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Product Of The Year Winners 2018 Announced

22-11-2017 Hits:4 News Rachel Stevenson - avatar Rachel Stevenson

Australian shoppers have had their voices counted and the most innovative new products of 2018 have been revealed in the 9th annual Product of the Year Awards.   Retail giants ALDI and Coles have battled for top spot, with ALDI edging ahead with ...

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Missouri girl, 14, faces social media bullying after shooting elk she mistook for buck

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A 14-year-old Missouri girl spotted giant antlers and pulled the trigger, thinking she had just nabbed a white-tailed buck, only to discover the animal was an elk — an innocent mistake that some social media users have bullied her about, her fa...

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Mother files petition to claim damages in death of 15-year old son shot by police

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The mother of a 15-year-old boy fatally shot by police in August filed a petition Friday to be able to collect damages in her son's death, court records show. Kemonte Cobbs, of Gary, died Aug. 2 after he was shot by a Gary police officer the day befo...

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2 adults, 4 children dead after fire engulfs home in Ogle County near Dixon

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Four children and two adults, all members of the same family, died in a house fire early Tuesday in rural northern Illinois, Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said. Police received a 911 call just after midnight Tuesday reporting smoke in the basem...

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FBI examines Border Patrol agent's death as a 'potential assault'

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EL PASO – The FBI said it is investigating the death of Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez as “a potential assault of a federal officer,” but the agency cautioned Tuesday it has not reached any conclusions as to what happened over...

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Colorado VA kept secret wait lists for vets' mental heath care, report finds

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A new government watchdog group found that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Denver violated policy by keeping improper wait lists to track mental health care that veterans received. Investigators with the VA Office of Inspector Gen...

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Trump says Republican Roy Moore must be elected in Alabama

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Alabama voters must elect embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, to prevent "liberal" Democrat Doug Jones from winning next month. "I can tell...

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The Coast Guard’s ‘Floating Guantánamos’

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In an expansion of the war on drugs, the U.S. Coast Guard is targeting low-level smugglers in international waters — shackling them on ships for weeks or even months before arraignment in American courts. On nights when the November rain poured...

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Uber hid cyberattack after hackers stole data off 57 million

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The personal data of 50 million Uber customers was hacked last year, and the ride-hailing company tried to ride out the massive data breach in silence. Hackers made off with the names, email addresses and phone numbers of the unsuspecting Uber riders...

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Which square is bigger? Honeybees see visual illusions like humans do

  • Written by Scarlett Howard, PhD candidate, RMIT University
  • Category: The Conversation
imageFlowers may take advantage of visual illusions to attract bees. from www.shutterstock.com

When a human looks at a distant skyscraper, it appears small to the eye. It’s a visual illusion, and we use other contextual information to know the building is actually tall.

Our new study shows, for the first time, that honeybees see size-based visual...

Infographic: here's exactly what Adani's Carmichael mine means for Queensland

  • Written by Michael Hopkin, Section Editor: Energy + Environment, The Conversation
  • Category: The Conversation
imageA waterhole in the Great Artesian Basin in the area of the proposed Carmichael mine. Flickr/Stop Adani

This Saturday, Queenslanders will go to the ballot box for an election. One of the biggest issues is the controversial Carmichael coal mine proposed by Indian mining giant Adani. Here’s what it means for Queensland, Australia and the world...

Curious Kids: Why are fern leaves shaped the way they are, and are all ferns identical?

  • Written by Gregory Moore, Doctor of Botany, University of Melbourne
  • Category: The Conversation
imageFerns are a very old group of plants that came along more than 200 million years before the dinosaurs walked the earth.Marcella Cheng/The Conversation, CC BY-ND

Curious Kids, is a series for children where kids send in questions and we ask an expert to answer them.

Dear Conversation, I am a curious kid and while I was bush walking I noticed these...

Why scientific monitoring of the effects of industry on our priceless WA rock art is inadequate

  • Written by John Black, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
  • Category: The Conversation
imageThe Burrup Peninsula, or Murujuga, contains over a million individual works of rock art by the Yaburara people. Shutterstock.com

Scientific studies used to monitor the impact of industry on Aboriginal rock art in north west Western Australia are inadequate, potentially exposing more than a million individual artworks to damage, according to a recen...