Kurt Cobain killed himself a week before this album was due to come out. It became a perfect soundtrack to Gen X's grief and with its raw, angry, feminist-inspired, grunge sound, remains a classic.
Protesters outside the Trump Tower in New York earlier this year.
At a time of increasing threat of nuclear war, a historic treaty to ban nuclear weapons might provide a much-needed panacea.
A key focus has been on strengthening primary health care to reduce demand on hospitals, but there is little evidence of progress.
New Zealand's health service provides universal and free access to health care, but inequities remain stubbornly high.
Aung San Suu Kyi is sworn into office alongside her military counterparts.
Once a beacon of democratic hope, Myanmar's 'civilian' government is showing its true nature.
Victorian MPs are about to debate an assisted dying bill. How can they sift through competing claims?
There is now a reputable body of research evidence from places that have introduced assisted dying, and MPs must examine that evidence before deciding how they will vote.
The new A$10 banknote, part of a series. The next new banknote to be released will be the A$50, planned for 2018.
Reserve Bank of Australia
The new series of Australian banknotes are not a designer's dream but they are the strongest yet in terms of preventing counterfeiting.
A tiny house in the backyard appeals to some as a solution that offers both affordability and sustainability.
Think Out Loud/flick
New research has found a marked increase in people, particularly among women over 50, who are building or want to build a tiny house. However, inflexible planning rules often stand in their way.
A Vietnamese man attempts to shelter from Typhoon Doksuri’s rain.
Vietnam has been hit by its fiercest storm in a decade, bringing home the reality of the risks faced by many poor and vulnerable people in flood-prone regions around the world.
The mass of the Earth is big enough that the gravitational force it creates can pull the hard shape of ice, rock and metal into a sphere.
NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Imagine the Earth pulling everything it is made up of, all of its mass, towards its centre. This happens evenly all over the Earth, causing it to take on a round shape.
Space isn’t just about rockets and missions to Mars: Australia must invest in space-based infrastructure to manage our resources.
There are local, practical implications linked to failed advancement of infrastructure projects that rely on expertise in space. Protecting Australia's water is just one example.
Older people are most at risk during and after natural disasters like Hurricane Irma, which slammed into the coast of Florida last week.
AAP Image/NEWZULU/Julian Leek
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
Detail from Fred Williams You Yang Pond 1963.
oil on composition board
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Gift of Godfrey Phillips International Pty Ltd 1968 © Estate of Fred Williams
A new exhibition features more than 50 works by Fred Williams, centred on the You Yangs peaks, west of Melbourne. They illuminate a breakthrough moment in Australian art.
Early years settings, like preschools and kindergarten, are often the first place social difficulties are identified.
Parents need support from early childhood educators to build capacity to claim for NDIS services.
Abbott’s Right ignores completely the influence of Catholic thinking on the former prime minister.
A new book attempts to cloak Tony Abbott in a political philosophy, but is not entirely convincing.
To get them back, Economics 101 courses need to address real problems.
For many young Indigenous children, schools are Eurocentric establishments offering minimal cultural connections.
Indigenous youth are over-representation in juvenile detention centres, and excluding them from education could make this worse.
A few technologies have been created that are at least as good as doctors at diagnosing certain types of disease.
The first generation of medical artificial intelligence systems are already rolling out to clinics. What are the plus- and down-sides?
Cyclists on Melbourne’s Obikes next to Federation square
There is more to bike-share schemes than first meets the eye. As they grow in global popularity, the economic models behind them become increasingly diversified.
You see it, then you hear it: light and sound travel at different speeds.
The speed of light is of great advantage when sending data over the internet, but it is a real challenge to master on a small chip. A new design offers a solution: convert the energy to sound.
As the opinion polls continue to show the government flagging, Malcolm Turnbull has slid into the ‘beleaguered’ column.
The Australian prime ministership has never been easy, but the most successful tenures have been those in which the person has matched the circumstances.