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Tony Abbott's Budget Cuts on Research a Declaration of War on Science

Australia's scientists have found one common enemy in the person of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Since Mr Abbott won the September 2013 election, some of the country's brilliant researchers have complained that their funding has been cut. The scientists claim their "expertise" is constantly overlooked in favour of deniers and skeptics.

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Former Cyclone Ita Brings Severe Weather to New Zealand; Floods and Power Cuts Hit Auckland

What remains of the former cyclone Ita has left New Zealand's Auckland flooded due to strong winds and torrential rain. The Easter weekend has begun, but some residents have to deal with power cuts and road closures.

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From Tech

Access Your Computer From Android Phones And Tablets With Google's New 'Chrome Remote Desktop'

Google is exploring the next big thing to provide a seamless interconnection and synchronization between devices to its users. Google launched its 'Chrome Remote Desktop' access service in 2011, but then it is coming to mobile via Android platform.

A young man smokes a marijuana joint at the Vancouver Art Gallery during the annual 4/20 day, which promotes the use of marijuana, in Vancouver, British Columbia in this file photo taken April 20, 2013. Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potential

From Health

Casual Marijuana Smoking at Young Age May Cause Irreparable Brain Damage – Even at One Joint Per Week

What was once perceived as casual marijuana smoking may not be so casual at all with the effects of the drug to one's brain.

West Australian Government Launches Shark Kill Zones along Beach Shorelines to Address Shark-Related Deaths [WATCH]

From Science

Monstrous Great White Shark Threatens Australia's Beaches

A 16-foot great white shark detected skimming in the southwest coast of Australia lead popular beaches in the country to close down and residents near the area to avoid entering the water.

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From Companies

Burger King China Branch Has a PooPoo Smoothie on Its Menu, Any Takers?

Is it a case of lost in translation or a deliberate marketing gimmick to be talked about? Such questions would likely pop in the mind of fast food lovers when they read a particular item on the menu of a Burger King branch in China - the PooPoo Smoothie.

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From Companies

Hardware Network Failure Causes Crash of Commonwealth Bank Systems; Customers Vent Anger Thru Social Media at Failure to Withdraw Money

Thousands of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) customers were angry at the lender on Tuesday because a network hardware failure caused an outage that made it impossible to withdraw money. The clients vented their ire on social media.

''Harry Potter'' rings up record $476 million globally

From Tech

Harry Potter Wannabees Could Now Enroll in Free 9-Week Online Course on Wizardry

For kids aspiring to acquire wizardry knowledge and skills, inspired no doubt after watching the Harry Potter series, they can now enroll for free at a nine-week online training course.

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From Politics & Policy

Controversial NYPD Program of Muslim Surveillance in New York Withdrawn

The New York Police Department has decided to stop its secret surveillance program which apparently aimed to track down spies within Muslim neighborhoods in New York.

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Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper Pays Tribute to Jim Flaherty at State Funeral

Former Finance Minister of Canada Jim Flaherty received the final goodbye from his family, friends and colleagues at St. James Cathedral in Toronto as they paid tribute to the deceased politician during a state funeral.

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The Rolling Stones Announce New Australian, New Zealand Dates

The Rolling Stones have confirmed the dates for their recently postponed “14 On Fire” Australian and New Zealand dates.


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