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)
Film scholar Bruce Isaacs dissects five classic Scorsese scenes, beginning with the celebrated director's first film, Who's That Knocking At My Door?
Social insects such as bees live in a common nest site.
By working together, social insects are able to fix a small failure before it becomes a larger one.
Walking challenges attract people who are already active.
While walking is a great way to get people moving, evidence has found the program doesn't target people who need it the most, and people swap high intensity exercise for more steps.
Are Olympic athletes, officials, reporters and spectators at risk travelling to this Zika-affected city?
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.
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.
Rats are true natives of our cities.
Rat image from www.shutterstock.com
Rats have lived with us for thousands of years.
The ACT government is the first jurisdiction in Australia to fully approve operations of the ride-sharing service Uber.
A case of an uber driver from Perth suing the company because his contract was terminated may show how protected drivers are under law.
Millennials at work just want to be treated as professionals.
There is very little empirical evidence to substantiate most claims about generational differences.
The antiviral condoms help protect against HIV, herpes and HPV.
The active ingredient in the gel can bind to various viruses and stop them from attaching and getting into human cells.
Some people focus their fear of death on smaller and more manageable threats.
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.
Food is being deconstructed, politicised, scrutinised and replaced altogether.
When did food become such a big deal to academics, politicians and pop culture alike? From paleo evangelicals to taxes on sugar, everyone's got an opinion about what's on your fork.
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 following thoughts on money, markets, capitalism and the future of democratic politics were prepared for the ‘Come Clean’ public forum, to be held in the New South Wales Parliament on June 2nd 2016…
Family First senator Bob Day unsuccessfully challenged the government’s changes to the way senators are elected.
The High Court regarded none of Bob Day’s arguments in his challenge to Senate voting reforms as having any merit.
Can the liver actually be cleansed?
Does the liver really respond to an over-the-counter product that claims to 'detoxify' or 'heal' its function?
Many young people are not engaging in the most fundamental of all democratic rights: voting.
Young people have a lot at stake when it comes to current political decisions. Yet 48% of 18-year-olds and nearly 24% of 19-year-olds are not registered to vote.
Goldfish might look nice, but they can also spread a variety of decidedly not-nice viruses.
Many pet fish end up in ponds, fountains and waterways. But before ditching your goldfish in the park, stop and think about the viruses you could also be releasing.
The polished surface was a sure sign this was no natural fragment.
Getting a scientific paper published about a significant finding - like the discovery of the world's oldest axe - is challenge in itself.
The Red Cross has a 150 year history of providing impartial humanitarian aid.
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.
Mosquitoes, thousands of mosquitoes! Mosquitoes found in our local wetlands can often overwhelm us but even mosquitoes that have moved into our backyards can cause problems.
A war is raging in your backyard between the "good" and "bad" mosquitoes.