Forget Skippy: Wallaby and Dingo, the radio telescopes in the Australian outback set to discover 700,000 new galaxies in 2013

Australian scientists unveil Wallaby and Dingo, the radio telescope network in the outback they hope could discover 700,000 new galaxies in 2013 The two new sky surveys will use data from an array of 36 antennas each 12 meters (40 feet) acrossProject is also the first building block in the world's largest telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which will be based in both Australia and South Africa | UPDATED: 02:08 GMT, 1 January 2013 Two Australian sky surveys named Wallaby and Dingo are expected to discover 700,000 galaxies over the course of the new year.

A man was given a powerful cocktail of anti-psychotic drugs after being mistaken for an escaped mental health patient

Man mistaken for escaped mentally-ill patient is held by police and given cocktail of anti-psychotic drugs before hospital realises its mistakeMan was picked up by police who mistook him for the escaped patientDetained in hospital where he was given powerful drugs which made him illAuthorities have now opened investigations into the incident | UPDATED: 19:34 GMT, 26 December 2012 A man fell ill after being given anti-psychotic drugs when he was mistaken for a patient who had escaped from mental health hospital. The man was picked up by police and detained at Graylands Hospital, in Perth, Australia, after a patient escaped in mid-December. Authorities did not realise they had the wrong man until after they gave him the powerful drugs, leading to him needing hospital treatment.

Rupert Murdoch urges America to wake up as he joins gun control debate with tweet about New York firefighter killings

Rupert Murdoch urges America to ‘wake up’ as he joins gun control debate with tweet about New York firefighter killings | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 25 December 2012 Getting involved: Murdoch has made it clear that he is in favor of stricter gun control laws in the U.S. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch waded into the American gun control debate with a Twitter message on Christmas about the most recent shooting. 'NY Xmas ruined by lunatic shooting 4 firemen, killing two

Boy, 14, dies in scorching 118f heat on Australian outback trek with his father

Boy, 14, dies in scorching 118f heat on Australian outback trek with his fatherEwan Williamson collapsed in Western Australia while out hiking with his fatherPair were found in a creek and Ewan was airlifted to hospital but the boy died soon after Friends, relatives and community 'devastated' by his death PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 24 December 2012 | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 24 December 2012 Tragic: Ewan Williamson from Largs, North Ayrshire, Scotland, was visiting his father in Australia Tearful tributes were paid yesterday to a 14-year-old Scottish schoolboy who died in scorching heat on a trek in the Australian outback. Ewan Williamson collapsed in temperatures of 118f (48c) in the Cape Range National Park during the walk with his father Gordon, 49, on Friday. Mr Williamson called the emergency services but the teenager, from Largs, Ayrshire, could not be revived

British teenager dies of severe hydration after collapsing in front of his father on hike in Australia

British teenager dies of severe dehydration after collapsing in front of his father on hike in Australia The 14-year-old, from Scotland, arrived in Australia two weeks ago Pair on a walking track in the Cape Range National ParkTemperature soared above 40c and they did not have enough water | UPDATED: 13:20 GMT, 22 December 2012 A teenage British boy on holiday in Australia has died of severe dehydration after collapsing while hiking with his father in a remote desert gorge. The 14-year-old, from Scotland, arrived in Australia two weeks ago to stay with his father, who lives in western Australia, for the Christmas holidays. The pair set out to explore a walking track along the Badjirrajirra Creek in the Cape Range National Park, but as the temperature soared above 40c father and son found themselves in trouble.

Malcolm Levesconte: Generous strangers show Christmas generousity as festive fund "stolen" by landlord is replaced

The kindness of strangers: Internet well-wishers replace 30,000 Christmas club fund 'stolen' by pub landlord in just THREE daysOne kind-hearted anonymous benefactor gave the villagers 10,000Landlord Malcolm Levesconte is thought to have fled the countryPolice fear he may have jumped into the sea from a ferry bound for France | UPDATED: 20:24 GMT, 19 December 2012 Vanished: Malcolm Levesconte, 59, is thought to have fled the country and then jumped into the sea while on a ferry to France When a pub landlord disappeared with a 30,000 Christmas fund raised by families just before the big day, it came close to ruining village festivities. But generous strangers restored local faith in the season of goodwill, by replacing the money within days.

Life in miniature: The incredible "dancing" microscopic creatures one photographer found in his garden pond

Life in miniature: The incredible 'dancing' microscopic creatures one photographer found in his garden pondVideo of bugs in an Australian man's garden pond is the winner of this year's Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging CompetitionIt shows colonies of tiny freshwater rotifers, with spot-like red eyes and internal organs captured by a special techniqueWinner and ten runners up of the competition were announced in San Francisco and will now go on museum tour of the U.S. | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 18 December 2012 This incredible close-up video shows how life operates on the microscopic level. Ralph Grimm, a teacher from Jimboomba, Australia, captured the fascinating 58-second film showing the super-fast movements of tiny freshwater rotifers, whose hairlike cilia beat constantly to sweep food into their mouths.

"Catch Me If You Can" teenager, 17, posing as a doctor at two hospitals being hunted by police

'Catch Me If You Can' teenager, 17, posing as a doctor at two hospitals being hunted by police Spotted on wards at Royal Adelaide Hospital on three occasionsExpelled as an ambulance volunteer for inappropriate behaviour | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 13 December 2012 Impostor: A Facebook picture of the Adelaide teenager shows him wearing a medical uniform including a stethoscope A teenager has been audaciously impersonating a doctor at two hospitals in Australia in echoes of the Leonardo Di Caprio movie 'Catch Me If You Can.' The 17-year-old was spotted on hospital wards at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia wearing a name badge and a stethoscope, and even reading patient notes. There have also been numerous sightings of him on the grounds of Flinders Medical Centre in the city wearing scrubs, an identity lanyard and stethoscope.

Can women tell if a man will cheat on them just by looking at him?

Can women tell if a man will cheat on them just by looking at a photo Researchers claim there is a 'kernel of truth' in the idea Researchers say women based their decision on how masculine person was, rather than how attractive.Men were unable to perform the same tasks | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 7 December 2012 Researchers say that women are able to tell just by looking at an unfamiliar male face whether he will cheat on them. A team at the University of Western Australia showed almost 200 photos to men and women – and found the women were able to spot the love rats more accurately than they expected. They say the idea women can judge a man's sexual faithfulness just by looking at them has 'a kernel of truth.

Whos a hungry boy then? Flock of parrots waste no time finishing an unattended chocolate milkshake

Who’s a hungry boy then Flock of parrots waste no time finishing an unattended chocolate milkshake | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 2 December 2012 Sharing was not part of the agenda for this colourful parrot as it claimed ownership of a tasty milkshake. The lorikeet and its company descended on a caf in Queensland, Australia where the chocolate drink had been left unattended for a few seconds too long. Although the parrot tried its best to fight off fellow milkshake fans, it was forced to relent when a whole flock of birds joined in for a sip.