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Quality over quantity as Australia’s swimmers build towards Tokyo

Spare a thought for Zac Stubblety-Cook. At the Olympic trials on Saturday, the 22-year-old won the men’s 100-metre breaststroke, touching the wall at the State Aquatics Centre in Adelaide in

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Novel radiopharmaceutical tracks ‘master switch’ protein responsible for cancer growth

A protein that is critical in cancer cell metabolism has been imaged for the first time with a newly developed radiopharmaceutical, 18F-DASA-23. Imaging with this novel agent has the potential

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Ex-BA boss Walsh pours cold water on United Airlines supersonic jet plan

Supersonic jets do not have a place in the future, Willie Walsh, the former boss of British Airways, said, adding that he would not buy them if he still ran

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is now chair of the board

Microsoft’s board has appointed CEO Satya Nadella to the role of board chair. In his new role, Nadella will lead efforts to set the agenda for the board. The move

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Woman attempting to walk around Britain rescued by coastguard after just three miles

A woman attempting to walk around Britain had to be rescued by a lifeboat – after just three miles of her journey. The unnamed traveller, 28, set off from Minehead,

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Swimming Australia’s ethics committee meets over allegations of abuse

Swimming Australia’s ethics committee is meeting to discuss “concerning” details of fat-shaming and an abusive culture in the sport. SA’s ethics and integrity committee will convene on Monday as fallout

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Targeted drug found effective in thwarting pancreatic tumors

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the pancreas, a long and flat gland located behind the stomach that helps with digestion

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G7 global tax plan may hit corporate titans unevenly

An agreement by wealthy nations aimed at squeezing more tax out of large multinational companies could hit some firms hard while leaving others – including some of the most frequent

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Facebook is testing VR ads for the Oculus platform

Facebook made a splash with the relatively affordable Oculus Quest 2 headset, but consumer VR development still needs more pushing before it has any chance to take off in a

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Man sent bizarre note accusing him of eating neighbour’s KFC ‘with no remorse’

A man received a bizarre note through the post which accused him of eating his neighbour’s KFC dinner “with no remorse”. Ian Dickman was at home when he received the

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