Tag Archives: Australia

Acupuncture Causes Bacterial Infection in Rare Case

Acupuncture is usually a safe alternative-medicine treatment, yet in rare instances, people who receive the needling technique may develop an infection, a new case report suggests.  In the case, a…

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Australia goes with two spinners in 3rd test vs West Indies

SYDNEY (AP) — It was a decision a decade in the making: Australia selected Nathan Lyon & Steve O'Keefe for the third test against the West Indies, marking the first…

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The 10 Strangest Animal Discoveries of 2015

Every year, scientists wade into jungles, deserts & museum collections to examine animals and, if they're lucky, discover a new species. For instance, in 2015 researchers identified a ruby-red sea…

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Australia tighten grip over hapless Windies in second Test

Melbourne (AFP) – Skipper Steve Smith & Adam Voges reached more career milestones Sunday as Australia tightened their grip over the hapless West Indies in the second Test in Melbourne….

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Khawaja, Burns hammer centuries as Australia dominate West Indies

Melbourne (AFP) – Usman Khawaja & Joe Burns hammered centuries as Australia again put the West Indies to the sword on the opening day of the second Test in Melbourne…

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Suspected French extremist caught entering Australia

Sydney (AFP) – A suspected French extremist carrying cans of chemical mace was caught trying to enter Australia two days after the Paris terror attacks, officials revealed on Wednesday, with…

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AP PHOTOS: Rugged, stylish Akubra hat a symbol of Australia

KEMPSEY, Australia (AP) — The image is seared into Australian lore: Under a hot desert sun, a mounted soldier pours the last of his water into his slouch hat to…

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Australia deports French man found with extremist material

SYDNEY (AP) — A French national carrying extremist material was detained at an Australian airport & subsequently deported two days after the deadly attacks in Paris, Australia's immigration minister said…

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'Heavy Metal' Bee Is a Headbanging Pollinator (Video)

Australia's blue-banded bee is a successful pollinator because it uses its head — literally, scientists have found. Like a heavy-metal fan headbanging to Iron Maiden, this species of blue-banded bee (Amegilla…

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Penguin Candid Camera: Little Birds Reveal Hunting Secrets

Wearing video cameras, the world's smallest penguins have revealed their hunting secrets: The little blue-hued birds swim together to stalk groups of prey, yet when it comes to catching &…

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