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I am not a rat! And what are they doing to rats anyway?

mobile phone cancer risk

THE NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY Program (NTP) of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has released research suggesting a conclusive link between mobile phone radiation and cancer in rats and mice. The research involved exposing male and female rats and mice to radio-frequency radiation that the authors suggested was like that used in 2G

A Contentious Summer Menu, out NOW

IN THE MIDDLE of Wamboin, tucked behind an extended driveway lined with green and yellow flora, is Contentious Character — a vineyard, winery, cellar door and kitchen — specialising in working their wines into their kitchen menu. A place where the wines and the food, have a delicious twist. https://districtbulletin.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CC05-Wamboin-v1-copy.mp4 The menu

Mums fashion-brand their children, why?

fashion brand children

Friday essay: family as 'brand' – the rise of the digital mumpreneur “TAYLEN HAS BECOME a brand,” says Angelica Calad, the mumpreneur behind the #influencer account #taylensmom. Taylen Biggs, age five, has more than 150,000 followers. In an era of advertising ennui, #influencers like Taylen’s mother can collect more than 3,000

Dark Emu: pre-colonial Aboriginal society

Dark Emo book cover

Australia should be proud but few learn this in school. “IT IS EXCITING to revisit the words of the first Europeans to ‘witness’ the pre-colonial Aboriginal economy. In Dark Emu, my aim is to give rise to the possibility of an alternative view of pre-colonial Aboriginal society”, Bruce Pascoe writes in

Ten of Australia’s best literary comics

booker prize comics 2018

WITH NEWS THAT the Man Booker Prize long list includes a graphic novel for the first time, the spotlight is on comics as a literary form. That’s a welcome development; the comic is one of the oldest kinds of storytelling we have and a powerful artform. Right now, the Australian comics

Turning coffee waste into coffee cups

coffee waste into cups

A MACQUARIE PhD student believes he’s come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups. He’s developed a method to turn coffee grounds into lactic acid, which can then be used to produce biodegradable plastics, and is now refining the process as he finishes his PhD. “Australians

Bungendore gallery, return of Susie Dureau

Little Breath detail by Susie Dureau

SYDNEY ARTIST Susie Dureau returns to Bungendore to open an exhibition of new works entitled The Architecture of Light. This body of work examines light as a subject and entity unto itself rather than an assumed component in the illumination of other subjects. The much-anticipated show, which follows a sell-out exhibition

Skin cancer breakthrough: Melanoma blood test promising

melanoma blood test

With Australians leading the world for skin cancer incidence, scientists from Edith Cowan University have developed the world's first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages, an innovation that could save thousands of lives, and save the health system millions of dollars. By Australian Science Media Centre THE BLOOD

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