COSMOS SCIENCE MAGAZINE - WAS 'ANCIENT MASTERCHEF' THE KEY TO OUR EVOLUTION? THE TRUTH MAY BE IN OUR TASTEBUDS
Our concepts of the rise of mankind, the evolution of the species, and survival of the fittest is getting a revamp.  Rather than the Charles Darwin version of simply outliving our competitors - by being better adapted to the immediate environment – there may be an element of Ancient MasterChef involved.  Through taming fire, learning how to cook better, and adding a pinch of salt, we may have set ourselves on the path to greatness (compared to our non-cooking rivals in the animal kingdom).
 

JPY'S SURPRISE NEW MUSIC VIDEO
His sensational singing voice and smash hits through several generations (such as Love is in the Air and Yesterday’s Hero) have been part of Australia’s soundtrack since the seventies. Now the ever-popular John Paul Young has released a surprise new music video.  His co-stars are in fact ‘Shedders’, members of an Australian Men’s Shed.
 



SURVEY: HOW COVID HAS CHANGED OUR CUSTOMER BEHAVIOURS
Taking care of customers has been a monumental task in 2020, and our very best organisations have just been recognised with the naming of the 7th annual QUALITY SERVICE AWARDS.   These organisations have tapped into an important new level of empathy, with a crucial human touch during the crisis.  But the survey to find the winners has also revealed that our own expectations, as customers, have shifted as a response to the challenges of the pandemic.
 

CAMPAIGN TO HELP US BE BETTER GUARDIANS OF OUR BACKYARD ANIMAL VISITORS
Do you try to evict (or even kill) the animals in your backyard?   Are you selective about what gets to stay or has to go?  We often have a vexed relationship with our fellow inhabitants, and many of us need to learn how to share our territory a little better.  A new book is leading the campaign.