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How to stay cool and save on energy this summer

air conditioner

With summer now upon us – and it’s likely to be a hot one – many consumers are in the market for a new air conditioner.  “Their timing is perfect as air conditioners have never been more efficient and effective. They will keep you cool, while using less energy than ever before,” said Mark Padwick,

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Take care mixing medicine and merriment

mixing medicine

Mixing medicine with certain foods or drink, including alcohol, can change how a medicine works in your body, meaning we should take care mixing medicine during the during the festive season.

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Face of ‘witch’ digitally reconstructed

witch

Researchers have digitally reconstructed the face of an 18th-century “witch” who died in jail before she could be burned.

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Sexy or sleepy? How red wine affects you

red wine

A study has confirmed that different kinds of alcohol have different physical and emotional effects on drinkers.

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Vietnam parasite may be killing war vets

Vietnam parasite

Research shows some Vietnam veterans may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

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Partridge Family star, David Cassidy, dead at 67

David Cassidy

The Partridge Family star David Cassidy has died at the age of 67, according to his family.

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5 discoveries we can thank twins for

twins

Thirty-five years of twin research have led to incredible insights into how the environment and our genes impact our health, writes Catriona May of the University of Melbourne

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Telstra to refund 42,000 customers for not delivering promised NBN speeds

NBN

Telstra has offered to compensate 42,000 customers after failing to provide customers with the fast National Broadband Network ( NBN ) speeds they promised.

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Guide dogs – retraining the underdogs

guide dogs

Dogs that don’t graduate seeing-eye school are being trained up as special assistance dogs and helping people with younger onset dementia live fuller, happier lives writes Annie Rahilly of the University of Melbourne

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Brilliant Aussie gin advent calendar

gin advent calendar

“An Australian Craft Gin Advent Calendar? Brilliant!”. These exciting words are pretty much all David Box has heard recently while assembling his take on this tradition, one usually associated with kids and chocolates. Stand aside kids, it’s the grown-ups turn.

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