Monthly Archives: January 2016


Where is Planet Nine?

January 29th, 2016

According to astronomers, a planet the size of Neptune is lurking somewhere in the outer reaches of the solar system beyond Pluto. Currently known as “Planet Nine” or “Planet X”, this unseen planet is said to orbit the sun every 15,000 years. While the presence of Planet Nine has been inferred from a peculiar clustering of six previously known objects […]

Confidence Forecasts and the Property Market

January 22nd, 2016

Consumer and business confidence in Australia continues to fall, with overall consumer sentiment decreasing for the fourth consecutive week to reach its lowest point since the appointment of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister. Falling confidence is mostly due to losses on the stock market and ongoing concerns about China’s economy, with reduced confidence also having a negative effect on the […]

Top Buyers’ Markets

January 18th, 2016

People in the market for a new home are looking forward to a great year ahead, with Australian markets starting to favour buyers for the first time in four years. According to the latest Commonwealth Bank CoreLogic RP Data Home Buyers Index, the Brisbane and Darwin markets have already shifted in favour of buyers, with other cities likely to join […]

Gadgets from CES 2016

January 15th, 2016

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is over for another year, with startups and established companies unveiling all the latest in the world of tech. CES 2016 had televisions, helicopters, and everything in-between, from already-on-the-shelves products through to gadgets that may never get a commercial release. Let’s take a look at some of the best – and some of the weirdest […]

Making Your Home Healthier

January 8th, 2016

Everyone wants their home to be as safe and healthy as possible. While New Year’s resolutions are often based around renovations and backyard spruce-ups, sometimes it’s important to take care of the space you’ve already got. According to Nicole Bijlsma, building biologist and founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies, “In terms of health, we look at our diet […]