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Apple reboots retail experience, now with temperature checks and lines

The company has been one of the tech giants most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which hit Apple hard when it began spreading across China early this year and causing many manufacturing plants to close. Shortly after, Apple shut nearly all of its 510 retail stores across the world. The …

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Five multiplayer video games that put the social in social distancing

Now is the perfect time to catch up on the best books, films, television shows, music and podcasts you might have missed. Here are five multiplayer video games that put the social in social distancing. Develop your own island and chat to others doing the same in Animal Crossing: New …

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Logging in fire-ravaged native forests no longer sustainable: study

Loading Professor Lindenmayer said that this was further evidence that logging in native forests increases fire risk. In part this is because stands of young regrowth trees are drier ecosystems than old growth forests and in part it is because of the presence of roads in state forests, he noted. …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Premier announces $2.7 billion construction package, McDonald’s shuts a dozen Victorian restaurants

As our live coverage of the crisis winds down tonight, let’s look back at the some of the key developments of the day: An aged care home in Melbourne’s north-east is in lockdown as a precaution after a resident was admitted to hospital with a high temperature before testing negative …

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Reason for hope as restrictions ease

Victoria is on the move again. After weeks of stay-at-home orders, the gradual easing of restrictions is starting to bring society back to life. It’s a welcome development. While the road back will be long, Victorians should stand proud of their collective efforts so far. The pay-off is starting to …

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Sleepless, stomping and Steel City

Taking Ian McNeilly’s suggestion (C8) a bit further, David Gordon of Cranebrook suggests that “every election in Australia be held on Tuesday, because it’s usually pronounced ‘Choose-day’.” Marshall Johnson’s snoring observation (C8) brought forth many suffering from (memories of) sleep-deprivation. Robyn Lewis of Raglan writes, “My late grandmother who kept …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: COVID-19 inquiry gets international backing at World Health Assembly as Daniel Andrews spruiks $2.7b Victoria recovery package, nation’s death toll at 99

With nearly 7500 votes recorded, the results of our reader poll from earlier today suggests Herald readers are a bunch of fitness fanatics: you’re most looking forward to hitting the gym when restrictions ease to stage two – closely followed by an interstate jaunt. While 28 per cent are most …

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Young Perth boy hailed a hero after saving family from blaze

His mother was inside the shower when the fire started from a heater too close to laundry. “The roof was on the bed where he was laying, I thought my baby was dead, I started screaming,” Lisa Pickett said. But Cassius didn’t think twice, grabbing his baby brother from the …

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Unusual dinosaur species fossil discovered in Australia for first time

“Until this year we had no evidence of them in the Cretaceous at all, and as it turns out we now have one in Argentina, and this one in Victoria,” Dr Poropat said. “And they are a good 30 to 40 million years younger than those Jurassic specimens.” The elaphrosaur …

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Some workers will struggle going back to the office, expert warns

“As many people have worked from home they might have gotten used to that situation, and going back to work is another change from that new normal.” He said the psychological phenomenon was often observed in prisoners who had served lengthy periods behind bars, with many feeling increased anxiety about …

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