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Can you ever beat jet lag?
What is jet lag? Associate Lecturer, Alexandra Bhatti, Department of Health Systems and Populations explains.

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Will we ever cure cancer?
Dr Alison Zhang, medical oncologist at Macquarie University Hospital, explains.

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Why does a nation of republicans care about a royal wedding?
Take a medieval fantasy, add a dash of Markle sparkle, and many of us are hooked on the idea that the commoners' time has come.

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Drivers risk death when driving into flood water: new study
New research shows that most Australian drivers think they can work out when it is safe to enter flood waters - as foolhardy Hobart drivers proved during last week's natural disaster.

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Review: Glad I'm not a Kennedy
How would any one of us act when confronted by extraordinary events or the demand to demonstrate our true values? Philosopher Robert Sinnerbrink reviews a new movie on a 1969 car crash that some say changed the course of American politics.

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Artificial Intelligence will improve our health system    
Australia has a once-in-a-generation chance to transform its health care if we spend some of the just-announced Medical Research Future Fund’s $240 million for Frontier Science on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Marriage? Babies? Bring it on, say Australia's young women
The future looks rosy for Mother’s Day as a survey of women in their twenties reveals 90 per cent want babies.

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Dark days ahead if refugees turned away
A new book foreshadows dire outcomes for asylum-seekers if countries like Australia don’t rethink their harsh refugee policies.

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Public pressure must end the ivory trade in Australia
As rhino and elephant body parts are pulled from a legal Australian auction taking place today, conservationists hope a current Senate Inquiry will be the beginning of the end for our domestic ivory trade.

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Selfie tourists: travelling for the 'likes'
Why do we travel? Dr Robert Sinnerbrink, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy explains.

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Will there be space travel in our lifetime?
To mark Star Wars Day - May fourth - we asked mechanical engineering lecturer, Dr Sammy Diasinos, if commercial flights into the galaxy will be taking off any time soon?

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Anyone with an email inbox can be a victim of image-based abuse
But new laws and global co-operation mean offenders - including young people - can face stiff criminal penalties, as the arrest of three Dutch men has shown.