A young American celebrates the historic news of August 9, 1974.
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An individual may remember and forget what he or she likes, but once a version of past events is accepted and shared by a group, as a collective construction, it is on public record.
Noami Klein speaking in Sydney.
Christopher Wright speaks with Canadian journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein about capitalism's impact on the environment and how it has influenced our responses to climate change.
In preparation for China’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, a couple in Luoyang, Henan province, re-enacts the famous photograph taken in New York’s Times Square on V-J Day.
It would be wrong to see China's role in the second world war as a story of the powerful West coming to the rescue of a hapless Chinese nation.
Health technology such as apps is changing doctor and patient interaction for the better.
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New tests and drugs have always impacted health care. But completely different kinds of emerging technologies will soon radically alter how health care is both accessed and delivered.
Tagged male seahorses in the laboratory aquarium.
It's long been known that it's the male seahorse that gives birth to the young. But what role the father plays in the gestation is only now being revealed.
A biohack event called Rock’n Roll BioTech, held at Aalto University in Helsinki, brings people together to learn about the fundamentals of molecular life-sciences outside of conventional circles.
There's a new counter-culture movement that is seeking to bypass the bureaucracy of science and hack biology for the benefit of the masses.
Karl Ove Knausgaard’s work strives deliberately towards constructing “real” experience – with all the failure that entails.
As individuals, we are driven by thoughts of success, so it makes sense that failure might make us feel slightly uneasy. And yet failure – and what that means in writing – is having a moment.
Laptops did have a positive effect on learning.
Recent research which examined a group of Australian schools found laptops did make a positive difference to learning.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the size of the problem.
Climate change 'changes everything', says the writer Naomi Klein. The only way society can respond is to change itself - and that will need everyone on be on the same page instead of arguing about it.
The “Spring bounce” is an artefact of inadequate statistical modelling.
In the next couple of weeks you’ll start to see all the signs of the change of season. Like many Sydneysiders, I’m looking forward to the longer hours of sunshine and flowers blossoming. Inevitably, and…
Outgoing Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo sees the struggles against political repression, poverty and climate change as intrinsically interconnected.
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The international executive director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, explains why he believes the big global challenges cannot be tackled in isolation.
A simulated view of a black hole.
The information paradox is one of the great mysteries in our understanding of black holes. But has the famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking found the solution?
If the tax cuts are paid for partly by expenditure restraint on health, welfare, spending benefits are likely to be negligible.
Hockey's call to cut personal income taxes to improve economic growth sounds reasonable - but this is too simplistic.
China’s mourning over the Tianjin disaster has taken place both online and off.
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Social media is rewriting patterns of communication in China.
The idea of ‘family balancing’ is based on the belief that children come in two genders that have essentially different traits.
The risk of harm in sex selection stems from the fact that parents don't desire any child, they want a child of a particular sex, who is to remain within the limits of binary gender roles.
Prospective uni students often talk about “wasting their ATAR”. Don’t worry about that, it’s not a thing.
How do you choose the right university, or the right degree? The whole process can seem daunting. What should you focus on? How do you weigh up the different elements involved?
One-third (32%) of those who had vaped had also smoked cigarettes.
Electronic (e-)cigarettes are attracting massive interest for their potential in helping smokers quit, to reduce harm in those who switch from cigarettes or cut down, and in reducing the uptake of smoking…
The changing meaning of sport is perhaps most clearly evident in darts – which is now hyper-commercialised.
Getting serious on tax avoidance will require global buy-in.
Pushback from business is the real issue standing in the way of a successful crackdown on multinational tax avoidance.
Many young workers exhaust themselves doing on-demand jobs for very little money.
Digital technology makes it easy for people to join the so-called "gig" economy and compete for work. But what employment rights does this online workforce really have, if any?