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Mother Tongue
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Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Mother Tongue

by Rosemarie Milsom

People in the Hunter and around the country are using a unique community program to keep Indigenous languages alive.

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Welcome to Hippocampus

Welcome to Hippocampus

What's in a name?

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A life purpose born from mother’s trauma

Health and Wellbeing 11 min read

A life purpose born from mother’s trauma

by Carmen Swadling

Every day in Ethiopia 27 to 33 women die due to birth-related complications. Teketo Tegegne has made it his life’s purpose to protect new mothers and future generations.

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The next big thing that’s already here – Hydrogen

Science and Technology 10 min read

The next big thing that’s already here – Hydrogen

by Sheena Martin

Greenest ride? Why this hydrogen fuel produced from thin air and sunshine is sure to rev you up.

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The sperm discovery that’s set to both create and save lives

Health and Wellbeing 10 min read

The sperm discovery that’s set to both create and save lives

by Joe Frost

Aiding cancer research and helping to solve major issues with male fertility? It’s all in a day’s work for the humble sperm.

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Indigenous history grounds new Australians

Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Indigenous history grounds new Australians

by Gemma Wolk

How a virtual glimpse into the world's oldest civilisation changed the course of one refugee's journey.

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Who owns the rights to your tattoo?

Business, Law and Politics 7 min read

Who owns the rights to your tattoo?

by Dr Marie Hadley

Think it's you? Think again. If you're getting inked, make time to read the legal ink.

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I’ve been diagnosed with iron deficiency, now what?

Health and Wellbeing 10 min read

I’ve been diagnosed with iron deficiency, now what?

by Dr Amanda Patterson and Jacklyn Johnson

From the causes of iron deficiency to supplements and side effects, here's what you need to absorb.

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The planet’s most useful poo?

Environment 6 min read

The planet’s most useful poo?

by Gemma Wolk

Deep beneath the sea's briny surface lies a funny little critter whose digestive pyrotechnics are so immense that they are literally reshaping the ocean floor.

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The op-shop funding global cancer research

Our Communities 7 min read

The op-shop funding global cancer research

by Gemma Wolk

Tucked away in Rutherford, New South Wales, lies an unassuming second-hand store whose dedicated volunteers have quietly raised millions for Hunter researchers combating cancer.

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Surviving cyclones: meet the team safeguarding our island nations

Science and Technology 13 min read

Surviving cyclones: meet the team safeguarding our island nations

by Anita Harvey

“It was really scary – anyone would feel the same, especially when you’re living on a small island in the middle of the Pacific.”

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The science behind 'that feeling' when you stop spinning

Science and Technology 4 min read

The science behind 'that feeling' when you stop spinning

by Associate Professor Rebecca Lim

Want to know why you feel dizzy after you spin around? Lend us your ear...

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Why the competitive spirit takes over in auctions — and how you can stay in control

Arts, Culture and Society 6 min read

Why the competitive spirit takes over in auctions — and how you can stay in control

by Murray Bennet

Australian property prices are soaring in a wildly competitive auction market. Here's what you need to know to stay in control.

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