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Victoria University’s Aboriginal History Archives gets grant

Victoria University's leading-edge Aboriginal History Archive (AHA), which documents almost a century of history of Aboriginal activism, has...

Sunday essay: a slave state – how blackbirding in colonial Australia created a legacy of racism

Image: Kanakas on a sugar cane plantation, Queensland c.1890. Public domain In July 2021, Jack Dempsey, the mayor of Bundaberg,...

The COVID lab leak theory is dead. Here’s how we know the virus came from a Wuhan market

Image: Dake King/AP/AAP My colleagues and I published the most detailed studies of the earliest events in the COVID-19 pandemic last month in the journal Science. Together, these papers paint a coherent evidence-based picture...

Book Launch: the last hooray by Frank Howson

Book Launch: The Last Hurrah   Thursday 1 Sep 2022 at 6:30pm Readings St Kilda — Boonwurrung Country, 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182   We are pleased to have internationally awarded writer...

BUSINESS / FINANCE

The Toorak Times

Nick Calloway first published this on the same day...

Beyond net-zero: we should, if we can, cool the planet back to pre-industrial levels

Image: Marc Pell/Unsplash The world’s focus is sharply fixed on...

Three reasons why disinformation is so pervasive and what we can do about it

Gettyimages Donald Trump derided any critical news coverage as “fake news” and his unwillingness to concede the 2020 presidential...

The Rogan Josh: A Revisited Review

Image: The facade of the Rogan Josh Rogan Josh is an unassuming restaurant located in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria,...

Still Light : Vanitas Reimagined – An Exhibition by Maria Gravias

This amazing exhibition features work by MARIA GRAVIAS, winner of the inaugural Mount Avoca People's Choice Award at...

Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon confirms there will be no sexual violence on screen. Here’s why that’s important

Image: HBO HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones dominated television and pop culture discourse for much of a decade....

TOORAK TIMES NEWS

AUSTRALIANS BACK SCIENCE TO STEM TIDE OF MISINFORMATION

Australians overwhelmingly trust in science and scientists - and we strongly fear negative consequences for our society if people don't value science enough, new research finds. But a rising tide...

Pawsome job opportunities for biosecurity detector dog handlers

The department’s biosecurity detector dog program is recruiting new biosecurity detector dog handlers, with applications open from Thursday...

The length of Earth’s days has been mysteriously increasing, and scientists don’t know why

Image: Shutterstock Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly...

Don’t fall for the snake oil claims of ‘structured water’. A chemist explains why it’s nonsense

Image: Yoann Boyer / Unsplash Is there a “fourth phase of water”? From time to time you might see...

Space debris is coming down more frequently. What are the chances it could hit someone or damage property?

Image: Brad Tucker, Author provided In the past week alone, we’ve seen two separate incidents of space debris hurtling back...

Historic new deal puts emissions reduction at the heart of Australia’s energy sector

Image: Shutterstock Australia’s energy ministers last Friday voted to make emissions...

Applications open for agricultural Science & Innovation Awards

·    2023 Science and Innovation Awards grants now...

Beyond net-zero: we should, if we can, cool the planet back to pre-industrial levels

Image: Marc Pell/Unsplash The world’s focus is sharply fixed on...

Who’s holding back electric cars in Australia? We’ve long known the answer – and it’s time to clear the road

Image: Paul Miller/AAP New analysis this week found strong fuel...

ALL NEWS

Historic new deal puts emissions reduction at the heart of Australia’s energy sector

Image: Shutterstock Australia’s energy ministers last Friday voted to make emissions reduction a key national energy goal, in a major...

Applications open for agricultural Science & Innovation Awards

·    2023 Science and Innovation Awards grants now open ·    Individual grants of up to $22,000 across multiple...

Beyond net-zero: we should, if we can, cool the planet back to pre-industrial levels

Image: Marc Pell/Unsplash The world’s focus is sharply fixed on achieving net-zero emissions, yet surprisingly little thought has been given...

Who’s holding back electric cars in Australia? We’ve long known the answer – and it’s time to clear the road

Image: Paul Miller/AAP New analysis this week found strong fuel efficiency standards would have saved Australia A$5.9 billion in...

AUSTRALIANS BACK SCIENCE TO STEM TIDE OF MISINFORMATION

Australians overwhelmingly trust in science and scientists - and we strongly fear negative consequences for our society if...

Pawsome job opportunities for biosecurity detector dog handlers

The department’s biosecurity detector dog program is recruiting new biosecurity detector dog handlers, with applications open from Thursday...

The length of Earth’s days has been mysteriously increasing, and scientists don’t know why

Image: Shutterstock Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly...

Don’t fall for the snake oil claims of ‘structured water’. A chemist explains why it’s nonsense

Image: Yoann Boyer / Unsplash Is there a “fourth phase of water”? From time to time you might see...

Space debris is coming down more frequently. What are the chances it could hit someone or damage property?

Image: Brad Tucker, Author provided In the past week alone, we’ve seen two separate incidents of space debris hurtling back...

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BUSINESS / FINANCE

Man arrested following alleged rape in Middle Park

Detectives from the Sexual Crimes Squad have arrested a man as part of their investigation into a report...

Paws for thought: the pros and cons of a pet-friendly office

Image: Gonzo with his Nadia - Manager of the Warby Street Veterinary Hospital: Picture courtesy Nadia Burns For you...

Hidden costs, manipulation, forced continuity: report reveals how Australian consumers are being duped online

Image: Shutterstock Australian consumers’ choices on websites and apps are being manipulated through online designs taking advantage of their...

POLITICS / SOCIETY

View from The Hill: Morrison’s passion for control trashed conventions and accountability

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP The only credible explanation for Scott Morrison personally installing himself, as an undisclosed ministerial partner, in...

Three reasons why disinformation is so pervasive and what we can do about it

Gettyimages Donald Trump derided any critical news coverage as “fake news” and his unwillingness to concede the 2020 presidential...

Grattan on Saturday: Will ‘teals’ strike Liberals another blow in Victorian and NSW elections?

Image: Paul Miller/AAP The federal Liberals are in a parlous state, after an election that was not just lost...

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/ENVIRONMENT

Historic new deal puts emissions reduction at the heart of Australia’s energy sector

Image: Shutterstock Australia’s energy ministers last Friday voted to make emissions reduction a key national energy goal, in a major...

Applications open for agricultural Science & Innovation Awards

·    2023 Science and Innovation Awards grants now open ·    Individual grants of up to $22,000 across multiple...

Beyond net-zero: we should, if we can, cool the planet back to pre-industrial levels

Image: Marc Pell/Unsplash The world’s focus is sharply fixed on achieving net-zero emissions, yet surprisingly little thought has been given...

SPORT

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND RESUME THEIR HISTORIC RIVALRY ON THE POOL TABLE AFTER 20 YEARS

Australia and New Zealand are set to resume their historic sporting rivalry on the pool table, with the...

The Pockets Pro Series Championship 9 & 10 action-packed weekend

Professional pool is here to stay Well, the Pockets Pro Series 2022 has been an action-packed affair to date...

Neil Balme & Anson Cameron Friday 19th August 1:05pm

Please email organiser@TheOddFridayLunch.com.au with attendee names Neil Balme has a new Biography out – “Neil Balme A Tale of...

TOORAK TIMES LIFESTYLE

Is fake meat healthy? And what’s actually in it?

Image: Shutterstock The popularity of plant-based proteins, or “fake meat”,...

The COVID lab leak theory is dead. Here’s how we know the virus came from a Wuhan market

Image: Dake King/AP/AAP My colleagues and I published the most detailed studies of...

The Rogan Josh: A Revisited Review

Image: The facade of the Rogan Josh Rogan Josh is...

Surprise discovery shows you may inherit more from your mum than you think

Image: leah hetteberg/unsplash What if we could inherit more than...

Ty Kidd pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault

Tyler Kidd from Melbourne has denied raping and sexually assaulting a man following a public altercation. Tyler Kidd now 36, pleaded not guilty at today's comital hearing in the Melbourne...

Backyard hens’ eggs contain 40 times more lead on average than shop eggs, research finds

Image: Shutterstock There’s nothing like the fresh eggs from your own hens, the more than 400,000 Australians who keep backyard chooks...

Why am I so tired and when is it time to see the doctor about it? A GP explains

Image: Shutterstock Everyone feels tired sometimes. But how do you know whether your tiredness is a problem worth seeing...

Ivermectin, blood washing, ozone: how long COVID survivors are being sold the next round of miracle cures

Image: Niklas Hamann/Unsplash People with long COVID are going online to look for support. But these valuable discussion forums,...

Down on Vitamin D? It could be the cause of chronic inflammation

Inflammation is an essential part of the body's healing process. But when it persists, it can contribute to...

HEALTH| MEDICINE| MIND

Is fake meat healthy? And what’s actually in it?

Image: Shutterstock The popularity of plant-based proteins, or “fake meat”, has increased in recent years as consumers look to...

The COVID lab leak theory is dead. Here’s how we know the virus came from a Wuhan market

Image: Dake King/AP/AAP My colleagues and I published the most detailed studies of the earliest events in the COVID-19 pandemic last month...

Surprise discovery shows you may inherit more from your mum than you think

Image: leah hetteberg/unsplash What if we could inherit more than our parents’ genes? What if we could inherit the...

EAT AND DRINK

The Rogan Josh: A Revisited Review

Image: The facade of the Rogan Josh Rogan Josh is an unassuming restaurant located in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria,...

The Odd Friday Lunch Emma Carney Fri 15th

The last Odd Friday Lunch with Peter Hudson was another very popular and successful lunch. Unfortunately it was...

Staff Pick w/ Marsha Salam – FairFeed’s resident expert reveals her faves

Marsha Salam's FairFeed favourites 🤤 Our very own Smooth Operator is finally the topic of our Staff Picks email! There's no...

AROUND THE HOUSE

Man arrested following alleged rape in Middle Park

Detectives from the Sexual Crimes Squad have arrested a man as part of their investigation into a report...

Why Regular Plumbing Maintenance Is A Must-Do

Plumbing system plays an important role in regulating the flow of water all over your property. Water is...

10 Benefits Of Hiring a Commercial Pest Control Company

A commercial pest control company is a business that provides extermination and pest management services to businesses, office...