical research – and what happens

The first thing you notice as you walk into the operating theatre is the smell. There isn’t one. There’s no whiff of chemical preservatives, no sniff of disinfectant and, reassuringly, no smell of bodies. The room is brightly lit, spotlessly clean and there’s little noise apart from the buzz of …

Newcastle University

Jacqui Lambie receives beheading threat, ordering her to help implement Sharia law in Australia

A letter containing a threat to behead Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie unless she helps implement Sharia law in Australia has sparked a security …

Parents 'wasting money' on children's vitamins as health experts label marketing misleading

Health experts have blasted the marketing of vitamins for children, labelling it as mostly misleading and manipulative and the products potentially …

Man sacked after wearing Hawks jumper to work

"I've worn my complete uniform but I've put my footy jersey over it. It's pretty bright and we have to wear bright colours."<p>Mr Tregear was …

Stress Gene Activation Linked With Breast Cancer Spread In New Study

It's no secret that having a poor handle on stress is bad for your health. And now, a new study in mice shows how exactly activation of a gene linked to stress could potentially lead to the spread of cancer.<p>"It's like what Pogo said: 'We have met the enemy, and he is us,'" study researcher Tsonwin …

Samsung beats out Apple for mobile internet usage

<b>Samsung has once again pulled in front of Apple for global internet usage, with its devices accounting for 25.7 per cent of all mobile internet use</b> …

Cota by Ossia hopes to charge your phone wirelessly, no contact required

We've all heard of wireless charging before, but most solutions still require your phone to come in touch with a base station. Well, Cota is a technology that aims to power your mobile device <i>completely</i> wirelessly -- without any physical contact at all. Hatem Zeine, a physicist and CEO of Ossia Inc, …

Scientists raise mini human brain in a petri dish

Petri dishes have hosted all sorts of experiments, such as cultivating mold or breeding amoeba. But now, truly futuristic events are happening in these circular glass plates -- most notably, growing brains.<p>That's right, scientists are now raising brains in petri dishes.<p>According to a study in the …

The Brain