Making a noise about wind farms
More and more wind turbines are popping up in Australia. As the number of wind farms rises, complaints about wind power continue. People who live near …
The man who poisoned himself and won a Nobel Prize
What causes stomach ulcers? Back in the early 1980s, the medical world already knew what caused stomach ulcers: stress, and too much spicy food. But two …
Is your dishwasher saving the planet?
As one of Melbourne’s many renters, I’ve inspected some very ordinary apartments. Places with no light, or noisy neighbours, a poky kitchen, strange smells, mysterious stains. …
Why facts don’t matter
Consider this experiment. A researcher presents a group of university students with two studies. One suggests capital punishment is effective in combatting crime; the other says …