The Scottish Fold is a lovely cat, but unfortunately suffers from health problems related to its breeding.
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Scottish Folds are adorable cats with folded ears and owl-like faces. But their cuteness also condemns them to a life of suffering.
The first presidential debate was marked by interruptions from Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The Conversation's experts respond to the first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Most road-safety initiatives prioritise a rapid clearing of the road so cars can pass.
In contrast to increases in vehicle safety over the decades, we have seen little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians – and current innovations are still based on a car-centric approach.
Carl Rahl’s Orestes Pursued by the Furies (1852).
The tale of a married woman who joins her lover in Paris, The Beauties and Furies is a modernist classic. Like Joyce's Ulysses, the action is concentrated in one city, but dreams are nightmarish in this city of night, not light.
Donald Trump lives by the ethos that confident and dramatic assertions get attention, and that such attention means people will buy into what he is selling.
Celebrity is all around us, but most academics are yet to take seriously the field of political celebrity studies.
This is the slightly rewritten text of my address to the opening plenary session, ‘New Enlightenment Neue Aufklärung’, at the European Forum Alpbach, Alpbach, Austria, 28 August 2016. Ladies and Gentlemen…
It’s common for presidential candidates to announce their campaigns 18 months or more in advance of election day.
Global audiences have heard of US election terms like the primaries, the conventions and the Electoral College. But the history and exact meaning of these terms remains a mystery to many.
The first US presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday morning Australian time.
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The second episode of Race to the White House examines the foreign policy differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and previews the first presidential debate.
Donald Trump has staged mass rallies in swing states in Florida as election day nears.
The 2016 US presidential race has been a strange campaign in many ways, but the swing state map looks very familiar.
The Australian Tax Office has found that nearly 14% of Australian farmland is held by foreign investors.
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Katter's Australian Party federal MP Bob Katter said 30% of the Northern Territory's farmland and 22% of Tasmania's farmland is foreign-owned. Is that true?
Fiona Nash said she understood the suicide rate in Ireland went down during the referendum to legalise same-sex marriage.
Regardless of whether the suicide rate went down, it is far too blunt an instrument to measure the potential distress same-sex marriage debates cause for those in the LGBTI community.
The outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil had Australian travellers on alert but transmission is only possible in tropical Queensland.
New research shows common local mosquitoes aren’t able to spread Zika. This means Australia is unlikely to see a major outbreak of the disease. But a risk remains in northern Queensland.
Feral cats are a major driver of global biodiversity loss, contributing to 26% of bird, mammal and reptile extinctions.
Cats, rats, foxes and other mammal predators have been implicated in 60% of the world's animals extinctions.
We all need to seek some mindfulness.
Apple's smartwatch promises to optimise our productivity and competitiveness. But can the new Breathe app for the watch help us to relax and make us mindful?
Jack Nicholson gave perhaps his greatest performance as journalist David Locke.
Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger (1975), starring Jack Nicholson, explored time and memory. We look at a single scene, featuring one of the most influential camera moves of '70s cinema.
The Crossroads program teaches children that gender is neither fixed nor binary.
The Crossroads program provides students with meaningful and accurate information about gender diversity in order to challenge homophobic and transphobic discrimination and violence.
The high-stakes race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House will impact America, Australia and the rest of the world.
In the first podcast of the series, Brendon O'Connor and Tom Switzer look at the current state of the US presidential race.
Want to improve freedom of speech? Then let’s talk about defamation law.
Defamation law poses a considerable threat to freedom of speech in Australia, especially where social media is concerned.
Mitch Fifield argues media diversity is under threat unless the government’s bill is passed.
The Turnbull government is engaged in a media reform process that is all about the sideshow – not forward-thinking policy with the public interest in mind.
By working in real time together, we can create something robust and inexpensive in a short time frame.
With the right investment, an open source drug discovery system might compete with the traditional pharmaceutical industry to deliver the drugs we need.