Will he or won’t he hit the bullseye? Using Bayes’ Theorem, your prediction will be based on how the current match is going - and how he’s played in the past.
The decisions we make in life often come down to Bayes' Theorem, but most of us don't even realise what it is. So how does it work?
Melbourne city-goers shouldn’t be concerned, unless they’re in a group vulnerable to contracting legionnaires’.
Tony & Wayne/Flickr
Should the public be worried about the recent outbreak of legionnaires' disease in Melbourne's CBD?
George Brandis in 2014: instigator of the Catalyst mess.
An oft-occurring phrase in Peter Temple’s award-willing crime novel, Truth, is “moving on”. Characters say it when they want to change the subject, or there doesn’t seem much more to say about a subject…
John Clarke, who died suddenly at the weekend, called out absurd politicking and dishonest language wherever he found it.
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John Clarke gave voice to a brilliant antipodean acerbity that has always seemed a little old-fashioned in its moral and tonal dignity. His was a magnificent achievement of focused, pitch-perfect satire.
Which emoji captures how you’re feeling today?
Emoji provide a living language that is representative and inclusive in ways that words can't always be. Just be careful if you use the eggplant or peach emoji.
Yidaki, maker unknown. Collected from Milingimbi by Charles Mountford.
courtesy of South Australian Museum.
The yidaki, a musical instrument owned by the Yolngu people of North East Arnhem Land, is created by both termites and instrument makers, who tap trees to find hollow logs. A new exhibition tells its fascinating story.
Choerophryne frog from the Foja Mountains in New Guinea. This one is a calling male.
Tiny frogs that have spread across New Guinea's isolated mountains could face an uncertain future if a warming climate pushes them higher up the peaks.
Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen testing a prototype Mesh Extender device in Arkaroola, in Outback South Australia.
Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen
Technology designed to keep mobile phones connected during a natural disaster could have wider uses in regional australia.
Shiralee Hood performing in 2016: being a left-handed, Indigenous woman, she describes herself as a ‘triple threat’.
Aboriginal stand-up comedy is thriving and no topic, it seems, is off limits. As the Melbourne International Comedy Festival opens, here's the lowdown on Indigenous humour.
This photo of Pearl Mackenzie, taken by Charles Mountford in 1937, is part of the UNESCO-listed Mountford-Sheard Collection.
Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia and the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Associatio
UNSETTLED, an extraordinary exhibition in Adelaide, displays the UNESCO-listed Mountford-Sheard Collection of photographs in a new context.
L-E-V comes at you like a freight train with Killer Pig in the Adelaide Festival.
Media Credit Gil Shani
This year has got off to an awful start. Thank God for the Adelaide Festival, a blaze of hope, skill and fun. Here are our critics' highlights of a beautifully crafted program.
People have camped in the long grass since colonisation. From this perspective, bans on the practice are a denial of Indigenous agency, culture and rights to country.
Photo: K. Pollard
In contrast to perceptions of other homeless people sleeping rough, Darwin's "long-grassers" are applying a long cultural tradition to deal with the situation in which they find themselves.
A picture of Bill Leak supplied by The Australian on Friday, after news of his death.
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Bill Leak divided his audience, image by image. Causing offence was a KPI for him, not a risk.
375 million years ago fishes like
Tiktaalik (pictured, above) looked out above water for prey.
John Long, Flinders University
The first truly terrestrial animals evolved from ancient fishes that left the water for land. But what prompted to move has been a mystery.
Betroffenheit: an exploration of the suffering that is part of life.
Canadian artists Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young take the audience on a searing journey through the emotionally stunted landscape of a grieving father.
The Secret River at Adelaide Festival with Ningali Lawford Wolf in foreground.
Every part of this production - staged outdoors in a quarry - shows evidence of the highest degree of collaboration and the greatest subtlety of decision.
The government is paying too much for pharmaceuticals that are no better than their cheaper counterparts. Let’s fix that.
Australia is spending more than A$500 million a year too much for pharmaceuticals because of a little known loophole that allows drug companies to overcharge the government.
Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood in the 1995 film of Sense and Sensibility: a competent moral agent drawing only on her intelligence and experience.
Columbia Pictures Corporation
This year is the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death and her celebrity continues to grow. But relegating Austen's work to plots about 'whether the heroine gets her man' belittles her achievement.
Calum Barbour as the drug dealer in Trainspotting.
It's one thing to read Irvine Welsh's grim tale of 1980s Scotland - it's another to see it happen three feet away from you.
Melissa McCarthy channels Sean Spicer on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Screenshot from YouTube
According to Politico, the Washington Post, the New Yorker and dozens of other sources, White House Press spokesman Sean Spicer is in trouble with the boss because he has been successfully parodied by…