CSIRAC was originally built in Sydney by the CSIRO before being transferred to Melbourne University.
The first in our series looking at the changes that have been made in computing and other areas in the 60 years since the first computer in an Australian university was switched on.
Cutting penalty rates can be a vote-changer and the looming Fair Work Commission decision is tricky for both sides of politics. So what cards do the parties hold and how might they play them?
Our political donations disclosure regime is so opaque, we don’t really know who's paying how much and what they get in return. But the lengths players go to hide donations gives cause for suspicion.
Magnolia Maymuru, the Northern Territory's representative at the Miss World national finals, is a trailblazer. But will she escape the racialised exoticism that has long plagued Indigenous women?
Harambe's death shows that if gorillas are going to live in zoos, we need more barriers between them and us – for both of our sakes.
Business Briefing: what happens to your credit history.
As credit reporting agencies find new ways to make money out of people accessing their credit histories, agency wrongdoing is calling into question the whole business model.
New research that more isn't better when it comes to chemotherapy mirrors the evolution of surgery approaches to breast cancer that, a few decades ago, were far more radical than now.
Responsibility for the operation of public schools needs to be separated from the policymaking and regulatory functions and put into a separate authority.
Maxine McKew speaks with education expert John Hattie about the kind of debates we really should be having around education.
The recent severe bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef has also affected anemones, which provide homes for clownfish.
Bruce Isaacs analyses two related but very different scenes: the famous Copacabana tracking shot from Goodfellas (1990) and the opening scene in Hugo (2011).
Whether gendered toys are creating stereotypes or just playing to boys' and girls' innate differences is a vexed question.
Something mysterious is pulling our Milky Way through space at a much faster rate than expected. So what could it be?
The ASIC inquiry into how mortgage brokers are paid won't do much to change an already competitive system.
Democracy did not fail in the Maldives because it clashed with Islam. Instead, a privileged and powerful elite helped topple the elected government, and nations that advocate democratic ideals did little to stop them.
As this will be the final home for many older people, nursing homes are seen as God's waiting room.
The battle for the Victorian seat of Indi is shaping up as a three-way contest.
Labor says that public sector infrastructure investment has fallen 20% under the Abbott-Turnbull government. Is that right?
Already popular in Australia, litigation funding is gaining traction in the US, but with a problematic twist.
The rate of female composers working in Australia hasn't risen in seven years. At one leading ensemble, 41 of 47 composers commissioned have been men. What's going wrong, and how can it be fixed?
Australia’s political finance system is corrupt – but not because of bribery, or indeed any substantial quid pro quo.
An estimated one-third of corals have now died in the parts of the Great Barrier Reef hit hardest by bleaching, meaning recovery could take years or even decades.
If you can't really tell the difference between Target and Kmart, you're not alone.