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In the past two years Kylie Jones has undergone eight surgeries to treat her endometriosis, including having her fallopian tubes and an ovary removed. Read more: For her 30th birthday Kylie lost her fallopian tubes, her long-time partner and her job Source: ABC News

An archaeological excavation is approved at the site where one of Tasmania’s most divisive colonial figures once lived, sparking concerns Aboriginal “spirits” will be disturbed by the dig. Read more: 'He rounded up Aboriginal people': Dismay over planned dig at heritage site Source: ABC News

The flooding of Lake Pedder started the green political movement but remains an open wound. A nostalgic campaign to drain it is ramping up, but flies in the face of Hydro Tasmania’s bold plans to grow its renewable energy assets. Read more: Why do environmentalists want to drain Tasmania's Lake Pedder? Source: ABC News

A typical show day for Gary Clarke involves getting up early to wash and blow-dry his Hereford cattle before the crowds arrive. It is dedication like this which has helped the humble Burnie Show reach its 100th year. Read more: 'Wash and blow-drying the Herefords': How this humble rural show reached 100 Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: A motorcyclist dies in the state’s north after crashing into the back of a parked truck, and the jury in the Dwayne “Doc” Davies murder trial is expected to begin deliberations today. Read more: Tasmania Now: 24yo dies in motorcycle crash, jury in tattooist murder trial to consider verdict Source: ABC News

Firefighting experts and senior scientists tell Background Briefing they’re concerned the Federal Government is refusing to guarantee funding for the only national research body for bushfires beyond 2021. Read more: The fires of the future are here, but we might not be ready for them Source: ABC News

Scuba divers can reach depths of 40 metres, but there’s a small group of hardcore divers who venture more than twice as deep. You just need a sense of adventure and the right gear. Read more: Deep diving with 'monsters, amazing alien animals' Source: ABC News

How low can you go? If you are a deep reef diver using a rebreather the answer is about 100 metres. Read more: Deep divers on 'breathtaking' plunge Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: Scientists offer the public the chance to name a rare red handfish, and there are calls for councillors to receive training on responding to bullying. Read more: Tasmania Now: Rare handfish in need of names, bullying training for councillors Source: ABC News

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best, as a team of scientists found when building an underwater drone which had to do things no robot had done before. Read more: Drone innovators turn to gaming to steer underwater Antarctic mission Source: ABC News

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