The average 80-gram hot cross bun contains 1,070 kilojoules.
Australians love Easter but it seems we love Easter eggs more, spending more than A$185 million on chocolate over the holiday break.
How safe is your metadata once it’s been collected and stored?
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The new legislation forcing telcos and internet companies to store your metadata for two years creates a new set of secuirty risks.
Research has shown that when sex work is illegal, street sex workers who are victims of sexual assault are reluctant to report it to police.
There is a non-binding precedent in Victoria that allows judges to consider the victim's sexual experience when passing sentence on a sex offender – but only when the "victim is a prostitute".
The living fossil Coelacanth, first sighted in South African waters, also lives across the Indian ocean in Indonesia.
A new centre in Indonesia is dedicated to studying the curious and ancient Coelacanth.
Annastacia Palaszczuk put her government’s future into doubt when she sacked one of her MPs, Billy Gordon, from the parliamentary party.
Sacked Queensland Labor MP Billy Gordon has a legal right to remain in parliament and vote, issue-by-issue, as an independent.
Treasurer Joe Hockey wants Australians to rethink how tax works.
Experts have welcomed another wave of discussion on tax reform, and this time everything's on the table.
The World Heritage Committee has called for a comprehensive assessment not just of the threats to the Great Barrier Reef, but of their cumulative effect.
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The government says it has met all of the recommendations for safeguarding the Great Barrier Reef. But a close reading of the dozens of UN recommendations shows that many have been only partly fulfilled.
Possum skin cloaks are about mapping the individuals who wear them.
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Australian Aboriginal dress is rarely cited as a key inspiration for contemporary clothes designers. Maybe it's time that changed.
There are more parallels between quantum mechanics and international relations than you might think.
Wars and atoms have, as it were, a conjugated history. On the eve of the second world war, physicists Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd wrote a letter to President Franklin D Roosevelt to inform him of the…
Methylamphetamine, in particular crystal meth or ‘ice’, has been the subject of much scrutiny in Australia in recent times.
How does the ACC report help inform the debate around methylamphetamine, and what practical lessons can Australian society and law enforcement draw from it?
How much do Australians pay for private health insurance?
The increase in benefits paid out by health funds far exceeds the approved increase in premiums.
The half of Australians who have private health insurance will be face higher bills from Wednesday, as insurance premiums increase by an industry average of 6.18%.
Dental care is the most-used private health insurance ancillary service.
All Australian residents have access to Medicare, so why do half the population also decide to take out private health insurance?
If Treasurer Joe Hockey is looking for tax answers, he has many reports to call on.
Five years on from the Henry tax review, Australians are again being asked to rethink the tax system, with reform still years away.
Alternative sources of information about an individual’s behaviour provide new opportunities for credit assessment.
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Peer-to-peer (P2P) has the potential to challenge the dominance of traditional financial institutions like banks, but involves new risks for both lenders and borrowers.
China’s demand for infrastructure finance cannot be met by existing development banks.
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Australia may be a little late to the party, but the it still has a lot to win as it negotiates its position in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Trent Parke, Cockatoo backyard,
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Trent Parke is Australia's only Magnum photographer. His current show is an immersive multimedia display that captures and celebrates the random wonder of his environments.
Harvard has around 20 times the investment of Australia’s top-ranked university.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne claimed his plan to deregulate university fees was essential to boosting Australia's place in the rankings. But no student fee rise will give us close to the level of funds of the top ranked unis.
Large bushfires occur in the mallee shrublands and woodlands of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
Controlling bushfire risk by burning a set percentage of land every year sounds sensible - but a more sophisticated approach is needed to truly safeguard both humans and wildlife in rural areas.
Resistance against the higher education reforms appears to have led to the scrapping of the Future Fellowships scheme.
The Future Fellowships scheme is a great success. Scrapping it would hurt Australia's future as a smart nation.
Billy Gordon has paid the price for failing to disclose his criminal history after he was sacked from the parliamentary ALP by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
The Queensland government's survival is at stake just two months after it was elected following the sacking of Labor MP Billy Gordon from the parliamentary party.
Mike Baird’s Liberal-National Coalition is predicted to have 53 lower house seats after Saturday’s NSW election.
While Labor improved greatly on the 2011 wipeout result, this was still a thumping win for the Coalition.
Mike Baird has been rewarded for being upfront about a difficult issue, while Tony Abbott was less forthcoming before his election and lost many voters' trust as a result.
Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop said the take out from the result was that "people are ready for reform as long as it's explained to them, and that's what Mike Baird did". It was a pointed comment.
While it can make negative events worse, uncertainty also makes positive events more exciting.
Uncertainty is an unavoidable part of life but for many people, it triggers harmful levels of stress. The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to handle uncertainty better.
Observations of the dusty cloud G2 as it approaches and then swings around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.
The best observations yet of a mysterious gas cloud that was heading for the black hole at the hear of our Milky Way reveal it may have more stellar origins.