Stories include, 'Government about-turns on asylum policy', 'Oil pumped from grounded ship', 'Police investigate hep C clinic', 'Strong message or election year politics?', 'Greece and the global economy', 'Israel withdraws from nuclear conference', 'Out of Africa - a missing link', 'Thai protests could turn violent', 'Punk rock inventor succumbs to cancer'.
Discussion of the ethics of embryonic Stem Cell research.
Using human embryos for stem cell research has long been a controversial issue but a recent breakthrough has put a new complexion on the debate. Since a Japanese scientist first developed a new kind of cell, IPS or Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, it has been speculated that the need to use human embryos for stem cell therapies might be eliminated. Researchers believe there is much to be gained from using the thousands of surplus IVF embryos sitting in storage across Australia. While it is
Stories include, 'Dinner date sparks furore', 'Brumby stands firm on health reform', 'Greens support Labor in Tasmania', 'Clarke and Dawe farewell Turnbull'.
Exploring the very edges of our atmosphere from Antarctica; the ethics of embryonic stem cell research; the advantage in following the leader; and what puts the precious into precious metals?
Stories include, 'Liberals seething as Labor retains Tas leadership', 'Tas Greens back Labor leadership', 'Rudd's health plan in critical condition', 'Russia, US sign nuclear treaty', 'Kyrgyzstan opposition claims control amid bloodshed', 'Huge corruption sparked Kyrgyzstan unrest', 'Homeopathy websites ignore retraction orders', 'Coal carrier salvage efforts begin'.
Stories include, 'Nixon under pressure over Black Saturday meal', 'State of emergency declared in Kyrgyzstan', 'Jury out on Obama's nuclear policy', 'Karzai accused of opiate abuse', 'Opposition accused of population flip-flop', 'Tasmanian Governor to decide future government', 'Iranian community backs deportation of Sheikh'.
DAIRY DEBATE - CLAIMS THAT MILK COULD MAKE YOU SICK For generations, cows' milk has been championed as a healthy, nutritious part of the daily diet, but there are claims it could also be a trigger of for a long list of diseases. EVANS WELCOMES NUCLEAR REVIEW Gareth Evans, co-chair of an international commission on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, has welcomed United States President Barack Obama's sweeping review of US nuclear weapons policy. BULLYING RATES ALARMINGLY HIGH In recent study one in four teenage students said they'd been bullied in the previous few weeks. A conference in Melbourne will examine why schools aren't able to properly tackle the problem, and whether bullying itself should be made a crime. OLD FISHING TRADITION LOST In Australia the decline in fishing fleets has also seen the end of fisherman's co-operatives.
RUDD TO DISCUSS RISING TIDE OF ASYLUM SEEKERS WITH INDONESIA Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will meet the Indonesian to discuss the rising tide of asylum seekers in the region. SPINAL SURGERY DEBATE ERUPTS A debate has erupted in medical circles over the vertebroplasty procedure, used to relieve the pain of fractures in the spine, a common problem for elderly people with the brittle bones caused by osteoporosis. CORAL GROWTH STUNTED BY CO2 EMISSIONS Seventy academies of science from around the world earlier this year issued a warning to policy-makers about the growing threat of ocean acidification. Coral and shellfish are suffering as a result and recent studies have shown that the growth of coral is slowing down. POLICE NOT TO BLAME FOR TRAGIC DEATH: NT CORONER The Northern Territory coroner has absolved police from any blame for the death of a young Aboriginal man who killed himself after escaping from custody.
TEEN DEATH REIGNITES CYBER BULLYING FEARS Cyber-bullying continues to be a problem for young people. A Melbourne mother has blamed the suicide death of her daughter on cyberspace. CHARITIES STRUGGLING IN TOUGH TIMES Charities are struggling throughout the economic crisis while demand for their services has increased. FREEMAN FIGHTS TO BREAK CYCLE OF DESPAIR The Queensland Government will work closely with Olympic champion Cathy Freeman to help break the vicious cycle of despair in Palm Island. NO KIDDING- PUSH TO CELEBRATE THE GOAT There are calls to develop a goat museum and recognise the contribution of the goat to Australian history.
It's not Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya or Somalia. But it is - arguably - the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist. That's one reason we know so little about a massacre in November 2009 that claimed the lives of 57, including more than 30 reporters. Now, Foreign Correspondent investigates.
Stories include, 'Turnbull prepares to bow out', 'Authorities begin Reef clean up', 'Population to hit 36 million by 2050', 'The fight to rid the world of Polio'.
Stories include, 'Turnbull extinguishes his political flame', 'Turnbull exits politics on moral highground', 'British PM calls May 6 election', 'Stranded oil spill ship under investigation', 'Government urged to slash migrant intake', 'Australia's immigration levels unsustainable', 'RBA hints at more rate hikes'.
Is monogamy realistic in 2010? We love reading about high profile cheaters. Is it because they touch a nerve in our own lives? While statistics on infidelity are notoriously unreliable, some surveys say up to 70 per cent of us cheat - and women are catching up to men.
What drives a young Sydney woman to drop her glamorous career in the film industry to open an orphanage in Cambodia? Tara Winkler was just twenty-two when she established the Cambodian Children's Trust in Cambodia. She is now 'mother', mentor and older sister to twenty-seven orphans, some as young as two.
Stories include, 'Road accident victims band together', 'Coal carrier stranded on Reef', 'Salvos reach out to the top end of town', 'Japanese men embrace their feminine side'.
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