People currently speak 7,000 languages around the globe.
There's little research into origins of the geographic patterns of language diversity. A new model exploring processes that shaped Australia's language diversity provides a template for investigators.
What’s the meme war all about?
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The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors | Hirshhorn Museum.
By speaking their truths in societies that would rather not know, queer painters, female rappers and other outsider artists are pushing the bounds of gender and sexuality in the developing world.
Nearly three-quarters of Australians go to live art events, such as Dark Mofo in Hobart.
New survey from the Australia Council shows pretty much all Australians engage with the arts, and 8-in-10 do so online. However more people are ambivalent about public arts funding, and more people think the arts are too expensive.
Me and my brand.
Brands affect how products are perceived. The same is true of our names, making them our personal brands.
Recent incidents reveal more than just men behaving badly. They show the consequences when corporate cultures are driven by hyper-masculine personalities at the top.
Contemporary sculpture – but why bother?
Look back into prehistory and it's all about trusting strangers.
Government regulations require airlines to say and do certain things before any flight.
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United Airlines' recent stumbles suggest its culture is too 'tight' and constrained by rules, leaving employees little room to make judgement calls.
A flick, a spin and a…fad?
Adults are dumbfounded – and according to an expert on fads, that's probably the point.
Through subtle parallels to our own lives and choices, literature can help us make sense of political upheavals.
Social psychologists and sociologists have spent decades understanding how values are best assessed.
There has been much talk recently about “Australian values”. The new citizenship test will require aspiring Australians to demonstrate they possess them, or can at least reproduce them under exam conditions…
A Pirahã family.
From the Amazon to Nicaragua, there are humans who never learn numbers. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?
A year after Prince's death, fans the world over are still coming to terms with the loss of an uncompromising musical and cultural visionary.
Diners deployed a giant conga dance as a pretext to head outside to their cars and flee the scene.
A painting of a symbolic moment in the history of the US civil rights movement has stirred emotions.
Detail of Cherine Fahd’s photography project, You Look Like a… (2016-2017).
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All around us in Western media, young Arabic-looking men with beards equal terrorists. But maybe they're just hipsters.
Do school uniforms repress culture and identity?
By providing a blanket approach to uniform policies, schools risk repressing cultural identity and diversity.
Cultural portrayals of HIV and AIDS tend to be stuck in the past.
Indigenous games like ‘Honour Water’ can teach Indigenous values and ceremonial practices.
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A strengthening movement of Indigenous designers and developers is working to show Indigenous cultures, teachings, languages and ways of knowing through video games.
By following these three lessons, Homs can re-emerge from the Syrian conflict an even greater city than before.