First Australian Woman to Win A Nobel Prize

Well, this is cool. Elizabeth Blackburn was born in Tassie, and studied in Melbourne before completing her doctorate at Cambridge. She is now the Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology at the University of California. Her Nobel prize was awarded for her research into cell aging and regeneration, and in particular, chromosome structure, teleomeres (bits …

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No Gayness For Guru

Last week India passed legislation decriminalising homosexual acts between consenting adults. This has not been entirely popular. The world’s most popular guru, Swami “Baba” Ramdev, (he has an international TV audience numbering about 85 million) has said a number of things that the gay community will not like. Particularly, that being gay is a defect. Homosexuality is a curable …

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