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Women still only make up a small percentage of the Australian game development industry. What’s being done to change this? from www.shutterstock.com

More women are becoming game developers, but there’s a long way to go

Women are making inroads in the gaming industry but progress is slow. We need more flexible workplaces, and perhaps even hiring quotas, to fix the gender imbalance.
The Cambodian Children’s Trust family preservation work keeps families together. Tara Winkler

Modern slavery and tourism: when holidays and human exploitation collide

Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
The birds commonly seen in urban backyards of Australia are increasingly introduced species like this house sparrow, sharing a birdbath with a native red-browed finch. Wanda Optland

Is it really so wrong to care for an introduced bird species?

We all know how vital it is for our native bird species to thrive. But what if the only birds that visit your garden are introduced "pest" species? Many people feel these birds deserve some love too.
Many literary questions about smell are quite philosophical. Why do humans get pleasure from perfumes? Do rich bodies smell differently from poor ones? from www.shutterstock.com

Armpits and melons: an olfactory reading of James Joyce

Smell is the Cinderella of the senses in Anglophone literature, but James Joyce wrote an olfactory revolution. His treatment of the science of smell was astonishingly prescient.

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