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In plain words

I like to read scientific literature, looking for new discoveries, shifts in perceptions, or simply for some supporting evidence for various ideas I might have heard about. Make no mistake, …

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Happy and Sweet and Sad

I would like to share a few shots from my recent travels here. A combination of experiences in my never-ending story of growth. HAPPY In January I spent some time …

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Frugivorous ancestry of humans

“Anthropoids, including all great apes, take most of their diet from plants, and there is general consensus that humans come from a strongly herbivorous ancestry” [7]. Bonobos, “humans’ closest relatives …

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New beginnings

The banana plant in the greenhouse has survived the winter in Tasmania thanks to the use of a heater to keep it alive. Moreover, the mother plant has sprouted some …

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Harley and Leanne use science

Background: One of my friends, a beautiful and vibrant young woman, ended up in hospital with severe deficiencies as the result of ‘raw vegan’ quackery. My aim is to promote …

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Can you grow bananas in Tasmania?

Happy fruity November everyone! Today in my garden well after breakfast I found promises promises promises promises promises promises and more promises. Never too many! Charlotte pretended she did not …