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CO2 emissions reduced due to COVID-19 pandemic

April 13, 2020

Cities are locked down, factories are closing and employees are moving from the office to home – the result is that our environment is thriving. China, the world’s greatest emitter of carbon dioxide...

ANU researchers, Dr Duong and Professor Catchpole. Photo by Stuart Hay, ANU

The Future of Solar Energy: More Efficient and Better Looking

April 13, 2020

Across Australia, over 2.2 million homes now have solar panels. As the number of home installations and solar farms continues to increase, solar energy is showing no signs of stopping. Director of...

Paige Maroni (right), searching rock samples for benthic biota hauled from the depths of the Southern Ocean.

A Summer in the Freezing Southern Ocean

April 13, 2020

When you picture a PHD student, do you think of a woman on the deck of a ship surveying off the coast of Antarctica, sifting through muck looking for organisms living at extreme depths in freezing water...

Continually working in a seated position can be bad for your health.

Is your work harming you?

April 12, 2020

With office jobs on the rise, Australian activity levels have hit an all-time low. Statistics show 50% of Australians work in a job position that involves being sedentary for over eight hours. Safe ...

Locals keep their distance at Cottesloe Beach.

Social Distancing proving successful at Cottesloe Beach

April 4, 2020

The mayor of Cottesloe hopes Perth beaches will remain open, as debate continues as to whether or not our coastline should be closed to the public. Social distancing at local beaches has been a major...

Pharmacy medication flying off the shelves amid Covid-19 panic buying.

Coronavirus sparks medication panic-buying

March 27, 2020

The number of Coronavirus cases are increasing every day, and despite calls for calm, people are panic buying – a trend that is now hitting chemists. In the first few weeks of the pandemic, items...

Sports betting apps and addiction

Sports betting apps and addiction

May 21, 2019

There are ads on TV constantly warning of the dangers of gambling, yet at the same time, there are ads from gambling services tempting people to bet. While you can’t blame an organisation for promoting...

We ate for you

Burger Day tasting notes

May 20, 2019

The UK celebrates National Burger day/week/month in August, but Australia seems to be following the lead of the US and celebrating it this year on May 28, with some publications listing gimmicks and gi...

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Ethical fashion: Whose sweat are you wearing?

May 14, 2019

Do you know how your clothes are produced? What kinds of working conditions the people who make your clothes experience? Are the materials ethically sourced? If you drew a blank at these questions you...

Hacker's hand in a dark room.

The new age of computer scams and viruses.

May 12, 2019

Getting a virus on your computer is embarrassing, especially if you’re a young person. It seems like viruses should only be a concern for our parents, grandparents, or weird uncle. But viruses are...

Think before starting a juice cleanse.

Fab or Fad diets?

May 12, 2019

Fad diets are trendy weight loss plans that promise extreme results. These diets guarantee results like amazing health benefits, disease cures or weight loss. However there is normally little, or no scientific...

Natural wines. Photo by Carlotta Piccinini. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Lo-fi wines: Taste the wildlife

May 6, 2019

The lo-fi wine movement, commonly referred to by drinkers as the 'natural wine' movement, has taken the Australian wine market by storm. Over the last ten years menus in bars and restaurants have increasingly...

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