More young people are turning online for peer support networks.
Tumblr might the weird cousin of the other social media platforms, but it also makes a safe space for queer kids to hang out and understand their sexuality.
MP3 compression of digital audio files made music more portable.
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The MP3 audio file transformed the way we accessed music online. So what does it mean now that licensing and support for the populsr format is to end?
There is a pair of jeans for every occasion.
Our clothes are cheaper, flimsier and shorter-lived than ever. But jeans, a staple of the modern wardrobe, are actually designed to be long-lasting – provided you take proper care of them.
Some travellers may forget that where they travel is not their home, and that cultural sensitivities may differ greatly.
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The trend of 'naked tourism' reveals something more than just bare bottoms – and it may call for some active interventions.
Sugary gummie vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet.
It is our view vitamin “gummies” that contain food acids, and have a high sugar content, are not medicines consumers need and their sale should be prohibited on public health grounds.
Premature death is still an issue if the patient is in a nursing home.
We tend to consider the deaths of older people, and especially those in care, are due to natural causes. But new research shows how many die from injuries and violence.
Sydneysiders’ view of their city’s liveability is very different depending on whether they live in the east or west.
Justifying Sydney’s ranking as a liveable city requires greater recognition of the inequality of Sydneysiders' access to jobs, wealth, transport and housing.
Australian Manuka honey may have to be called something else.
New Zealand is currently pushing to certify and protect Manuka honey. Should Australia follow suit with King Island Beef?
Much of the focus of people’s and the media’s attentions is on the victims of terrorism rather than the perpetrators.
Does the media coverage of the Manchester terrorist attack suggest we are becoming inured to them?
How do you see the world?
How we see the world depends on certain aspects of our personality.
Your recycling doesn’t have to be sparkling clean.
Many people are confused about what they can and can't recycle, and whether they need to clean everything before it goes in the bin. The best plan is to check the details with your local council.
Ken Thaiday’s dance machines layer people, animal, land and sea.
Ken Thaiday Snr, an internationally-acclaimed artist from Erub Island in the Torres Strait, has been awarded a 2017 Red Ochre Award. Thaiday's work draws on dance, the people and land of the islands to produce elaborate masks and headdresses.
The statement from the constitutional convention at Uluru reflects long-held Indigenous aspirations.
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Indigenous Australians have issued a statement calling for constitutional reform that is substantive and meaningful.
Medical researchers should be conducting life-saving research, not spending half their time writing grants.
Australian medical researchers are under intense pressure to find funds to continue their research, and there is some optimism that the latest NHMRC funding changes will help.
The beautiful Chinese cave gecko, or Goniurosaurus luii, is highly prized by poachers.
Biologists have a centuries-old tradition of publishing on rare and endangered species. But poachers are using open-access information to target valuable and fragile new species.
The University of Canberra’s Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
A new study calls for screening to lower the risk of malnutrition for older people.
Old age comes with many challenges, including concerning levels of malnutrition. But screening and early intervention could make a substantial difference - and save health budget funds.
Imagine a world where artificial intelligence is in control and humans are brink of extinction. What went wrong? What could we have done?
No problem too big #1: Artificial intelligence and killer robots.
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In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.
Rebel Wilson in Melbourne for her defamation trial against Bauer Media.
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Rebel Wilson has embraced her 'bogan' upbringing in her defamation case against Bauer Media, but what exactly does that mean?
Brenda L. Croft.
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The National Gallery of Australia's Third National Indigenous Art Triennial presents a passionate well-considered argument for an enduring Aboriginal culture.
Teenagers don’t know as much as they should about managing money.
Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy.
Why have successive federal governments not regulated junk food marketing to control obesity? The reasons aren’t as obvious as you might think.
No wonder obesity is a tough public health issue for governments to deal with. Our research has uncovered a range of barriers to tackling it, some more obvious than others.
At a demonstration, Faith Bandler (right) and her daughter Lilon (2R) appeal to national unity as grounds for constitutional amendment.
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The 1967 referendum was the culmination of a long struggle for both Aboriginal rights and respect, for social esteem as well as equality before the law.
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney presents the Trump administration budget entitled ‘A New Foundation for American Greatness’.
Trump's budget is bad in every way. But that doesn't excuse us here of ridiculous assumptions.
This newborn fiddler ray will be released back into the ocean. But will it survive?
Rays caught unintentionally by fishing trawlers often spend time on deck before being returned to the ocean. New research shows the stress of this experience affects pregnant rays, and their babies.