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January 15, 2018 10:57 PM CSG emissions may be behind hospital spike

Pollutants from Queensland's coal seam gas industry may explain a significant spike in hospital admissions on the gas-rich Darling Downs, a new study suggests. The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies, says local hospital admissions for acute circulatory and respiratory diseases jumped between 2007 and 2014, when CSG emissions 2

January 15, 2018 5:08 PM How salmonella destroyed the mighty Aztecs: Ancient teeth reveal how nearly ALL of Mexico was once wiped out by one of the most devastating food poisoning epidemics in human history

It has been described as one of the most devastating epidemics in human history - and now scientists have discovered what caused it. An outbreak of a mystery disease in 1576, and second wave in 1576, killed around seven million to 17 million people and helped destroy the mighty Aztec Empire. Known to the locals as cocoliztli, the symptoms of the disease 10

January 15, 2018 6:53 AM People actually hate humblebragging more than regular boasting, Harvard study finds

Humblebraggers are unlikeable, untrustworthy, and irritating, find researchers. Humblebragging makes people hate a person more than regular showing off or boasting, a recent study has found. Listeners are able to easily see through false modesty and this is one of the reasons why it is rage inducing. According to the Urban Dictionary, a humblebrag is defined 21

January 14, 2018 12:01 AM New IVF technique hailed ‘most exciting advance in treatment for 40 years’

A NEW IVF technique has been hailed the most exciting breakthrough in fertility treatment for 40 years. Professor Fishel added: “Previously we would have to take embryos out of their temperature controlled incubator and take a snapshot of it every 24 hours, potentially exposing them to damage. “Using this system we can gain detailed information every 7

January 12, 2018 4:59 PM 'Big Brother' spacecraft launches: World's first full-colour satellite is capable of capturing high-definition videos of individual people from orbit

A British satellite could provide a full colour, high-definition video of our planet from space, even picking up objects as small as 26 inches (65cm) big on the ground. The 'Big Brother' video satellite, which is currently still a prototype can capture videos of individual people from orbit in high definition. It was one of 31 payloads sent up in the Indian 11

January 12, 2018 12:10 PM Distant supermassive black hole caught feeding and blasting out double cosmic 'burps'

Astronomers have captured "burps" in the past but this is the first time a supermassive black hole has been caught burping twice. A supermassive black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy has been caught feeding and blasting out high-energy cosmic particles in the form of a "double burp". Black holes, which can be a million times heavier than our Sun, are known 8

January 11, 2018 11:13 AM The future of cargo delivery? Boeing unveils a huge autonomous drone that can carry the weight of two baby elephants

A huge autonomous drone that can carry the weight of two baby elephants has been unveiled by Boeing. The heavy-duty quadrocopter can transport payloads up to quarter-of-a-ton, and Boeing says it may use the drone to shift heavy cargo in future. After designing and building the craft in just three months, Boeing says it has already put the vehicle through 9

January 10, 2018 3:00 PM New North Yorkshire road safety survey

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan has announced a new survey to find out how the public want North Yorkshire’s roads to be policed this year, four years on from the last survey. The announcement is part of a report before tomorrow’s Police and Crime Panel meeting, which stated the average number of traffic violations on the regions roads had dropped 6

January 10, 2018 2:57 PM Of all the planetary systems in the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar system is quite unusual

The new research has implications for understanding how planetary systems form. If you are asked to imagine what a typical planetary system looks like, you will most likely picture something similar to our own solar system. However, new research suggests that our small corner of the galaxy may be more unusual than we thought. The findings have led researchers 10

January 8, 2018 1:58 PM Narcissists are supportive of fellow narcissists, study finds

The study focused on 'grandiose narcissism'. It's no surprise that narcissists are drawn to social media given the wealth of opportunities these platforms provide for self-promotion. But what do narcissistic individuals think of fellow narcissists who act like them? By examining behaviour on Instagram, a team of researchers sough to answer this question 9