Monthly Archives: May 2017

Is the Universe really expanding at an accelerated rate?

The discovery that our Universe is expanding at an accelerated rate made huge news. It won the researchers several prestigious prizes including the Nobel prize. But what if they were wrong? In the late 1990’s, studies of Type 1a supernovae showed … Continue reading

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In support of shark deterring technology

Shark attacks have been increasing in Australia in the last two decades, scientists put this down to more people in the water, which boosts the likelihood of encountering a shark. Even though shark attacks are still extremely rare, something about … Continue reading

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Eating the world healthy again

We should all know by now that eating fruit and vegetables is good for us. Yet a survey done by CSIRO shows that most Australians aren’t getting anywhere near this. If Australia’s Go for 2&5 campaign isn’t working, hopefully research … Continue reading

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Take your Grandma for a Wii

Can you see your grandparent sitting in that chair? Depressing, isn’t it. For many of our beloved older generation, opportunities to stay healthy can be limited due to the constraints of aged-care facilities. Staffing costs to assist residents in maintaining … Continue reading

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Freshwater may not be so precious in the near future- New desalination tech

  71% of the Earth’s surface is water, yet around 700 million people still suffer from water scarcity. By 2030, almost half of the world’s population will be living in high water-stressed areas. While world population is projected to reach … Continue reading

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Global warming good for plants: Fact or fiction?

There is global agreement in the scientific community that climate change is happening, but is it really as bad as it sounds? A recent article by The Blaze suggests global warming is good for plants. They argue that an increase … Continue reading

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