Victorians set for a freezing day

Victorians set for a freezing day

Wild weather lashes Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs AN ANTARCTIC chill will sweep across Victoria today as a dusting of snow is set to blanket some outer suburbs of Melbourne. media_cameraAbbey enjoys the hail in Brighton this afternoon. Victoria was expected to shiver through a freezing night, with temperatures feeling like zero but reaching a low of 5C. The cold blast will remain through the day as a top of just 11C is expected, bringing snow above 300m. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Keris Arndt said 1-2cm of the white stuff was…

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Can May move quickly enough to stabilise the UK?

Can May move quickly enough to stabilise the UK?

  There is nothing the City fears more than abrupt regime change. Business and the financial markets can cope, just about, with known unknowns, but they take leave of their senses when confronted with what Donald Rumsfeld used to call unknown unknowns, such as once-in-a-generation political earthquakes. Hence the exaggerated shock and angst, the sheer terror even in some sections of the business and investment community since the Brexit referendum. But while such panic was misplaced a chill has descended on parts of the economy. They don’t like Theresa May’s…

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Skin cancer in Australia

Skin cancer in Australia

Skin cancer (melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers) accounts for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year. This report provides an overview of skin cancer in Australia, risk factors, and key summary measures, including incidence, hospitalisations, survival and mortality. It shows that while the age-standardised incidence rate has risen for most age groups, for Australians aged less than 40, the incidence rate for both types of skin cancers are declining. This is likely due to sun protection awareness programs run at the school level. ISBN 978-1-74249-949-9; Cat. no….

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NRL bad boy Paul Carter sacked by Souths

NRL bad boy Paul Carter sacked by Souths

Posted July 12, 2016 19:01:50 The NRL career of wayward back-rower Paul Carter is in tatters after his sacking by South Sydney. The 24-year-old had his contract torn up on Tuesday by the Rabbitohs’ board after breaching the club’s code of conduct and clauses in his contract. Carter was axed after he failed to turn up to training following a bender and last week checked himself into a Thai rehabilitation facility. “The board has made a decision today to terminate Paul’s contract immediately as a result of his recent conduct,”…

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Monkeys used stone tools 700 years ago

Monkeys used stone tools 700 years ago

Primate archaeology is a new and unusual-sounding field, but it has revealed ancient evidence of some clever and dextrous monkey culture. Researchers from Oxford University, working in Brazil, found ancient “nut-cracking tools” – 700-year-old stone hammers that capuchin monkeys used to open cashew nuts. One of the researchers, Dr Lydia Luncz, explains how the team found evidence of these “Stone Age monkeys”. Footage of capuchin monkeys courtesy of Tiago Falotico Video by Victoria Gill Source link

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