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HOW DAYLIGHT SAVINGS IN QLD COULD HELP SAVE THE KOALA
Queensland has long held out against joining the other eastern states with daylight savings, but supporters have received an unlikely boost with a new report suggesting a changing of the clocks could provide a much-needed lifeline to the endangered koala.
THE DINGO – VILLIAN, VICTIM OR HERO?
Recently thrust back into the spotlight, through the passing of Michael Chamberlain, Australia’s ‘native’ dog continues to divide national opinion. Some view the dingo as a pest, while others consider it endangered. Supporters hail the animal as an environmental saviour, while many Australians have it clearly marked as a villain – convicted and condemned.
JESSICA WATSON’S NORFOLK VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
She sailed into the nation’s heart and imagination as the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe on her own. Now Jessica Watson is finding new frontiers to explore, this time as a reporter (and arriving by more conventional methods).
FICTION BECOMES REALITY - ROBOT SECURITY GUARDS
Real-life robo-guards are on the rise. Infra-red cameras allow them to operate in the dark, they can read licence-plates (and check them against a ‘blacklisted’ database), and can even draw on police records to recognise the faces of criminals.
WHY YOU NEED TO GO TO BED THINKING HAPPY THOUGHTS
New research shows that you should never go to bed mulling over traumatic or emotional problems, or you risk making them more deeply locked in your psyche and your life. The study into how sleep is linked to memory suppression has implications in treating disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
HOW TO SAVE YOURSELF FROM HEATSTROKE
As the nation is ravaged by a series of brutal heatwaves, Australians are being reminded to protect themselves from the potentially fatal impact of heatstroke. Without the proper precautions, our bodies can react violently and suddenly to extremes of temperature.