A wax model of Ernest Hemingway at Madame Tussauds in New York.
Bob Dylan is now a literary celebrity. And next week, the Booker Prize judges will anoint another. The tag is still chiefly attached to men but women authors shouldn't despair: fame and good writing can be uneasy bedfellows.
The Australian Prudential Regulation should be put up for a capability review.
Just when we all thought that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) had already won the race to be most ineffective regulator of the year, up pops the Australian Prudential Regulation…
We are experiencing a proportional decline of men in Australian primary schools.
We have scholarships specifically targeted at women to redress the gender imbalance in STEM subjects. So why can't we do the same for men in primary education?
Here's how social and political power can come together in cities, to counteract the focus on short-term profit.
Is it normal for kids’ knees to knock together? When does it stop being normal?
Knock knees (and bow legs) are generally a normal part of a child’s growth and development. But if they persist, they can become problematic.
Did ANZ CEO Shayne Elliot let the cat out of the bag on manipulation of BBSW when speaking at the Standing Committee on Economics annual hearing?
In his response to questioning by MPs at the House Economics Committee hearings into the big four banks, Mr Shayne Elliott, CEO of ANZ, may have inadvertently let the cat out of the bag, When questioned…
A booby family on a sandy cay in the Coral Sea.
The marine reserves review has recommended major changes to the Coral Sea, but not for the better.
NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn defended the culture of the bank he works for during the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics annual public hearing.
As the chief executives of Australia's big four banks come before a House of Representatives economics committee, we ask a panel of experts what questions the banks should be answering.
The South Korean sculpture biennale ranges from airy and lofty metal structures to strange and dark creations.
Changwon Sculpture Biennale casts a wide net, from a disconcerting jumble of plastic body parts to a break-dancing sculptor armed with an angle-grinder.
Australia needs to recapture the urgency felt in the early 20th century about achieving an honourable and just settlement with Indigenous people.
There is a deep connection between past and present in Indigenous affairs in Australia.
A small section from the ZFOURGE survey, which contains thousands of galaxies spanning billions of years.
Hundreds of images of thousands of galaxies have given astronomers one of the most detailed galaxy studies ever compiled.
Plants absorb carbon and store it in the land.
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Australia is pumping 6.5 times more carbon into the atmosphere than the land can absorb.
White sharks are one of the species targeted in shark programs, but are also threatened.
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Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered to extend the state's shark netting and drum lines into New South Wales.
Months after the bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef, signs of the hoped-for recovery are scant.
Kirsten Tidswell/Climate Council
Member of the Climate Council this week returned to one of the areas of the Great Barrier Reef that was worst affected by this year's coral bleaching. What they found was far from encouraging.
Refugee artist Eaten Fish has attracted international attention for his powerful cartoons of life on Manus Island.
© Eaten Fish/Researchers Against Pacific Black Sites
A young Iranian detained on Manus Island has won a prestigious international award for his cartoons reflecting life there. Our government should allow this young man to fly to the US to accept his award.
Malcolm Turnbull explicitly chose to assume the mantle of his predecessor Tony Abbott as ‘prime minister for Indigenous affairs’.
For many, relations between Indigenous Australians and the government are best described as being in a state of crisis.
Individual artists continue to experience the brunt of arts funding cuts.
In 1983, a groundbreaking inquiry into the economic circumstances of artists released a report containing a string of recommendations. Thirty three years on, the inquiry's chair asks, what has changed?
Intelligence is about more than just biology.
Even if intelligence has a genetic basis, this doesn't make educational intervention pointless.
Cathy Freeman was criticised for flying the Aboriginal flag at the 1994 Commonwealth Games but the same act at the Sydney 2000 Olympics was hailed as a moment of reconciliation.
Athletes are increasingly expected to be good role models. But we don’t usually expect them to sacrifice their chance of winning to help others.
When doctors aren’t engaged, things can go tragically wrong.
Highly engaged doctors do much better on a wide range of important measures, from clinical performance, financial management and safety indicators to patient experience and overall quality standards.