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'Quite fun': Double helix puts a new twist on UTS staircase design
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'Quite fun': Double helix puts a new twist on UTS staircase design

An unusual double helix staircase will symbolise breakthroughs in science.

  • by Julie Power

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How Leo's doggy dementia reversal gives hope for a cure in humans

How Leo's doggy dementia reversal gives hope for a cure in humans

Leo was a placid dog visiting nursing home residents with dementia until he got dementia, too.

  • by Julie Power
The 'pinosaurs' being fire-proofed to last another 200 million years

The 'pinosaurs' being fire-proofed to last another 200 million years

The Wollemi pine was thought to be extinct until 100 of the Jurassic-era conifers were found in 1994: Now a new colony in the wild is taking off.

  • by Julie Power
Two 'contentious' cemeteries get taken out of council hands
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Two 'contentious' cemeteries get taken out of council hands

Greater Sydney is running out of burial space, but few councils want to host new cemeteries.

  • by Julie Power
Push for change after 'inspiring' doctor died at Westmead Hospital

Push for change after 'inspiring' doctor died at Westmead Hospital

Dr Malay Rana specifically attended Westmead Hospital because it specialised in treating cystic fibrosis patients. He died there two days later.

  • by Julie Power
Super sized death: Obesity is making burials and cremations fraught

Super sized death: Obesity is making burials and cremations fraught

As Australians get bigger, so too are the requirements for plus sized graves, cremations and mausoleums. 

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Teeth bared as anti-fluoridation campaign heats up
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Teeth bared as anti-fluoridation campaign heats up

Anti-fluoride campaigners share same gene pool as anti-vaxxers, says NSW health minister Brad Hazzard.

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'There is no cure': 800,000 Australians suffer 'distressing' condition

'There is no cure': 800,000 Australians suffer 'distressing' condition

"People are always saying  'stop scratching'. You feel like slapping them and saying 'don't bloody well tell me to stop scratching'."

  • by Julie Power
Rose Amal: Using sunshine to create alternative fuels

Rose Amal: Using sunshine to create alternative fuels

University of NSW's Professor Rose Amal will receive one of the Queen's Birthday top honours for her work to mitigate the impact of greenhouse gases.

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New car sales get crash course in reality

New car sales get crash course in reality

Crash test vehicles are now being placed in new car showrooms.

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Weird weather messes with autumn leaves at Mt Tomah

Weird weather messes with autumn leaves at Mt Tomah

Leaves are disappearing rapidly at these botanic gardens, but curator and manager Greg Bourke is breeding a new range of maples to withstand climate change.

  • by Julie Power