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Harvey Keitel as J.R. in Martin Scorsese’s first film Who’s That Knocking at My Door? Still from Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)

VIDEO: The five greatest Scorsese scenes – episode #1

Film scholar Bruce Isaacs dissects five classic Scorsese scenes, beginning with the celebrated director's first film, Who's That Knocking At My Door?
Are Olympic athletes, officials, reporters and spectators at risk travelling to this Zika-affected city? Marcelo Sayao/AAP

Will Zika virus cast a shadow over the Rio Olympics?

The outbreak of mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America has cast a shadow over preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janerio.
William Etty’s Candaules, King of Lydia, Shews his Wife by Stealth to Gyges, One of his Ministers, as She Goes to Bed. The painting illustrates Herodotus’s version of the tale of Gyges. Wikimedia Commons

Guide to the classics: The Histories, by Herodotus

Herodotus' Histories has it all: tales of war, eyewitness travel writing, notes on flora and fauna and accounts of fantastic creatures such as winged snakes. His stories share a common humanity that speaks to us, 2500 years on.
The ACT government is the first jurisdiction in Australia to fully approve operations of the ride-sharing service Uber. Lukas Coch/AAP

Sacked Uber driver case shows driver vulnerability under law

A case of an uber driver from Perth suing the company because his contract was terminated may show how protected drivers are under law.
Some people focus their fear of death on smaller and more manageable threats. Pimthida/Flickr

Fear of death underlies most of our phobias

We manage our fear of death by creating a sense of permanence and meaning in life. But for some people, death anxiety results in pathological coping mechanisms, such as being afraid of spiders.

E-cigarettes: too important to be regulated?

New research published today in the Medical Journal of Australia shows that 9% of New South Wales smokers and recent quitters, and 16% of those aged 18–29, are currently using e-cigarettes. Most of these…
The Red Cross has a 150 year history of providing impartial humanitarian aid. Toby Bradbury

Explainer: why protecting the Red Cross emblem matters

A naughty nurse outfit sporting a red cross can actually harm the efforts of aid workers. The Red Cross is a protected emblem – designed to help those most vulnerable in times of war – and its misuse can lessen its effectiveness.

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