We all like free, but who really pays?
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While some are being given new platforms to express their views, the decline of paid journalism is shutting others out.
The Calafou community lives in a repurposed factory complex near Barcelona.
Not all ecovillages are created equal - but the best ones show us how to live more sustainably, by embracing collectivism, sourcing renewable energy, and moving away from prevailing consumer culture.
Divestment campaigns are gaining momentum around the world.
There are increasingly very sound financial reasons for super funds to strategically divest from some areas.
To the uninitiated, extreme metal can be an impenetrable wall of guitar-based noise.
Florian Stangl. Picture of Morbid Angel.
For many people, their knowledge of extreme metal mainly springs from the nefarious activities of a small group of Norwegian musicians in the 1990s. But there's more to this genre than meets the eye.
Qantas shareholders have been patient, proof the market will drop short-term horizons if it is convinced management has a plausible strategy.
Then CEO Bill Gates at the Microsoft campus in the US, a day ahead of the launch of Windows 95 on August 24, 1995.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Windows 95 operating system. What was it that made the operating system so special, and why all the upgrades over the years?
After travelling through the bush, returning to the cacophonies of the sonic city can be exhilarating.
After travelling through the bush, returning to the cacophonies of the sonic city can be exhilarating. The body is immediately swamped with an energy that speaks of action, progress, and possibility.
Arianna Huffington says HuffPo Australia will be “telling stories that focus on helping Australians live more fulfilling lives”.
In other markets the Huffington Post doesn't just rely on the usual suspects to write, and it's this that will make or break it in Australia.
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…
While being supported by many sex industry groups, feminists have labelled Amnesty International's decriminalisation of prostitution a betrayal of women's rights.
The term ‘child pornography’ is not only inaccurate, it is also potentially damaging.
The continued use by politicians and the media of the term “child pornography” minimises the offence's seriousness. They are online child abuse material.
Dreams and their purpose have been one of the enduring mysteries of sleep.
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Brain activity during the dreaming phase of sleep is remarkably similar to brain activity when we're awake and processing new visual images, new research shows.
Quadratic voting it is an efficient and equitable collective decision mechanism.
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Financial stress is more likely to cause Australians to drop out of home ownership. Why?
The film of Rosalie Ham’s 2000 novel The Dressmaker will gain greater recognition for the author.
Rosalie Ham's 2000 novel The Dressmaker is about to gain greater recognition thanks to a film adaptation featuring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth. We now know more about how that happened.
The Liverpool Plains near Gunnedah in New South Wales where the Watermark coal mine would be built.
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The controversial Shenhua Watermark coal mine in New South Wales recently cleared another hurdle along the way to being granted full approval to proceed. But there are major environmental risks which should still call the project into question.
Higher levels of EI have been linked with ethical behaviour - but it also takes some degree of interpersonal skill to manipulate others.
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It's assumed good managers are intelligent, but do they also need emotional intelligence? And if that's missing, can they learn?
Amanda Palmer was the first to crack seven figures in crowdfunding. She won’t be the last.
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Back in 2012, Amanda Palmer was the first person to break US$1,000,000 in crowdfunding on Kickstarter. In doing so, and since, she's answered the question: what is the internet for?
Escape From Woomera is renowned as one of the forebears of “serious games” – what chance would it stand under new government funding guidelines?
By Escape from Woomera development team, via Wikimedia Commons
This exclusion of games from artistic funding in this year’s budget follows the cancellation of the Interactive Media Fund in last year’s budget. Where to now for the Australian videogame industry?
People protest the Confederate battle flag.
President Obama's recent condemnation of the Confederate battleflag mirrors the current and rapidly-changing public mood on this artefact. But attitudes to the flag have deeper roots.