More than half a century after the prohibition of LSD and magic mushrooms, scientists around the world are hailing Psychedelic drugs as a new treatment for mental health issues. An increasing number of Australians are seeking out alternative forms of therapy to treat mental health, as the shortcomings of traditional anti-depressant medicines are leaving many […]
Talking Trash: How Rubbish could be your Riches
China’s recent ban on foreign waste imports has thrown Australia into the dumps. But could saving our own rubbish be the key to create an economically sustainable, waste-free future? DANA PENDRICK Following China’s ban of foreign waste imports, more than 600,000 tonnes of waste materials, including textiles, plastics and metals, have piled up […]
The answer to our waste crisis could lie in a pile of rubbish
By Sophie Hodge As Australia’s waste crisis continues, innovators are looking for sustainable waste management solutions and finding answers in bizarre places. Used plastic bottles, broken phones, and worm poo all have one thing in common: they are all seemingly useless waste products. But companies are challenging the idea that waste is invaluable. Businesses across […]
While the big technology corporations continue to explore driverless vehicles, there was much greater apprehension from a number of Sydney’s drivers. Griff O’Keefe (53) of South Coogee told us he would prefer to further research and development before the vehicles are put onto our streets. “I don’t think enough technology has been expanded into […]
Sydney’s Thoughts on Marijuana Legalisation
With the United States of America slowly but surely legalising both the medical and recreational use of Marijuana it is questionably only a matter of time before Australia follows suit. I go into the streets of Sydney to find out what our public thinks Australia should do regarding the legalisation of ‘weed’. ‘I remember growing […]
Road to a Driverless Reality
Safety has always been a concern for drivers past and present, but it seems the future may be driverless. We asked the people of Sydney who is safer in the streets: a person or a self-driving machine? Adam Chor, 25, cost planner, West Pennant Hills: “Driverless cars take more rational decisions as it’s not […]
Technology, Take the Wheel
While a big step for science and technology, the idea of driverless cars has not been met with the best response by the Australian public. Asking ordinary people on the streets of Sydney, we learn that most of us are more comfortable driving our own car, rather than letting technology take the wheel. 42-year-old, Donna […]
Driverless cars: Vehicles of the future?
Written by: Tania Tan Until self-driving vehicles are fully on the market in Australia, questions regarding the safety of such vehicles for drivers and pedestrians alike will continue to persist. Opinions on driverless cars are relatively positive as driverless cars are expected to be powered by smart technology that may keep the roads safer. “I […]
Driverless cars: an uncertain future
The implementation of driverless cars is fast approaching modern society, yet this reality is a daunting concept for many. There is great concern that the responsibility of vehicle safety should not be left to a computer. Name: Corey Ross Age: 21 years old Suburb: North Curl Curl, NSW Occupation: Engineer Apprentice “I think […]
Road to a Driverless Reality
Safety has always been a concern for drivers past and present, but it seems the future is driverless. We asked the people of Sydney who is safer in the streets: a person or a self-driving machine? Adam Chor, 25, cost planner, West Pennant Hills: “Driverless cars take more rational decisions as it’s not influenced […]
Are you ready to let go of the wheel?
With the increasing number of driverless cars both entering the market and causing unmanned accidents, society remains conflicted on the future of the motor vehicle transport. Ben, 19-year-old Green Keeper from Parramatta: (They’re) “pretty dangerous I reckon, cause there’s no one in there haha.” Steven, 62-year-old Technical Officer at UNSW (Former Uber Driver) from Bondi: […]
Autism and technology: paving a brighter future by Camilla Theakstone
Autism is an increasingly prevalent mental condition that is characterised by deficits in social interaction, forming relationships with other people and using language and abstract concepts. It is traditionally diagnosed in early childhood as that is the time that symptoms start to appear. The condition is also on the rise in Australia. […]
Older people less scared of driverless cars.
Older people less scared of driverless cars. Evan Williams, 11.05.2018 Street interviews have shown that while most Aussies don’t trust driverless cars, younger people are far more scared of the risks of advanced AI. Aussies say that the technology is not safe in its current form and that driverless cars are not advanced enough yet […]
The Anti-Pandas: ugly endangered creatures that deserve a chance.
By Grace Robinson-Tagg With the distinct sounds and smells of animals permeating the air at Taronga zoo, people push to the front to get a close look at the tall, elegant tiger in its luxurious jungle enclosure. Next to it, a native Australian bat family sleeps in a small tree, with just one lone person […]
D.I.Y Dying: Assisted Death for the living
Do-it-yourself euthanasia kits are being sold legally in Australia under the disguise of home brewing devices. By Abbey Farlow Max Dog Brewing is not what it looks like. It’s website is donned with pictures of friends enjoying beer together. The unknowing eye would mistake the site for an independent brewing company selling kits for the […]
When it comes to muscle building – science is still working it out
By Nanda Lakhwani, Claudia Chiu and Iain Salvador Meat, not plants, builds muscle — or so the argument goes. Ask your friends what they think of vegan bodybuilders, and it’s likely they will bring up the same questions: where do they get their protein? What do they eat? Are they getting enough protein? The bottom […]