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Opinion: Secrets in the canopy: scientists discover 8 striking new bee species in the Pacific

After a decade searching for new species of bees in forests of the Pacific Islands, all we had to do was look up.



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Opinion: ‘Why can’t I wear a dress?’ What schools can learn from preschools about supporting trans children

With a new group of children just starting school, many are excited about new friends, uniforms and being at “big school”. But for trans kids, starting school can be a much more daunting process.


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Opinion: ‘Free birthing’ and planned home births might sound similar but the risks are very different

The death of premature twins in Byron Bay in an apparent “wild birth”, or free birth, last week has prompted fresh concerns about giving birth without a midwife or medical assistance.


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Opinion: How worried should I be about cryptosporidiosis? Am I safe at the pool?

You might have heard of something called “cryptosporidiosis” recently, closely followed by warnings to stay away from your local swimming pool if you’ve had diarrhoea.


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Opinion: A Fool in Love is delightfully ridiculous and sharp-witted: social satire at its finest

Van Badham’s A Fool in Love at the Sydney Theatre Company lampoons the modern Sydney vibe: a city obsessed with wealth, status and, of course, love.


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Opinion: Reality Bites at 30: why the Gen X classic still stands up today

“I was really going to be something by the age of 23,” says Lelaina Pierce, played by the radiant Winona Ryder in the 1994 Gen X classic Reality Bites.


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Opinion: If plants can pick fungi to help fight pests and diseases, it opens a door to greener farming and ecosystem recovery

Just beneath your feet, an ancient and silent alliance endures. This alliance between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi is one of the oldest biological partnerships on Earth.



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