Stuart O'Grady in action.
Last week in this Column I asked the question: Should past cycling dopers continue to benefit from the sport they cheated? It was prompted by hearing that Stuart O’Grady, one of Australia’s best-loved…
How long before we start designing our future athletes from scratch – before they are even born?
A breakthrough in genetic of the human embryo raises the question of whether we want to create designer babies with greater athletic abilities.
Television is not like it used to be, but it’s difficult to find accurate data on how it’s changing.
With free-to-air, pay TV, catch-up services and video-on-demand, television is changing in Australia, and the viewership metrics are struggling to keep up.
If you’re just copying down what the lecturer says and you don’t revise what you’ve written down, there’s little point in taking notes.
We tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. However if we take notes effectively, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the information we receive.
Cyclist Stuart O'Grady in 2006.
Barely two years after admitting use of erythropoietin (EPO) in his professional cycling career, Stuart O’Grady is back in favour again. He has a co-hosting gig with the new SBS Bike Lane show, which starts…
It’s hard for a human to keep an eye all the players' performance in any game, such as this typical AFL match at the MCG in Melbourne. So let the machines do all the work.
When it comes to keeping an eye on all the action in sport a coach can only see so much. But machine learning can crunch all the data and look for improvements.
Sweat is made up of water and minerals that are collectively known as electrolytes.
Sports drinks claiming to contain electrolytes have innundated stores in recent years. So what are electrolytes? Are they good? How can we best get them?
Doing poorly at school doesn’t mean you’ll do poorly at university.
New research has found that results at high school aren't good predictors of how students will perform at university.
China should be a source of major opportunities for the Australian services sector, but these elude us.
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In our final piece on the five pillars of the economy, we look at services. It's the great economic hope - but opportunities in the burgeoning Asian market elude us.
Australians who illegally downloaded Dallas Buyers Club could soon be receiving letters asking for payment.
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How much might Australians caught illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club be charged for their indescretion?
Game of Thrones has been the most pirated television show in history. Will season 5 be any different?
Australians are amongst the top pirates of movies and television worldwide, but that may change in time.
More sleep is not necessarily better for long-term health.
Sleep is vital for good health but more may not always be better for everyone. In fact, a growing body of research shows that it may increase your risk of early mortality.
What a young person decides to study should be based on an informed choice of what is best for them - not what will be subsidised the most.
Under our proposal, governments would guarantee public support for eligible people between the ages of 18-24 years – not just to go to university, but also for vocational education and training.
The arrival of Netflix is set to shake up television in Australia.
With the arrival of Netflix and competition from two other new video-on-demand services, television will never be the same in Australia.
Constantina Bush flips Australia’s history on its head for laughs during Blak Cabaret.
Opinion is rife as to what Aboriginal and Torres Islander humour is, even though Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been delivering it on a platter for centuries.
All children are different, but different isn’t wrong, and doesn’t require fixing.
All children are different, but different isn't wrong, and doesn't require fixing.
Thangka painters have an entirely different conception of art to most Western painters. What should art do for us?
What is art for? The answer to this question changes depending on who you ask – and ultimately, it will help us measure ourselves.
How will we cope with the losses posed by climate change?
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A growing number of researchers are looking to grief to understand how people will respond to climate change.
Dedicated spaces where young “aspies” can gather and use technology are helping them to socialise.
Technology is often maligned as being a negative influence on young people. But technology can help children on the autism spectrum to engage and socialise with others.
Mia Wasikowska looks down the rabbit hole in Tim Burton’s 2010 film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
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This year is the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland – and the story shows no signs of running out of steam.