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Regardless of what the Federal Court says, you shouldn’t put ‘flushable’ wipes down the loo
On Friday the Australian Federal Court found in favour of Kimberly-Clark’s “flushable wipes” in a legal action brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Period pain is impacting women at school, uni and work. Let’s be open about it
Menstrual symptoms including pain, heavy bleeding and low mood may be linked to nearly nine days of lost productivity per woman every year, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal this week.
Aussie birds turn down their thermostat to save energy in winter
New evidence that a species of passerine bird, the native Superb Fairy-wren, can employ torpor that reduces their energy needs in cold conditions.
Australia’s social housing policy needs stronger leadership and an investment overhaul
Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle homelessness and housing stress among low-income renters.
Agriculture scholarship grows student research skills
Two Western Sydney University students will take part in a year-long research project exploring how shearing frequency influences reproductive success in merino sheep, after receiving scholarships.
The trust trap: why older Australians are more trusting, and what that means for them
Populations around the world are ageing rapidly. Almost one in four people will be aged 60 or more by 2050. This growing cohort of older adults is often portrayed as too trusting – why should this be so?