There’s no such thing as a safe tan. Here’s what’s happening underneath your summer glow

H. Peter Soyer, The University of Queensland and Katie Lee, The University of Queensland There’s a lot to be said for sunshine – both good and bad. It’s our main source of vitamin D, which is essential for bone and muscle health. Populations with higher levels of sun exposure also have better blood pressure and mood levels, and fewer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. … Continue reading There’s no such thing as a safe tan. Here’s what’s happening underneath your summer glow

Science or Snake Oil: is manuka honey really a ‘superfood’ for treating colds, allergies and infections?

Nural Cokcetin, University of Technology Sydney and Shona Blair, University of Technology Sydney Manuka honey is often touted as a “superfood” that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds. Manuka can apparently also boost energy, “detox” your system, lower cholesterol, stave off diabetes, improve sleep, increase skin tone, reduce hair loss and even prevent … Continue reading Science or Snake Oil: is manuka honey really a ‘superfood’ for treating colds, allergies and infections?

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Analysis of the Global Religious Pattern

The rise of “Religious Nones.” The number of people who consider themselves as non-religious is growing. According to a Pew research, the global religious patterns in Western Countries shows that affiliation to a religious institution is declining. More and people are either identifying themselves as atheists, agnostics or “nones.” “In 2016 Census, the first box was for “no religion”. This was not a secularist plot, but … Continue reading Analysis of the Global Religious Pattern

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President Lungu’s Mind on Corruption

President Lungu’s Mind on Corruption -By Mwikisa Nabita- Every reasonable citizen would expect a President of a country to be on higher moral ground, transparent, to have Integrity, accountable and having the interest of the nation at heart, at the minimum. It has become easy for anyone with a pulse to know the mind of the Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, concerning corruption in the … Continue reading President Lungu’s Mind on Corruption

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The Complexities of Equality

Equality before the Law Equality before the law is a very important principle in the legal system, all judicial officers take an oath to implement the law without fear, fervour, affection or ill will. Judges, Lawyers, and all the judicial offices have an obligation to treat people fairly regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religious affiliation and social economic status. Equality can be split into two … Continue reading The Complexities of Equality

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing scissors are less accurate than we thought, but there are fixes

Gaetan Burgio, Australian National University CRISPR gene editing technology is revolutionising medicine and biology. This technique allows scientists to edit DNA with more precision and greater ease than previous gene editing technology. But a new study has called into question the precision of the technique. The hope for gene editing is that it will be able to cure and correct diseases. To date, many successes … Continue reading CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing scissors are less accurate than we thought, but there are fixes