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April 22, 2018

Does anyone else remember the days in primary school when every second kid wanted to grow up to be an astronaut? It seems that everyone has looked up at the night sky and wondered what it would be like to experience the marvels of space, but finding someone who actuall...

January 25, 2018

Last week I had a chat with Dr. Kylie Gorringe at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). If you haven't been inside, go ahead, grab a coffee from the cafe and check it out - it's a beautiful piece of architecture, with an atrium that no doubt leaves a positi...

January 11, 2018

There has been an incredible leap forward recently in the field of genetics, published in Nature on the 8th of November 2017. An international team of medical researchers and practitioners have created incredible new transgenic skin. Regardless of whether you’re a budd...

November 28, 2017

Our generation is living in the most exciting time. We can communicate with anyone we want anywhere in the world (this is an ability your great-grandparents may not have even dreamed of at your age!). Technology is growing at a rapid pace, which means that so many jobs...

October 17, 2017

We all hate getting needles, right? How many times have we come home from the doctor’s, or from school, refusing to move our arm for fear of soreness? So why is it that our parents and teachers insist on them?

Vaccines are incredibly important to not only our own health...

August 23, 2017

In this ridiculously sweltering sun, we Aussies should really use more sunscreen than we do.

From the poolside to the beach, most of us slap on the stuff in a half-hearted attempt to save ourselves from a painful week of blistered skin. Or perhaps to sate that nagging...

June 23, 2017

It’s no secret in the world of psychology that observational learning is one of the most powerful unconscious forms of learning (through ‘osmosis’, if you’re up for a biology metaphor or two!). In the early 1960s, Bandura found through his experiments that children who...

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