HOW OLD CAN WE GO?
A century ago, the average life expectancy was closer to half-a-century. Getting to 50 was a good knock. Fast forward to 2018, and Australians are living (on average) into their 80s. So how old can we go? Researchers are divided on the limits we can reach.
HOW TO MAKE (AND SAVE) A KOALA
The koala survives on a diet of toxic gum leaves, and their weirdly evolved biology has proven to be a significant problem in our efforts to save them … until now. The successful reading of the koala genome has provided scientists with the information they need to unlock the health issues confronting our cute curiosity.
VOTING UNDERWAY TO IDENTIFY AUSTRALIA'S FAVOURITE CELEBRITY BEARD
Voting to decide the overall winner of Australia’s Sexiest Celebrity Beard is now underway. Over 3,700 readers took part in the online survey to set the Top 20. Surprise inclusions in the hot 20 are food critic Matt Preston and actor Shane Jacobson, whereas the other Hemsworth heartthrob Liam, celeb trainer Steve ‘The Commando’ Willis and silver fox TV host Dr Andrew Rochford missed the cut.
WHAT WE’RE LEARNING ABOUT THE ‘ALIEN INTELLIGENCE’ OF THE OCTOPUS
Few of us would look at an octopus and think about its personality. But the fact of the matter is that these curious creatures have been known to juggle crabs to amuse themselves, and even shoot out lightbulbs above their tanks if the brightness is annoying them. Further investigation has been finding their intelligence is quite other-worldly.
HOW 'CAR OBSESSED' ARE YOU?
Just imagine, if you can, working on a single car project for 20 years … or more. The ultimate labour of love. For a dedicated band of Aussie enthusiasts, they are slaves to a collective obsession and a shared passion. Now, for the first time, the peak achievement in their world – Street Machine of the Year – is being completely decided by a popular vote.
WHEN CARS BECOME ‘PETS’
Many of us have given our cars ‘pet names’, but what happens when the vehicle in question becomes an inseparable member of the clan? In the case of a leading motoring magazine editor, his children have already hatched a succession plan for the beloved family Kingswood.