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Plastic to fuel Sydney-London flight

In a first-of-its kind attempt, an Australian pilot plans a 16,898 kilometre historic trip from Sydney to London using fuel produced entirely from plastic waste. Forty one-year-old Jeremy Rowsell’s flight will be powered by five tonnes of discarded packaging, waste collected from rubbish dumps and — using a pioneering technique — melted down into 1,000

Assange to bid for Australian senate

Sydney: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said he intends to run for a seat in the Australian Senate in the next elections. Plans to set up an Australian WikiLeaks party are “significantly advanced”, the whistleblowing organisation’s founder was quoted as saying by the Australian Associated Press (AAP). Assange said that “a number of very worthy

We’re heartbroken: Oz RJs over Indian nurse’s death

Sydney: Two Australian radio hosts have said they are shattered and heartbroken following the death of an Indian nurse in Britain who fell prey to their hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy. 2Day FM radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian have spoken of being “shattered, gutted, heartbroken” by Jacintha Saldanha’s death after

Women can flirt their way to success

London: It seems a little flirting can help businesswomen get ahead. Women should be “playful” rather than “serious” when negotiating, says a team of researchers from the Haas School of Business at the University of California and the London School of Economics. Being friendly makes them seem warm and approachable, while striking a bargain means

Cellphone could be killing your relationship

London: New research has found mobile phones can damage personal relationships merely with their presence no matter they are being used or not. According to psychologists who conducted the experiments at Essex University, mobile phones automatically trigger thoughts about wider social networks, reducing the level of empathy and understanding in face-to-face conversations, Daily Mail reported.

Researchers debunk super food benefits

London: Superfoods may have been the mainstay of the health industry for a long time, but now researchers are questioning their much touted health promoting properties. Foods such as broccoli, blueberries and whole grains do contain polyphenols, compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but their health-giving properties seldom make it past the gut, contend

Facebook hits one billion mark!

London: Popular social networking site Facebook has broken the record for one billion active users, according to its founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook at Harvard University in 2004 and is now its chief executive, said: “Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of