Detail from Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, c. 1616. Her role playing predates by centuries the preoccupations of artists such as Cindy Sherman.
Born into late-16th century Papal Rome, Gentileschi transcended the path of utter obscurity that was the lot of her female peers to become one of the most famous painters of the day.
Dame Edna Everage is the drag persona of Barry Humphries.
There is still a lot of misunderstanding about what being transgender means and how it relates to drag.
William Blake, Pity, 1795, Tate.
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The Romantics - including poets William Blake and William Wordsworth - lived in the 18th century, but their passionate ideas about imagination and nature are still influential today.
Hobart’s Mount Wellington is now also known by its palawa kani name, kunanyi.
Tasmania's Aboriginal languages were decimated during the state's colonial violence. But members of the original community have reconstructed a language, palawa kani, which is now being used more widely.
Tongue-ties are used to tie horses’ tongues to their lower jaw.
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Tongue-ties are used in Australian horse racing but are banned in most other horse sports.
Almost half of all people will experience haemorrhoids at some point.
Haemorrhoids can be painful, and may sometimes require surgery. We don't know exactly why they can become problematic but there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of getting them.
After this episode, you’ll be able to explain how quantum mechanics affects everything from the way your jeans are cut to the headphones you use.
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Today on Trust me, I'm An Expert, we're explaining the tricky topics: what is quantum mechanics? What does the research say about lone actor terrorism? And why do people like pimple popping videos?
Morning smog in New Delhi, India.
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According to one study, more than 8 million people per year die early from air pollution exposure.
People are bad at weighing risk, which is why so many Americans don’t get flu shots.
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People have to make countless decisions on a daily basis that involve some degree of risk, from boarding a plane to crossing the street. The trouble is most of us don't weigh risk well.
Adios Raúl, hola Miguel.
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Miguel Díaz-Canel, a 57-year-old engineer and Communist Party loyalist, is expected to succeed Raúl Castro as president of Cuba. Will change bring prosperity or instability to the Cuban people?
Foreign goods wait to be unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles.
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A global trade war seems well underway as China and the US exchange targeted tariff attacks. An economist explains what they are, how they work and why they matter.
The former president, seen here with the highest paid basketball coach in the NCAA, was known for getting into March Madness.
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Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
For some children, ear infections will become a persistent problem.
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a common and often painful condition that
most children will experience at least once in their first year.
Care – with charges.
The British government plans to double its annual charge for migrants to use the NHS.
Festival-goers relaxing at the ‘Woodfordia’ sign at the Woodford Folk Festival in 2013.
Folk's emphasis on authenticity and community has renewed appeal in today's beard-friendly, organic-appreciating culture.
The Roman weekday ‘dies Veneris’ was named after the planet Venus, which in turn took its name from Venus, goddess of love. Detail from Venus and Mars, Botticelli, tempera on panel (c1483).
The origins of our days of the week lie with the Romans. Three are named for planets, the other four gods.
The charges against a 59-year-old Sydney man relate to UN sanctions and Australian autonomous sanctions.
The charges against a Sydney man for allegedly acting as an 'economic agent' for North Korea are set against the background of recent tougher UN sanctions against the rogue nation.
Mitochondria live inside our cells but have a different genome. Here’s why.
To explain why we have a mitochondria, we have to go back about two billion years to a time when none of the complexity of life as we see it today existed.
This bit explains what happens if we break up…
Cohabiting couples can sign an agreement to avoid legal uncertainties in the case of a relationship breakdown.
Reports of Buruli ulcer cases are on the rise on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
The hallmark of a Buruli ulcer is a sore, usually on the legs or arms, which slowly enlarges over weeks to months.