Visual illusions can tell us a lot about how our brain interprets the world.
Visual illusions provide an inkling of the mental processing that delivers our experience of the world.
Interspecies relationships can help traumatised animals form healthy attachments.
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Animals have complex experiences of trauma. Treating them is very similar to dealing with humans, requiring compassion, calm and common sense.
Most coworking spaces target small-business workers who tend to be in professional services and technical or knowledge-based work.
Rather than just catering to one stereotype of worker, people who use coworking spaces actually come from different backgrounds, professions and ages.
Some local councils are more tolerant than others in allowing residents to grow food where they want.
Urban residents are increasingly keen to farm verges, parks, rooftops and backyards, but planning rules sometimes stand in the way.
Solarpunk imagines a sustainable future, and what it might be like to live in it.
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Punks aren't known for their positivity, but 'solarpunks' are all about optimism. A new movement of speculative fiction, art, fashion, and activism, it imagines a sustainable future that requires radical social change.
The evidence that living near exhaust stacks from busy tunnels harms your lungs is far from settled.
As the latest controversy about tunnel exhaust stacks and respiratory health plays out in the media, some community members are proposing solutions that just don't make sense.
This research note on Mexican politics and society was inspired by a recent visit to Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca, as a guest of the country’s Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE). Visitors to Mexico are…
GnuPGP still has many important uses today.
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Most people have never heard of the software that makes up the machinery of the internet
- especially the tools that keep us safe.
Birdwatchers are keeping the location of the newly rediscovered night parrot a closely guarded secret.
With the right approach to data security, scientists' discoveries of the locations of rare and sought-after species needn't leave a trail for poachers to follow.
Despite global outrage at the cost of its Hepatitis C cure, Gilead reaps huge profits – aided by Australian taxpayer subsidies.
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How much can a multinational take before its social licence to operate in this country expires? How much corporate welfare is too much?
An anonymous veteran described the Australian special forces’ culture as competitive, lacking in accountability, and focused on self-glorification.
We need to acknowledge that 'band of brothers' military culture has a dark underbelly – and that individual acts of atrocity might be a reflection of broader, systemic issues.
Like a mound of termites, tobacco control policies are eating away at smoking in ways we’re not always conscious of.
Tobacco control policies, like advertising bans, are not top of people's minds as a reason for quitting smoking. But they create a climate where fewer people want to smoke, with great success.
Stem cells have saved thousands of lives thanks to their applications in cancer treatments. Many other uses peddled by private clinics are without evidence.
Stem cell science continues to offer great promise. But a growing number of clinics are selling treatments without evidence that what they offer is effective – or even safe.
Nikki Shiels in The Rover.
The Rover begins with 17th-century playwright Aphra Behn inviting those who don't like the idea of a female writer to fuck off, setting the tone for a hilarious and utterly relevant romp through Naples.
The mechanical shark used in the 1975 film Jaws.
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The 1975 film Jaws launched the career of a young Steven Spielberg. In this scene, the town's police chief Martin Brody witnesses the shark's brutal attack for the first time - taking the viewer along for the ride.
A new analysis provides evidence that young people are more likely to graduate from e-cigarettes to smoking.
Young people are three times more likely to smoke if they've tried e-cigarettes first.
Even emergency department staff can have trouble telling if someone’s intoxicated as clinical clues can mislead.
We all know what a drunk person looks like, right? Wrong. Even health care workers can be confused.
Sydney’s Lance Franklin is a popular choice for many fantasy AFL coaches.
Fantasy sports began as a niche hobby for statistically inclined sports fanatics. But, with the internet, it has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Cities suffer the planning consequences of rapid population growth while the federal government reaps the revenue.
Financial benefits are behind the development industry’s push for a continuous rapid population growth. But our poorly planned cities are ill-prepared and already struggling.
Alexis Wright won the Miles Franklin award for her 2006 novel Carpentaria.
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Do you read Australia's First Nations writers? If not, why not? The time is well overdue for non-indigenous Australians to engage with the original inhabitants of the country.