Very few people have ever had the patience to study how long garden snails live in the wild.
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It has been reported that at least one snail lived as many as 14 years in captivity. His name was George and he lived in Hawaii, in the United States.
Businesses are structuring their lending practices to exploit loopholes in consumer credit laws.
Here are the four common lending practices identified by the Australian inquiry into credit and financial services targeted at those at risk of financial hardship.
There needs to be more focus on treating people before they need a hospital.
Expensive hospitals are what Australians want, but prevention and local solutions are what Australians need.
The Coalition made some major promises in the 2016 election. Has it delivered?
The Coalition has had longer than a three year cycle to make some changes to education. But since the 2016 election, what has it actually done? And what is Labor proposing?
Casual academics provide flexibility for universities at a time when student numbers are uncertain.
The higher education sector may be the the third largest employer of casual staff in Australia. More cuts to universities mean the use of casual academics could increase further.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten now needs to commit funding for prevention, to reduce rates of cancer.
Labor's cancer care package is bound to be popular. But with around one-third of cancers preventable, both sides of politics need to invest in reducing cancer in the first place.
Exercising at your maximal heart rate isn’t always effective.
Exercising at your maximal heart rate isn't always effective. Training smarter, not harder, will make you fitter.
Cities have a choice of autonomous vehicle futures: cars or mass transit vehicles. Which one we adopt is likely to determine how people-friendly our cities are.
Autonomous mass transit vehicles like 'trackless trams' are a better bet than autonomous cars to give us people-friendly cities that capture the value created by infrastructure for the common good.
There is a tragic history of performance crime videos that use livestreaming and social platforms as part of their tactics.
Until social platforms improve filtering of extremist content, we all have a role to play in ensuring our online activities don't contribute to a spectacle society that rewards terrorists with clicks.
Things are changing quickly in lower management, but at the very top there remains a hard-to-attack barrier.
The hard nuts to crack are getting women into chief executive positions and getting them paid as much.
This coming election, look closely at what positions the Coalition and Labor take on needs-based school funding.
There are still some tricky equity issues for the incoming government to tackle.
Virtual reality can bring historical sites to life.
Virtual reality can be more than a mirror that gives you a realistic simulation of the current world: it can bring the past into the present.
Four out of five experts say a vegetarian diet is healthier.
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Not eating animals might make you feel more virtuous, but is it good for your health?
Selama puluhan tahun tidak mudah mengakses secara luas hasil karya dan pemikiran para ilmuwan, akibat dominasi penerbit komersial yang mengkapitalisasi ilmu pengetahuan.
Australia’s alcohol guidelines recommend women and men drink no more than two standard drinks per day.
When it comes to drinking at risky levels, women are catching up to men. Problem is, women start to have alcohol-related problems sooner and at lower drinking levels than men.
Leonard Cohen en uno de sus últimos conciertos.
El hermoso mensaje que dedicó el músico canadiense a su ex novia en su lecho de muerte se convirtió en un fenómeno viral. Pero las palabras que circularon en los medios y las redes sociales no son obra del creador de "So Long Marianne".
Zip Co’s ‘buy now pay later’ service is growing in popularity. But because its business model avoids the responsible lending requirements, consumer advocates are worried.
Easy credit services like Zip trade on the individual's belief that their income rise in the future.
Mastitis can be extremely painful.
Around one in five Australian mums will develop mastitis, a painful inflammatory condition of the breast tissue.
It can be tricky to know what to do when someone you care about starts taking drugs.
It can be really tricky to know what to do when someone you care about starts using drugs. Raising the issue and listening without judgement is a good place to start.
New legislation allows Australian government agencies to access encrypted WhatsApp messages.
The government can access your phone metadata, drivers licence photo and much more. And new research shows Australians are OK about it. But that might change.