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A professor of chemistry explains why ‘structured water’ is complete and utter BS

- August 5, 2022 4 MIN READ

Is there a “fourth phase of water”? From time to time you might see people talking up the health benefits of so-called hexagonal water, or structured water, or exclusion-zone (EZ) water. A few weeks ago Kourtney Kardashian’s Poosh website was spruiking a US$2,500 “structured water filter”. Last weekend even Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald got in… Read more »


NO MIRACLE CURE: The stark reality for biotech startups

- November 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

One of the oldest tropes in journalism is the miracle cure. Startup Daily is old enough to remember when Filipino faith healers were all the rage in the 1980s – think Penn & Teller meets House. More recently, there was US blood-testing startup Theranos, which attracted US$1.4 billion in funding before collapsing last year. Founder… Read more »


First Australian human cyborg rights case is scheduled for March 2018

- November 16, 2017 2 MIN READ

What appeared on the surface to be an open-shut case between a public transport user and Transport NSW yesterday at Newtown Local Court has turned into what could become the first legal case in Australia about human cyborg rights in March 2018 if both parties choose to proceed with their current course of action.