Detail from Francesco Rosselli (Italian) The Execution of Savonarola and Two Companions at Piazza della Signoria, 16th century, oil on canvas 112 x 138.5cm (framed)
Galeria Corsini, Florence
In 1497 Girolamo Savonarola burned books and art in Florence in the most infamous act of European cultural desecration. A year later, he met the same fate.
Writing an online review can be cathartic. But you can be sued for defamation if you disaparage a person’s reputation.
Writing a negative online review can have serious consequences, so you need to be careful about how, and what, you write.
Les îles Marshall, la plage Laura.
La République micronésienne des Îles Marshall est sur le point de devenir le premier pays à fonder sa monnaie nationale sur une cryptomonnaie. Analyse d’une décision politique absurde.
Benjamen Gussen’s proposal for a ‘charter city’ in the Pilbara stimulated this imaginary depiction.
Business-as-usual projections assume our four biggest cities must absorb three-quarters of Australia's population growth over the next 30 years. Might new cities be a better way to deal with it?
Student lie in at the White House to protest gun laws crop.
Lorie Shaull/Wikimedia Commons
Student protests can make a big difference. American students have a long history of protesting. In the wake of the Florida shooting, American students are already making a difference.
Donald Trump’s grasp of most matters in international politics and military affairs is rudimentary. But he’s in charge, so his views bear analysis.
It is not yet midnight, but as the crisis deepens, the diplomatic and military options get more and more complex. And the possibility of war with North Korea is now very real.
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From a slow hum to a chirp or a bleep, what is that sound you hear whenever there's a new detection of gravitational waves?
The language that you speak may affect your approach to climate change.
Research suggests that speakers of "present-tensed" languages such as German and Finnish - in which the future can be describe in the present tense - are more likely to support stronger climate policies.
Julia Hales and the cast of You Know We Belong Together.
You Know We Belong Together is a moving demand for more representation of people with Down Syndrome in the arts.
For some children, ear infections will become a persistent problem.
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a common and often painful condition that
most children will experience at least once in their first year.
Former Brisbane Lions footballer Michael Close suffered a serious knee injury during a game at Etihad Stadium.
Michael Close's lawsuit raises questions about the legal liabilities of sporting clubs, venues and organisations.
French-Canadian actor Yves Jacques in Robert Lepage’s The Far Side of the Moon.
This Perth Festival show, soon to come to Adelaide, contemplates both the mysteries of the cosmos and one man's inner life.
Evgeny Grishkovets in Farewell to Paper: a meditation on times past, the fears raised by the dizzying turnover of technologies and the importance of patience.
A engaging show at the Perth Festival is an homage to obsolete objects - pen knives, blotting paper, inkwells, the handwritten letter, telegrams - and a meditation on time.
An artist’s impression of the predicted merger between our Milky Way (right) and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (left). So which galaxy will dominate?
NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger
Bigger galaxies tend to dominate the smaller, when the two collide. But the pending battle between our Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy might be a much fairer fight than we previously thought.
The future of Perth’s urban wetlands is in doubt.
Perth, unlike Cape Town, faces no prospect of its tapwater running out. But other problems lurk beneath the surface, as the city's drying climate puts increasing pressure on irrigation and wetlands.
Young people walk in front of a billboard in one of Jakarta’s malls.
A political scientist finds out about Indonesia's youth "political preferences".
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has been criticised for pursuing stability in a manner that has killed competition.
Our financial regulators ASIC and APRA need a board of oversight, similar to what the UK has, to keep them in check.
Anak muda berjalan melewati billboard di salah satu mall di Jakarta.
Seorang peneliti ilmu politik mencari tahu "selera politik" anak muda Indonesia.
Political parties have increased the numbers of female legislative candidates. But the numbers of elected female legislators haven’t significantly increased.
Indonesia obliges political parties to have at least 30% of women candidates in their legislative candidates list. But then why this hasn't significantly increase women's electability?
Most Australians don't read terms and conditions or other contracts, so lawyers are experimenting with comics, graphics and other ways to make them more understandable.