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Virtual `avatars` may alter real-life experiences

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 14:52

Spending time immersed as a virtual character or avatar in a role-playing video game can alter your experience of reality and numb you to important real-life experiences, according to a new study.

Pak-born Ahmed a step closer to playing Ashes following changes in Oz Citizenship Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 17:17

Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed may get his Australian passport in time to play in the Ashes, after changes in citizenship law were passed in the lower house.

Doubts cast over validity of Big Bang theory

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 19:22

Australian researchers say that the standing model for the origins of the universe, the big bang, needs to be rewritten.