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A University of California study is closer to proving the old adage 'you are what you eat'. We know eating yoghurt containing probiotics can alter our gut bacteria for the better, but thereâ€™s new evidence that it may help our brain function too. Source: abc.net.au
Pulitzer prize winning science writer Natalie Angier talks in an inspiring and entertaining way about the basics of science: from the wonders of the cell and bacteria to the mysteries of the night sky and the cultures of chimpanzees, to name a few. Science is in flux as it faces pressures from both faith-based politics in the US, and the push towards privatisation of scientific knowledge through patenting. (Originall...
Foreign Minister Bob Carr is calling on China to strengthen its sanctions against North Korea and pledging that Australia will remain steadfast in its sanctions. We investigate how effective sanctions have been in North Korea so far and look at their application in other parts of the world, such as Iran and Iraq. We discuss the ethical and legal boundaries of sanctions and examine why they donâ€™t always achiev...