Why we’ll never have a sugar tax in Australia…

Source:  ABC Sugar tax and the power of big business: How influence trumps evidence in politics Australia markets itself as a liberal democracy committed to the...

Entrepreneurs creating treasure from trash…

ABC Science environment reporter Nick Kilvert On a single stretch of beach on Cape York Peninsula, on Australia's north-eastern tip, volunteers spend four days collecting more...

Does Vinegar Really Kill Germs?

Incomes have been pretty much stagnant for years. Meanwhile the price of just about everything goes up around us. Is it any wonder we're...

Ladies! Your vaginal scent is who you are…

Vaginal perfumes, douches, scented panty liners, cucumber washes and now vaginal steaming? Really? I mean REALLY? Ladies, do you really want to rid yourself...

Is the war on marijuana politics rather than science?

President Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, wants to crack down on states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. This is a...

Light pollution is affecting your health!

The world is brighter and that's bad news for most of us... The comprehensive World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness has appeared in Science...

The case of the disappearing night:

Or why it's getting harder to see those stars... Change is often imperceptible. It happens day by day so that we don't see apparent differences....

Healing a nation with love – a New Year Resolution

2018 promises to be another year that challenges our collective patience and our efforts at civil discourse. It will therefore be doubly important this...

I didn’t always hate glitter…

Once upon a time, I actually thought glitter was innocent and sparkly and pretty. And then I started raising a house full of girls....

Trees, the environment and the simple art of breathing…

I live on the edge of suburbia. When I came here, it was literally where the suburbs transformed to farms and forest. Our home...

How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree for Your Home!

Walk around any built-up area or turn on the TV right now and you’ll be bombarded with festive imagery. Christmas is nearly upon us...

You don’t die from a snakebite… you die from a...

Think Australia. Think animal. Most of us would immediately visualize a kangaroo, wallaby, koala are even those cute living bulldozers called wombats.  After all,...

Cats are killing a million birds a day in Australia!

There are around 3.3 million pet cats in Australia. For every one of them, there are FIVE feral cats wreaking destruction on our wildlife!...

Do we really need to clear out our skin pores?

In common with many teenagers, I faced the anguish and insecurities of acne and blackheads. I rubbed and scrubbed, scraped and squeezed, all to...

Robotic Surgeon Offers Hope for Prostate Cancer Patients

Are you willing to go under the knife with a robotic surgeon? A machine, a scalpel and your body? It's happening and it's generating amazing...

Will science finally get its day in court?

Breakthroughs in climate science modelling could result in crippling penalties against coal and oil companies. This article was first published in the Huffington Post What can...

Listen Up! Your Waist is Talking to You

"My waist has grown so big I can barely see my toes when I look down.” I hear this so often from friends, family, and...

Climate revisited – (yet) again!

Climate revisited - September 8th, 2017 It's getting to the point where I could automate this script. Weather records are falling almost daily. Since last...

Orange Peels Turn Lifeless Land Into A Fertile Forest

Don’t believe everything you read online. I learned this the other day when I was browsing the internet. I came across an article about how...

Eye to Eye… or NOT!

If someone looks away while talking to you, blame it on cognitive overload. Are you one of those people who just can't seem to maintain...