Knowing how to communicate about death gives us the language to discuss end-of-life topics with our loved ones.
We use euphemisms about death and dying to soften the blow of the real words, or because we feel awkward being direct. But this can lead to misunderstanding and confusion.
Fossilised dinosaur eggs in nests, uncovered by a raid on illegal fossils in 2004.
A new, "baby dragon" dinosaur revealed in a fossil returned to China is a striking example of the discoveries that might be lost when scientific specimens are illegally removed and traded.
Three main excavation squares within Boodie Cave.
Part of the land inhabited by some of the early Australians is now submerged, but details of their life is now revealed in an excavation on an island off the continent’s north-west coast.
Robert Mueller will investigate any evidence of Russian involvement in the 2016 election of Donald Trump as US president.
The investigation is likely to end in one of two ways: the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, or the beginning of his second term.
Culture depends on the conversations between artists and critics, audiences and researchers.
Theatre image from www.shutterstock.com
Fairfax's plans to reduce arts coverage as part of 125 jobs to go put Australia's cultural enterprise in jeopardy.
Dr Ian Moffat explaining ground penetrating radar to community members during a survey of the Innamincka Cemetery.
Funding for research in Australia could soon depend on how much researchers engage with others who could benefit from and help out with the work.
A scale model of one of the two LAGEOS satellites.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
We know much about the true shape of our planet is thanks to two satellites that act as targets for lasers fired from Earth.
The Chapel Perilous follows the life of Sally Banner “a rebel in word and deed”.
No other Australian playwright has mined their own life as much as Dorothy Hewett. In this expressionist drama, she depicts a girl of yearning heart, looking for love and hungry for life.
Bob Brown was arrested in January 2016 at a forestry protest in Tasmania; charges were later dropped.
AAP Image/Forests of Lapoinya Action Group
Following his 2016 arrest, former Greens leader Bob Brown aims to show that Tasmania's anti-protest laws are in conflict with the constitution's implied right to political communication.
Will he or won’t he hit the bullseye? Using Bayes’ Theorem, your prediction will be based on how the current match is going - and how he’s played in the past.
The decisions we make in life often come down to Bayes' Theorem, but most of us don't even realise what it is. So how does it work?
Melbourne city-goers shouldn’t be concerned, unless they’re in a group vulnerable to contracting legionnaires’.
Tony & Wayne/Flickr
Should the public be worried about the recent outbreak of legionnaires' disease in Melbourne's CBD?
George Brandis in 2014: instigator of the Catalyst mess.
An oft-occurring phrase in Peter Temple’s award-willing crime novel, Truth, is “moving on”. Characters say it when they want to change the subject, or there doesn’t seem much more to say about a subject…
John Clarke, who died suddenly at the weekend, called out absurd politicking and dishonest language wherever he found it.
ABC Pr handout/AAP
John Clarke gave voice to a brilliant Antipodean acerbity that has always seemed a little old-fashioned in its moral and tonal dignity. His was a magnificent achievement of focused, pitch-perfect satire.
Which emoji captures how you’re feeling today?
Emoji provide a living language that is representative and inclusive in ways that words can't always be. Just be careful if you use the eggplant or peach emoji.
Yidaki, maker unknown. Collected from Milingimbi by Charles Mountford.
courtesy of South Australian Museum.
The yidaki, a musical instrument owned by the Yolngu people of North East Arnhem Land, is created by both termites and instrument makers, who tap trees to find hollow logs. A new exhibition tells its fascinating story.
Choerophryne frog from the Foja Mountains in New Guinea. This one is a calling male.
Tiny frogs that have spread across New Guinea's isolated mountains could face an uncertain future if a warming climate pushes them higher up the peaks.
Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen testing a prototype Mesh Extender device in Arkaroola, in Outback South Australia.
Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen
Technology designed to keep mobile phones connected during a natural disaster could have wider uses in regional australia.
Shiralee Hood performing in 2016: being a left-handed, Indigenous woman, she describes herself as a ‘triple threat’.
Aboriginal stand-up comedy is thriving and no topic, it seems, is off limits. As the Melbourne International Comedy Festival opens, here's the lowdown on Indigenous humour.
This photo of Pearl Mackenzie, taken by Charles Mountford in 1937, is part of the UNESCO-listed Mountford-Sheard Collection.
Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia and the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Associatio
UNSETTLED, an extraordinary exhibition in Adelaide, displays the UNESCO-listed Mountford-Sheard Collection of photographs in a new context.
L-E-V comes at you like a freight train with Killer Pig in the Adelaide Festival.
Media Credit Gil Shani
This year has got off to an awful start. Thank God for the Adelaide Festival, a blaze of hope, skill and fun. Here are our critics' highlights of a beautifully crafted program.