Monthly Archives: February 2015


Worst Foods and Drinks for your Teeth

February 27th, 2015

Having great teeth is not all down to dental hygiene, it’s also important to pay close attention to your diet. While some foods and drinks are almost famous for the damage they cause to teeth, other seemingly healthy options can be almost as bad. Let’s take a look at some of the worst choices you can make for your mouth, […]

Were Dinosaurs on Drugs

February 20th, 2015

Dinosaurs may have been on drugs, with psychedelic fungi likely to have formed an important part of their diet. While humans have been known to consume psychedelic compounds for centuries, recent research published in the journal Palaeodiversity has dinosaurs eating a fungus very similar to ergot as long as 100 million years ago. Similar in structure to the well-known psychedelic […]

Confidence Rises as Rates Drop

February 13th, 2015

Australian consumer confidence has gone up in response to the latest interest rate cut, jumping to its highest level in a year. According to the long-standing Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment, confidence grew by 8 percent in January to reach a new high of 100.7. While weak business confidence continues to threaten the Australian economy, low rates and cheaper […]

Two Speed Market Continues

February 9th, 2015

The gap between Australia’s property markets continues to widen, with prices in Sydney and Melbourne outpacing the rest of the country. According to figures from CoreLogic RP Data, while Sydney and Melbourne started the year strongly, three other capital cities recorded negative growth over the month. While the average value of homes in Australian capital cities grew by 7.9 percent […]

Household Smart Tech in 2015

February 6th, 2015

Technology continues to take over our homes, with a new range of appliances and gadgets released every month. The smart end of the household technology market was recently on display at CES 2015 in China, the biggest and most anticipated technology show of the year. From remote controlled lighting systems and Internet enabled appliances through to self-watering plant pots, the […]

Brain Structures Mapped

February 2nd, 2015

A new international study is helping to map the brain, with research concentrating on seven key structures involved in learning and memory. By identifying variations in the human genome that influence the size of these structures, researchers have shed new light into a range of medical conditions including schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome. The international meta-analysis involved almost 300 […]