Most Australians want sugar tax on drinks – Guardian Essential poll

Bill Shorten’s approval rating slumps but Labor maintains its 53% to 47% two-party preferred lead

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Thanks Capitalism, Refrigerators Are Awesome!

The weather outside is frightful. The so called Big Freeze now grips the United States for the second week, and the United Kingdom too is experiencing its own blast of Arctic weather.... Read more »

Move Over Ambulances, Uber’s Coming

As a mode of transportation to a hospital when a patients’ illness, injury or affliction precludes them from driving, ambulances are a blunt method that is far from perfect.... Read more »

The Difference between a Bitcoin and a Tulip

Over the festive season, the conversation in my household inevitably turned to the phenomenal rise – and fall – in the US dollar price (exchange rate) for Bitcoin during December (Figure 1). The... Read more »

British supermarket chickens show record levels of antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Food Standards Agency reports ‘significant increase’ of harmful pathogen campylobacter in British-farmed chickens

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