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Feature articles

Estradiol dangers

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

Sep 05, AU edition RAGING BULL There’s nothing more red-blooded than a juicy slab of steak, but BARBARA SUMNER-BURSTYN reports that a female sex hormone linked to ‘gay’ behaviour in animals and adverse effects on […]

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Technology

Inventions worth remembering

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SCIENCE: Apr 05, AU Edition RELATIVITY, SCHMELATIVITY Sure, Einstein hit it big in 1905. But let’s not forget the really important inventions of a century ago – like the windscreen wiper, says Pat Sheil The […]

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Opinion

Tough Questions

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: May 05, AU Edition IAN WISHART Debating the Resurrection – is it important? So that was Easter. You know, the time of year when we all jump in cars for a long weekend […]

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Climate Change

The Kyoto Conspiracy

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

Nov 05, AU Edition THE KYOTO CONSPIRACY How Enron hyped global warming for profit Amidst all the talk about the benefits that Kyoto Protocol is supposed to promote, it is perhaps forgotten especially amongst the […]

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Australia

X In The Suburbs

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X IN THE SUBURBS: Apr 05, AU Edition X IN THE SUBURBS Ecstasy and other party drugs used to be an import-only business. But now, home-grown gangs have figured out the trick to pill-making and […]

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Australia

Dumbing down education

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

THE ARENA: June 05, AU Edition JAMES MORROW Forget Supernanny. What Australia needs is Superteacher If there is one show that is appointment viewing in our house – OK, besides Desperate Housewives – it is […]

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Health

Obesity not so bad after all?

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HEALTH: June 05, AU Edition NOT SO FAT New numbers from America suggest obesity isn’t as dangerous as previously thought. But don’t reach for that Big Mac just yet Obesity is the second-leading preventable cause […]

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New Zealand

Are earthquakes contagious?

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

SCIENCE: Nov 05, AU Edition A CASE OF THE SHAKES New research says that earthquakes may be contagious, reports Sandi Doughton Geologists used to answer with an emphatic “No” when asked if mega-earthquakes like the […]

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New Zealand

The Tamihere Interview – edited

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

May 05, AU Edition Helen Clark has been New Zealand’s PM since 1999, and her Labour Party has had about as firm a lock on power as is possible in a democratic country. But all […]

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Opinion

Tough Questions – Dec 05

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

TOUGH QUESTIONS: Nov 05, AU Edition IAN WISHART We’re all fundamentalists now They’re just another raving bunch of fundamentalists! Now there’s a phrase you’ll hear on talk radio if you listen hard enough. Fundamentalist. The […]

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Australia

Dyson vacuums – sucker for a good story

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

How do you take a radical idea and turn it into a market leader? JAMES MORROW talks to Ross Cameron, Managing Director of Dyson Appliances’ South-East Asian operations about how he took a vacuum cleaner […]

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Australia

Life in the burbs

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

THE MISERY INDEX It comes like a thief in the night and empties wallets of purchasing power. And it means debtors make off like bandits. What is it? Inflation – and with oil prices high, […]

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Australia

Victoria’s Secret – Investigate Australia Mar 05

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VICTORIA’S SECRET Why is the Bracks government sticking with a world-first roadside drug test that’s controversial, expensive, and will make Victorian motorists only marginally safer? JAMES MORROW crunches the numbers and finds that there are […]

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New Zealand

Lifestyle Block Boom – Investigate Jun 2003

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THE LIFESTYLE BLOCK BOOM INVESTIGATE: JUN 03 Is it the call of the wild, or something even more primal? HAMISH CARNACHAN investigates a growing phenomenon in population drift: They call it downshifting. A word evocative, […]

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New Zealand

Summer Breeze – Investigate Jan 2003

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Ask anyone about the summers of their childhood and the stories are likely to be similar – long lazy days at sleepy coastal towns. But now those sleepy hollows are becoming mega-resorts, and HAMISH CARNACHAN […]

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New Zealand

Boomtown Brats – Investigate Aug 2003

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

BOOMTOWN BRATS INVESTIGATE: AUG 03 Tthe rest of new zealand is paying for auckland’s new transport network through petrol taxes, but now aucklanders are getting uppity about paying their share of a rates increase. HAMISH […]

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New Zealand

Lorde more than a one-hit wonder

December 9, 2013 iwishart 0

Review: Lorde tops Saturday’s Not So Silent Night By Jim Harrington Contra Costa Times McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Dec. 08–Lorde reigned supreme at Saturday’s Not So Silent Night concert. The New Zealand singer-songwriter, who recently learned […]