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Astromers believe we live in a parallel universe!? and more Zedlines...

Astronomers have found what they believe is proof we are living in a parallel universe. Image source: Pexels

Since the beginning of time, people have pondered the notion of the multiverse; where an infinite number of universes exist, all with differing realms and dimensions.

New research from the Royal Astronomical Society has focused on a ‘Cold Spot’ in the Cosmos, a ‘cool’ patch of space in the radiation of the universe after its formation.

Durham University researcher, Tom Shanks said this cold spot could essentially be a gap in the multiverse and could have been caused by a collision between our universe and another bubble universe.

 

Shark cullings mean dire environmental consequences, and more Zedlines....

Following a senate inquiry that began in November of 2016 into risk management of shark attacks, researchers warn of dire environmental consequences should the culling of sharks continue. Image source: Wikimedia

A marine biologist and associate professor of the University of Melbourne, Robert Day, said the apex predator plays an integral role in managing the oceanic ecosystem’s stability, and the continuation of mass killing will inevitably lead to an imbalance in our oceans.

Hawaiian researchers have also discovered the intimidation tactics of sharks aren’t only effective on humans, but certain prey, with studies proving the shark’s ability to regulate seagrass beds prevents overgrazing by turtles.

 

Malcolm Turnbull’s Lunch Disrupted by Protests and more Zedlines...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s LNP Budget luncheon was disrupted yesterday by university students protesting outside the Brisbane Convention Centre. (image: Wikimedia)

The protesters took a stand against the eight per cent increase in university degree fees, the two point eight billion dollar funding cut and the HECs repayment income threshold decreasing from fifty-five thousand dollars to fourty-two thousand dollars.

Protest organiser Carl Christopher says now is a critical moment for us to stop these government attacks on young people across Australia.

 

Ancestral Lands Returned to Traditional Owners

Regional Workers Hit Hardest By Penalty Rate Cuts

Almost 300 000 workers in 45 regional communities will see their Sunday rates slashed in early July this year, but the Australian Council of Trade Unions, aren’t going down without a fight. (Image Source:WikimediaCommons)

Tow industry to be put on tight leash
Retired District Court Judge Michael Forde has been endorsed by Cabinet to lead an independent investigation into the towing industry after shady practises by towing companies were recently exposed.

The investigation will look into the possibility of stopping the removal of cars from private properties, towing fees being capped, restrictions being placed on the maximum distance a vehicle can be towed, and limiting predatory practises.

Student protest Scott Morrison and more Zedlines

Angry students are attempting to interrupt Treasurer Scott Morrison, speaking on housing affordability

In Sydney, University armed with controversial posters and megaphones are protesting over the government's plans to hike up university fees.  

The new budget released students are set to face higher university fees from January next year as part of the Federal Government's overhaul of the higher education sector.

The protest continues, as student fees will rise by 7.5% by 2021.

 

Turtle resuced and released 

Side of avocado with that house deposit? - and more Zedlines...

The avo on toast obsession has taken another turn, as new townhouses in Brisbane’s southwest are being offered alongside the promise of a year’s worth of free avocado on toast. Image source: Good Free Photos

The townhouses in Sherwood, which are going for nearly $600 thousand, are described as featuring “chic design elements” and “quality craftsmanship,” but the real hook is the year’s supply of avocado on toast, once a weekend from nearby cafes.

Real Estate Agent Cameron Crouch said the marketing stunt is aimed at the younger generation, and was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek response to a column which ran in the Australian last year, which chastised young prospective home buyers for spending too much money on brunches rather than saving for a deposit.

 

Forests discovered using photo-interpretation tool, and more Zedlines

Vast stretches of undocumented forests, equal to 60% of Australia’s landmass, have been discovered using a new tool to analyse the surface of the earth. Image source: Pixabay

The research was led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and included teams of scientists and students from 15 organisations, including the University of Adelaide.

The researchers carried out their analysis using photo-interpretation tool, Collect Earth, and discovered 467 hectares of what was considered dry land in Australia, was actually dense forest.

University of Adelaide's plant conservation biology chairman, Professor Andrew Lowe said the findings mean scientists now have a new resource that can help mitigate climate change.

 

Purposely Forgotten Yemen Conflict Drags On and more Zedlines

We have little interest in reporting on Yemen, when their best customer, Saudi Arabia keeps buying our Arms. IMAGE SOURCE: Wikicommons

Fifty-thousand civilians have been killed and millions are at risk, including hundreds of thousands of children facing acute malnutrition, as the conflict sparked by the Iranian-backed Houthi coup against Saudi-backed Hadi Government enters its third year.

Amid reports of Western allies applying diplomatic pressure to stymie investigation, Yemen’s UN humanitarian coordinator Jamie McGoldrick described the conflict as "purposefully forgotten’"and is typified by a "blatant disregard for civilians" from both sides.

Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes and more Zedlines

Tensions increase on the border as Kabul and Islamabad argue over Islamabad's claims they killed 50 Afghan soldiers

Pakistani military claims its forces have destroyed 5 checkpoints and killed 50 Afghan soldiers along the border.

Afghani government spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi denies the claims, calling them "totally false".

Pakistan alleges fighting broke out when Afghan troops fired upon Pakistani census workers in the Chaman border,  Afghani officials claim Pakistani troops.

Annerley kids will act as safety reminders to motorists.

Kids in Annerley are taking part in road safety as walking reminders to motorists.

Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes and more Zedlines

Tensions increase on the border as Kabul and Islamabad argue over Islamabad's claims they killed 50 Afghan soldiers

Pakistani military claims its forces have destroyed 5 checkpoints and killed 50 Afghan soldiers along the border.

Afghani government spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi denies the claims, calling them "totally false".

Pakistan alleges fighting broke out when Afghan troops fired upon Pakistani census workers in the Chaman border,  Afghani officials claim Pakistani troops.

Annerley kids will act as safety reminders to motorists.

Kids in Annerley are taking part in road safety as walking reminders to motorists.

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