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Slowing the spread of the coronavirus is of utmost importance for Australians, with the Federal government continuing to provide new updates about hygiene and social distancing requirements to ease the stress on hospital beds.
Let’s ‘declare war on type 2 diabetes’ – Australian of the year James Muecke on why we need to cut back on sugar
Humans are physiologically hardwired to love and seek out sweet things. It’s an ancient survival mechanism that evolved to prepare our bodies for periods of fasting when food supplies were scarce.
Among the vast number of native species damaged by the recent bushfire crisis, we must not forget native pollinators. These animals, mainly insects such as native bees, help sustain ecosystems by pollinating native plants.
On the night of January 9 2020, my wife and I secured our Kangaroo Island home and anxiously monitored the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) website for bushfire advice.
Australian sea lions are in trouble. Their population has never recovered from the impact of the commercial sealing that occurred mainly in the 19th century.
Smoke haze from Australia’s catastrophic bushfires is continuing to affect many parts of the country.
About 5.6% of Australian defence veterans could end up homeless.
Plant-based liquids have been called milk for centuries.
Hydrophis cyanocinctus has a mysterious hole in the top of its skull.
Grandparents grieve for their child and their stillborn grandchild, a grief we need to acknowledge.