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Disney Inspired Tutu Dresses

Oh my heart! Check out these absolutely adorable tutu dresses inspired by classic fairytales. They are made right here in my state, Queensland by Little Chiyo. Little Chiyo create the fluffiest, most beautiful dreamy designer tutus for both adults and children. All items are handmade with love by Sasha, so if you want to order one, be […]

Tarana Estate, Holland Park, 1926 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1926 advertises 102 allotments of land for sale at the Tarana Estate in Brisbane suburb of Holland Park. The allotments were situated along Logan Road, Holland Road, Barter... Read more

This calf was adopted by horse in an (adorable) case of mistaken identity

We're all for interspecies friendship, but this one seems more of a case of mistaken identity. Moonshine, an old-ish mare who resides on a farm in the south-west of Queensland, Australia, was found tending to a random orphaned calf —...Show More Summary

Free milk for Queensland school children (1953)

On March 3, 1953, more than 60,000 bottles of free milk were distributed to Brisbane students at 111 state schools, 37 independent schools and 15 pre-schools. Although the federal government had passed the State Grants (Milk for School Children) Act in December 1950, Queensland was the last state to introduce the scheme. Concern regarding distribution... Read more

Extreme Sports: Why?

If you're BASE jumping, big wave surfing or solo rope free climbing you're an adrenaline junkie with a death wish. That's the myth at least - one that has just been debunked by Australian researchers at Queensland University of Technology. More »      

Huge snake falls through gym's ceiling because even indoors isn't safe

So you think you're safe from snakes inside? Not in Australia. Chantal Vaughan, the owner of Bokwa CQ gym in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia walked into work on Tuesday and discovered a large hole in the ceiling of her business.  SEE...Show More Summary

Open-source mungbean genetic information website enables better varieties

(Queensland University of Technology) Scientists and mungbean growers around the world now have access to an open-source website containing the latest genetic information on the qualities of 560 accessions of mungbean.

Jumping to your death? Motivations of extreme sports

(Queensland University of Technology) Researchers have debunked the myth that extreme sportsmen and women are adrenalin junkies with a death wish, in a recently released book. Co-authors QUT Adjunct Professor Eric Brymer, who is currently...Show More Summary

Prehistoric Seagull from the Outback

Nanantius eos and the Eromanga Sea The Queensland town of Richmond may be several hundred miles from the Coral Sea that laps against the coast of north-eastern Australia, but back in the Cretaceous this part of world, famous for its droughts and arid outback, was covered for millions of years by a shallow, tropical sea

Panoramic Queensland

Panoramic photographs are among the most powerful and evocative of historical images, their broad sweep enabling people to connect with the past and to easily identify the changes in their surrounding environment.  State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of panoramas from all corners of the State, spanning over 140 years. A selection of... Read more

High-fat, high-carb diet a cause of osteoarthritis

(Queensland University of Technology) Saturated fat is a prime suspect in the onset of osteoarthritis after QUT scientists found it changed the composition of cartilage, particularly in the weight-bearing joints of the hip and knee.

Second section of Jubilee Township, Bardon, 1887 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from October 1887 advertises over 550 allotments of land for sale at the second section of the Jubilee Township in the Brisbane suburb of Bardon. The first section... Read more

Queensland Places – Thursday Island – John Turnbull, Chemist and Druggist

This advertisement, published in 1897, shows what would have been a very important  and familiar place for the residents of Thursday Island.  At a time when access to health care was limited in terms of modern medical knowledge, chemists and druggists such as John Turnbull played a vital role in terms of people’s well being.... Read more

Bombardier Hits Cash Snag on Australian Train Order

Bombardier Inc's hopes of receiving initial payments for a A$4.4 billion contract to build 75 electric trains for Australia's Queensland state government have been hit amid accusations of design faults.

Forget boring dogs, you can take wombats for walkies now

Wombat are like rounder, heavier, more stubborn dogs, so it only makes sense that walking them is a treat, albeit a frustrating one. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia, is hoping to raise much-needed funds for wombat...Show More Summary

In Bangladesh, People Are Eating More Fish But Getting Less Nutrition From It

Jessica Bogard, The University of Queensland People in Bangladesh are now eating 30% more fish than they did 20 years ago, but they are getting a smaller amount of important nutrients from it, a new study shows. Fish is widely knownShow More Summary

New sensor devices recycle atoms

Next-generation sensors to be used in fields as diverse as mineral exploration and climate change will be turbo boosted thanks to University of Queensland and University of Sussex research.

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