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July 12, 1997
Four Venice High School winners of the National Science Bowl are on an all-expenses paid trip to the International Science School program at the University of Sydney in Australia. The team members in Australia are David Dickinson, 17, Adam Ferrell, 16, Matthew Nickens, 17, Ryan Young, 17, and Noah Bray-Ali, 17. They are accompanied by their coach and chemistry teacher, Richard Erdman. But Bray-Ali did not accompany his teammates.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1997
Four Venice High School winners of the National Science Bowl are on an all-expenses paid trip to the International Science School program at the University of Sydney in Australia. The team members in Australia are David Dickinson, 17, Adam Ferrell, 16, Matthew Nickens, 17, Ryan Young, 17, and Noah Bray-Ali, 17. They are accompanied by their coach and chemistry teacher, Richard Erdman. But Bray-Ali did not accompany his teammates.
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August 5, 1993
Whale populations in the Southern Hemisphere, severely reduced after years of hunting, are recovering faster than previously thought. Details of the report were published by the University of Sydney this week after a 13-year survey of whale sightings on the Australian coast, where several species mate and breed. Prof. Michael Bryden said that humpback whales, which can weigh up to 16 tons, have increased the most.
NEWS
December 19, 1986
A painkiller sometimes prescribed for menstrual cramps can also help prevent mood swings and general discomfort of premenstrual syndrome, researchers in Australia report. Fifteen women with documented cases of premenstrual syndrome took the drug, mefanamic acid, during the second half of their menstrual cycle and reported that fatigue, headache, mood swings, irritability, pessimism and general pain were reduced.
HEALTH
December 13, 2004 | Reuters
Bigger babies are not guaranteed to grow into healthier adults when it comes to cholesterol levels and related heart disease problems, research has shown. The new finding, based on studies covering more than 74,000 people worldwide, is the latest report to question a theory that enhanced nutrition during pregnancy leads to bigger birth weights that protect against a variety of later-life ills. Researchers at Australia's University of Sydney and at England's Oxford University and St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
No more than 20% of infertile couples trying to conceive through in vitro (test tube) fertilization ultimately succeed, one of the world's leading specialists in the field said last week. Douglas Saunders of the University of Sydney told the World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Procreation that his findings were based on a worldwide report from 469 centers in 24 countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Donald Horne, 83, a historian and author who first labeled Australia "The Lucky Country" and was credited with helping launch its republican movement, died Thursday at his home in Sydney, his agent said. He had been ill with the lung disease pulmonary fibrosis. Friend and fellow historian Edmund Campion said Horne rued the fact that his most famous phrase lost its meaning over the years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2008 | times wire reports
Dorothy Porter, 54, an acclaimed Australian poet best known for crime novels set in verse, died Wednesday from complications of breast cancer in Melbourne, where she had lived since 1993, said agent and friend Jenny Darling. Porter wrote six collections of poetry and two young adult novels in addition to her five verse novels. One of the verse novels, "The Monkey's Mask" from 1994, was made into a film in 2001 about a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a murder suspect, played by Kelly McGillis.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
A book applying the 2,500-year-old teachings of philosopher Confucius to today's problems was China's bestselling nonfiction title last month, reflecting a desire for order in a rapidly changing nation. "Sentiments on the Analects of Confucius," by Yu Dan, led the nonfiction list for a third straight month in June, said Beijing OpenBook Co., which monitors sales at about 1,500 outlets nationwide. Confucius advocated a hierarchical social order where each person observes his station in life and defers to elders.
NEWS
September 13, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The ancient temple complex in Angkor, Cambodia , represents remnants of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th century. Although Angkor Wat is among the most famous, other temples -- Baphoun, West Mebon and one in West Baray -- are equally impressive. Roland Fletcher, an archeologist who teaches at the University of Sydney in Australia and directs the Greater Angkor Project , will lead informal talks and tours to these sitesĀ as "scholar in residence" at Amansara resort in December.
SCIENCE
August 14, 2007 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
The ancient Khmer city of Angkor in Cambodia was the largest preindustrial metropolis in the world, with a population near 1 million and an urban sprawl that stretched over an area similar to modern-day Los Angeles, researchers reported Monday. The city's spread over an area of more than 115 square miles was made possible by a sophisticated technology for managing and harvesting water for use during the dry season -- including diverting a major river through the heart of the city.
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