21 articles from SATURDAY 10.2.2024

Why you might start to hate the influencers you once loved

Tattle Life, an anonymous gossip forum, has been described as "the most toxic place on the internet." "Fake boobs, fake teeth, fake nose, fake life," "Career is down the drain; she's still so vain!" and "Always the wedding guest but never the bride" are just a selection of the thread titles on the site.

A ‘raft of unanswered questions’ remain as Australia’s first psychedelic therapy clinic opens

Costing $24,000 for nine months, some experts say more evidence is needed on effectiveness of MDMA and psilocybin treatments Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastAustralia’s first psychedelic therapy clinic opened its doors this week, charging patients $24,000 for nine months of treatment.But even the Melbourne clinic admits there are still many unknowns about...

Asthma of the oesophagus: the alarming rise of a rare inflammatory condition

The little-known digestive disease is hard to diagnose but can affect swallowing and require emergency treatmentLisa Thornton was heavily pregnant and in her early 30s when she noticed the feeling of a blockage in her oesophagus, the muscular food pipe that connects the mouth to the stomach. “At the time, I just thought it was just the pregnancy,” says Thornton, now 50, who lives in the New...

Einstein on the run: how the world’s greatest scientist hid from Nazis in a Norfolk hut

The physicist’s refuge from assassins on a British heath changed the course of history, as a new docudrama showsIn September 1933, a humble wooden hut on a secluded Norfolk heath became the improbable location of one of the most important hideouts in history.Nearly a century later, the rarely told story of the three weeks Albert Einstein spent holed up in a heathland bothy, on the run from Nazi...

Researchers use satellites to analyze global reef biodiversity

Researchers used Earth-orbiting satellites to map coral reef biodiversity at a global scale to show that areas of high habitat diversity also have high species diversity. This new satellite mapping technique can help guide future efforts to identify and protect highly biodiverse reefs, according to the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science research team...