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Unconventional gas wells are being approved in their thousands across Australia. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

Expanding gas mining threatens our climate, water and health

Gas mining is expanding across Australia, and has been touted as part of the answer to cutting emissions. But there is evidence that this rollout will pose significant health and environmental risks.
Sheep are among the most common carriers of Q fever. Jorgen Haland/Unsplash

Australia’s drought could be increasing Q fever risk, but there are ways we can protect ourselves

Q fever is a flu-like infection that spreads to people from animals. The bacteria that causes it can withstand harsh environmental conditions – in particular, drought.
Women tend to get thrown into teaching rather than research, and tend to have their research overlooked. Shutterstock

Why women in economics have little to celebrate

Fewer girls study economics today than 25 years ago, perhaps because they have become aware of the barriers to progress.
Research out of the US tested different varieties of beer and wine for the presence of glyphosate – but there’s lots to consider when interpreting the findings. From shutterstock.com

Research Check: do we need to worry about glyphosate in our beer and wine?

The amount of alcohol you'd have to drink before glyphosate posed even a negligible risk would harm you well before the glyphosate would.
It is becoming harder to argue that neoliberal market solutions, from tax cuts to deregulation, will necessarily benefit and protect ordinary voters. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Win or lose the next election, it may be time for the Liberals to rethink their economic narrative

Whether they form the next government or not, the Liberals need to reconsider their reliance on neoliberal economics, which may no longer be serving the party – or the country.
About 13% of Australian worker are working 50 hours or more a week, putting themselves, and others, at greater risk. Shutterstock

Our culture of overtime is costing us dearly

A maximum work week of 38 hours makes scientific sense. Working longer hours is bad for mental and physical health.
You’re another year older but that doesn’t have to mean poorer health. Lorene Farrugia

Diseases through the decades – here’s what to look out for in your 40s, 60s, 80s and beyond

As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.

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