Leonard Cohen en uno de sus últimos conciertos.
El hermoso mensaje que dedicó el músico canadiense a su ex novia en su lecho de muerte se convirtió en un fenómeno viral. Pero las palabras que circularon en los medios y las redes sociales no son obra del creador de "So Long Marianne".
Zip Co’s ‘buy now pay later’ service is growing in popularity. But because its business model avoids the responsible lending requirements, consumer advocates are worried.
Easy credit services like Zip trade on the individual's belief that their income rise in the future.
Mastitis can be extremely painful.
Around one in five Australian mums will develop mastitis, a painful inflammatory condition of the breast tissue.
It can be tricky to know what to do when someone you care about starts taking drugs.
It can be really tricky to know what to do when someone you care about starts using drugs. Raising the issue and listening without judgement is a good place to start.
New legislation allows Australian government agencies to access encrypted WhatsApp messages.
The government can access your phone metadata, drivers licence photo and much more. And new research shows Australians are OK about it. But that might change.
When considering harm to the user and to wider society, alcohol is much more of a problem than MDMA.
Most people assume drugs are illegal because they are dangerous, but the reasons aren't related to their relative risk or harm.
It’s a lazy form of activism, but that doesn’t mean signing online petitions is useless.
Even if nothing happens immediately, petitions are one of many ways we can help build long-term change.
Seahorse in aquariums and the wild can be photographed safely.
Contrary to dozens of aquariums' warning signs, flash photography does not affect seahorses.
MDMA itself isn’t a dangerous drug. But adulterants found in drugs made by at-home chemists can be deadly.
Every summer we hear of more deaths from drugs at festivals. But MDMA was originally a medicine, so how can it kill users?
No, it’s not mostly unemployed people who dropped out of school.
Around 35% of Australians have tried marijuana at some point in their life, and 11% have tried ecstasy. Most people who try drugs do so for a short period in their lives – mostly in their 20s.
Culture wars reignited between the government and the university sector in 2018.
Tensions between the government and the university sector ran high in 2018, with the government cutting funding to student places and research and a big push back from universities.
Alcohol ads can be broadcast during sports on weekends and public holidays.
The alcohol industry introduced rules to self-regulate placement of alcohol ads in November 2017. We reviewed the first six months of regulation and it was unlikely to protect young people.
There are about 30,000 refugees in Australia, and just over 200 of them have been able to study at a university.
Federal government policies are the biggest barriers to people seeking asylum in accessing higher education in Australia.
Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni announced a $2b housing scheme he said would create more affordable housing in the state.
Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni made the claim while announcing a $2 billion housing investment scheme. But is the claim correct?
Leonard Cohen pictured in July 2008. His 2016 letter to his ‘muse’ Marianne Ihlen went viral after his death in the same year.
Leonard Cohen's letter to his former girlfriend on her death bed became a viral phenomenon. But the words that circulated on social media were a paraphrased version, not his own.
Nitrous oxide has been used as an anaesthetic for over 100 years.
Media-driven panic about drugs can create a perception more people are using the drug than they actually are, and when teens think 'everyone' is doing it, they are more likely to want to do it too.
Protestors at an anti-Trump rally in 2017.
Writerly acts of confession are garish, they are vulgar and dazzling, but they are the only form of disobedience at many a woman writer’s disposal.
An artist’s impression of `Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System.
ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO, M. Kornmesser
We will never see 'Oumuamua again, and we may never know exactly what it is. But with the right kind of media coverage it could inspire some kids to take up a career in science.
The spectacular view of the tourist town of Pokhara, one of the places that could be connected by a trans-Himalaya rail line.
Sri Lanka has become the cautionary tale when it comes to Belt and Road investment with China. Can Nepal avoid a similar fate?
Russia is increasingly making its military power felt in the Asia-Pacific region.
Francis R. Malasig/EPA
With Russia's military capacity and soft power influence steadily increasing in the Asia-Pacific region, it may be time to reevaluate Australia's Russia strategy.