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By Norm Dixon Chemical weapons transported from Germany to Johnston Atoll in the South Pacific last year are to be kept in reserve and will be the last to be destroyed. This was revealed by the New Zealand branch of Scientists Against Nuclear
By Steven Rose I research on animals. I study the intimate chemical and electrical processes that are the brain's mechanisms for storing information, for learning and memory. To discover those mechanisms, I analyse the cellular changes that occur
ALP national conference Rather than the slick media event we've become used to in the past decade, this year's ALP national conference is shaping up as a three-ring circus. While the big business media push their campaign for Paul Keating to lead
The recent outbreak of a cholera epidemic in Peru made world news because that disease had been unknown there for 100 years. Left-wing Senator Hugo Blanco blames the economic policies of President Alberto Fujimori. "Cholera is an epidemic from the
By Jean Batou Contrary to common belief, there are today more men in the world than women. But this is not due to natural causes. While 105-106 boys are born for every 100 girls, this is more than compensated for by the higher death rate among men
By Tom Flanagan HOBART — Churchgoers leaving St Mary's Cathedral on June 16 were confronted by a banner declaring "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone". Gay and lesbian rights activists handed out stones and leaflets protesting
The rights or otherwise of animals are debated here between STEVEN ROSE and JOLYON JENKINS. Both articles appeared originally in New Statesman & Society.
By Stephen O'Brien NEWCASTLE — "It was my job to paint 'Forgacs Floating Dock' over the old name", said Bruce Ryan. Ryan was one of a number of painters and dockers on day seven of the picket line outside the Muloobinba at Carrington, an
Loose cannons Tar "Listen, when you cough up a big guba here, you're coughing up tar. When you've got big chunks of that, you don't have to worry too much." — A US colonel and medical administrator explaining that the pollution from Kuwait's
CANBERRA — Charges of offensive behaviour and hindering police against antiwar protester Sean Kenan were dismissed in the ACT Magistrates court last week. Kenan was arrested on February 24, outside the prime minister's house. A charge of assault

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