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in gold we trust: why bullion is still a safe haven in times of crisis

In gold we trust: why bullion is still a safe haven in times of...

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Picture: Shuttlestock “Gold” said famed investor Warren Buffett in 1998, “gets dug out of the ground in Africa or someplace, then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to...
eat out to help out: crowded restaurants may have driven uk coronavirus spike – new findings

Eat Out to Help Out: crowded restaurants may have driven UK coronavirus spike –...

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Busy August, quiet September. EPA England is about to re-impose nationwide restrictions on gatherings to control the spread of COVID-19. This comes less than two weeks after the end of the government’s half-a-billion-pound scheme to get...
are your devices spying on you? australia’s very small step to make the internet of things safer

Are your devices spying on you? Australia’s very small step to make the Internet...

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Image: Shuttlestock From internet-connected televisions, toys, fridges, ovens, security cameras, door locks, fitness trackers and lights, the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT) promises to revolutionise our homes. But it also threatens to increase our vulnerability...
sunday essay: covid in ten photos

Sunday essay: COVID in ten photos

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Crew on board the Ruby Princess as the cruise liner docks at Port Kembla, Wollongong, Monday April 6, 2020.  AAP Image/Dean Lewins Our memories are malleable, they change over time. Memories can, however, crystallise through...
these aussie teens have launched a landmark climate case against the government. win or lose, it’ll make a difference

These Aussie teens have launched a landmark climate case against the government. Win or...

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Five of the eight young plaintiffs. From left:Ava Princi, Izzy Raj-Seppings, Ambrose Hayes, Veronica Hester, Laura Kirwan. Equity Generation Lawyers Last Tuesday, eight young Australians aged 13-17 filed a class action seeking an injunction...
case-fatality rates don’t indicate how well a country contained covid

Case-fatality rates don’t indicate how well a country contained COVID

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Recently, I have been frequently seeing the argument that the USA has actually done...
earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says

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Picture: Kelly Barnes/AAP The Paris climate agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5℃ this century. A new report by the World Meteorological Organisation warns this limit may be exceeded by 2024 – and...
halting the oxford vaccine trial doesn’t mean it’s not safe – it shows they’re following the right process

Halting the Oxford vaccine trial doesn’t mean it’s not safe – it shows they’re...

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Image: Shuttlestock Only days after the federal government announced a A$1.7 billion vaccine deal to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to Australians in 2021, one of the two candidates has halted its phase 3 trials...
oxford scientists: these are final steps we’re taking to get our coronavirus vaccine approved

Oxford scientists: these are final steps we’re taking to get our coronavirus vaccine approved

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A researcher working on the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in Buenos Aires. EPA-EFE Of the hundreds of potential COVID-19 vaccines in development, six are in the final stages of testing, known as phase three clinical...
research reveals shocking detail on how australia’s environmental scientists are being silenced

Research reveals shocking detail on how Australia’s environmental scientists are being silenced

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Picture: Authors provided Ecologists and conservation experts in government, industry and universities are routinely constrained in communicating scientific evidence on threatened species, mining, logging and other threats to the environment, our new research has...