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23 February 2017
On this. day: Australia’s first successful heart transplant

On February 24 1984, at St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney, a 39-year-old received the first successful heart transplant in Australia by Dr Victor Chang,

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23 February 2017
Paying for pregnancy? The cost of commercial surrogacy

In Australia, it is illegal for a surrogate to be paid to carry a child. Altruistic surrogacy is heavily regulated. Dr Dominique Martin discusses the issue.

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30 January 2017
What does the bee decline mean for civilisation?

The global community has started to realise the impact that a loss of the bee population will have on the world. Dr Anneke Veenstra explains their impact.

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field grass

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25 January 2017
Why Melbourne is the world’s allergy capital

Thunderstorm asthma and epic hayfever seasons – find out why Melbourne is an allergy capital and what Deakin researchers are doing about it.

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12 January 2017
Quiz: can you spot the fake news headline?

With an increasingly bizarre news cycle it is getting difficult to spot the real news from the fake.

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12 January 2017
How to tell the difference between real and fake news

It’s getting harder to distinguish between real and fake news. Our expert explains what to do.

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19 December 2016
Car Wars – Audio Book

In this work of speculative fiction, author Cory Doctorow takes us into a near future where the roads are solely populated by self-driving cars.

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Close up of a luxury wrist watch

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19 December 2016
How luxury items are consuming our identity

Dr Paul Harrison from Deakin University explains why wanting something that others in your group can’t have is part of being human.

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16 December 2016
What is the cost of a cashless society?

Will Australia eventually become cashless? It’s a complex issue. Learn more here.

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Man looking at beautiful mountain

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15 December 2016
Man vs nature: who’s the predator and who’s the prey?

While stories of shark attacks usually make the headlines, such occurrences are rare, and calls to get rid of the creatures may be misguided.

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