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Melbourne GPs like Dr Sharaniya Navaratnam have moved to tele-health to care for their patients. Photo: Sasha Vaz

GPs, patients adjust to tele-health world

May 15, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has forced the industry at the frontline of the pandemic - healthcare - to move to digital provision of services.

Native banksia plants only shed their seeds after bushfire to land in ash-covered weed-free soil.

Extreme fires of 2019-20 leave no room for ‘productive’ and replenishing fires

May 15, 2020

Experts say the Blue Mountains are adapted to natural fires, but this season’s bushfires have been too extreme for the ecosystem to cope.

Convictus DOTA2 Esports tournament, Melbourne. Photo: a.canvas.of.light / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

E-sports fills gap left by suspended global leagues

May 13, 2020

Unless you’re into marble racing or Belarusian hockey you’re probably having a hard time finding any sports to watch right now.

Stuff headquarters

Was NZME trying to pull a ‘fast one’ over Stuff?

May 13, 2020

Was New Zealand media giant NZME trying to pull a “fast one” when the company sought urgent approval...

Hands in yellow rubber gloves holding mobile phone with Coronavirus text. Photo: Marco Verch (CC BY 2.0)

Technology’s crucial role in the COVID-19 battle

May 13, 2020

How would social distancing have worked in a less technologically driven time?

The home of a Western Bulldogs AFL supporter in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray (where the team is based). Photo: MARGARETES/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Fairytale endings, financial woes pepper Bulldogs’ history

May 13, 2020

Based in Melbourne's working class western suburb of Footscray, the Western Bulldogs are one of the oldest teams in the AFL.

The Australian Sports Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground Photo: Edward H Blake (CC BY 2.0)

Stringent ‘preseason’ rules ahead of AFL season re-start

May 13, 2020

In this podcast Stephen Riosa looks at the effect of the two month lockdown on Australia’s most popular spectator sport.

Sydney Swans fans at an AFL match. Photo: Boaz_M(CC BY-NC 2.0)

Mandatory player tests part of AFL restart plans

May 12, 2020

Australian Rules football's governing body says every player must be tested for COVID-19, as part of plans to resume the AFL season.

Floodlights at Dinamo Minsk FC's home ground in Belarus. Photo: kotsreveb (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Belarus giving fans football fix but virus cases grow

May 12, 2020

With Belarus' president downplaying the risk of COVID-19, the country's professional football league is one of the only ones still running.

Stress causes female mice to have more female babies.
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Male stress causes mischief in mice offspring

May 11, 2020

It seems it’s not just humans who find the opposite sex stressful, too many male mice can affect the...

Police officers at a climate change rally, Sydney. Photo: Rose Makin / Shutterstock

Report: Strip-searches of minors unlawful

May 9, 2020

The NSW police watchdog has found strip-searches conducted on four juveniles at music festivals were...

Student helpers in Lami

Solomon Islands students help Fiji cyclone victims

May 9, 2020

Solomon Islands students studying at universities in Fiji have braved the rain to donate food, clothing...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.