I once though that the Villawood Solution was an affront to all Australians…..but our current asylum seeker and refugee response leaves me profoundly disturbed….A path, once chosen may prove most regrettable….
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Tough on Rats
In recent news releases, some in the science community hailed it as building a better rat, but it’s doubtful that the animals who’ve been specially bred with pathologies seen in Alzheimer’s disease, would agree – if they had a voice…….
In black and white, as if bereav’d of light
What is it about black and white photographs that envelopes them in the mists of time? Now it seems, colour in television and in photography gives a clearer, if not always appealing, view of our world and our wars.
One is never enough!
Who could be unmoved by Douglas Mawson’s words, “It was unutterably sad that he should have perished thus”…. (Home of the Blizzard, 1915)
Not too long ago, there were so many people named David in our office – I was designated D7. I couldn’t bear this burden in silence….
Fish and Friends
A Fish needs Friends
Has science helped to find a habitat, only to lose a species? How much responsibility does Australian science bear for the demise of the Orange Roughy?