A “cloud” of Mexican freetail bats leaving their roost.
Bats have symbolised everything from insanity to good luck. A new book explores their place in our collective imagination.
The key to Aldi’s strategy is a severely limited range of products.
ALDI appeals to a particular market segment. It is unlikely to abandon it to go after Woolworths and Coles.
The rise of ‘strongman’ politics, exemplified by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, brings with it considerable risk.
EPA/ Anatoly Maltsev
The ideals of liberal democracies are under threat – and not just in the US and Russia.
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will be the focus of much global attention this week.
The interest and theatre around the Helsinki meeting may be high, but meaningful negotiation is seriously restricted for many reasons.
More than 1,000 New Zealanders have been deported from Australia in the last 2 years.
Changes to Australian immigration law have resulted in a sharp increase in deportations, particularly among New Zealanders of Maori and Pacific Island descent.
Wher’re you from, mate?
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Those four words have multiple layers of meaning. How young Aussies answered depended on multiple factors, such as the colour of their skin, family ties and where they live geographically.
Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s pick for the US Supreme Court.
Donald Trump's pick for the highest court in America has Democrats furious, as well as some Republicans.
Melbourne in 1846: a view from Collingwood. T. E. Prout.
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Ngár-go (Fitzroy), Quo-yung (Richmond), Yálla-birr-ang (Collingwood), and Bulleke-bek (Brunswick), are just some of the Woiwurrung names uncovered in the notebooks of a 19th century anthropologist.
Emily Gare, Tara Silcock, and Lachlan Sukroo perform a ‘precarious’ shoulder balance.
Precarious, the latest offering from Circus Oz, centres around the tale of a missing seed. It is suitably staged in Melbourne's Botanic Gardens.
Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull has relied on Nauru President Baron Waqa to house hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees turned away from Australia.
Is Malcolm Turnbull too beholden to Nauru to intervene after the country refuses to grant a visa to Australia's state broadcaster?
Koalas spend a large part of the day sleeping - while their digestive enzymes get to work.
The koala genome, published today, gives us new and valuable information to aid conservation of this marsupial. It identifies special genes that evolved to adapt the koala to its unique lifestyle.
Victoria’s ban on pet shop sales of kittens and puppies is replicated around the world.
Victoria's puppy farms and pet shop laws are being rolled out, sparking controversy. The state is the first in the world to limit the number of fertile females allowed by commercial breeders.
In a survey of 159 academics, nearly half reported sexual abuse or harassment.
"Fight sexism": graffiti in Turin November 2016
Academics and PhD students from a number of Australian universities have reported sexualised bullying, unfair workloads, sexual harassment and in some cases even sexual assault, usually from their superiors and supervisors.
The cliche tells us that women go for men who are tall, dark and handsome.
The fact that women choose male partners who can dominate them does not mean that women want to be dominated.
Cocos Malay photo from the 1910s showing a wedding procession that is still practised today with the groom pictured going to the bride’s house accompanied by members of the community.
Wikimedia Commons/From the book 'Coral reefs and islands' authored by Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954, Published by Lovell Reeve & Co. , Ltd. London. Photo digitized by Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
In the 1800s, a group of Southeast Asians were taken to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia, by an English merchant. Their descendants are seeking Indigenous status from Australia.
Foto Orang Kokos dari tahun 1910an di arak perkawinan yang masih dilakukan sampai sekarang, terlihat pengantin pria di foto dalam perjalanan ke rumah pengantin perempuan di dampingi sanak keluarga di Kepulauan Kokos.
Wikimedia Commons/Dari buku 'Coral reefs and islands' penulis Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954, Penerbit Lovell Reeve & Co. , Ltd. London. Digitasi foto oleh Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Pada 1800an, sekelompok Melayu dibawa ke Kepulauan Cocos (Keeling), sekarang bagian Australia. Keturunan mereka sekarang memperjuangkan status orang asli dari Australia.
Australia’s cultural obsession with the US and the UK has real impacts on our politics.
Coined in a science-fiction novel in 1995, the Anglosphere has become Australia's cultural (and political) obsession. That leaves us blind to other perspectives.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China.
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For decades, China and India have clashed over their disputed Himalayan border. This clash is also playing out via a development boom that threatens the health of one of the world's biggest river catchments.
Some analysts have seen the summit as a triumph for Trump; others believe he’s been played. Both are wrong.
At this stage one can only judge the atmospherics and optics of the summit, and on that basis, Beijing and Pyongyang have plainly come out ahead, while Tokyo and Seoul seem to have been overlooked.
The pilot, Jessie Maude Miller (right), became the first woman to fly between Australia and England, before moving the US.
Thousands of Australian women took flight to the US in the early 20th century, escaping sexism at home for success overseas. They included architects, artists, dentists and an economist who advised JFK.