Category: Science
Demons parade at the launch of Halloween season in Salem, Massachusetts. Picture: AFP

Child ‘vampire’s’ lost tale

IT’s a macabre site: an ancient Roman graveyard dedicated to children — most of them aged less than three. One of them, however, was very different. University of Arizona, Stanford University and Italian archaeologists have uncovered a skeleton dating from the end of the Roman empire and the start of the Dark Ages. It belonged […]

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President Donald Trump speaks about tariffs, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Picture: Jacquelyn Martin

Doomsday scientists: ‘We’re like travellers on the titanic’

Information warfare is amplifying major worldwide threats like climate change and nuclear warfare, endangering the future of civilisation, US experts said overnight as the symbolic Doomsday Clock stayed at two minutes to midnight. The manipulation of facts, fake news and information overload — along with global warming and flirting with nuclear war — are all […]

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Cannabis-infused products could soon help women alleviate menstrual-related cramps.

Marijuana ‘inserts’ could soon banish period pain in the US

IF NORTH Dakota residents vote to next month to legalise recreational marijuana, women in the state could be able to purchase an unusual item that’s said to relieve menstrual-related pain — cannabis-infused inserts. A company called Foria, that manufactures cannabis-infused inserts, or vaginal suppositories, could sell the product in the state if the measure passes, […]

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Fossils and 3D CT model of the newly named dinosaur, Galleonosaurus dorisae. The wallaby-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been identified from five fossilised upper jaws in 125-million-year-old rocks from the Cretaceous period of Victoria, southeastern Australia. Picture: Matthew Herne

New Australian-Antarctic dinosaur found in Victoria

  A new dinosaur species that lived 125 million years ago has been discovered from a fossil found in Victoria. The dinosaur, which is thought to have lived in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley was so small it was likely the size of a wallaby, according to researchers from the University of New England in NSW. […]

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Three people suffered snake bites on Thursday, and another man got a scare. Picture: Sean Cade/Australian Snake Catchers

Snake warning after three bites in four hours

THREE Victorians are recovering from snake bites after being bitten within four hours of each other on Sunday. A fourth person called paramedics after trying to move a dead snake and getting a scare when they were pricked by a blackberry bush. The three bites occurred during the afternoon at Nar Nar Goon, in the […]

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