Category: News & Politics

Former Home And Away Star Johnny Ruffo’s Brain Cancer Returns

Former ‘Home and Away’ actor Johnny Ruffo has revealed his brain cancer has returned.  On Tuesday evening the 32-year-old Australian actor and singer informed his Instagram followers of the news after first having the disease between 2017 and 2019.  “After an unexpected…

2020 Eureka Prizes go to a ‘milkshake for malaria’, ABC’s Coronacast and an energy-making sewerage system

From potential new diabetes therapies, to an environmentally friendly sewage treatment system, this year’s Eureka Prizes have acknowledged a diverse group of brilliant minds tackling pressing global problems. University of Technology Sydney researcher Qilin Wang received the Prize for Outstanding…

Victoria budget: New trams and enviro-friendly buses funded – NEWS.com.au

A hundred low-floor trams will be built in Victoria under funding in Tuesday’s state budget, with the plan to support almost 1900 jobs. The $1.5 billion splurge on what is the state’s largest tram order for decades will also include…

‘Virtual’ ALP national conference will maximise stage management

The Labor party will hold its national conference “virtually”, before Easter next year, Anthony Albanese has announced. The conference had been due to happen in Canberra next month but was put off due to COVID. But some in the party…

AstraZeneca’s results signal more good vaccine news — but efficacy is only the beginning of the story

AstraZeneca has become the latest pharmaceutical company to reveal promising results in clinical trials, for its viral vector vaccine developed with the University of Oxford. In a group given two full doses of the vaccine at least one month apart,…

Question of the Day: How Has 2020 Changed You?

Having spent the better part of a year in deep freeze—with some five million people forced to live, work and socialise under state-sanctioned house arrest—Melbourne is finally coming out of one of the world’s longest and strictest lockdowns. Amid the…

Thanksgiving, the Coronavirus, and the Marshmallow Test

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas—thanks to Pfizer (with BioNTech) and Moderna, these holidays are going to be the real marshmallow test for Americans, the chance to find out, at the end of this terrible year, what we’re still made of. The famous…

Children may transmit coronavirus at the same rate as adults: what we now know about schools and COVID-19

The role children, and consequently schools, play in the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard to work out, but that puzzle is now finally starting to be solved. The latest research shows infections in children frequently go undetected, and that children…

Is Trump’s truculence an attempted coup or the last-ditch efforts of a man whose star is fading?

US President Donald Trump’s time in the White House is coming to an end. But, as has become obvious over the past few weeks, he is unlikely to deliver a gracious concession speech. Instead, the president has spent much of…

Scott Morrison’s message to China: Don’t pigeonhole us

Australia’s actions should not be seen just through the lens of the strategic competition between China and the United States, Scott Morrison has said in a speech rejecting “binary choices”. With China casting Australia as an extension of America, disrupting…

Faces of a Fast-Food Nation

In 2019, the New York-based photographer Richard Renaldi started taking pictures of fast-food workers around the country. He was drawn to the project, he says, because these are “people that millions of Americans see every day—but, at the same time,…

How the Biden Administration Can Free Americans from Student Debt

The Fed soothed skittish markets, but at what cost? There has been very little conditionality attached to its acquisition of corporate debt, which means that even though Wall Street was buoyed, no guaranteed benefits trickled down to workers in need.…

How to Make Your Ad Copy More Impactful

By Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site that helps small businesses start their websites. Advertising copy that appears at the top of search results has the disadvantage of being quickly scanned and ignored by much…

U.S. coronavirus hotspots are far outpacing Europe’s

America’s coronavirus outbreak has surpassed Europe’s. Why it matters: It wasn’t long ago that public health experts were pointing to Europe as a warning sign for the U.S. But the U.S. now has a higher per capita caseload than the…