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…

Strange Blob of Hot Water in Pacific Ocean Kills One Million Seabirds

Climate change is rapidly marking the 21st century as an era of confronting transformation and may very well end the century with ‘new wars’ that include fighting for resources rather than territorial borders or combating terrorism. And we should be scared. Mounting evidence continues to show that man-made or not, climate change is our new…

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….