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Bute for Brutes

The discovery that certain overseas processed meat products contained, Quelle Horreur, meat that was not exactly the promised beef has generated a fair degree of shock and outrage. There’s a number of…
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An Eye on The Sky Goes Out

This weekend the asteroid 2012 DA14 will zoom across our skies, just below the geostationary satellite orbits. While Australians are fortunate in that they have a chance to view this otherworldly rock…

Are your melamine plates poisoning you?

This Australia Day, you might be feeling a little nervous as you slap your slightly carbonised sausages or lamb chops on a melamine plate if you have read news coverage of research just published in the…
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An eye-witness report from the solar eclipse

The difference between today and 2002 could have hardly been more stark. Then, a knot of us waited in the desert on a slight rise over an ancient ochre mine. The air was dry and the sun was setting over…
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Two Sleeps Until the November 14 Solar Eclipse

There’s just two sleeps to go until the Solar Eclipse on Wednesday 14 November 2012. This is the first significant solar eclipse since 2002. If you want to make a last minute dash to north Queensland to…
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New (very distant) Hope For Treating Alzheimer’s?

The recent announcement that Alzheimer’s disease may develop up to 20 years before we can diagnose it by conventional means comes as a coda to a year of turmoil in Alzheimer’s drug development. The drug…

Homeopathy Gets A Well Deserved Shonky

Every year consumer advocate Choice magazine hands out its “Shonky” awards for products that, to put it mildly, do not live up to the manufacturers claims of effectiveness or quality. Being on the shonky…