We thought the phone hacking scandal would chasten News Corp. We were wrong.
I’ve been teaching students in Hong Kong about the relationship between politics and the media, and wanted to illustrate the sometimes problematic relationship between media and power. So I showed them…
The challenge in making AI machines appear more human.
If we can make artificial intelligent machines that act more human it raises the question of what sort of emotions we'd like them to express.
History shows us sex work is an enduring social expression of sexuality.
Rentboy.com is the oldest and most popular website for male sex workers, who pay a monthly fee to advertise to and connect with potential clients. Its fall this week will leave a void in the market.
Developers levied by local governments to provide essential infrastructure over-inflate that cost when passing it onto buyers.
Developers are inflating the infrastructure charges levied upon them by as much as 400% - and all buyers end up paying.
What can leggings and leotards teach us about about physics and neuroscience?
For a growing number of artists, academics, researchers and scientists, dance represents a promising new frontier of exploration. The annual DANscienCE festival shines a spotlight on their findings.
I must begin this Australian Twitter News Index update with an apology – we’ve had to skip May due to unforeseen server maintenance, and this has also affected part of our data-gathering for June. Consequently…
Getting serious on tax avoidance will require global buy-in.
Pushback from business is the real issue standing in the way of a successful crackdown on multinational tax avoidance.
Arianna Huffington’s Huffington Post is influential in the United States, but has it left its Australian launch too late?
Huffington Post Australia launches this week - but has it left its run too late?
A pause, not a halt in legal attempts to claim money from people who illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club, which starred Jared Leto (left) and Matthew McConaughey (right).
The Federal Court has said no to an attempt to claim potentially thousands of dollars from people who illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club. But the downloaders are not in the clear yet.
It’s an abuse of copyright to use it to stifle creativity – even the everyday, unglamorous kinds.
High-stress scenarios, flavoured with competitive chefs, and garnished with a panel of celebrity judges ... what could possibly go wrong? The copyright spat between channels Seven and Nine is illustrative.
The yellow-footed rock wallaby is just one of the rare species found in the Lake Eyre Basin.
Taking into account the rivers that drain into it and where they come from, the Lake Eyre Basin is one of largest inland draining systems in the world, the size of Germany, France and Italy combined.
It may be the best parts of this book are the tales that aren’t about Gudinski.
AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy
Although the intention is to tell the story of Mushroom Records founder Michael Gudinski, rather than a business, the two are never far apart. So what do we learn from 'the book Gudinski never wanted'?
Twitter has been in the news recently, for all the wrong reasons. Business media report that Twitter shareholders are disappointed with the company’s latest results; this follows recent turmoil in the…
Let’s face it, your fridge looks nothing like this.
Almost everyone wants to throw out less food. The good news is that even something as simple as organising your fridge into zones for different food types can stop your bin filling up.
Labor, like the Coalition, would retain the offshore processing framework and the option of turning back asylum-seeker boats.
Following the Labor conference's decision to leave open the option of turning back asylum seeker boats, are there any differences left between Labor’s asylum policies and the Coalition’s?
Stung by industry criticism, Australian journalism schools have undertaken the largest study of its kind to find out what their students really think.
Do students know what they’re getting in to when they take on debt?
Students rated their financial literacy quite low, which means many students who have managed to secure a place at university don’t believe they understand about debt.
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Telcos are positioning themselves to be at the top rather than the bottom of the content food chain.
We need to consider what balance we want to achieve between the heritage and contemporary arts.
AAP Image/Julian Smith. Artists of the Australian Ballet rehearse for the The Dream.
Given the pressure being applied to the majority of people working in the arts sector, we would be foolish not to consider the roles and inherited rights of Australia's major performing companies.