Tasman Peninsula dusky antechinus threatened by Climate Change, Loss of Habitat

Tasman Peninsula dusky antechinus threatened by Climate Change, Loss of Habitat

A new species of an animal has been discovered known for having sex till the point of death. The species is antechinus that are small, mouse-like marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea.

The species is known for its sex habits of its males. As per researchers, males mate with as many females as possible for a period of two to three weeks. They sometimes have sex for 14 hours. Dr. Andrew Baker was of the view that during this act, they bleed internally, they have ulcers and their fur falls in patches.

Stress hormones in males reach to such level that their immune systems collapse. Baker said that they all die before the females give birth to a single baby.

Ashwin spins India to nine-wicket win over hapless UAE in WC tie

Ashwin spins India to nine-wicket win over hapless UAE in WC tie

Sydney, Feb 28 : Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin delivered a destructive four-wicket spell limiting the United Arab Emirates to post a meager total of 102 runs that helped pave the way for India's stunning nine-wicket win over the World Cup minnows on Saturday in Perth.

Opting to bat first, the UAE were bundled out in 31.2 overs to post the lowest total of this year's tournament. Openers Amjad Ali (4) and Andri Berenger (4) failed to provide the initial thrust as both were caught behind by Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav deliveries.

Becks reveals his biggest regrets

Becks reveals his biggest regrets

Melbourne, Feb 28 : David Beckham has revealed that his some of his hairstyle choices are the biggest regrets of his life.

The former English footballer appeared on 'The Graham Norton Show' and said that his topknot style wasn't that bad, but his choice of going for the cornbraids was completely a bad decision, News. com. au reported.

The 39-year-old former midfielder added that he was going to South Africa for a match and ended up meeting Nelson Mandela with his cornbraids, so he regrets it.

Proteas blitz shoddy Windies by 257 runs in WC tie

Proteas blitz shoddy Windies by 257 runs in WC tie

Sydney, Feb 27 : Swashbuckling skipper AB de Villiers struck the fastest ever 150 runs in ODI history off 64 balls as he anchored South Africa to record a 257-run victory over the West Indies in their World Cup Pool B tie in Sydney.

Opting to bat first, South Africa piled up an imposing target of 408, thanks to De Villiers' unbeaten 162-run knock and constructive knocks from Hashim Amla (65), Faf du Plessis (62) and Rilee Rossouw (61).

In the process, De Villiers, who has been named as the Man-of-the-Match, also hit the second fastest World Cup ton off just 52 deliveries.

South Africa suffered an early blow in the form of Quinton de Kock after he was dismissed for 12 runs off a Jason Holder's delivery.

CWC: Dilshan shines in Lanka's 92-run win against Bangladesh

CWC: Dilshan shines in Lanka's 92-run win against Bangladesh

Sydney, Feb 26 : Sri Lanka recorded an impressive 92-run win against minnows Bangladesh in their World Cup tie at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, thanks to Tillakaratne Dilshan's unbeaten 161-run knock and Lasith Malinga 's exploits with the ball.

Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka posted a mammoth 332-1 in their allotted 50 overs, courtesy of a half-century by opener Lahiru Thirimanne and Dilshan and former skipper Kumar Sangakkara's unbeaten tons.

Dilshan fired away 161 runs off 146 delivers, as he ripped open Bangladesh's bowling line-up. His knock included 22 fours.

Wicketkeeper batsman Sangakkara also impressed with the bat and remained unbeaten on 105 runs, which came of 76 balls and included 13 fours and one six.

Gayle becomes first cricketer ever to hit double-ton in CWC history

Chris Gayle

Sydney, Feb 24 - West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has become the first cricketer ever to score a double-ton in a World Cup after smacking a staggering 215 runs in their group stage tie against Zimbabwe at Canberra on Tuesday.

The left-hander's blistering double-ton featured 16 sixes and thereby has equaled the record of hitting maximum sixes in an ODI innings with AB de Villiers and Rohit Sharma.

The match also witnessed Gayle and Marlon Samuels (133) registering a record partnership for any wicket as they piled up a massive 372-run partnership for the second wicket.

Chasing a revised target of 363, Zimbabwe are currently at 40/2 in the eighth over. (ANI)

Kim K reveals was obsessed with 'bad-boy' Johnny Depp as a teen

Kim K reveals was obsessed with 'bad-boy' Johnny Depp as a teen

Melbourne, Feb 23 : Kim Kardashian has revealed that she was obsessed with Johnny Depp when she was a teenager as she used to find the actor hot.

The American reality star asserted that she used to get attracted to the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor because of his bad-boy streak and his intense work with Winona Ryder and Kate Moss, News. com. au reported

The 34-year-old reality star added that she usually doesn't like bad boys, and never went for party boys, but was certainly attracted to Depp physically. (ANI)

South Africa fined for slow over-rate against India

South Africa fined for slow over-rate against India

Melbourne - As if not enough with their embarrassing 130-run loss to India, South Africa were on Monday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their World Cup group match against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men at the MCG here.

ICC Match referee Jeff Crowe found the South Africans fell one over short after time allowances were taken into consideration in the Group B clash yesterday and docked captain AB de Villiers 20 percent of his match fee and 10 percent for each of the remaining players of the team.

31-year-old de Villiers now runs the risk of being suspended from one match during the World Cup if South Africa are fined a second time before the final.

Lady Gaga shares details of her 'customized' engagement ring

Lady Gaga shares details of her 'customized' engagement ring

Melbourne, Feb 20 - Lady Gaga's fiance Taylor Kinney went an extra mile to add personal detailing to the engagement ring he gifted to the singer.

The heart-shaped engagement ring features the couple's initials i. e. a "T" for Taylor and an "S" for Gaga's birth name, Stefani connected with the heart, News. com. au reported.

The snapshot of the ring posted by the 28-year-old singer reads the caption as, "My favourite part of my engagement ring".

The ring's designer, Lorraine Schwartz, said that the stone is big and quite beautiful, and actually more expensive than some of the estimates she had read. (ANI)

Aquatic snail's teeth overtake spider silk as 'strongest biological material'

Aquatic snail's teeth overtake spider silk as 'strongest biological material'

Melbourne, Feb 18 - Sorry, spiders, but sea snails make strongest material on Earth as a new research suggests that the limpet aquatic snail has teeth stronger than any other material.

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have found that the limpets have teeth with a crystalline structure so strong it should be copied to improve our cars, aircraft, boats and space craft, reported.

Asa Barber said that until now they thought that spider silk was the strongest biological material because of its super-strength and potential applications in everything from bulletproof vests to computer electronics, but now they have discovered that limpet teeth exhibit a strength that is potentially higher.

Ashton Kutcher says he gets to have sex with 'Queen of Humanity' Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher says he gets to have sex with 'Queen of Humanity' Mila Kunis

Melbourne, Feb 13 : Ashton Kutcher, who recently appeared at the Tech My Way conference in Sydney to talk about his latest tech project, has gushed about his hot fiancee, who was voted by FHM as the sexiest in the world in 2013.

The 37-year-old actor said that it's amazing that he gets to have sex with his partner Mila Kunis, who is "the most valuable person in the world," News. com. au reported.

The 'That 70's Show' star added that he gets to have sex with the Queen Of Humanity, referring to a role she plays in the movie 'Jupiter.'

He also gushed about his "beautiful" new baby Wyatt and said it's new but it never gets old. (ANI)

Ponting believes Clarke should renounce ODI captaincy post CWC

Ricky Ponting

Sydney, Feb 12 - Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting believes that Michael Clarke should step down from one-day captaincy, and hand over the premier role to Steve Smith after the conclusion of the World Cup.

The two-time World Cup winning captain said that the right time for Michael to hand over the one-day captaincy to Steven will be after the conclusion of this World Cup, adding that retiring from one-day games would also allow Michael's body regular rest and recovery periods, News. com. au reported.

Admitting that Clarke is perfect to lead Australia during World Cup, Ponting said that it would be a good time for Steven to take over the one-day job and Michael to remain as Test captain after the conclusion of World Cup.

Pressure is on Pakistan as they haven't won against us: Rohit Sharma

Pressure is on Pakistan as they haven't won against us: Rohit Sharma

Adelaide: Star opener Rohit Sharma feels that arch-rivals Pakistan who will be "under pressure" going into the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup as they have never won against India at the mega event.

"The pressure will be on them rather than us. They are the ones, who have not won a game against us in the World Cup.

We will try and use it to our advantage," Rohit told the mediapersons at India's Open Session, here on Saturday.

Not denying that Pakistan match will be a huge affair, Rohit wants that fans go back with happy memories and they will prepare to the best of their abilities to win the game.

Watson claims Oz squad 'really excited' to have 'experienced leader' Clarke around

Watson claims Oz squad 'really excited' to have 'experienced leader' Clarke arou

Sydney, Feb 07 : Australian swashbuckling all-rounder Shane Watson has claimed that the team is really excited to have 'experienced' Michael Clarke around, as the skipper is in a battle to meet his fitness deadline to take part in the World Cup.

It is understood that Clarke sought and received iron-clad support to continue a four-year reign as captain from Cricket Australia's hierarchy during the grim stages of his rehabilitation from hamstring surgery.

Steve Smith's spectacular impact as skipper, making three tons in as many Tests against India replacing Clarke, was followed by speculation segments of the side supported a permanent move, News. com. au reported.

2015 Cricket World Cup: Spectacular opening events on cards

2015 Cricket World Cup

Melbourne - Christchurch and Melbourne are set to host spectacular opening events for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on February 12.

The Melbourne celebration will involve former and current World Cup players and legends, cultural and music performances from Jessica Mauboy, Tina Arena and Daryl and Nathaniel Braithwaite, a spectacular fireworks display and a yet to be revealed 'special moment'.

It will reflect the diversity and excitement of the 14 competing nations and include some icons in Australian entertainment, according to an ICC release.

Meet the Oz golfer who fired 'unbelievable' hole-in-one albatross

Meet the Oz golfer who fired 'unbelievable' hole-in-one albatross

Sydney, Feb 05 : Australian golfer Richard Green has achieved a rare feat in the history of the sport after hitting a remarkable hole-in-one albatross through a bunker at the Victorian Open, which has grabbed the attention of golf fanatics around the globe.

Green, who is ranked 193rd, has been the talk of the golfing world after footage of him firing a remarkable hole-in-one albatross on the 15th at the Victorian Open pro went viral, Fox Sports reported.

Describing the shot as 'improbable as holes-in-one get', sports writer for CBS Sport, Kyle Porter said that the only unfortunate part was that he and his group were too far away to watch it go in.

Hazlewood claims England doesn't yet know how to 'beat' Australia

Sydney, Feb 04 - Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has claimed that England don't quite know how to beat them yet, especially in Australia, following Eoin Morgan's team's recent loss in the tri-series final.

Hazlewood pointed to Morgan's stumps being skittled by Australian pace spearhead Michael Johnson in the tri-series final as the clearest illustration that England are sitting ducks for the World Cup kick-off on February 14.

Walking out to bat after watching his opener Moeen Ali being removed by Johnson's express delivery, Morgan was too rattled to even offer a shot and was gone first ball, reported.

'Self-belief' helped us beat India in 2003 WC final: Damien Martyn

Perth - Notwithstanding India's good showing en route to the 2003 World Cup final, former batsman Damien Martyn said that it was Australia's 'self-belief' that helped them in outplaying the Sourav Ganguly-led side in the title clash.

Put into bat, the defending champions rode on a 234-run unbeaten third-wicket partnership between Ponting (140) and Martyn (88) to post 359 and then managed to bundle out the Men in Blue for 234 in 39.2 overs. Martyn recalls the memorable day.

Astronomers discover oldest known star with 5 Earth-like planets

Kepler 444Melbourne, Jan 28 : Astronomers have recently observed a star that is 11.2 billion years old and has at least five Earth-size planets.

The newly discovered solar system which consists of the oldest star with Earth-size planets ever found proved that such planets have formed throughout the history of the universe.

The star, named Kepler-444, hosts five planets smaller than Earth, with sizes varying between those of Mercury and Venus.

The international team of astronomers used observations made by NASA's Kepler satellite. The scientific collaboration was led by the University of Birmingham and contributed to by the University of Sydney.

Steven Smith becomes youngest Allan Border Medal winner since Michael Clarke

Steve SmithSydney, Jan 27 : Australia's star batsman Steven Smith has capped off an incredible 2014 by winning his first Allan Border Medal, becoming the youngest winner since Michael Clarke to do so.

The 25-year-old Smith became the youngest winner since a 23-year-old Clarke in 2005, in a year where he scored seven tons and a total of 1,756 runs across all three formats, excluding last week's unbeaten knock of 102 in Hobart.

Smith scored a clean sweep of the top awards, taking out both the Test and One Day Player of the Year awards, News. com. au reported.

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