Streaming giants to be required to make Australian films and TV under major rules shake-up

Streaming giants like Netflix, Disney and Amazon Prime will be required to invest in making local Australian content under new rules set to be imposed on the industry. Key points: Major streaming services will be required to invest revenue into producing local content from mid-2024 The film and TV sector has previously argued for 20 per cent … Read more

Family of Maria Llamas confirms remains found in 2021 positively identified as missing loved one

SAN ANTONIO – The family of Maria Jesus Llamas says the skull found near the Poteet Flea Market in 2021, where her purse had been found a month after her disappearance, matched Llamas’ DNA. Margie Llamas, Maria Llamas’ daughter, confirmed the match via a Facebook post, saying, “We are extremely grateful for everyone’s support the … Read more

Weight loss surgery extends lives, Utah study finds

Most bariatric surgery today is done via laparoscopy, said Ted Adams, the study’s lead author. (Portra, Getty Images) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly … Read more

Common nail salon tool may cause DNA damage and mutations in human cells, research finds

Exposure to ultraviolet light via gel nail dryers may raise risk for DNA damage, a new study has found. (Nomad_Soul, Adobe ) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes ATLANTA — Radiation from nail dryers may damage DNA and cause cancer-causing mutations in human cells, a new study has found — and that might have you wondering … Read more

Bid to boost regional sport in SA as volunteer and participation numbers drop

Tony Elletson believes South Australia’s Limestone Coast can be the best regional area in Australia for producing elite athletes.  Through the Limestone Coast Sporting Academy, he trains young people in the region to compete in their sports alongside the best in the state and country.  But he knows local grassroots sport is the starting ground for everyone, … Read more

Rare 17-pound meteorite discovered in Antarctica

During an expedition to Antarctica that concluded Jan. 16, researchers found five meteorites, including one of the largest specimens recovered from the continent. (Maria Valdes) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes ATLANTA — During a recent excursion to the icy plains of Antarctica, an international team of researchers discovered five new meteorites — including one of … Read more

Inala, Forest Lake bus services suspended in Brisbane after bus drivers threatened, spat on

Two Brisbane bus services are no longer stopping in the western suburbs after dark, following claims bus drivers servicing the routes “don’t want to go to work” due to safety fears. Key points: The 100 and 110 services will terminate earlier in their routes to avoid stopping in Inala and Forest Lake A driver was … Read more

Woman pleads for Utahns to get HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and approximately 14,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. Dr. Jonathan Grant, a radiation oncologist, at Intermountain Healthcare said long-lasting infections of human papillomavirus are the main cause of cervical cancer. “Cervical cancer … Read more

After loss to USF, BYU coach Mark Pope points finger where only he can: at himself

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes PROVO — Tyrell Roberts must really like playing BYU. In last year’s NIT quarterfinal, the Washington State guard scored 11 points in a 77-58 road win over the Cougars. One year and a transfer later, Roberts out-did even that. The graduate transfer poured in a career-high 30 points, including four … Read more

Unusual dinosaur fossil discovery made in India

The titanosaur eggs measured 6 inches to 7 inches in diameter. Paleontologists working in central India have made a rare discovery — a fossilized dinosaur hatchery with 92 nests and 256 eggs belonging to colonies of giant plant-eating titanosaurs. (Harsha Dhiman, G.V.R.Prasad) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes INDIA — Paleontologists working in central India have … Read more