The temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra, which has been destroyed by ISIS in Palmyra.
Barely a week after ISIS beheaded Khaled al-Asaad, the Syrian expert who devoted his life to the study of Palmyra, the group is reported to have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old temple dedicated to Baalshamin…
Research suggests the size of big supermarkets prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.
Large supermarkets are undoubtedly very convenient, with a huge variety of products on offer. But evidence suggests their size prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.
Federal Attorney-General George Brandis wants to remove green groups' blanket eligibility to challenge environmental approvals in the courts.
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The government plans to change the law so green groups don't automatically qualify to mount legal challenges against environmental approvals. That would make it much harder for green watchdogs to act.
These mixed messages reflect a longstanding tension in public policy and legal debates about drug use.
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Are addicts sick and helpless victims with little control over their own behaviour, or brazen criminals who deserve to be punished accordingly?
Chocolate milk is well supported by research as ticking all the boxes for an effective exercise recovery drink.
The decision to use protein supplements is based more on marketing claims than anything else. They offer few real performance benefits that an athlete’s normal diet isn’t already delivering.
Calls to change Australia’s capital gains regime should revisit the last system before rushing in with changes.
The issue of how to measure capital gains in "real terms" - that is, over the years they arose, rather than over a financial year, is at the heart of capital gains reform.
Viewers can stand, sit, or be positioned in patterns and relations that breach the traditional movie theatre encounter.
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Expanded cinema, a term coined in the mid-1960s by American experimental filmmaker Stan Vanderbeek, extends and enriches the way cinema can engage with its viewers. The art form is taken into galleries…
Senator Scott Ludlam said changes to arts funding will mean the minister will not need to publicly reveal funding recipients. True or false?
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The Greens' Senator Scott Ludlam said changes to arts funding will mean arts minister George Brandis won't need to publicly disclose who he's funding. He said it's unbelievable -- but is it true?
The ornamental snake - one of the two species that the federal government failed to account for when approving the Carmichael mine.
The Federal Court has overturned federal environmental approval of the A$16.5 billion Adani’s coal mine project in central Queensland.
US President Barack Obama has unveiled the United States' most comprehensive climate policy so far.
US President Barack Obama's new climate plan aims to cut greenhouse emissions from the nation's coal-dominated power sector by 32% by 2030. Will it get through, and how will it affect this year's climate talks?
Périot neither condemns nor romanticises extreme ‘resistance’ and ‘revolutionary’ actions, nor the state’s response.
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Germany's Red Army Faction evolved from student protest to bombings, kidnappings and shootouts with police. The group transformed dissent into spectacular media event. This documentary picks up the story.
Research says this is not a constructive option.
Showing your children affection and teaching them to see the consequences of their actions is more likely to promote good behaviour than smacking.
Atticus is not who we thought he was – but maybe who we thought he was was wrong.
Atticus Finch, we learn in Go Set a Watchman, once attended a Ku Klux Klan meeting, and welcomes pro-segregation speakers at local council meetings. But is he really so different to the man we know from To Kill a Mockingbird?
The public hearings of Victoria’s royal commission mark the next stage of changing how we see, and respond to, family violence.
The royal commission presents a timely opportunity to greatly improve responses to family violence in Victoria. But as the volume of submissions reveal, this is a task not easily achieved.
The Australian government has instructed the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to stop investing in wind.
Can the government tell its clean energy finance body what to invest in? Recent news that the Clean Energy Finance Corporation will be banned from investing in wind farms and small-scale solar suggest that the government is trying to do just that.
The health star rating food labelling system is failing consumers.
Rather than informing consumer choice, Australia's year-old health star food rating system is failing customers, and allowing food manufacturers to give an aura of health to junk foods.
The latest coal mine approved in Australia is destined for exports.
Experts respond to the recently-approved Shenhua Watermark coal mine.
The entry into the market of new media and new players hasn’t altered the value of local content for people in regional and rural Australia.
Some of the bush tales about regional news that are circulating in the ongoing debate about media reform need to be debunked.
Our lives are often shaped and made meaningful by the stars and celebrities who enter them.
When Bowie sang of aliens, cross-dressed, or emptied himself of colour and light, he demonstrated the power that music, fashion and performance can have in creating a landscape of endless possibility.
Bribes are just one of many ways criminals can secure favours from procurement officials and politicians.
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New research suggests that more work needs to be done to stop criminals from subverting government procurement processes and using the spoils to fund crime and terrorism.