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The South African bartender who built some of San Francisco’s best bars is on the Living Proof podcast to discuss his wide-ranging career.

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When Jacques Bezuidenhout helped open San Francisco bar Tres Agaves with tequila expert Julio Bermejo, they were hand-squeezing thousands of limes to order each week.

He says it made their hands feel like the skin was about to fall off.

Jacques is on the Living Proof podcast to discuss those fresh margaritas; his love of tequila, Sherry and Calvados; running the beverage programs for 70+ hotels and restaurants, and more.

You can find Living Proof on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.


A study has found that science stereotypes push primary school students away from studying STEM.

The study, conducted by the University of South Australia and the Australian Catholic University, that while many conventional stereotypes of science affect the career aspirations of young students, gender wasn’t as big a factor in their study.

University of South Australia professor and researcher Dr Stahl said that they interviewed 45 Queensland primary school students across various economically and geographically diverse schools, and while their answers were fuelled by stereotypes, the students did not see gender as such a defining factor for a career as a scientist. …


Adrian Esterman, Professor of Biostatistics at the University of South Australia, explores the origins of today’s clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines.

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Clinical trials are under way around the world, including in Australia, testing COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

These clinical trials largely fall into two groups. With observational studies, researchers follow a group of people to see what happens to them. With experimental studies, people are assigned to treatments, then followed.

These study designs have come about from centuries of people trying out different ways of treating people.

Here are some of the key moments in the history of clinical trials that led to the type of trials we see today for COVID-19. …

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