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  • When and where to see the space station over Bundy

    20 July 2017 6:32 AM 29

    With no clouds forecast for the next few days comes the chance to see the International Space Station fly over in the early evenings. From 6.04pm for six minutes, max height 69 degrees, appears 10 degrees above SW. From 6pm for one minute, max height 17 degrees, appears 17 degrees above NNW. From 5.25am for one minute, max height 15 degrees, appears

  • Buried tools and pigments tell a new history of humans in Australia for 65,000 years

    19 July 2017 8:19 PM 12

    The question of when people first arrived in Australia has been the subject of lively debate among archaeologists, and one with important consequences for the global story of human evolution. Australia is the end point of early modern human migration out of Africa, and sets the minimum age for the global dispersal of humans. This event was remarkable

  • Kakadu archaeological discovery proves First Australians arrived at least 65,000 years ago

    19 July 2017 8:19 PM 22

    NEW proof has been found showing Aboriginal people lived in Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than once thought, at the same time now-extinct species of giant animals roamed the land. A team of archaeologists have uncovered a treasure trove of evidence with global significance for the history of human evolution, confirming the colonisation of Australia

  • Hornsby Council calling on state government for return of territory

    19 July 2017 2:41 AM 24

    PROPOSAL: “We are asking the government to return our lost territory if the amalgamation does not proceed," Hornsby mayor Steve Russell said. Parramatta could lose Epping town centre, if a proposal from Hornsby Council is accepted by the state government. The prospective boundary change comes after Hornsby councillors voted to submit a proposal calling

  • NASA & Boeing launch joint probe into ‘incident’ during satellite pre-launch check

    16 July 2017 5:13 PM 36

    The incident is said to have happened during final ‘close-out’ checks on the Boeing-built Tracking Data Relay Satellite mission (TDRS-M) at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, on July 14. ‘Close-out’ teams carry out the final hands-on preparations before every NASA launch. The setback involved the spacecraft’s Omni S-band antenna, according

  • Daniel Tarvij sentenced to two years' jail over gun haul

    16 July 2017 6:30 AM 22

    Daniel Tarvij sentenced to two years' jail over gun haul Daniel Tarvij, then 21, was one of two men arrested after firearm squad police discovered a loaded, sawn-off .22 calibre rifle down the front of his pants when they pulled over a Holden Commodore on Crown Street. Daniel Tarvij, then 21, was one of two men arrested after firearm squad police discovered

  • South Coast mum denied meals during stay at Sydney hospital

    15 July 2017 10:16 PM 9

    “Why is it that a nursing mother of a four-week-old infant, feeding three-hourly, some 200km from home and family support is denied meals? South Nowra's Elizabeth Jarvis, Anthony McDonough and big sister Lily, 3, welcome baby Jordan Nicholas McDonough to the world, born one month early on June 12, 2017. Jordan was born weighing 2.8kgs at Shoalhaven District

  • Math 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies, aged 40

    15 July 2017 5:55 PM 20

    Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40. Mirzakhani' friend Firouz Naderi announced her death on Saturday on Instagram, and her relatives confirmed the death to the Mehr agency in Iran. "A light was turned off today. It breaks

  • R.M. Williams’ golden boots put shine on Adelaide

    13 July 2017 12:03 AM 17

    ADELAIDE is gold to R.M. Williams and the retailer’s saying it with boots. New to the market, the limited-edition gilt boots in a design named “Adelaide” are walking out the door of the iconic South Australian brand's online store. Made in SA, the first run virtually sold out in just days despite the $545 price tag being a bit rich. The demand for the style

  • Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

    12 July 2017 7:39 PM 24

    One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion tonne iceberg, measuring 5800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and 12, said scientists at the University of Swansea and the British Antarctic