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South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and SA Best leader Nick Xenophon provided different narratives about youth populations in the state. AAP Images/Morgan Sette

FactCheck: is South Australia’s youth population rising or falling?

In a South Australian leaders' debate, Jay Weatherill and Nick Xenophon disagreed over the extent to which young people are leaving the state in search of better opportunities. We asked the experts.
It’s not suitable for women with heart problems, but otherwise is a safe and effective option. Alex Pasarelu

Domperidone can boost breast milk supply – here’s what you need know

Domperidone raises levels of prolactin, which increases the production of breast milk. It's safe for mothers and babies, but not all women will experience the same increase in milk volume.
Computer scientist and Computing Education Specialist Dr Nicky Ringland meets with Burwood Girls students. Nicky Ringland

Take it from us – here’s what we need in an ambassador for women in science

An ambassador needs to do more than just encourage young girls to enter STEMM, the role must address structural and cultural issues that push women out of the pipeline mid-career.
Researchers work on the archaeological site in Spain, known as Porto Maior, where the tool deposits were found. Eduardo Méndez Quintas

Giant handaxes suggest that different groups of early humans coexisted in ancient Europe

New tools add to an emerging view of the past as a turbulent “Game of Thrones” style scenario, with distinct early human ancestors living in Eurasia before Homo sapiens arrived.
Retrofitting older homes to ‘green’ the nation’s housing stock involves much more than installing rooftop solar panels. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

The other 99%: retrofitting is the key to putting more Australians into eco-homes

While new buildings may be the glamorous eco-home pinups, retrofitting existing homes is the main game when it comes to creating energy-efficient, comfortable housing stock for all Australians.
Oysters can do a lot more than they’re given credit for.

The surprising benefits of oysters (and no, it’s not what you’re thinking)

Oysters aren't just good for a feed. They also give a vital boost to coastal ecosystems, which is why efforts are underway to restore Australia's once-abundant oyster reefs to their former glory.
A drone image of a breeding colony of Greater Crested Terns. Researchers used plastic bird decoys to replicate this species in an experiment that compared different ways of counting wildlife. Jarrod Hodgson

‘Epic Duck Challenge’ shows drones can outdo people at surveying wildlife

A few thousand fake ducks, a group of experienced wildlife spotters and a drone have proven the usefulness and accuracy of drones for wildlife monitoring.
Science Meets Parliament offers scientists a rare glimpse inside Australia’s parliamentary system. Social Estate on Unsplash

Science Meets Parliament doesn’t let the rest of us off the hook

Starting February 14, the Science Meets Parliament event brings clear benefits - but there's a case to be made for an ongoing effort in "Science Listens, Engages, and Collaborates with the Public."
Our climate is going to get warmer, and we need to protect ourselves from heat-related illness. from

Health Check: how can extreme heat lead to death?

Heatstroke is a medical emergency and often kills. But there are many processes in the body that occur between being exposed to heat and ending up in the ED – and warning signs to look out for too.
Advances in technology mean it’s now possible to 3D print everything from prosthetic limbs to skin, bones and organs. armymedicine/flickr

Proposed new regulations for 3D printed medical devices must go further

Who should be legally responsible when 3D printed devices fail? Proposed changes to the Therapeutic Goods Administration's regulatory framework have the potential to settle that question.
Despite billions spent on trying to save water in the Murray Darling Basin, results have been disappointing. John Williams

The Murray Darling Basin Plan is not delivering – there’s no more time to waste

A dozen leading researchers have issued an urgent call to action for the Murray-Darling Basin, arguing that the billions spent on water-efficient irrigation have done little for the rivers' health.

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