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La musique exerce une grande influence sur notre cerveau, et détient entre autres le pouvoir de reconnecter des personnes atteintes de la maladie d’Alzheimer à leurs souvenirs les plus personnels.
Music can be a stronger trigger for shared memories than photos as we age, even in people with dementia.
For couples, families or friends who share a significant song, the effects of music can be powerful and persistent, lasting well into old age, even piercing through dementia.
Mobile phones can be used as human tracking devices.
You can learn a lot about the movement of people and animals if you tap into the tracking data from many of today's mobile phones.
Colonising other planets may be possible, but does that mean we should?
Mars image from www.shutterstock.com
Interplanetary colonisation was once the stuff of science fiction but now there are plans to colonise Mars. How have film-makers and writers dealt with our rapacious Anthropocene age?
Celebrity chef. Not a health professional.
Who is your preferred source for health advice? Gwyneth Paltrow? Pete Evans? Dr Google is new and improved and beats these guys hands down.
Certain traditional owners and conservation groups allied to stand against a planned gas hub in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
AAP Image/Tim Gentles
Relations between Indigenous peoples and environmentalists can be productive for both parties, but they will always be unstable.
Saul at the Adelaide Festival: the early scenes feel like hallucinatory dreamscapes unanchored in space.
With its themes of family dysfunction, love, death, madness and the supernatural, this Old Testament story is ready-made for opera.
A Canberra barista makes coffee. Many low-paid workers will be affected by the Fair Work Commission’s decision on penalty rates.
The government has a major headache on its hands with the proposed cuts to penalty rates, which could haunt it all the way to the next election.
Workers don’t have much recourse if they are underpaid by a franchise.
The obstacles workers face in successfully pursuing their entitlements and the inadequacy of our current penalties to deter underpayments means problems with franchises will remain.
Industrial emissions have blown across Mount Isa for decades.
Mark P. Taylor
Glencore has admitted responsibility for air pollution in Mount Isa, but its latest report puts the onus on residents to minimise their exposure to lead contamination in their homes.
Australians are increasingly using darknet marketplaces to buy and sell illicit drugs.
Despite the growth in darknet drug trading in Australia, there are important reasons why it is less harmful than street drug dealing.
The international community should demand a full accounting of the real sources of organs in China before believing any more claims about reform.
Tony Abbott’s additional target focusing on school attendance rates has not improved at all since 2014.
The report focus on the government’s own policies fails to acknowledge genuine differences of opinion on key issues such as constitutional recognition and income management.
Estuaries are natural filtering points between freshwater and the ocean where pollutants tend to accumulate.
Unless we do something about about antibiotic pollution in the world's waterways, the next trip you take to the coast for a seafood dinner just might be your last.
It’s too soon to say what advantages there are to issuing government bonds using blockchain technology.
Despite a media statement announcing that Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) have created the first government bond using the blockchain (dubbed the “cryptobond…
Women in senior positions at banks are just as likely to take risks as their male colleagues.
New research shows increasing female staff numbers is, on its own, unlikely to change the way risk is managed in banks.
Scott Morrison’s UK visit may deliver some new ideas on data for Australia.
Australia could follow the UK's lead in fostering progress in the financial technology sector.
It might be too soon to say that smart contracts will do away with lawyers all together.
Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the “Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts” on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts “Traditional physical contracts…
ASX took a wrong bet with Blockchain.
What a difference a year makes. In January 2016, ASX was bathing in the warm glow of having been acclaimed by Blythe Masters, an American super saleswoman and head of a Blockchain start-up called Digital…
Testing soils in back yards.
Lead contamination remains a persistent issue in urban soils.