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Does eating dairy foods increase your risk of prostate cancer?

does eating dairy foods increase your risk of prostate cancer?
If you’re a male who enjoys dairy, there’s no reason to stop having it. From shutterstock.com Recent headlines have warned a diet high in dairy foods may increase men’s risk of prostate cancer. The news is based on a recent review published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic...

Crunching the numbers on streaming services’ local content: static growth, but more original productions

crunching the numbers on streaming services’ local content: static growth, but more original productions
Chris Lilley in Lunatics. Netflix features a growing number of locally made, original shows such as this one, but its overall level of Australian content is just 1.7%. Amelia Entertainment Since 2017, we have been studying the availability of local content on the major subscription streaming services...

The ACCC is suing Google over tracking users. Here’s why it matters

the accc is suing google over tracking users. here’s why it matters
Picture courtesy Shuttlestock The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced yesterday it is suing Google for misleading consumers about its collection and use of personal location data. The case is the consumer watchdog’s first move against a major digital platform following the publication of the Digital...

5 charts on what a Newstart recipient really looks like

5 charts on what a newstart recipient really looks like
Unless we know who who Newstart recipients are, we are likely to make wrong decisions about how much to pay them and whether to drug test them. The Newstart unemployment benefit is all over the news. It’s the subject of a Senate inquiry. Today...

Humanity’s birthplace: why everyone alive today can call northern Botswana home

humanity’s birthplace: why everyone alive today can call northern botswana home
Researcher Vanessa Hayes with the Ju/’hoansi people in the ancestral homeland of humanity. Chris Bennett/Evolving Picture Where was the evolutionary birthplace of modern humans? The East African Great Rift Valley has long been the favoured contender – until today. Our new research has used DNA to...

Baghdadi’s death is a huge blow to Islamic State, but history suggests it won’t guarantee a safer world

baghdadi’s death is a huge blow to islamic state, but history suggests it won’t guarantee a safer world
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may not be irreplaceable, but in many respects he was uniquely suited to the times in which he led.  AAP/EPA/ al Furqan ISIS media wing handout “A very bad man” has been killed and “the world is now a much safer place”....

The Blinky Bill effect: when gum trees are cut down, where do the koalas go?

the blinky bill effect: when gum trees are cut down, where do the koalas go?
After gum trees are cut down, the koalas that lived in them must take a hike. Esther Wong, Author provided (No reuse) In the past two decades there has been an unprecedented increase in the area of blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantations in southern Australia. In...

Beds in car parks don’t solve Australia’s rough sleeping problem

beds in car parks don’t solve australia’s rough sleeping problem
A place to park the homeless for the night in a CBD car park doesn’t solve the problem of homelessness. BedDown/Facebook   A plan to provide homeless people with overnight beds and shelter in car parks might sound like a good idea but it does little...

What is rheumatoid arthritis, the condition tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki lives with?

what is rheumatoid arthritis, the condition tennis champion caroline wozniacki lives with?
Wozniacki struggled with unexplained symptoms before being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2018. Wu Hong/AAP Arthritis is a broad term to describe inflammation of the joints which become swollen and painful. There are many different kinds. Osteoarthritis, the most common, is caused by wear and tear. This is followed...

Why the government’s proposed facial recognition database is causing such alarm

why the government’s proposed facial recognition database is causing such alarm
Andrew Hastie said the broad objectives of the identity-matching system were sound, but key changes were needed to ensure privacy and transparency.  Lukas Coch/AAP Since before the 2019 election, the Morrison government has been keen to introduce a new scheme that would allow government agencies,...