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EXERCISE - WHAT REALLY WORKS FOR WEIGHT LOSS ... AND WHY
Exercise is widely accepted as a good thing.  It delivers all manner of benefits to help ward off heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety and even some cancers (to name but a few).  However, many people also associate exercise with losing weight and have been frustrated that they havenít shed the kilos as they might have hoped.  Now science is understanding why.
 

THE CREATURE THAT LIVES IN YOUR NIPPLES (AND DOES OTHER THINGS)
Our bodies are a host planet for all sorts of other lifeforms.   Microbes and bacteria and micro-organisms that can sometimes be counted in the trillions.  Most of us probably donít have a problem with that.  But when we start to contemplate a parasitic mite that makes its home in the pores of our face (and our nipples), many probably start to feel a tad more territorial and protective about their personal space.
 



AUSTRALIAíS ICONIC BOGONG MOTH IN SERIOUS TROUBLE
When it comes to animals in peril, the koala no doubt gets top billing.  To put it mildly, moths struggle to generate the same kind of emotive pull. But our iconic bogong moth (which once invaded parliament house in Canberra to the delight of many) is in serious trouble.  To give you an idea of how much trouble, thereís a cave on Mt Kosciusko that should have millions of them in there.   Last summer it had twelve.  And itís what happens next that matters most.
 

SHOPPING & FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY Ė WHERE IS THE LINE?
Itís one thing to find and create happy customers, but spying on our faces is something totally different.  Some of Australiaís biggest retailers are currently in strife for using facial recognition technology in their stores, unbeknown to their customers.  The technology has already been utilised by online streaming services, and more questions are now being asked about how the information is being used and what sort of protections should be in place.