Still from Dead Letter Circus’s song While You Wait, from the album Aesthesis.
Brisbane alternative rock musicians Dead Letter Circus make affective and powerful music, epitomised by their album Aesthesis.
Skin is seen as a marker of health, and thus beauty.
Despite skin conditions such as acne having no negative health effects, they can take a huge toll on the confidence and mental health of the person.
Thousands of high school students across the US walked out of their schools to protest gun violence and to call for changes to gun laws.
Lowering the voting age to 16 would bring the age of political responsibility more in line with the age of criminal responsibility and the age of informed consent for medical procedures.
Mathias Cormann congratulates new Senate arrival Amanda Stoker, who replaces George Brandis.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
New senators Tim Storer and Steve Martin boosted the prospects for the government’s tax cuts for big business.
If the government clinches the tax cut legislation it will be a major victory – with its own irony.
Workplaces need safe spaces to facilitate discussion about issues that are difficult, awkward and shameful to engage with.
Workplace reactions to #MeToo risk exacerbating the problem. What's needed are more face-to-face conversations, no matter how awkward they may be.
Academic writing is so different from the spoken word.
Never underestimate a person with dyslexia - the skills and strategies they've developed to survive academia can be the right fit for effective communication.
Before taking that tempting upgrade, ask yourself if it’s really necessary.
The most sustainable phone is the one you already own. But if you're in the market for a new handset, consider choosing one with replaceable parts to avoid having to replace the whole thing again.
The recent elections in Tasmania, South Australia and the byelection in Batman have left an impression that the advance of the minor parties has stalled. This is not necessarily the case.
As planning minister, Jackie Trad said legislative changes would make the planning system more open and accountable.
Changes under Queensland's recently instituted Planning Act give councils much more leeway in their decision-making, which makes it harder for appeals against decisions to succeed.
Still from Human Flow, directed by Ai Weiwei.
Artists have long tackled global issues, from war to human rights. While Picasso's celebrated Guernica may not have stopped the Spanish Civil War (or any war), art still holds value, as witness and as truth teller.
Reductions in collagen and elastin as we age are mostly to blame for our laugh lines.
There's not much we can do about the reduction in collagen and fat that cause lines and circles under our eyes as we age. But sunscreen and a healthy lifestyle can help keep the signs of ageing at bay.
What might be achieved from the proposed walkout is difficult to predict.
Research shows early childhood educators are among the lowest-paid Australians, with some finding better pay in other fields such as night-time retail work.
George Pell emerges from court during his committal hearing on historical sexual offences.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
How should your social media data be accessed and used by researchers?
Harvesting data from Facebook's users is within the rules, I should know, I've done this kind of research myself. But the latest scandal may make it harder for us to get any useful data.
The major parties have done little of substance about privacy rights.
It's time for a new discussion about the rules around privacy and politics in Australia – one in which the privacy interests of individuals are front and centre.
In the debate about Catholic school funding, it needs to be recognised that not all Catholic schools are the same.
Catholic schools say they're losing money under Gonski 2.0, but this is only true for schools serving students in affluent areas – those in poorer areas will either be unaffected, or get more.
One of the last two surviving female northern white rhinos.
The death of the last male northern white rhino in the world raises an interesting question: when does a species pass the point of no return?
Australians in creative industries have grown to 5.5% of the total workforce.
The federal government should set the country on an innovation path that takes account of where some of the strongest job growth is occurring.
A bushfire destroyed around 70 houses and businesses in the coastal town of Tathra this week.
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In NSW and Victoria this week, communities were hit by bushfires. Long after such devastating fires pass, the risks to physical and mental health remain.