Monthly Archives: May 2017

Can we “science away” palm oil?

Credit: Permaculture (magazine) Yes, we can. Activist groups have been campaigning against palm oil for decades. What is less known though is that science has also been quietly working away, trying to find solutions to the myriad of issues that … Continue reading

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The Australian Housing Crisis: Possum Edition

Just like Australians looking to get into the property market, possums are facing their own unique housing problems. Possums rely on large tree-hollows to make their homes, but these hollows can take over 100 years to form.  Combine this with … Continue reading

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Watching mammoths go extinct

A new study of mammoths has discovered startling amounts of mutations accumulated in the DNA of a small population isolated on Wrangel Island off Siberia. This research has important ramifications for current critically endangered species. It is an unusually long … Continue reading

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A new solution to acid mine drainage

If your tap water looked like this, would you drink it? No? Then you may be surprised to hear that water like this exists in many places across Australia. The reason the water looks so unhealthy is because it has … Continue reading

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Don’t have a cow, man: Ditching dairy, beef and lamb aids in global transition to sustainability

Time to put down your meat pie and double caramel mocha decaf frappuccino – unless you ordered it on soy. New research out of Chalmers university in Sweden suggests giving up beef and dairy will allow the energy system to … Continue reading

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Water for the future. Do a reverse on reverse osmosis

Water is our most precious resource in Australia. Not natural gas, oil, coal or opals. Water. We must do everything to preserve it but sometimes, extraneous conditions make it hard. Many will remember the millennium drought which saw harsh water … Continue reading

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The war on undernutrition: Why supplements may be the superweapon we’ve been looking for.

Approximately 3 million children die every year due to malnutrition. The prevalence of this startling statistic remains one of the greatest failings of modern society. Nevertheless, new research suggests that we may have a secret weapon; an ace up our … Continue reading

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Gene editing in cancer treatment.

Everything is a fad, until it changes an industry. TV was a fad, but then it killed the radio star. The internet was a toy for nerds, now it runs the world. Even the car was originally a gimmick, but … Continue reading

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Live fast, stay young…NAD+ do it well

Forget Botox, THIS is the all-natural, scientifically tested product that you need to get that youthful glow this season. We get wrinkles when our bodies are no longer able to produce collagen and elastin in our cells, which gives the … Continue reading

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How CRISPR-Cas9 Could Cure Cancer

Cancer, a plague on humanity. Chances are you’ve seen someone close to you taken by this horrific disease. Now, there may just be a way to cure it. The Costs of Cancer In 2014, Cancer killed more than 44,000 people in … Continue reading

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