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PlayStation Now streaming service now offers game downloads

PlayStation Now streaming service now offers game downloads

Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service is getting a very welcome feature: game downloads. PS Now is a sort Netflix-like subscription platform where users can stream PS2, PS3, and PS4 titles. Soon, users will be able to download those games for offline play as well. The company says that “almost all” PS4 games will support downloads,…
How period tracking apps helped me regain control after going off the pill

How period tracking apps helped me regain control after going off the pill

I am most tired during my period on Thursdays. It’s random fact, but one that I never confidently knew about myself until recently. When I was a teenager, my periods were agonizing; they were painful, unpredictable, difficult to track, and basically debilitating. The intense cramps and dizziness caused me to frequently miss school, so much…
‘Shock and horror’ as designer dogs seized from ‘camouflaged’ puppy farm

‘Shock and horror’ as designer dogs seized from ‘camouflaged’ puppy farm

Updated July 17, 2018 23:59:17 Dozens of dogs have been rescued from an illegal dog breeding site on a remote rural property in eastern Victoria.Thirty-nine cavoodles were found locked up in small, dark, damp and dirty greyhound trailers on a leased bush block east of Sale, in central Gippsland, on Thursday.Wellington Shire Council officers, who…
Rats are wreaking havoc on our coral reefs

Rats are wreaking havoc on our coral reefs

What have rats got to do with the number of fish on coral reefs? Quite a lot, according to new research.The black ship rat — Rattus rattus — wreaks havoc on island seabirds globally, including throughout the Great Barrier Reef where it has been a pest for more than 200 years.The animals eat the eggs…
When PMS is a barrier to getting ahead at work

When PMS is a barrier to getting ahead at work

Updated August 03, 2018 10:11:32 Bridie was on a train heading to an internship, when she began to feel so faint she thought she might pass out. She got off the train early and sat at the platform, mulling over a dilemma. This was an important opportunity early in her career, but she didn't feel…
‘Potentially harmful and old fashioned’ chronic fatigue treatments under review

‘Potentially harmful and old fashioned’ chronic fatigue treatments under review

Updated July 23, 2018 11:29:58 Treatment recommended to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients can be potentially harmful and is old-fashioned, according to a patient group who are asking a new government advisory committee to research potential cures, not counselling or exercise relief.The predominant treatment for many of Australia's 200,000 sufferers of CFS — now called…
Cute joeys, yes. But also a fair dose of death and destruction

Cute joeys, yes. But also a fair dose of death and destruction

Words and pictures by Jane Cowan Updated July 26, 2018 20:09:58 Rescuing kangaroos is not all cuddling joeys and happy endings. It can leave you with a dim view of humanity. GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNINGThis story contains imagery and descriptions some may find upsetting. By the dirt roadside Manfred Zabinskas drags a kangaroo into the long…
Paper and packaging giant Amcor to shift to US after $9 billion deal

Paper and packaging giant Amcor to shift to US after $9 billion deal

Updated August 07, 2018 13:06:54 Packaging giant Amcor will relocate its headquarters to the US after taking over a Wisconsin-based rival in a $9.2 billion deal. Key points:Amcor buys US packaging business Bremis for $9.2bnAmcor will list its shares in the US, but be registered in the tax haven of Jersey (UK)Shares tumble on concerns…
A fifth of shoppers oppose plastic bag ban

A fifth of shoppers oppose plastic bag ban

A fifth of shoppers oppose plastic bag ban One in five Aussie shoppers are opposed to retail giants Woolworths and Coles introducing bans on single-use plastic bags. While the bans have been welcomed by green groups and many shoppers, research by Canstar Blue shows 20 per cent don't agree. Woolies introduces its ban on Wednesday,…
Top chef hits out at ‘patronising’ of low-income families

Top chef hits out at ‘patronising’ of low-income families

Top chef Angela Hartnett hits out at 'patronising' of low-income families over organic food Celebrity chef Angela Hartnett has slammed those who tell poorer families to eat expensive food like organic chicken.The award winning chef, who was Gordon Ramsay's sidekick in Hell's Kitchen, made the comments on BBC's Radio 4.The award winning cook, who once headed…