KFC's Australian liquor plan criticised

A new Australian restaurant outlet being planned by international giant KFC on Monday attracted strong criticism after applying for a licence to serve alcohol.

Many techniques may slightly reduce sitting time at work

Three different strategies to reduce the amount of time people spend sitting at work seemed effective, in a new study. But in jobs without flexible schedules, they only reduced sitting time by about eight minutes per day.

Scientist finds new protein to combat brain cancer

Claiming a vital breakthrough in brain cancer treatment, an Indian-origin Australian scientist has discovered a protein that kills tumour stem cells and stops them regenerating.

Tea lowers odds of ovarian cancer?

Drinking tea seems to lower odds of ovarian cancer, Australian research involving 1,000 women says.

New radio telescope to warn of solar storms beforehand

A newly-unveiled radio telescope will give the world a dramatically improved view of the Sun and provide early warning to prevent damage to communication satellites, electric power grids and GPS navigation systems.

Twin black holes discovered in ancient star cluster

Astronomers have made an unexpected discovery of two black holes inside an ancient cluster of stars in the Milky Way.

Smoking linked to ovarian cancer?

Scientists have for the first time linked smoking with ovarian cancer - the second most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia with a five-year survival rate of only 40 percent.

New targeted ET hunt fails to find alien signals

The hunt for other intelligent civilisations has a new technique in its arsenal, but its first use has turned up no signs of alien broadcasts, it has been revealed.

Immigrants paid for fake results in Australia: Reports

Over 25 immigrants allegedly paid bribes to obtain dodgy marks in IELTS.