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For every death there’ll be many more hospital admissions for things such as strokes and heart attacks. Vladimirs Koskins/Shutterstock

Cold weather is a bigger killer than extreme heat – here’s why

Most people are acutely aware of the toll the heat can take on human life. So it may come as a surprise that more Australians die from the cold than the heat.
After recent lacklustre ratings MasterChef is back with a bang – so what’s the secret? MasterChef/Network Ten

What MasterChef teaches us about food and the food industry

While MasterChef might teach us a lot about food and food trends, it also glosses over some of the harsher realities of the industry that produces this food. What's the secret to its sudden ratings boost?
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Don’t Blame the Media, Malcolm: part 2

Malcolm Turnbull has urged ABC journalists to adopt a “less aggressive and more forensic” style of political interviewing. The fact that he made this request on The Bolt Report, Australia’s home of Fox…
Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced new rules allowing the Tax Commissioner will have the power to to recover unpaid taxes and issue a fine of an extra 100% of unpaid taxes, plus interest. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Not all corporate tax avoiders will be snared by new rules

Only certain multinationals will be targeted under new corporate tax avoidance rules announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey.

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2015

April has been a very busy month for the Australian media, with the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli and the cruelly drawn-out procedures leading towards the executions of Andrew Chan…
Struggle Street was no more voyeuristic than any reality TV show of the last two decades. SBS TV

Review: Struggle Street proves to be powerful, often poignant TV

The producers of this series are doing what public service media are tasked to do – making the marginal visible, including the excluded, putting poverty on the public agenda.
Some Australian media outlets have left no doubt about their position on the executions and the target of their anger. Herald Sun/Courier Mail

Judicial murder is meat and drink for the media

There have been executions of Australians for drug offences before. In 1986 Kevin Barlow and Brian Chambers were hung in Malaysia for trafficking heroin. Van Tuong Nguyen was hanged in Singapore in 2005…
Any information about birthing women are exposed to influences their expectations long before they directly receive maternity care. Raphaël Labbé/Flickr

Women’s magazines could play a role in promoting natural births

Medical intervention in birth is normalised by both maternity care providers and all kinds of media. Our research shows information about the benefits of natural birth help women make better choices.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali displays a courage most of us will never have to muster. Atheist foundation of Australia/flickr Photo by Rocco Ancora

Heretics

It’s been a week of trauma and tragedy on many levels. One good news story stands out, though: the life sentences passed on those who attempted to murder the young pro-education activist Malala Yousafzai…
Batteries have come a long way since their beginning back in 250BC. Flickr/Patty

Charged up: the history and development of batteries

Billionaire Elon Musk, the man behind the Tesla electric car, is expected to announce a new generation of battery technology this week. But how did batteries develop in the first place?
Children who undertook school-based sexual abuse prevention programs were more likely to know where to turn if they were harmed. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Programs to prevent child sexual abuse increase knowledge and skills but do they reduce risks?

A Cochrane review found school-based child sexual abuse prevention programs were moderately effective in arming children with knowledge and skills that may decrease the likelihood that they will be harmed.
Rescue workers looking for possible survivors in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. EPA/Carl Whetham/International Federation of the Red Cross

Recovery must improve Nepal after the deadly earthquake

The recovery effort is now underway after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal. The challenge will be to rebuild a stronger nation.
Tony Abbott speaks to media. AAP/Lukas Coch

Welcome to the Wild West of political media

I had some airtime on 2UE the other night, to talk about why we blame the media for everything. ‘We’ being politicians angry that their messages are not - as they see it – getting across. Journalists…
Survival capsule used by Australia to return asylum seekers from Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan to Indonesia. Himawan Nugraha/EPA

Would Australia’s asylum seeker policy stop boats to Europe?

What would it mean if the European Union decided to "get Australian" and adopt a tougher approach to asylum seekers? Could it work, and at what cost?

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