Monthly Archives: May 2015

Think About the Ink

Beware of cause-related marketing getting into your brain.

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Brace yourself: Climate change is coming

You’ve heard it a million times and tossed the subject aside. But now is the time for action! YOU can help!   NASA found that 97% or more of climate scientists agree climate change is happening. Yet there is still … Continue reading

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Autism and Vaccination: Doctors vs. Spin-Doctors

When the prevalence of debilitating infectious diseases subsides, regard for vaccine value fades and complacency thrives. The efficacy of worldwide vaccination programs in reducing disease incidence fuels this ‘out of sight, out of mind mentality’, and abets vaccine sceptics to inject … Continue reading

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Ocean Acidification: a Fancy Term for Global Environmental Crisis

Acids, bases and pH levels are what we were taught in year 10-science class. Bunsen burners, periodic tables and ionic bonds, all ‘sciencey’ things that seem like a thing of the past but could very soon become a grim reality. … Continue reading

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Grub’s up!

Feeling hungry? What about some grub…literally! Eating insects has been a cultural tradition throughout history across the globe, it is known in science as, ‘entomophagy’. With the world’s population expected to reach 9million people before 2050, perhaps it’s time for … Continue reading

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Dating Fossils: Zircons are a Palaeontologist’s Best Friend

The Winton Formation is one of Australia’s most important fossils sites, hosting a dizzying array of unique fossils.  These include dinosaurs such as Australovenator, also known as “Banjo”, some of the world’s oldest flowers, and, most impressively, the world’s only … Continue reading

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Social media seriously sucks

Do you use social media? Of course you do. Almost everyone does. But have you ever thought about how it’s impacting on your life? Do you think it makes your life better? Or worse? The latest research adds to a growing … Continue reading

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Top 4 Reasons to Conserve the Red Sea

The Red Sea is at risk from climate change, habitat destruction, construction, pollution, poor fishing practices, overexploitation, and more. This isn’t good, especially in terms of the Red Sea, which is characterised by a large amount of endemic species. 20% of … Continue reading

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Why do medicines cost so damned much?

From time immemorial, big pharma has been charging high prices for their little bottles of pills. Is there a reason for these high prices, or are we just being charged so much because the drug companies know we’ll pay it?

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Can Genetics Predict Your Future Mental Health Illness?

We can stereotype just about anything. People. Places. Objects. Ways of thinking. If you can name it, we can label it. In the fast pace world we live in, it has become too easy to let our preconceived ideas become … Continue reading

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