World simmers in hottest year so far

World simmers in hottest year so farThe world is enduring the hottest year on record, according to a U.S. national weather analysis, causing droughts worldwide and a concern for U.S. farmers counting on another bumper year.

For the first six months of the year, 2010 has been warmer than the first half of 1998, the previous record holder, by 0.03 degree Fahrenheit, said Jay Lawrimore, chief of climate analysis at the federal

Cigarette Smoke Jolts Hundreds of Genes, Researchers Say

Cigarette Smoke Jolts Hundreds of Genes, Researchers SayDoctors have long noticed a link between smoking and cancers found in organs beside the lungs, including kidney, colon and bladder cancers.

Now, a new study shows lighting up a cigarette changes a person's gene activity across the body. The findings may be a clue to why smoking affects overall health - from heart disease to combating infections.

Argentina approves same-sex marriages

Argentina approves same-sex marriagesArgentina legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to declare that gays and lesbians have all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.

After a marathon debate in Argentina's senate, 33 lawmakers voted in favour, 27 against and 3 abstained in a vote that ended after 4 a.m. Since the lower house already approved it and President Cristina Fernandez is a strong supporter, it becomes law as soon as it is published in the official bulletin, which should happen within days.

Time to pay tribute to our Aboriginal history?

Time to pay tribute to our Aboriginal history?FOUR well-known sportsgrounds would be renamed with Aboriginal titles to recognise the indigenous heritage of the area, under a proposal before Holroyd Council.

Merrylands Park, Ringrose Park at Wentworthville, Gipps Road Sporting Complex at Greystanes and McCredie Park at Guildford would all be names of the past under Cr Mark Pigramís plan.

Traineeships for Aboriginal students

Traineeships for Aboriginal studentsIndigenous students studying at Edward John Eyre High School are headed in positive directions, with a number of students receiving traineeships at various businesses around Whyalla.

Edward John Eyre High School students celebrated their successes in gaining traineeship' by attending a group lunch at Red Dust Bar and Grill on Friday, July 2.

Courtney Gollan, a previous student, also attended the lunch to celebrate her success in gaining a position as an Aboriginal community education officer and Stuart Primary School.