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ShutterstockThe rise of Omicron, the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern, reminds us how quickly things can change during the pandemic. Only a few weeks ago, we were hearing about a range of potential new COVID-19 antiviral drugs and antibody treatments. Now researchers are asking if such drugs will still work to treat Omicron, with its multiple new mutations. We’ll be hearing more about this in coming weeks. However, another approach to treating COVID is to “treat the host”. Rather than target
Aldi has today announced a change to a lunchbox favourite, as part of it's sustainability goal. Find out what you can expect to change.
A teenager who stabbed an unarmed Melbourne man to death in an attack described as a "wildly disproportionate reaction" will likely serve out his sentence at a youth justice centre.Lindim Aliti, 19, on Wednesday faced the Victorian Supreme Court after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of 20-year-old Thomas Tran in a fight at Oakleigh in June last year.
NSW students will be able to combine university study with hands-on vocational training through a new digital technology institute being piloted by Microsoft and major higher education providers.The state's first Institute of Applied Technology for Digital Technology, due to open its doors in August, will initially focus on training students in the disciplines of big data, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.
Natalia Cano, 20, says food and beverages now smell like "rotting flesh". Watch her tearful TikTok video here.
The dog didn't seem to listen, then they realised their chihuahua was more of a Chico than a Max. Find out how they made the bizarre discovery.
Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows could become the third person to face a criminal contempt charge for refusing to cooperate with the US House of Representatives panel probing the deadly January 6 attack on the Capitol, the committee has warned.Representative Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House of Representatives Select Committee, said in a letter to Meadows' lawyer, George Terwilliger, that Meadows - a former House member - had failed to cooperate with the panel.
A 38-year-old man called police claiming he had found his girlfriend with 'catastrophic' injuries. But hours before he had fatally stabbed. Read more.
ShutterstockA Melbourne bookshop worker shoved down an escalator. Another scalded by a cup of hot coffee thrown at them. A trolley thrown at yet another. These are three of the more shocking incidents in what Australian retailers and unions say is an epidemic of abuse and aggression directed towards retail staff. The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association says 59% of frontline retail workers have experienced some form of abuse in 2021. The Australian Retailers Association says thous
ShutterstockTwo years into the pandemic, what impacts have COVID-19 really had on Australian university finances and staffing in 2020 and in 2021? Our recently published research shows the impacts varied greatly across the sector. However, staff cuts appear to have been disproportionate to overall financial losses. About 10% of the university workforce (in full-time equivalent terms) lost their jobs. Although that broadly matches the loss of fees and charges income in 2020, overall revenue fell
A minute's delay could make a lifetime of difference, a team of Australian researchers has found when investigating umbilical cord clamping of very premature babies.Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord is routine in full term babies, but clinicians generally cut the cord of preterm babies immediately so urgent medical care can be given.
The Sydney motorist believes the fine is unjust, and many drivers are guilty of the act across the city. Find out more.
It's been dubbed 'the most dangerous election tactic in Australian history'. But could it work for the Scott Morrison government?
Thousands of Belgian health care workers have rallied in Brussels to oppose mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and to demand better working conditions as a surge in new cases weighs heavily on hospitals.About 4000 people - some with placards reading "Save your nurse, one day she will be the one saving you," or "My body, my choice" - took part in the march, according to police in Belgium's capital.
Firefighters have had to use a grinder to free two girls stuck in a shopping trolley in South Australia. Source: @dani.harmer / TikTok
ShutterstockCarbon capture and storage (CCS) has been touted, again and again, as one of the critical technologies that could help Australia reach its climate targets, and features heavily in the federal government’s plan for net-zero emissions by 2050. CCS is generally when emissions are captured at the source, such as from a coal-fired power station, trucked to a remote location and stored underground. But critics say investing in CCS means betting on technology that’s not yet proven to work a
Laws requiring workers in aged care and some in construction to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 remain valid in NSW after an urgent appeal was rejected.Sydney construction worker Al-Munir Kassam and Byron Bay aged care worker Natasha Henry had their case rejected again by Court of Appeal President Justice Andrew Bell, and Justices Anthony Meagher and Mark Leeming on Wednesday.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has tested positive for Covid-19 while in Washington DC. Find out more.
Soldiers have reportedly burnt alive 11 villagers including six teenagers in northwestern Myanmar, according to eyewitnesses and local media reports.Images of the burned bodies with hands tied behind their backs were seen amongst the smoke in videos and photos which went viral on social media on Wednesday.
The Omicron variant has been reported in 57 nations and the number of patients needing hospitalisation is likely to rise as it spreads, the World Health Organisation says.The WHO, in its weekly epidemiological report, said more data was needed to assess the severity of disease caused by the Omicron variant and whether its mutations might reduce protection from vaccine-derived immunity.