Hydra 1960, including Leonard Cohen (bearded, left) and Redmond Wallis (centre right in cotton shirt).
Photographer unknown. Reproduced with the permission of Dorothy Wallis.
Leonard Cohen's final (posthumous) book was released in Australia this week. Another new book sheds light on Cohen's life on Hydra in the 1960s and the relationships he forged with Antipodeans seeking liberation there.
Are you really making a difference?
You could take the bus to work, or eat less meat. But how do you know if your efforts are making a difference? A new approach aims to break global environmental budgets down into digestible chunks.
Scientists working at the central peak of Gosses Bluff meteorite crater in Northern Territory.
A meteorite hitting Earth at many kilometres per second puts 'ground zero' target rocks under immense pressure. A shock wave faster than the speed of sound can result – and new materials created.
Boys typically read less frequently and perform worse on national and international reading assessments than girls.
Girls are encouraged more often to read, despite performing better in reading assessments nationally and internationally. Here's how parents and educators can help connect boys with books.
Fewer than than 5% of renters are unhappy with their landlord, but rent can be expensive.
Most renters are happy with their landlords and happy with the quality of their accommodation, but they would like better security of tenure and cheaper rent.
Petugas Palang Merah Indonesia mengevakuasi korban tsunami dari rumah yang runtuh di Pantai Talise Palu, 1 Oktober 2018.
Program kesadaran dan pendidikan yang berkelanjutan adalah bagian terpenting dari sistem peringatan tsunami di daerah pesisir seperti Palu yang berisiko tsunami.
The Indonesian Red Cross pull the body of a tsunami victim from a collapsed house at Talise beach in Palu, central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Local knowledge and awareness of the risks of tsunamis can better prepare people when disaster strikes.
An artist’s impression of the strong magnetic field neutron star in Swift J0243.6+6124 launching a jet.
ICRAR/University of Amsterdam
Astronomers found something not predicted by current theory when they took a closer look at the emissions from a neutron star with a very strong magnetic field.
CRRC Zhuzhou Institute developed the rubber-tyred autonomous rail transit (ART) system, or trackless tram, which has already been trialled in Zhuzhou, China.
For 40 years the author has argued that trains and trams are better than buses. New 'trackless trams', which take innovations from high speed rail and put them in a bus, have changed his mind.
The NT government introduced trial restrictions on the availability of alcohol in Alice Springs in 2002.
The NT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.
As the dream of home ownership eludes more and more older Australians, this has big implications for retirement, pensions and government spending on rental assistance.
Until now most people have eventually owned a home. But two trends – falling ownership and a growing aged population – will put the budgets of retirees and government under real pressure.
Women are disadvantaged when it comes to super, because women are disadvantaged when it comes to pay.
Super discriminates against women by design. it was set up to pay the most to the workers who earn the most.
Around half of prisoners have a substance dependence.
Some drug and alcohol programs
currently used in prisons have little evidence to support them.
An Ethiopian farmer in the Amhara highlands outside the historic village of Lalibela.
Despite all Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed's inspirational reforms, there can be no progress without the rural majority.
Nine years after the Montara oil spill in the Timor Sea, victims have yet to receive compensation.
PR Handout Image/PTTEP
Despite its magnitude, the response to the Montara oil spill did not receive the publicity of other offshore oil disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tumpahan minyak dari sumur Montara di Laut Timor berdampak pada lingkungan hidup dan penghidupan masyarakat Timor Barat.
PR Handout Image/PTTEP
Korban masih menunggu ganti rugi dampak tumpahan minyak Montara sembilan tahun lalu. Liputan media mengenai mitigasi bencana besar tersebut tidak substantif menurut sebuah penelitian.
Muscle stiffness is a common complaint among older people.
As we get older, there are many reasons our muscles might feel stiff. The most important thing is to keep moving.
A memorial in Kukenarup to the massacre that took place in the area, in which 30-40 Aboriginal men, women, and children were killed.
Kim Scott, whose novel Taboo is shortlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin award, circles around colonial violence in his work.
Diamond or zirconia? Apart from the price, it can be hard to tell these two gems apart.
Zirconia is a mineral with a crystal structure made from the elements zirconium and oxygen. It looks pretty like diamond, but is only worth a fraction of the value.
Gempa dangkal namun kuat yang melanda Lombok telah menyebabkan hancurnya gedung-gedung dan sekitar 100 korban jiwa.
Lombok dan Bali terpapar risiko gempa dan tsunami karena pertemuan lempeng Bumi dan aktivitas lempeng yang menyesar ke utara.