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App may work 'like Ritalin' on brain to focus ADHD sufferers

App may work 'like Ritalin' on brain to focus ADHD sufferers

A new brain training game works like "digital ritalin" to improve focus, researchers have shown and are hopeful it could replace controversial 'chemical cosh' drugs.

  • by Sarah Knapton

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Top scientists agree to Labor request to study Darling River fish kill
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Top scientists agree to Labor request to study Darling River fish kill

Leading Australian scientists will conduct a study into causes of the huge fish kill on the Darling River and the wider issue of water mismanagment after accepting a request from Labor leader, Bill Shorten.

  • by Peter Hannam
The universe will show its age - with disco balls
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The universe will show its age - with disco balls

If your idea of heaven is a disco, then hang on for 10 billion years because you’ll eventually get your wish.

  • by John Elder
Ask Fuzzy: Smart city not just about intelligence

Ask Fuzzy: Smart city not just about intelligence

A smart city is not a status that is achieved overnight because it needs to evolve through various stages.

  • by Rod Taylor
How much is preventing a heart attack worth?
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How much is preventing a heart attack worth?

New drugs could cut cholesterol by up to 75 per cent and prevent thousands of strokes, heart attacks and deaths, but there's a catch.

  • by Liam Mannix
Fifty years on from the first moon landing, what was it all for?
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Fifty years on from the first moon landing, what was it all for?

Alan Attwood recalls his awe as a small boy when Neil Armstrong took "one small step", and examines the brief history of lunar exploration.

  • by Alan Attwood
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Curtin, Main Roads move to allay concerns over joint Huawei study
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Curtin, Main Roads move to allay concerns over joint Huawei study

The research will be aimed at developing an intelligent infrastructure asset management platform and will use Huawei sensors to gather data.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Chemical in water linked to low sperm counts in mice
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Chemical in water linked to low sperm counts in mice

There are calls to overhaul water guidelines after a troubling new study suggested a weedkiller found in Australia’s waterways could be harming male fertility by reducing sperm counts.

  • by Liam Mannix
Blind people to 'see' the stars through new phone app
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Blind people to 'see' the stars through new phone app

A new app is being developed by a Brisbane-based startup to allow blind and vision-impaired people to "see" the stars.

  • by Stuart Layt
UQ emerges as front line in fight against pandemics
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UQ emerges as front line in fight against pandemics

An international disease prevention body has given researchers from the University of Queensland nearly $15 million to develop vaccines in weeks, not years.

  • by Stuart Layt
Your brain is listening and processing while you sleep
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Your brain is listening and processing while you sleep

How is that we doze off on a train but suddenly wake when the driver announces our stop? The brain is listening while we sleep, new research reveals.

  • by Liam Mannix