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Your friends reveal more about your health than your fitness tracker

If you wear a fitness tracker, no doubt you check it throughout the day, tallying your steps or checking your heart rate and patting yourself on the back as you get closer to your goals. But a new study finds…

Anti-Plastic Bag Activists’ Latest Weapon: Shame (And It Backfired)

In addition to bans, fees, and moral preening, anti-plastic bag advocates have a new trick up their sleeve for inspiring you to bring a reusable tote on your next trip to the grocery store: shame. Two weeks ago, East West…

Al Gore’s Climate Circus Goes To Oz

In politics, timing is crucial. And thus it was with the unfortunately timed participation of former US vice-president Al Gore in the Queensland government-sponsored Climate Week earlier this month. According to the blurb, “Climate Week QLD 2019 will showcase how…

Guest blog – Dewilding Basingstoke by Paul Sterry

Dewilding Basingstoke One thing leads to another. This all harks back to the saga of Basingstoke’s beleaguered Common Toads, a story that not only continues but also evolves. So as summer approaches, and all those young toadlets leave their breeding…

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Call to arms: how can Australia avoid a slow and painful decline?

Australia is at a crossroads. Drift towards a future of slow decline economically and socially or, if action is taken now to address our most important challenges, create a future of greater prosperity for all, globally competitive industries and a…

Strawberry Moon and Jupiter from dusk to dawn

The crest of the moon’s full phase comes on June 17, 2019, at 8:31 UTC. On both June 16 and 17, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close to the king planet Jupiter all night long.