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AIHW REPORT: POORER OUTCOMES FOR BABIES BORN TO TEEN MUMS - OFTEN LINKED TO LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject.
THE RISE AND RISE OF AUSTRALIANA ... ON FOUR WHEELS
It is barely six months since the curtain finally came down on Australian car manufacturing, and yet something extraordinary is already happening. Old Holdens (and Fords) are selling for more money than Ferraris. Select Aussie models have always had their fans, but price records are now rising steadily … and, in some cases, spiking dramatically.
OUR BRAVE NEW WORLD - SYNTHETIC LIFE
From pollution-free fuels that can be harvested from vats of yeast, to viruses being programmed to be cancer killers, synthetic life is a game-changer for all of us. To its opponents it is a frightening concept of humans messing with the laws of nature, bringing unforeseen consequences. To its proponents, developing synthetic life is the answer to many of the problems we’ve already created. It’s the fix.
BRINGING BACK THE TASMANIAN TIGER - INCREASINGLY POSSIBLE
It was once pure folly. An impossibility. But continual advances in science, particularly in the field of genetics, means that we are getting ever closer to raising the iconic Tasmanian Tiger out of extinction. A discovery in a dusty Melbourne cabinet, and advanced plans to resurrect the mammoth, are paving the way.
AUSSIE MAN RISKING 10 YEARS JAIL TO TRY TO SAVE ‘THE KINGSWOOD’ AS OUR DIPLOMATS REFUSE TO HELP
Australian officials have refused to intervene in the case of an Australian man who is facing a potential 10 years in jail, should he dare to challenge French customs agents who have mistaken his ‘barn find’ Kingswood as a drug transporter. The French claim the vehicle has ‘hiding places’ – but what they’re looking at is part of standard design on the Aussie classic.
TO BOLDLY GO, WHERE NO LEGO HAS GONE BEFORE
Many of us associate it purely as a building block toy for our kids. But at this moment, three Lego mini-figures are orbiting Jupiter (much further out than Elon Musk’s Mars Car!) onboard NASA’s cutting-edge Juno probe. They are just the latest in a long-line of Lego trailblazers, reshaping the way science is taught and delivered around the world.