Book review: enter the dragon fish, the world’s most coveted aquarium treasure

Emily Voigt’s quest to understand the ‘morbid, destructive’ allure of a fish that can change hands for US$150,000 a time took her to 15 countries and resulted in a book that’s part true-crime yarn and part pop-science explainer. Read at the South China Morning Post.


All the world’s a stage

Theatre expert Tim Fitzpatrick has done his research and discovered London’s Globe is just a tad bigger than it should be.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Emotion in the Ocean

Being prone to seasickness hasn’t deterred a veteran marine biologist from pursuing a great career.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Kangaroo rescue worker Dot Berris is one jump ahead

Wildlife rescue pioneer Dot Berris ascribes her career to a Blanchetown bar barney. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.


Top 10 money trends in 2016: drought, disruption and the drowning dollar

2016 is shaping up as a huge year in the world of finance. It opened with markets tanking and some experts telling investors to “sell everything”.

No one knows how it will end, but we do know that the economic year will be punctuated with big events like the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and elections in both Australia and the United States.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.


Mind Hacking: How To Change Your Mind For Good In 21 Days

Are you prone to catastrophizing? The best way to achieve inner peace is to treat your brain as a computer, according to entrepreneurial coder Sir John Hargrave. Hargrave’s book, Mind Hacking: How To Change Your Mind For Good In 21 Days, is an insightful guide showing you how to reprogram it, hacker-style—debug each negative thought loop with exponentially positive results, it seems.

Read at Rewire me.


Melbourne psychologist Nicole Lee wants public policy to reflect best practice

During her Sydney upbringing, future psychologist Nicole Lee was sorely conflicted about which path to pursue: first she wanted to be a ballerina – she still does ballet. But, as she matured, she had a brief flirtation with computer science at the University of New South Wales then took stock.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.


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