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  • Your Brain in Sickness and in Health

    16 Aug 2017
    BOOK REVIEWYour Brain in Sickness and in HealthThe experience of dementia and other brain disordersBy Sid WilliamsREVIEWED by CHRIS JOHNSONUnderstanding Alzheimer’s disease,...

  • Blended

    16 Aug 2017
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANI picked a grape, I picked another. I picked its cousin, instead of its brother.Picked more, a brother from another mother. Picked the ring-ins, All different no...

  • Getting to the heart of it in New Caledonia

    16 Aug 2017
    By CHRIS JOHNSONIn 1999 French aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand published a book titled Earth from Above. It was the culmination of a five-year, five-continent, 60-country...

  • Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

    27 Jun 2017
    Book ReviewBlitzed: Drugs in Nazi GermanyReviewed by Simon TatzThe rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany has been analysed, documented and researched for almost a century now, and...

  • Hot Wheels!

    15 Jun 2017
    By Dr Clive FraserMost car owners will not hesitate to option up their vehicle with fancy alloy wheels.After all they are shiny and will lift the appearance of even the most...

  • Prosecco – Italian Champagne?

    15 Jun 2017
    By Dr Michael RyanItaly has always been a wine producing monster. The French lay claim to the most prestigious wines and senses of tradition but Italy makes more wine, has been...

  • “Are you in the market for a hardtop?”

    08 May 2017
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERCyclone Debbie versus three VolvosAt 2PM on Tuesday 28th March 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie crossed the Queensland coastline at Airlie Beach.With wind speeds of...

  • It’s only natural

    08 May 2017
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANHistorically, no one can lay claim to inventing wine. Archeological evidence can trace wine to Georgia approximately 8000 BC. Fermented fruit juice would have...

  • Ah the sweet life

    10 Apr 2017
    DR MICHAEL RYANAnd I thought Sauvignon Blanc was a polarising topic! Just like Ford versus Holden, the Maroons and the Blues or Lennon versus McCartney, as is sweet versus dry...

  • “Digital Disruption” - Taxis versus Ride-sharing

    10 Apr 2017
    DOCTOR CLIVE FRASERUber ride-sharing arrived in Australia five years ago.Undoubtedly, it has been popular and a great commercial success, much to the detriment of the established...

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