Anna Dowsley in The Rape of Lucretia: the story is originally recounted in Livy and has been used since as an allegory of civic virtue and Republican zeal.
An austere, crystalline allegorical opera has been reinterpreted for our contemporary age.
Who set the guardrails on global temperature rise?
More and more research shows that we are likely to pass the 2 degree Celsius temperature limit much of the world has agreed on. Where did that limit come from, and what if we miss it?
Let’s just go our separate ways.
Sometimes a dog can have very good reasons for hating its humans.
A recent study of medical students and residents found they were reluctant to engage with parents who have vaccination fears. But listening to parents is important.
A recent study suggests that shunning parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their kids isn't the best strategy. A better strategy might be old-fashioned, but it works.
Dr Michael Wong is telling his story to campaign for better hospital security.
Melbourne neurosurgeon Dr Michael Wong was stabbed in a hospital foyer in February, 2014. He recalls his attack with painful clarity and calls for better protection for hospital staff.
Christians who call on the Bible to support their arguments against marriage equality are on shaky ground.
For Christian groups to claim the Bible speaks against same-sex marriage is simply a misreading of biblical values.
Part-time roles become difficult if that employee is the only source of knowledge, contact or sign-off.
Businesses are not considering that roles need to be redesigned to be part-time and this causes problems in managing employees' workloads and interacting with other employees.
An ion-trap used for quantum computing research in the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney.
Quantum computing is being described as "just around the corner". Is it?
Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake is in a volcanic crater.
Indigenous people recorded stories that provide much detail about eruptions in Australia. They can help us date natural events in the past and are legitimate sources of scientific information.
Big sewer pipes take all sewage to a place where it is treated. This place is called a sewage treatment plant.
You flush the toilet. Down it goes. What happens after that? Clancy, age four, wants to know.
Much of what is being built is straightforward ‘investor grade product’ – flats built to attract the burgeoning investment market.
The inexorable logic of the market will create suburban concentrations of lower-income households on a scale hitherto only experienced in the legacy inner-city high-rise public housing estates
Eclipses are fun, but no one wants to be left in the dark by a blackout.
The solar eclipse offered electricity network operators a "live drill" in how to cope with fluctuating output from renewable energy. They passed with flying colours.
The government tells High Court it would be willing to pay costs of those before the court
The government has asked the High Court to hear the dual citizenship cases of several current and former MPs on September 13-14.
New rules will curb Chinese property development in Australia.
The Chinese government is curtailing outbound investment. While this will affect the Australian property industry, the rest of the economy should be unaffected.
Tonight on the ABC's Catalyst, scientist Tim Flannery asks if seaweed can save the world. It's a bold claim for algae, but seaweed could play a key role in keeping climate change in check.
Cities are responding to the targeting of crowds by terrorists in vehicles.
We live in dangerous times, but how we react to the risk of terrorism will have impacts on our public realm for many years.
It is inconsistent with Australia’s religious diversity for federal parliament to have official prayers based on one particular religious denomination.
Australia’s federal MPs are apparently servants of the Christian God, working for His glory.
The rise of the ChiefBot.
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Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel says while it’s possible to build robots to take over jobs – including his own – humanity still has the edge over machines.
More than 50% of Australians think drugs should be cleared for use before they’ve completed clinical trials.
Most Australians value science. But we do have some hesitations about the pace of scientific advances, and we're not sure if scientists are prestigious or not.
People suffering fungal nail infections are often very distressed by the disfigurement they cause.
Although fungal nail infections are not life-threatening, they're an important health problem because of their high prevalence and poor response to therapy.