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How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

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Post not boast

There are a plethora of new websites promoting Byron, posting surf and beach ‘porn’ shots with dolphins leaping and...

State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Next disaster

I am impelled to bring to your attention the next environmental disaster. We’ve had plastic bottles, single use plastic...

Excessive onanism

Former coroner David Heilpern’s confession last week that he mistakenly recorded a death as from ‘onanism’ rather than aneurism...

Face masks

I was just wondering if anyone has the answer to this question: If face masks have the ability to contain...

New ocean temperature data help scientists make their hot predictions

We’ve heard that rising temperatures will lead to rising sea levels, but what many may not realise is that most of the increase in energy in the climate system is occurring in the ocean.  

Stories about "CPR":

Shout out to Brunswick’s CPR heroes

Byron Shire Cr Sarah Ndiaye. I want to acknowledge the people who acted quickly and saved the three-year-old girl who was pulled from Brunswick River...

CPR saves wallaby’s life

Lynne Holian, Byron Bay. Last Saturday night I was part of a chain of warm-hearted happenings; people who gave selflessly for something greater than themselves. I wanted to share it.

Surfers ready to rescue 24/7

Over 25 participants took part in the two Surfers Rescue 24/7 programs, which were recently presented by 2013 Open Men Australian Title winner and former World Championship Tour competitor Darren O’Rafferty.

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child Sexual Abuse investigated 1006 alleged...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.