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.
Residents look at the damaged hotel ‘Ane Centro’ after a 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Matias Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico.
A 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Mexico on 8 September 2017. Fortunately, initial fears of a damaging tsunami hitting the coastline now appear unfounded.
Lasers being shone from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile.
These lasers help remove the twinkles in the night sky and help astronomers see stars clearer on Earth than ever before.
How exactly do the stars twinkle in the night sky? As it turns out, the answer is full of hot air... and cold air.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a self-styled Indian guru, was convicted and sentenced for the rape of two of his female followers.
The Dera Sacha Sauda episode has several important questions, mostly related to the crisis of spirituality and modernity in India today.
Antifa, or militant progressives, have always existed and flourished in democracies.
The anti-fascist movement, or 'antifa', has undergone more of an evolution of progressive militancy than a birth.
Rainbows get their round shape from a process called reflection.
Georgina, age 5, wants to know why rainbows are round.
The evidence so far suggests off-label prescribing for insomnia places users at unnecessary risk of harm.
Quetiapine, sold under the brand name Seroquel, is a short-acting antipsychotic drug to treat major mental illnesses. It has also been increasingly prescribed off-label for insomnia.
Prospective citizens could face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK.
Whether or not a prospective citizen would face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK comes down to their individual circumstances.
Throughout Australian history, previous parliaments have changed the legal understanding of marriage – none needed a plebiscite.
The government seems determined to give voters a voice on marriage equality, and equally determined not to be bound by what those voters say.
Earth, shot from space, as it absorbs and reflects rays of light coming from the Sun - the same white-looking rays that give our sky its colour.
Some people think the sky is blue because of sunlight reflected off the ocean and back into the sky. But that's not the real reason.
The rules of engagement regulate the conduct of Australian troops in conflict areas.
Unlike most domestic criminal law, the laws governing the behaviour of Australian armed forces apply to criminal conduct alleged to have taken place overseas.
Labor will argue David Gillespie ineligible to be an MP based on Section 44(v) of the Constitution.
Given the Turnbull government only has a one-seat majority in the lower house, the immediate stakes of the challenge to David Gillespie's eligibility are as high as they could possibly be.
Greg Hunt is one of three Turnbull government ministers ordered to appear before Victoria’s Supreme Court on Friday.
It is obviously important to protect the institutional integrity and independence of the judiciary – but the judiciary and judicial decisions should not be immune from criticism.
There is a common misunderstanding that one particular Qur’anic verse perpetuates violence against women.
Islam’s position on domestic violence is drawn from the Qur’an, prophetic practice, and historical and contemporary legal verdicts.
After the London Bridge attack, there are calls to give the police more counter-terrorism powers.
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An outline of the ways laws to restrict the activities of terrorist suspects have evolved.