Julia (with the orange hair) and her friends from Sesame Street.
The introduction of a new Muppet on Sesame Street represents an encouraging cultural shift in the portrayal of characters with autism. But there is still a way to go.
The right visualisation will stand on its own as a communication tool.
Along with machine learning, data mining and statistics, visualisations are playing an important role in current-day data analytics.
One of Hermann Nitsch’s previous works, the Orgies Mysteries Theatre in Italy, 2015.
There is a history of mistreatment of animals in the name of art. But isn’t it about time artists made their point about human domination without themselves asserting dominance over beasts?
Not all renters will be able to become – or want to become – home owners.
For renting to become a truly viable, long-term alternative to home ownership, greater rental affordability and security is needed.
Barnaby Joyce and Scott Morrison have channelled 1940s-era debates in their comments on housing affordability.
It's not the first time Australia has grappled with concerns about affordable housing. History offers insights that can help inform contemporary debates and policies.
Turtle hatchlings could be released into the Murray River to manage the sudden influx of dead carp.
Millions of dead carp will fill the Murray-Darling Basin after the government releases a targeted virus. Scavengers like turtles and crayfish might help – as long as we protect them.
An artist’s impression of some of the thousands of exoplanets discovered by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.
A Darwin mechanic's success in the hunt for new exoplanets shows how amateur and professional scientists can work together on new research.
The Snowy Mountain Scheme is an iconic example of postwar nation-building infrastructure. By the decade after its completion, the sell-offs were in full swing.
Long-term privatisation contracts, most of them closed to scrutiny, lock urban infrastructure into 20th-century formats unsuited for a climate-threatened planet.
Aspiring ‘smart cities’ like Barcelona have worked to build their profile – it recently hosted the Smart City Expo World Congress – but Australia may benefit from not having rushed in.
Australia has lagged behind some other countries in its investment in smart cities, but in retrospect that may not have been such a bad thing.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet next month in Florida.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent trip to Asia offers some insights into how the Trump administration might deal with China.
Research has shown that 73% of women worldwide have suffered online abuse.
Cyber abuse between intimate partners is common and devastating – there needs to be a greater focus on holding perpetrators to account.
The financialisation of housing has become central to wealth creation in Australian households.
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We now value the house as a wealth builder, not just a place to live in and raise a family. The result is a distorted investment market that makes home ownership and rental unaffordable.
Intellectual inquiry and expertise are under sustained attack, says Barney Glover.
Our need for unbiased, well-researched information has never been greater.
How do we know what we think we know? Accuracy, care and rigorous method gets us somewhere there, especially on issues like racism.
Young women in the survey showed less interest and knowledge on long-term investments.
Young women are are confident in implementing budgeting and savings strategies, but lack the knowledge and confidence required to implement long-term financial strategies, a new pilot study finds.
Big data is here – but just how widely is it being used?
Strategies that exploit what our online data trails reveal about us can be used to fool us into thinking our desires will be met. Brexit and Trump show us how politics at the margins can be played.
Les enfants exposés à plusieurs langues développent une plus grande sensibilité à leur environnement sonore.
Pour les enfants bilingues, le fait de passer d’une langue à l’autre est un formidable exercice pour le cerveau et les oreilles.
Nearly 300,000 people tuned into two live streams on Facebook of the Anthony Mundine-Danny Green fight.
Foxtel’s high-priced oligopolistic control over Australian pay TV has again clashed with the demands of sport fans and the increasingly sophisticated capture and relay technologies available to them.
Is Nick Kyrgios too difficult – and different – to become an Australian hero?
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Examining our sporting heroes reveals much about ideas of national identity and who is accepted.
Politics is a world for which show business celebrities are perfectly adapted and their predominance in the Philippines offers a glimpse of what televisual populism could look like in other countries.