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What makes a vegan-friendly wine vegan? And how’s it different to conventional wine?

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CONSUMER INTEREST IN vegan wines is growing, with vegan-friendly wines showing up in many supermarkets and Google searches for “vegan wine” soaring in recent years. But what makes a vegan-friendly wine vegan? And how’s it different to conventional winemaking techniques? I’m an oenology and chemistry researcher; I’ve spent years studying wine and

Explainer: the seasonal ‘calendars’ of Indigenous Australia

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Ancient stone arrangements on Wangkumarra land. Tyson Yunkaporta ON WANGKUMARRA LAND, in the corner-country near the borders of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, stands an ancient stone arrangement. It has been placed to the side of a huge complex, rivalling Stonehenge, featuring megaliths polished, carved and placed to

Why the volcanic eruption in Tonga was so violent, and what to expect next

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THE KINGDOM OF Tonga doesn’t often attract global attention, but a violent eruption of an underwater volcano on January 15 has spread shock waves, quite literally, around half the world. https://twitter.com/i/status/1482259999724535809 The volcano is usually not much to look at. It consists of two small uninhabited islands, Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga, poking about

Powerball jackpots to 4-pack of RATs

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ONE LUCKY AUSTRALIAN could walk away with enough rapid antigen tests for a family of four, after Powerball jackpotted to two double packs of RightSign self-administered rapid nasal tests. It is the most sought after prize in the history of Powerball. Powerball spokesperson Henrietta White said there had been a huge

We calculated the impact of ‘long COVID’ as Australia opens up.

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Even without Omicron, we’re worried. OVER THE PAST two years, we’ve learned COVID-19 survivors can develop a range of longer-term symptoms we now call “long COVID”. This includes people who did not have severe illness initially. Such longer-term symptoms can affect multiple systems in the body. This can result in ongoing, severe fatigue

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