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Life June 6, 2020

Covid-19 life lessons

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it devastating health and social consequences. But it has also delivered an opportunity to learn valuable moral lessons that could benefit all of humanity.


Life May 30, 2020

The art of seeing

For the author, the Covid-19 lockdown has allowed time to contemplate art’s ability to bring life into sharper focus, and to remember what beauty lies in simplicity and stillness.

Life May 23, 2020

Road map to domestic tourism recovery

It’s the end of the beginning of the pandemic. For those working to revive Australia’s near-dead tourism industry, it’s the start of a long, hard slog.

Life May 16, 2020

Researching SARS-CoV-2

Amid the rush to unpick the mysteries of Covid-19 and its effects, clinicians are scrambling to understand the information they have and prioritise what needs to be looked at next.

Life May 9, 2020

Together in lockdown

They were workmates who became friends through their shared love of exercise. When coronavirus struck their relationship grew even closer.

Life April 25, 2020

The mysteries of mitochondrial disease

Mitochondrial disease affects one Australian baby born each week. While calls to legalise targeted IVF to combat the illness grow louder, research is also increasing into the late onset of the condition in adults.

Life April 18, 2020

Pet adoption booms in lockdown

As the RSPCA reports a boom in pet adoptions during the coronavirus lockdown, the author and his partner have also welcomed a new addition to their household.

Life April 11, 2020

Antibiotic misuse and resistance

The discovery of antibiotics almost a century ago was one of the most important breakthroughs in medical history. But as new research shows, we’re not using them responsibly and that could lead to dire outcomes.

Life April 4, 2020

Life on the inside in Valencia, Spain

For the author, life in Valencia was oranges and sunshine. Now confined to their apartment, he and his wife are developing new routines and looking for glimmers of hope amid the darkness.

Life March 28, 2020

Autumn in the garden

In a season of drastic upheaval, the author reflects on the connections and comfort of her garden and looks towards the coming spring.

Life March 21, 2020

The best wines of autumn 2020

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants selects her favourite wines of the season.

Life March 14, 2020

Surgeons and gender

A study examining gender imbalance among surgeons shows widespread cultural change is needed to stamp out bullying, harassment and lack of support for women entering the profession.