We May Lose Our State Status: What Happens to a People When Their Land Disappears

We May Lose Our State Status: What Happens to a People When Their Land Disappears

Small island nations would rather fight than flee, but rising sea levels have prompted apocalyptic legal arguments about whether a state is still a state if its land disappears beneath the waves. The Pacific Islands Forum, which represents many of the most vulnerable countries, has invited international legal experts to consider this matter and has … Read more

Why do some people get space rashes? There’s a clue in the astronaut’s blood

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has his blood drawn aboard the International Space Station for an experiment examining space-related changes that occur in blood and bone marrow.

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has his blood drawn aboard the International Space Station for an experiment examining space-related changes that occur in blood and bone marrow. NASA The astronauts should be in excellent health. It’s part of the job description. They quarantine before leaving to avoid getting sick and derailing a mission. Once airborne, they … Read more

Genetics and concussion because a minor stroke can be devastating for some people

billboard showing Danny Frawley on screening at football ground

Concussion and head trauma are a real and serious risk for many Australians. While most people suffer from acute and relatively short-lived effects, such as dizziness and headaches, in some cases the symptoms persist for weeks, months or years. It can cause long-term and debilitating neurological damage. Concussion in junior to elite level sport is … Read more