Chinese demand for bear-bile keeps Free the Bears director Nev Broadis busy

No two bear rescues are ever the same, says zoologist and conservationist Nev Broadis.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.


Do smart people worry more?

If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence. The idea has been around for a while: The adage that ignorance is bliss suggests the reverse, that knowledge involves anguish. Now it’s starting to get some scientific validation. Read on Slate.


O’Shea expands engineering’s borders

Mad writer, world record holder and engineer, Julian O’Shea is a true renaissance man out to show what engineering can achieve in fighting poverty. Read at the Melbourne Age..


When disease breaks out, a group of flying Australian epidemiologists comes to the rescue.

Australian National University’s Dr Martyn Kirk fights disease, saves lives every day. Read at the Melbourne Age..


Could common coinage bring us together?

Imagine a world without the Australian dollar or the New Zealand dollar. Imagine a hybrid called the Anzac dollar, say. It could happen. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.


Stay younger by not giving in to old age

Age, experts say, really is just a number – all or partly in the mind. You can remain vigorous right up until close to the end of your life if you take the right measures.

Here are 10 tips on how to keep a spring in your step and beat your biological age. Read at the South China Morning Post.


Candy – revisiting novelists’ sickly sweet 1950s pornographic romp

It’s plotless, tacky, borderline desperate, and yet its eponymous heroine’s romps – from one horny, scheming devil to the next – are never dull Read at the South China Morning Post (scmp.com).


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