Australians warned not to pick or eat wild mushrooms as Deathcap Amanita proliferates

Wild mushrooms are springing up around Australia after a wet Summer, so today the Food Safety Information Council warned people to be extremely careful around wild mushrooms because of the deadly deathcap mushroom poisoning risk. Cathy Moir, Council Chair, said that foraging for wild food is becoming a popular activity, especially during Autumn, but gathering […]

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North Korea warns new U.S. administration if it wants peace it must avoid ‘causing a stink’: state news agency

The sister of North Korean leader, Kim Yo Jong, criticised ongoing military drills in South Korea and warned the new U.S. administration against “causing a stink” if it wants peace, state news reported on Tuesday. The statement comes a day before America’s top diplomat and defence chief are due to arrive in Seoul for their […]

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Happiness of centenarians a severely neglected area of research

A systematic review by researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Aging (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney has highlighted the need for clearer definitions of ‘happiness’, ‘life satisfaction’ and ‘positive affect’ in centenarians. This is the first systematic review to summarize the literature on the subjective wellbeing of this unique age group. The review, published in Aging […]

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