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Scientists need to engage more with the public to secure funding

We live in an age when society is crying out for scientific solutions to global problems. Just a few of the many considerable challenges we face include the urgent need to transition to a carbon-free economy, the need for new drugs to combat disease and improved agricultural yields to meet the needs of a growing world population. But in parallel ...

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Getting the right treatment can prevent heart attacks – here’s how

Every year, more than 40,000 Australians die from heart disease. That’s almost a third of all deaths in Australia. Many more have a heart attack or stroke. A study published today in the Medical Journal of Australia shows that we could be doing much more to prevent this from happening. Patients who have already had a heart attack Around 1.1 ...

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Virgin Australia to reduce capacity by 5%

Edited by Nelly Tawil The March quarter brought an $18.6 million underlying loss before tax for Virgin Australia who said it remained on track to post a profit for the full year. However Virgin now expects to report a total underlying profit before tax of $30 million to $60 million this financial year, after reporting an underlying profit before tax ...

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Mars Food Strives for a New Global Health and Wellbeing Ambition  

Edited by Nelly T. Mars Food Australia have set themselves an aspiring task to attempt to create and promote healthier food choices for consumers. Their new global Health and Wellbeing Ambition was announced Friday, among their goals is to increase the nutritional value of the products, improve labelling and encourage healthy eating among families. Amid the Ambition’s most significant initiatives ...

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Australian Children rank low in Health and Education

Edited by Nelly T. A new UNICEF report titled the ‘Fairness of Children’ was released in Thursday revealing Australia ranked 27th out of 35 in health equality outcomes among OECD countries and 24th our of 37th in education equality results. Australia is failing to give all children the best start in life said Mega Mitchell National Children’s Commissioner. “UNICEF’s report ...

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The new breed of terrorists: criminals first, Islamists second

Media outlets were quick to note the criminal backgrounds of the perpetrators of last week’sBrussels terror attacks. Drawing comparisons with those who undertook the November 2015Paris attacks, this analysis suggested the rise of a new generation of terrorist recruits who are not “radical Islamists” but “Islamised radicals”. A closer analysis of the perpetrators of recent attacks suggests that Islamic State ...

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Universe: The Science V Religion Debate

My father has been pondering science for most of his life, but he is equally passionate about the existence of God. With the advent of new technology which highlights even moreso the wonders of our Universe today, than it has in the past, it is a wonder people’s faith have not be strengthened further. Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) ...

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a supermodel! Jerry Hall’s daughters look the perfect bridesmaids as she celebrates her wedding to Rupert Murdoch

Gazing lovingly into one another’s eyes, newlyweds Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall beamed with delight outside the ‘spiritual home of the media’. The 84-year-old media mogul and former supermodel, 59, reaffirmed vows made yesterday at their legally binding civil ceremony in front of a host of famous faces, from rock stars to Cabinet ministers. Hall wore a Vivienne Westwood ‘ice-blue’ ...

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Mother-of-three told her headaches and sore neck were caused by her PILLOW is now dying of brain cancer – and fears this will be her last Mother’s Day

  When Sophie Morris went to her GP with neck pain, she was reassured to be told her pillow was most likely to blame. But just weeks later, the mother-of-three received the devastating news she actually had a deadly brain tumour. Ms Morris, 37, initially put her sickness and tiredness down to being pregnant while working 10 hour days and ...

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Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2016: Everything you need to know before the fabulous annual parade kicks off

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has kicked off, with a colourful and glittery parade set to wrap up the festival tonight. The festival began almost two weeks ago with a dazzling array of events from theatre performances to talks and forums, all leading up to the famous parade tonight which will feature 175 floats and almost 230 kilograms ...

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