Feature Stories

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NEW  Chemicals in the Home

Our homes are supposed to be safe havens, where we can relax from the stresses of life. But today’s homes contain hidden hazards. They’re found in products that we use on a regular basis: cleaning agents, cosmetics, air fresheners. They’re in our furniture, soft coverings, even a baby’s bottle. Thes More...

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NEW  First Artists

Long before the dawn of civilisation, humans have been leaving their mark in the form of painted or carved works of art. Some of the earliest discoveries are estimated to be at least 100,000 years old – a date that coincides with the appearance of modern humans. While the materials used were crude, More...

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NEW  Vintage Health Posters

Today, they seem crude, sexist, even threatening. But, in an age before TV and the internet, how could health services get their messages across to the public? By using graphic media that soldiers, refugees and civilians alike would be aware of: lurid visual styles taken from comics, film posters an More...

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