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How The Great French Wine Blight Changed Grapes Forever

How The Great French Wine Blight Changed Grapes Forever

One hundred fifty years ago, the Great French Wine Blight nearly wiped out an industry that today produces some 40 billion bottles of wine a year. The only solution was a radical fusion of species that remains essential to the success of the wine market. Here’s the story of how…

Why A Head Injury Can Be Far Worse Than You Realise

Why A Head Injury Can Be Far Worse Than You Realise

Around 432,700 Australians — or 1 in 45 — have suffered an acquired traumatic brain injury in their lives. Some eventually die as a result, and those who do recover often exhibit lingering effects. It’s a serious public health issue that’s only getting worse. Here’s what you need to know…

The Whole Crazy Process Of Creating A TV Show, From Pitch To Pilot

The Whole Crazy Process Of Creating A TV Show, From Pitch To Pilot

During pilot season, tons of TV shows are ordered and then enthusiastically spruiked in trade magazines. And then, nine months later… most of them will not be on television. What is this mysterious crucible? Here’s our step-by-step guide to the process of pitching a brand new television show.