Penelope and the Suitors, by J.W. Waterhouse (1912).
It may seem incredible that some 2,500 years since the Homeric epics, women are still silenced in public. But the myths of Archaic Greece resonate today in disturbing ways.
Floods in South East Queensland follow a 40-year cycle, and planners should take note.
Engineering practice assumes that floods are randomly distributed but science suggests they are not. This raises questions about the reliability of flood infrastructure and management strategies.
Al Gore’s climate change advocacy was rejected out of hand by his political opponents.
Too often, we automatically dismiss ideas with unsettling implications. We need to focus on evidence, and on ordinary fairness and compassion towards others.
Most parents will tell you their kids love juice. It tastes good and often comes in convenient and child-friendly packaging. Is the occasional juice OK?
Hiccups might be a way to train breathing muscles and our hiccup reflex might actually come from our amphibian ancestors.
Mami Kempe / The Conversation
Hiccups serve no clear purpose. Tadpoles have a hiccup reflex which helps keep their lungs safe while they transition. So our hiccup reflex might be from our amphibian ancestors.
The CSIRO has provided new estimates of population sizes for White Sharks in Australian waters.
How many shark encounters have there been at your local beach? Explore our interactive map to see 20 years of incidents between humans and sharks in coastal waters around Australia.
The researchers looked at cancer occurrence in those exposed to higher intakes of ultra-processed foods, compared to lower intakes.
The study showed that every 10% increase in consumption of ultra-processed food was linked to a 12% increase in developing some types of cancers. But it didn't show the processed food caused cancers.
Principals report the stress of an overwhelming workload as the stress that contributes most to diminishing health and wellbeing.
Statistics on the number of principals receiving verbal threats of violence, being victims of bullying or physical violence have all seen an uptick in the past year.
Fresco showing a woman called Sappho holding writing implements from Pompeii Naples National Archaeological Museum.
Sappho sang of desire, passion and love – mostly directed towards women. As new fragments of her work are found, a fuller picture of her is emerging, but she remains the most mysterious of ancient poets.
This 1980s ad for Lindeman’s Ben Ean Moselle mirrored the shift in Australian wine culture from egalitarian to aspirational.
Lindeman’s (Holdings) Ltd, Z418 Box 335 27.103, Noel Butlin Archives Centre
Lindeman's Ben Ean Moselle was the ultimate wine for everyone in the 1970s. But as Australia grew wealthier, its fortunes faded in competition with other, 'finer' wines.
Fairy tales are extremely moral in their demarcation between good and evil, right and wrong.
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Why grown-ups still need fairy tales.
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We consciously and unconsciously tell fairy tales today, despite advances in logic and science. It’s as if there is something ingrained in us that compels us to see the world through this lens.
Iron deficiency causes weakness, fatigue, poor concentration, headaches, and intolerance to exercise.
The first step is to take an iron supplement to give your iron stores an immediate boost, then you want to investigate the cause and possibly work on your diet.
The ability to land rocket boosters makes them reusable, substantially reducing the cost of launches.
Automatic feedback control is what enabled the Falcon Heavy rocket boosters to land. It also drives most of our technology – and even describes the fundamentals of how humans and animals behave.
Practically, it must be recognised that full inclusion can only be achieved through a planned transition.
Other states have had recent smaller inquiries, but the NSW inquiry into the education of children with a disability was across all systems, and could lead best practice nationally.
Does caffeine speed up your metabolism? And does that help with weightloss?
Here are five weightloss supplements you shouldn't waste your money on.
Jejak digital bisa jadi beban tetapi bisa juga malah menjadi aset masa depan anak.
Sudah banyak orang tua tahu hal-hal negatif berkenaan dengan jejak digital kita dan anak-anak. Tetapi banyak yang belum tahu bahwa jejak digital bisa membangun masa depan anak.
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risks for mums and bubs.
Women who were a healthy weight before pregnancy should aim to gain between 11.5 and 16 kilograms during pregnancy.
Elon Musk, head of Telsa, is an advocate for flat organisational structures.
A flat management structure can reduce costs and boost efficiency but may be hard for larger firms to implement.
While digital footprints are considered to be a liability, if managed well they can be an asset.
When it comes to online spaces, children are usually taught about cyber safety and keeping information private, but curating a positive digital footprint could actually benefit them later in life.
A painting depicting a debate between Socrates and Aspasia, by Nicolas André Monsiaux, circa 1800.
In Athenian society, it appears some elite courtesans were better educated than traditional wives. Other sex workers were sold into the role as children.