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Treatment by terrarium

Treatment by terrarium

May 10, 2018

A terrarium is a ‘mini-greenhouse’ with therapeutic benefits. Mostly used for decoration and to create ambience in a space; terrariums are indoor gardens in a sealed container. According to interior...

Birthing rural babies

Birthing rural babies

May 9, 2018

For many women in rural towns, their journey to giving birth is not as easy as those who live in cities. The isolation from resources makes their pregnancies more vulnerable. Statistics from 2012, indicate...

The colour of stars

The colour of stars

May 9, 2018

The marketing materials put out by Astrofest were tempting but confusing. The words were about science and innovation but the images were more about science fiction. Arriving on a cool evening in March...

Understanding autism differently

Understanding autism differently

May 8, 2018

“I don’t understanding what ‘normal’ is, but I can walk past a thousand people and then the thousand and first I will be like, he’s like me, he has autism,” explained 16-year-old Kale. Dr...

Study drugs and the long term risk

Study drugs and the long term risk

May 8, 2018

When you’ve got a scary deadline coming at you fast, and a mountain of reading and writing to get done; it’s natural to become anxious about the prospect of not being able to complete what is required...

Space radiation: new dangers in the great beyond

Space radiation: new dangers in the great beyond

May 8, 2018

We have always known that space is a dangerous place. It’s very cold, you’re always falling, and there’s no air. It all seems a recipe for disaster, yet we have boldly gone, and we continue to boldly...

The truth about apple cider vinegar

The truth about apple cider vinegar

May 3, 2018

David “Avocado” Wolfe claims that there are 10 "amazing" benefits of consuming Apple Cider Vinegar before going to bed. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is created when you leave apples and in water at...

Life in a petri dish

Life in a petri dish

May 3, 2018

What makes us human? Is it our brain, or our body? American TV thriller Westworld season 1 says it’s our memories. Scientists and philosophers are asking questions about consciousness, as researchers...

Pillow Talk: Unlock your dreams with B6

Pillow Talk: Unlock your dreams with B6

May 3, 2018

Whether it is because you had a profound business idea that could make you the next Mark Zuckerberg, or if it is to confront your demons, it is safe to say many people have wanted to remember what their...

Genetic breakthough on hair colour

Genetic breakthough on hair colour

May 3, 2018

Have you ever wondered why your hair is a certain colour? A group of 45 scientists from seven countries have discovered which genes determine hair colour. A group of scientists conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis study, based on 300,000 participants of European descent. In the study, scientists identified 123 different types of genes and an X-chromosome  significantly associated with hair colour. The researchers found that early humans had darker hair pigmentation, which protected their skin from high ultraviolet radiation. Later lighter pigmentation of hair began to evolve in European and Asia...

What would you want them to do?

What would you want them to do?

May 3, 2018

Advance Care Planning is a medical care plan made in advance, in case of an event when you are either too injured or sick to make a decision about yourself. An example provided by Palliative Care Australia, the national peak bod...

If you’re inactive and you know it, clap your hands

If you’re inactive and you know it, clap your hands

April 26, 2018

Running around a playground, climbing trees, riding a bike or playing chasey, are all activities one might remember doing when they were a young child. However, according to a recent study conducted by The University of Western Australia (UWA), 66% of children aged between two and five years ol...

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