The Walk Together marches across Australia in 2015 showed how welcoming regional communities are to refugees.
New research shows that refugees in regional Queensland have found it very easy to make friends and feel safe and comfortable raising children in their communities.
The US wants a ‘Space Force’ to be the sixth branch of the US military.
Those who speak of the inevitability of war in space will fuel a race to the bottom, and see even more energy towards an arms race in space.
The Gay Games have grown into a global spectacle since debuting in San Francisco in 1982.
The Gay Games are holding their 10th edition in Paris this week, featuring more than 10,000 athletes from 91 countries.
For some young women, a perceived lack of career opportunities is a significant barrier to relocating to rural communities.
Research shows that young women are more ambivalent than young men when it comes to employment opportunities and other reasons to relocate to rural communities.
Detail from Little Big Woman: Condescension, Debra Keenahan, 2017.
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The female dwarf, disability, and beauty.
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For centuries, women with dwarfism were depicted in art as comic or grotesque fairytale beings. But artists are challenging these portrayals and notions of beauty and physical difference.
Sydney has grown rapidly since the safe injecting room was established in Kings Cross in 2001.
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Sydney's supervised injection room in Kings Cross has helped reduce harmful drug use. But many drug users who live in the outer suburbs find it difficult to get to the inner-city facility.
Jumping in elevators is fun. If you like jumping.
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If you fall one storey, dust yourself off – you'll be fine. If you fall seven storeys: sorry, but you've probably got about 2 seconds to prepare to meet your maker.
Angela Williamson was sacked by Cricket Australia because of tweets criticising Tasmanian government policy.
Williamson's sacking over a tweet reveals not only problems with social media policies and freedom of speech, but the pervasive masculinity of sporting organisations.
A new Parramatta is emerging out of the rubble of history.
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Sydney's Parramatta is developing fast, building over a rich archaeological history. Finding ways to retain it can help visitors and residents feel a sense of physical connection with those who came before.
Gardens bring people together.
Community gardening improves people's health, and our new study has found it does wonders for disadvantaged groups living in social housing.
New electronic devices are being used by people of all ages to track activity, measure sleep and record nutrition.
There were 325,000 mobile health apps available in 2017. But while the digital health revolution is exciting, its rate of development is posing challenges for patients and healthcare professionals.
An audit of Sydney's drinking water has found worryingly high salinity. If the biggest water catchment in the country has problems, what about regional and rural Australia?
Cabinas y puestos instalados en una calle de Nueva York para que los ciudadanos participen en el proceso de presupuesto participativo.
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Dejar que los ciudadanos decidan sobre los presupuestos es algo que ya funcionó en la democracia ateniense.
The Gillard government’s carbon price had no effect on the aviation industry.
If Australia is to meet its climate targets, radical measures could be required to reduce emissions in sectors such as aviation.
Rozanna Lilley, the author of Do Oysters Get Bored? A curious life.
Rozanna Lilley’s book Do Oysters Get Bored? explores the complexity of family life, contrasting her own unconventional childhood with caring for her autistic son.
Artists and creatives often work in industrial spaces, which are declining in Sydney.
The loss of creative spaces to development is pricing Sydney artists out of the city. But they could be encouraged back with new cultural policies.
We should teach students how to use technology appropriately, rather than banning it.
Four out of five experts say we shouldn't ban mobile phones in classrooms.
Women who’ve had gestational diabetes are at an increased risk of health problems down the track.
Gestational diabetes should be seen as an opportunity to identify families at higher risk of metabolic problems and take action.
Children play between tents at a Turkish Red Crescent camp in Syria, May 2018.
Social media can act as the engine room for public engagement with refugees, allowing people to move beyond 'I should do something' to 'I will take action'.
Power over business, democracy and education will likely continue to lie with data and data-dependent tools, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Biases are difficult to shed, which makes workplace diversity a powerful and necessary tool for catching unsuspected bias before it has a chance to cause damage.