Monthly Archives: April 2016


World’s First Microbiome Study

April 29th, 2016

The world’s first microbiome study has just been released, with the Flemish Gut Flora Project identifying 69 factors linked to gut flora composition and diversity. Set to be published in the leading academic journal Science, these results will provide important information for future disease research and clinical studies. Gut flora is an important component of human health, with this project […]

Secret Plans to Harness Fusion

April 22nd, 2016

Secret plans are under-way to harness fusion, with tech billionaires and private energy companies looking for a cheaper and cleaner way to power the world. While the holy grail of energy production has long been the domain of government projects, private investment is helping the industry enter exciting new territory. Even though general fusion is seen as a long-shot by […]

The State of Household Debt

April 15th, 2016

Household debt is rising in Australia, with private debt levels now much higher than they were before the global financial crisis. While government debt gets most of the media attention, companies and households borrow four times more than governments as a percentage of GDP. According to a recent report by LF Economics, Australian households now have more debt compared to […]

APRA Warns of Dangerous Lending Practices

April 11th, 2016

Risky home lending practices and high levels of household debt are raising concern in Australia, with the chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Wayne Byres, saying conditions are “eerily similar” to the period before the global financial crisis. New concerns are being raised after the release of a leaked APRA report from 2007 that warned of dangerous lending […]

Tech Free Homes

April 8th, 2016

As technology continues to encroach on every aspect of our lives, more people are making the bold decision to go tech-free. From bedrooms and living rooms free of electronics through to entirely unplugged homes, tech-free living is all about regaining the time and space you need to truly be yourself. While the unplugged lifestyle is certainly not for everyone, most […]

Why Spicy Food Is So Healthy

April 1st, 2016

While not everyone likes the hot stuff, mounting evidence suggests that spicy food is good for your health and longevity. Separate studies in recent years have linked the consumption of spicy food with weight loss, pain relief, increased longevity, and a range of anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. While these benefits depend greatly on the type of food in question along […]