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On living with animals in the present age


The Grass Library THE EDITOR HAS been kind enough to suggest I review my own book. I’m reluctant, but I’m also reluctant to lean on a friend to do it for me. I suspect authors review their own books more often than we know, under pseudonyms, but also that they tend

Diets lacking in essential vitamins and minerals


NEW RESEARCH LED by University of Illinois with CSIRO, the International Food Policy Research Institute and others shows that unless we act now in making vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and pulses more available and affordable, serious micronutrient inadequacies will persist globally along with continued undernutrition in the poorest regions of

Australian Red Cross looking for plasma donors


FOR DISTRICT BULLETIN readers who are already Red Cross Blood Service donors, or considering becoming a donor, and regularly visit, or work in Canberra’s Civic and Garran precincts, why not consider donating plasma? Plasma can be donated at the new Civic Plasma Donor Centre at 4 Mort Street, or if you

Multi-cultural regional festival (western Sydney)

Cumberland Local Festival-banner

PEOPLE AND PLACES of Cumberland on show during Cumberland Local Festival People from across Sydney and beyond are invited to experience the people and places of Cumberland during the six-week-long Cumberland Local Festival from 18 April to 26 May 2019. Featuring a wide variety of community, cultural and cuisine-related local events, Cumberland

The Milky Way is warped


The first accurate 3D map of our galaxy reveals its true shape: warped and twisted. ASTRONOMERS FROM Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have used 1339 ‘standard’ stars to map the real shape of our home galaxy in a paper published in Nature Astronomy. They found the Milky Way’s disc

How are Australians eating healthier while living busier?


FOR THE AVERAGE Aussie, life is bustling with family commitments, a heavy workload and a hectic schedule; it’s all too easy for them to fall into the trap of eating mindlessly. Drinking too much coffee, eating multiple donuts at work, impulsively buying chips and chocolate bars from the supermarket because