Struggling as an Author? Success Depends on Marketing More than Words

By Aral Bereux Publishing in a world today, where the market is saturated by wannabes and talent, is growing increasingly difficult. Navigating your way around the industry has never been more difficult, contrary to all the self-help blogs out there. Instead, the contemporary publishing industry is a diverse environment of complex trade sector trends and…

Pesticides Blamed for Endangered Bee Population

The bee has finally reached the Endangered List. But what does this really mean for humanity? We won’t become endangered ourselves – yet – but a cataclysmic event does await our fate – and all because of our inaction.

A Rational Discussion: Childhood Immunisation and Should It be Mandatory?

(Written 28th May, 2018, Aral Bereux. Published 2020.) Mandatory childhood immunisation continually sparks debate in both developing and developed nations. In Australia, the active mandatory childhood immunisation campaign relies heavily on promoting the individual’s responsibility to society by adopting phrases like ‘herd immunity,’ to push for high rates of immunisation.[1] However, often the debate is…

An Ocean Full of Deserts: And They’re Expanding Rapidly

The world’s full of ocean deserts. The concept sounds odd, but biologists are discovering more every day as they study areas of ocean perceived as not “rich” with marine or sea life. Just like the deserts above land, these “biological deserts” are considered the lowest level in the ocean food web. The ocean deserts studied…

George Orwell: The Man Behind 1984 and His Dire Warning to Us

George Orwell’s 1984. It’s the internationally acclaimed dystopian bestseller that some say depicts a prophetic view and a chilling warning to us all. Between the pages of ’84 are the dire consequences for man when propaganda is at its height; for when a government rules with an ironclad fist. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery….

How COVID-19 Justified World Government Coercive Power

French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau’s famous opening quote “Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains” from the Social Contract alludes in part to the restrictions of man by the State. It’s a pertinent statement in a time of crisis. The world faces many uncertainties; financial strains and health burdens are moving into…

Star Trek Sit Tight. Teleportation Just Became Real

Teleportation. Mind the pun, but it seems a world away and completely unrealistic to those on team cynical. And yet, a group of scientists hold a different opinion, claiming to have successfully teleported an object into space. The Chinese scientists claim they sent a photon from Earth to a satellite orbiting the planet over 300…