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What those expiry dates really mean (and why they are killing your budget)…

Everything you buy has one. Meat, fish, olives, bread, milk, ketchup and even vitamin supplements. Expiry and 'best before' dates are ubiquitous but exactly what...
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The Unhappiness Epidemic: Fun vs Contentment

Most people will tell you that the world is an unhappy place... a place of sadness, dissatisfaction and even, misery. And certainly, if we...

10 reasons for eating more honey!

Honey is probably the original sweetener. We know that it has been valued throughout recorded history. The ancient Egyptians venerated it as did the...

Can tourism save these five animals from extinction?

Earth's history is broken into geologic epochs. These are time periods defined by distinct changes in rock strata. As you can see from the...

What happens in the brain when you no longer need the information you’ve learnt?

Do you forget a subject’s content as soon as the exam is over? Or forget a language once you’ve stopped using it? It’s not...
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Comic Explainer: How Memory Works

Comic explainer: how memory works Why do we retain some memories better than others? Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Jee Hyun Kim, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and...
ogs are a huge part of their owners’ routines – which makes their loss even more jarring

Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of...

So Your Kids Want a Treehouse?

What child doesn’t want a treehouse? Treehouses have been part of many childhoods; where dreams and wishes are created, frustrations and anxieties are eased,...
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Death by overcooking – of vegetables and vitamin C

There's a resurgence of scurvy cases in Sydney. You read it right, and yes, the year is 2016. In this day and age, one...

Top 5 Vegetables to Grow over Winter

The vegetable garden is the pride and joy of every ardent gardener. Just because the weather outside has turned cold and winter is coming,...

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