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The US plan for a Space Force risks escalating a ‘space arms race’

United States Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed overnight plans to create a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the US military.


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The Gay Games are still relevant. Here’s why

The largest international LGBT+ sporting event, the Gay Games, is taking place in Paris this week, with over 10,000 athletes from 91 countries competing in 32 sports.


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Why young women say no to rural Australia

When it comes to migration trends, young people aged 15-24 are among the most itinerant in Australia. According to the 2016 census statistics, slightly more than half (50.5%) of people in this age bracket changed their residence in the five-year period from 2011-2016.


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Drug users in outer Sydney need another medically supervised consumption room

We often hear about the need for more health services and infrastructure in Sydney’s outskirts, and in Western Sydney in particular.


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I’ve always wondered: If you’re in a falling elevator, can you really save yourself by jumping?

It’s a nightmarish scenario - the elevator seals you inside, rises several floors, judders to a halt, and then SNAP! The frayed cable fails, and you plummet. Can you save yourself by jumping at the right time?


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Angela Williamson’s sacking shows gulf between Cricket Australia’s words and deeds

Cricket Australia’s dismissal of a top Tasmanian cricketing official for “making offensive comments” has received enormous media attention in Australia and overseas.


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Gardening improves the health of social housing residents and provides a sense of purpose

Studies indicate spending time in nature brings physical, mental and social benefits. These include stress reduction, improved mood, accelerated healing, attention restoration, productivity and heightened imagination and creativity.


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‘Use this app twice daily’: how digital tools are revolutionising patient care

Imagine you’ve recently had a heart attack. You’re a lucky survivor. You’ve received high-quality care from nurses and doctors whilst in hospital and you’re now preparing to go home with the support of your family.



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