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Oz, NZ could host world's most powerful radio telescope
Australia has teamed up with New Zealand to submit an official bid to host the 2 billion-dollars 'Square Kilometre Array', the most powerful radio telescope ever built, in a bid to investigate the Big Bang's origin. ANI

1.5-million-year-old upper jaw of human ancestor discovered
A team studying the geology and dating of the Sangiran lower fossil beds has unearthed a 1.5 million-year-old upper jaw of the human ancestor Homo erectus. ANI

How animals' noses tell them when to run and when to fight
Scientists have identified several special receptors in the noses of animals that react to specific scents given off by others. ANI

Radiotherapy in sync with chemotherapy cuts risk of breast cancer return
Giving radiotherapy between or during chemotherapy cycles to women with early breast cancer could significantly reduce the risk of the cancer recurring in the breast or chest wall, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has suggested. ANI

Ancient Oz mammals could be key in fighting antibiotic-resistant bugs
Biologists have reproduced a 60-million-year-old wallaby gene and used it to develop a compound that could help fight multidrug-resistant superbugs. ANI

Rapid climate change 'may soon turn Mount Everest climb ice-free'
A mission launched to measure changes in the Himalayas due to climate change, has claimed that the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, is losing its ice rapidly. ANI

Antibody-guided drug 'delays breast cancer progression in trials'
The first randomised trial to investigate the use of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) - an antibody-guided drug - has shown that it can significantly delay the growth of breast cancer. ANI

2,000-year-old skeleton of Maya Queen discovered in rodent-infested tomb
A 2,000-year-old skeleton of a Maya Queen has been discovered in a rodent-infested tomb in the Guatemalan ruins of Nakum. ANI

NASA's 6-tonne satellite UARS re-enters earth off US west coast
NASA has announced that its defunct six-tonne satellite plummeted through Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, off the US west coast on early Saturday morning. ANI

Now, listen to music on Facebook with Spotify
Facebook has now added the Spotify music streaming service to its roster that would allow users to access different music albums. ANI

Meet MABEL - the world's fastest two-legged robot
Scientists have built a two-legged robot called MABEL that can run like a human and reach a record speed of 6.8mph. ANI

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