Fighting Fire With …… Fire?

Recently you would have seen the terrible catastrophe that wild bushfires have caused across the south eastern parts of Australia, with 200 people killed, thousands now homeless, and whole communities shattered and destroyed. Now the blame game has started so we can identify how we could have let this happen, and then, how we ensure it doesn't happen again.

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We’ve Got Platypus! Plat-ee-what?

Endemic to Australia, platypus, along with the four species of the related echidna (Zaglossus sp.), are one of the five existing species of monotremes, who are mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. Consider the surprise that white explorers found themselves in when they first came upon these bizarre creatures - an egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal.

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