In Nagoro, in Tokushima Prefecture, one resident has made around 300 dolls to replace villagers who are no longer around.
Across Japan, towns and villages are vanishing as the population ages and young people move to the cities. How the country manages this holds lessons for other developed nations facing a similar fate.
Former film and camera maker Kodak has launched a new blockchain for photography.
Kodak's new blockchain and cryptocurrency hint at a new kind of intellectual property, one that doesn't need a government to enforce property rights.
The numbers of people travelling by air continue to grow. What are the ways to make it less unsustainable?
There's really no such thing as truly sustainable air travel, but you can do some things to reduce your impact - such as flying with airlines with newer aircraft or taking a virtual holiday.
Images are so useful in medical diagnosis - but there are legal and ethical concerns about how they’re used.
Has your doctor ever taken a photo of your medical condition? It's really useful to aid diagnosis, but we still don't have the right legislation to ensure legal and ethical protections.
Installation view of Kelly Doley’s Things Learnt About Feminism #1–95 2014: a Day-Glo wall of wisdoms, homilies and histories.
Collection: Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, University of Western Australia Photograph: Robert Frith - Acorn Studios
A collaborative Melbourne exhibition traces the concerns of women since the 1970s.
Nick Cave’s notebook, now on display in the Australian Music Vault.
A new, permanent exhibition, which pays tribute to Australian popular music, represents a coming of age for our industry.
The study found that in order to pay for insurance people were cutting down on heating, food and outings.
People on low incomes put insurance cover first – even if it means doing without basic goods.
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At the end of 2017, Australia is starting to (slowly) address our energy problems. But it's also clear the federal government has abdicated leadership and responsibility.
The A$6.7bn West Gate Tunnel project has similar problems to the cancelled East West Link.
Recent decisions to proceed with major road projects have not considered viable alternatives, despite this being a legal requirement.
Regardless of your ATAR, it’s important to keep vocational pathways in mind, not as a lesser option, but as a way of getting experience in an industry you’re interested in.
Students should consider all their options and remember the ATAR is just one measure that doesn't necessarily dictate how well they will do in future.
While everyone has heard of Bitcoin, the real potential in the blockchain is only just starting to be unlocked.
A scene from The Cocoa Butter Club: Midsumma Special, a special cabaret performance that will make its Arts Centre Melbourne debut on Friday, January 19 2018. It uses a NOTAFLOF ticketing system.
A new form of ticketing is becoming more popular in the arts – and it might help us be more charitable than before.
Australia is among the one-third of countries that allow foreign political donations.
If the government is serious about restoring faith in our politics and politicians, there’s much more to be done beyond banning foreign donations.
An installation view of Country & Colony, Lady Sheila Cruthers Gallery, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia. The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art is the only dedicated public collection of art by Australian women.
Gender bias is an ongoing problem in the visual arts. Change is needed at every level to tackle it.
Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar has confirmed investments in affordable housing will be backed by a government guarantee.
The Australian government has at last taken the lead in affordable housing policy with a package of measures that should attract institutional investors hungry for low-risk returns.
The ‘bikini bridge’ phenomenon caught on quickly because it reflected the cultural expectations placed on women’s bodies.
The 'bikini bridge' may have been a hoax, but its damage to women's body image was real, demonstrating yet again the disturbing set of pressures social media places on young women.,
Attrition rates are high for part-time and online students, but it’s important we keep providing these modes of study.
We should accept a modest level of attrition so we can keep providing opportunities for part-time and online students, who might not otherwise be able to study.
Kasey Chambers was one of the six women who won awards at the ARIAs this year. Women had no nominations at all in Best Group, Dance, Adult Contemporary or Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.
Why, in 2017, are women still falling behind in the ARIA awards: in nominations, winners, and performances?
Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi recently sold for US$450 million.
Research shows paintings aren't always good investments. Sky-high prices paid for high-end art are likely due to other factors.
Flowers may take advantage of visual illusions to attract bees.
To learn about how humans, animals and insects experience vision illusions, we had to find a way to ask bees what they saw.