The War on Terror-era programme of clandestine abductions and detentions wasn't just an American initiative.
What’s the evidence on a gap year?
Many students are in the process of deciding whether to take a gap year -- a year between high school and starting college. What does evidence tell us about taking a gap year?
A bathroom in a Los Angeles school is marked for all genders.
New White House guidelines on sex discrimination have caused backlash in some states and school districts. But it won't last, according to researcher at UMass Amherst.
No more breeding, but still on exhibit.
The history of displaying exotic animals seems to be one of evolving public expectations about what constitutes acceptable conditions. Is it a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same?
Could fear of Zika loosen Latin America’s strict abortion laws?
Better access to birth control and safe, legal abortions in Latin America could save lives. But carving out Zika-related exceptions in existing restrictions might not go far enough to achieve this.
John F Kennedy’s murder in 1963 has spawned countless books, films and conspiracy theories.
Kennedy’s murder has spawned countless books, films, television documentaries and websites, each devoted to solving the crime. And yet any agreement on the 'truth' seems as unlikely as ever.
On the anniversary of his death, we reflect on how J. D. Salinger’s writing first influenced the world and how it continues to do so now.
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Today marks six years since celebrated writer J. D. Salinger died at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire, at the age of 91. But his influence remains well and truly alive.
Oil prices are rattling investors.
Carsten ten Brink
The future does not bode well for global oil. This, however, is for reasons related to climate change, not because of tumbling prices.
Rosa Parks was a hero in the fight against segregation ... but she was just one of many.
Pakistan’s first indigenous armed drone.
Recent targeted killings by Pakistan prove that drone warfare is expanding – and in unpredictable ways. It's time for the US to reconsider its own policies.
Tony Abbott said Australia takes more refugees on a per capita basis than any other country.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that Australia takes more refugees than any other through the UNHCR on a per capita basis. Is that right?
Labor, like the Coalition, would retain the offshore processing framework and the option of turning back asylum-seeker boats.
Following the Labor conference's decision to leave open the option of turning back asylum seeker boats, are there any differences left between Labor’s asylum policies and the Coalition’s?
Dead brothers and grieving characters are everywhere in Salinger’s fiction.
Salinger is still known for the resonance his only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, has with young readers, but at the core of his fiction sits a theme that is often overlooked – unresolved grief.
Walking in sync.
A scholars' panel looks at the diplomacy, the science and the pragmatism behind the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed between Iran and six world powers.
To write off towns outside of Sydney and Melbourne as being bereft of culture is an arrogant falsehood.
Briony Osei, Eve Beck and Jack Griffiths in The Bacchae. Photo taken by T J Lee
The term "regional arts" carries certain baggage that can create, and uphold, a divisive opposition between city and country. But there is plenty happening in regional Australia, and much to potentially lose.
Survival capsule used by Australia to return asylum seekers from Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan to Indonesia.
What would it mean if the European Union decided to "get Australian" and adopt a tougher approach to asylum seekers? Could it work, and at what cost?
Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle and Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart in True Detective.
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Narrative power is produced through sophisticated storytelling, as evidenced by Breaking Bad, House of Cards, The Wire, Mad Men and many others.
No Indigenous people feature in the drama.
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Banished is clearly aimed at a British audience less aware of the recent debate about Australia's history.
Speak to the hand.
Scholars weigh in on the Israeli Prime Minister's warning that current negotiations are "paving the way" to an Iranian bomb.
The number of refugee deaths at sea is on the rise internationally.
AAP Image/Scott Fisher
It is broadly correct to say 1200 asylum seekers died at sea under Labor. Globally and in our region, however, more asylum seekers than ever are leaving their country by boat.