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Women troll on dating apps just as often as men

women troll on dating apps just as often as men
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It’s not all about finding love in the online dating world Online dating is an increasingly popular way for people to find love, but that also makes it an attractive target for those with less than romantic intentions. Figures from the Pew Research Centre show...

Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens

children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens
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Children may actually prefer reading books the traditional way There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles. But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case. In...

Why is it still so hard for patients in need to get medicinal cannabis?

why is it still so hard for patients in need to get medicinal cannabis?
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While the law is slowly coming along, those who need medicinal cannabis are mostly still unable to obtain it This week the federal government granted its first license for an Australian company to grow and harvest medical marijuana. This follows Australia’s amending of the Narcotic...

DNA reveals Aboriginal people had a long and settled connection to country

dna reveals aboriginal people had a long and settled connection to country
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On expedition with Norman Tindale and local Aboriginal group at a rock shelter at Bathurst Head (Thartali) in eastern Cape York Peninsula, 1927. Photo by Herbert Hale/South Australian Museum, Archives Norman Tindale Collection (AA 338/5/4/41) Historic hair samples collected from Aboriginal people show that following...

Driverless cars, just imagine how we could use them

driverless cars, just imagine how we could use them
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Look! No driver in the Mercedes F 015 concept car shown at the 2015 North American International Auto Show If you happen to live Pittsburgh in the US or Milton Keynes in the UK, then you may occasionally see one of the driverless, or...

A survival guide for the coming AI revolution

a survival guide for the coming ai revolution
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It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for possible signs of AI If the popular media are to be believed, artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to steal your job and threaten life as we know it. If we do not prepare now,...

In places where it’s legal, how many people are ending their lives using euthanasia?

in places where it’s legal, how many people are ending their lives using euthanasia?
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One paper reported that between 0.3% to 4.6% of all deaths are reported as euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide in jurisdictions where they are legal The Victorian Parliament will consider a bill to legalise euthanasia in the second half of 2017. That follows the South...

As the Liberal Party continues to fracture, we may be watching its demise

as the liberal party continues to fracture, we may be watching its demise
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Is it a case of going, going, gone? The Liberal Party is driven by internal bickering, with various camps claiming to speak for its “true” values and traditions. The contest is leading not to any prospect of unity or discipline, but to the party’s...

Australians aren’t as Islamophobic as we’re led to believe

australians aren’t as islamophobic as we’re led to believe
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Islamophobia refers to dread or hatred of Islam and unfounded prejudice and hostility towards Islam and Muslims Over the last few months, several reports have indicated a significant number of Australians hold anti-Muslim attitudes. In September 2016, The Australian newspaper reported an Essential poll...

No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?

no animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?
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Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat (IVM) – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm – within five to ten years. IVM was first investigated in the early years of this century and since then criticisms of...