Donald Trump posts a link to his very own ‘Real News Update’ on Facebook.
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The best defence against post-truth politics is not 'the truth'. Democracy should resist the political tyranny of claims to some immutable truth as a basis for governing the lives of others.
Indigenous Referendum Council co-chairs Mark Leibler and Pat Anderson.
Social and economic inequality is a serious threat to the sustainability of liberal democracy. It cannot be addressed by declaring that identity claims are democratically suspect.
Can a company claim intellectual property rights over a conversation between contractors?
Could an employer or platform claim copyright in a chat group? We’d first have to accept that conversations in a chat group are protected by copyright.
The argument that stronger supply will deliver more affordable housing isn’t borne out in areas where new unit and apartment construction is booming.
The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.
Leave your medicines in their box when you go abroad, and check if you need a doctor’s letter.
Before travelling, plan ahead in case you need to pack medicines for sleep, diarrhoea, malaria, pain or anxiety.
Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Broken Eggs (1756).
The greatest moral challenge of our time is our flawed conception of morality itself.
More than half of Australians consume too much sugar.
The research shows a link between high-sugar diets and diseases such as dementia and cancer. It doesn't show that sugar causes them, but it's compelling enough to prompt us to cut down on sugar.
Allan Clayton as Hamlet and Lorina Gore as Ophelia in Brett Dean’s opera at the Adelaide Festival.
Neil Armfield's production of the Brett Dean opera Hamlet is a confronting three hours in the theatre, but then so is Shakespeare's play. The second act is devastating in its emotional impact.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake took place on February 25, 81km southwest of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
US Geological Survey
Why is Papua New Guinea so susceptible to landslides? Steep terrain, earthquakes and aftershocks plus recent seasonal rains have created an environment that is prone to collapse.
The glum business sentiment is in sectors related to consumer spending.
Business leaders some sectors are feeling less positive about the year ahead because consumers are spending less, according to our analysis of the outlook of leaders of Australia’s ASX 200 companies.
On the streets of Petrograd on July 4, 1917, when troops of the provisional government opened fire on demonstrators.
Viktor Bulla/Wikimedia Commons
The physical and political space of cities can be shaped from above or below, but few have had more revolutionary changes, first under the tsars, then the communists, than St Petersburg.
But it depends on whether you’re a healthy weight to start.
We found that over 12 years, women who had an unhealthy weight and had yo-yoed didn't gain more weight than women who had never yo-yoed.
The only effective way of destroying the undue influence of large foreign donations is by placing a cap on all donations.
If the purpose of this bill is to prevent foreign donations from influencing elections, it manifestly does not achieve that outcome.
Nat Randall on stage and screen in The Second Woman.
The Second Woman
In The Second Woman, actor Nat Randall replays the same scene, across 24 hours, with 100 different men. Leaving the audience to join her on stage is a thought-provoking experience.
An exaggerated immune response during pregnancy, known as ‘maternal immune activation’, could be detrimental to the fetus.
Certain mechanisms that occur as a result of an immune response during an illness in pregnancy could impact a child's brain development. And more studies are showing a relationship between the two.
Phenibut was included in medical kits for Russian cosmonauts for its anti-anxiety and tranquilising properties.
Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant, and is currently being investigated for its possible role in seven overdoses at a Queensland school.
A fragment of a wall painting showing two lovers in bed from the House of L Caecilius Jucundus in Pompeii, now at Naples National Archaeological Museum.
From phallus-shaped wind chimes to explicit erotica on lamps and cups, sex is everywhere in ancient Greek and Roman art. But our interpretations of these images say much about our own culture.
The average smartphone user checks their device 85 times a day.
Clinically speaking, you can't become addicted to a device, but you can develop behavioural addictions to smartphone functions.
CRISPR provides a very targeted tool for editing DNA in plants.
Yes emerging technologies can pose risks - but regulation must focus on outcomes of the technology, not the technology itself.
Marchers at the 1978 Mardi Gras parade.
Sally Colechin/The Pride History Group
On the Sydney Mardi Gras march of 1978.
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On a cold Saturday night in Sydney on June 24, 1978, a number of gay men, lesbians and transgender people marched into the pages of Australian social history. I was one of them.