The experience “this happened to me” is stronger than “this happened” in memory formation.
We sometimes see memory as a video camera, recording our lives accurately and without bias – but this is a myth. Instead, our childhood memories are intricately shaped by our family and culture.
Gilgamesh (right) in his first appearance as an Avenger in the Marvel comic Avengers Vol 1 300.
Unlike the Greek heroes, many Mesopotamian mythical figures have slipped into obscurity. An exception to this is their representation in comics, such as Gilgamesh, who served alongside Captain America as an Avenger.
The Turin mummy was deliberately preserved, not just desiccated by dry, hot sands.
A body in an Italian museum reveals that Egyptians living 1,500 or more years before the Pharaohs already knew how to preserve bodies.
Some financial institutions might become simply ‘too big to manage’ as well as ‘too big to fail’.
Researchers found that larger banks are more likely than their smaller peers to experience "operational losses", which includes a failure to meet obligations to clients.
If vintage city design used to trap women in suburbia, what’s the modern city looking like?
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
More needs to be done to prevent deaths from button batteries.
Parents, carers and doctors need to be aware of button batteries in toys and household devices and ensure they can't be ingested.
The Santos share price has slipped since its AGM in May and the board’s defence against a takeover is likely to face shareholder pressure if oil prices slide.
Australian companies have been employing many and varied takeover defences this year, including some that defy convention.
After Germaine Greer was apparently uninvited from the Brisbane Writers Festival, author Richard Flanagan questioned whether the festival was giving into the social media ‘mob’.
The republic of letters was an intellectual community that took shape in the Enlightenment. And just like writers' festivals, it had rules about who could speak.
Frank and Kerry Packer would be pretty happy to see the company they founded on the cusp of swallowing Fairfax.
Two companies with very different histories and cultures will now be forced to work together in search of efficiencies and revenue in a brutal media landscape.
We can create the right kind of food plants to survive on Mars.
If humans are to live on Mars they will need a stable supply of food. Earth plants are not suited to the Mars climate but we can engineer plants that are.
Some explosive volcanoes can send ash high up into the sky and it can travel around the world over different countries.
When magma rises towards the surface gas bubbles start to form. Whether or not they can escape as the magma is rising affects how explosive the eruption will be.
Is the sun setting fast enough on coal-fired power?
Australia needs to accelerate its transition to clean energy, and not prolong the use of high-polluting, coal-fired infrastructure. Otherwise it risks missing out on an economic windfall.
An 1894 image of Lambton fighting the worm from the book More English Fairy Tales.
A monstrous worm that features in English mythology shares remarkable similarities with the watery serpents of Indigenous stories.
“Tidak, saya tidak memakan kuenya.”
Anak berbohong bukanlah sesuatu yang mengkhawatirkan. Hal tersebut berarti anak Anda berkembang secara normal.
Widespread mangrove dieback in the Gulf of Carpenteria.
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Australia has seen an unprecedented number of widespread, catastrophic transformations in response to extreme weather events.
“No, I didn’t eat any cake.”
Children lying is rarely cause for concern and actually means your child is developmentally normal.
In their early years, children have the ability to accurately produce all sounds of all languages, to mimic a near-perfect accent, which makes it an optimal time for learning a second language.
Learning languages early makes multilingualism “normal” in classrooms and playgrounds, and builds curiosity and even modest mastery.
Sure, ditch the coffee cups. But don’t say goodbye to these too soon.
We can safely say goodbye to most single-use plastics. But they do have essential uses in some areas, such as for medical or scientific samples, or storing food for humanitarian aid.
We should teach students how to use technology appropriately, rather than banning it.
Four out of five experts say we shouldn't ban mobile phones in classrooms.
Online users are not able to give totally informed consent if their permission is sought for multiple things at once.
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An online medical appointment booking organisation was sharing personal information about the users of their platform with a plaintiff law firm.