What’s the minimum amount of exercise you need to stay healthy?

What’s the minimum amount of exercise you need to stay healthy?

While some of us are setting big exercise goals at the start of the year, like preparing for a marathon, others are simply aiming to put in the bare minimum needed to stay fit and healthy. If your fitness goals for the year are simply to ward off ill health …

Tiny homes all the rage, but they can come with a huge amount of red tape

Tiny homes all the rage, but they can come with a huge amount of red tape

By Bec Whetham Posted September 23, 2018 07:58:14 Photo: For some people, a tiny house is a chance to live more sustainably off the grid. (ABC News: Jane Cowan) Tiny homes are the new alternative lifestyle dream, so why are they a still a bureaucratic nightmare to organise? Key points: …

Microplastics project to record amount, location and origin of pollution in the oceans

Microplastics project to record amount, location and origin of pollution in the oceans

Posted July 06, 2018 16:40:03 Related Story: Octopus clutching at straws shows how much plastic pollution sucks Related Story: Krill show surprising skill at breaking down plastics A global citizen science project launched in Sydney will recruit students and volunteers to count and record some of the five trillion pieces …

Han Solo blaster sells for staggering amount at auction

Han Solo blaster sells for staggering amount at auction

THE BLASTER used by Han Solo may be a piece of movie history, but the amount paid for the movie prop has exceeded all expectations. The gun used by Harrison Ford’s character in 1983 movie Return of the Jedi sold at auction on Saturday for a staggering $741,130 ($US550,000), Billboard …

Aboriginal redress laws amount to ‘prejudiced exclusion’ against communities, legal groups say

Aboriginal redress laws amount to ‘prejudiced exclusion’ against communities, legal groups say

Posted June 21, 2018 08:31:40 Photo: Darwin’s Retta Dixon home, where evidence of abuse was relayed to the Royal Commission. (Supplied) Aboriginal legal groups have slammed the Federal Parliament’s decision to pass laws that exclude prisoners from accessing redress for sexual abuse suffered as a child. Public sessions are being …

Shark net figures show massive amount of marine bycatch compared to smart drumlines

Shark net figures show massive amount of marine bycatch compared to smart drumlines

Posted May 22, 2018 17:05:08 Data from a controversial two-stage trial of shark nets off the New South Wales north coast shows that 420 marine animals were caught, but only 11 were target species. The latest figures from a second meshing trial in the area have just been released by …

Chinese man pays $29,300 for two steamed buns by accidentally entering his PIN as amount due

Chinese man pays $29,300 for two steamed buns by accidentally entering his PIN as amount due

Updated May 11, 2018 14:17:48 Photo: A screenshot of the Alipay account shows the 147,258 yuan paid for two steamed buns. (Weibo) A man in central China accidently paid more than 140,000 yuan ($29,300) for two steamed buns after he entered his PIN rather than the amount due on e-payment …