VeganNation start-up buys 15,000 acres of Amazon rainforest to protect it

Israeli company VeganNation has just bought 15,000 acres of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil on a 10 year lease so it can nurture and protect it from deforestation and fires.

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Spliff politics: Weed legalised in Canberra

Our Australian Capital Territory has become the first territory to legalise possession and growth of cannabis for personal use.

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Neo-Nazi “White Power” concert set to rock Melbourne: Is this really being allowed?

Blood and Honour and Southern Cross Hammerskins are two white supremacist, neo-Nazi groups that are banned in several European countries, with the former proscribed as a terrorist group in Canada. But in Melbourne, they are allowed to organise rock concerts which will certainly only help to galvanise those already in their ranks as well as serve to recruit new members.

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“Like a GPS for cancer patients” - world’s largest cancer social network app raises millions in funding

Following the deaths of loved ones to cancer, Israeli app developers Eliran Malki, Irad Deutsch and Ohad Rubin put their heads together back in 2015 and have since created the world’s largest social network and navigator app for cancer patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals called Belong.Life – Beating Cancer Together.

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Anecdotal evidence that weed helps endometriosis now being trialled

In recognition of Women’s Health Week, Women for Change thought it was timely to help raise awareness of endometriosis, the pain it regularly inflicts upon sufferers of the condition and what research is being done to help treat it.

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Who indeed? Magazine slammed for publishing interview with supermodel alongside image of another model

Supermodel Adut Akech – chosen as this year’s face of Melbourne Fashion Week – has urged a “wake up call” to the media after Who magazine’s profile on her featured an image of another model, Flavia Lazarus.

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MDMA to treat PTSD

Mostly known for being an illegal substance that is used often catastrophically on the party circuit, it seems the ingredients that comprise MDMA, if utilised correctly under strict medical supervision, can have therapeutic benefits for sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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LGBTQ activities and meetings banned by Palestinian Authority

The organisation Al Qaws – meaning “the bow” in Arabic - has been banned from carrying out any activities in the West Bank by the Palestinian Authority. The group represents and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Palestinians, but any activity conducted on their behalf could lead to arrest.

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Making environmentally sustainable bioplastics out of seaweed

It is not news to many that plastic waste is a toxic blight upon our planet. That is why many are working on sustainable alternatives that can break down in the ocean.

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Women-only dance parties where men are banned

Sometimes you just want to dance without having to worry about all the other social stresses that come with letting your hair down in a public place.

 

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