The Grand Final isn’t just about the players – it’s about the crowd, too.
The AFL Grand Final is more than a physical contest between professional athletes: it is a day we collectively make meaning, and create culture.
Botany defines milk as a kind of juice or sap, usually white in colour, found in certain plants. Plant-based liquids have been called milk for centuries.
Margarine makers once had to colour their product pink. Calls to restrict the use of the word milk are similarly protectionist.
Adelaide composer Dan Thorpe wrote and performed this piece of ‘composed theatre’.
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XXX Neon Sign – a piano work about working in a Brisbane porn shop – is a new work of 'composed theatre', where the performer and the performance are inextricably linked.
Hydrophis Cyanocinctus memiliki lubang misterius di tempurung kepalanya.
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Ketika kita semua berpikir bahwa hanya ikan yang bernapas melalui insang, ternyata ada spesies lain yang dapat melakukannya. Perkenalkan, Hydrophis cyanocinctus.
Hydrophis cyanocinctus has a mysterious hole in the top of its skull.
_Hydrophis cyanocinctus_ is the only sea snake species known to breathe through the top of its head, using a special arrangement of blood vessels in much the same way as fish gills.
Firefighting foam containing PFAS can get into waterways. But the evidence doesn’t give us reason to worry about our health.
Episodes of reported PFAS contamination are never far from the news. Here's a run-down of what PFAS is, and why we have little reason to worry about its potential effects on our health.
Grandparents grieve for their child and their stillborn grandchild, a grief we need to acknowledge.
The world's first study of how grandmothers experience the death of their stillborn grandchild exposes a unique kind of grief. But there are many ways we can support them.
A government-commissioned report estimated that South Australia’s ban on genetically modified crops cost canola growers A$33 million since 2004.
South Australia has lifted its moratorium on GM crops, while Tasmania has extended its ban. But the question should no longer be a simple binary of being "for" or "against" GM technology.
Bias in, bias out: many algorithms have inherent design problems.
Mathematician Hannah Fry has called for tech and data scientists to make an ethical pledge, as medical doctors do. But the same result might be delivered by simply asking people to mind their bias.
Most people cry when they’re feeling sad, or when they are having big feelings.
Crying is something everyone does sometimes -- an expert in the history of emotions explains why people cry to express their feelings.
According to the ABC, newly elected MP Gladys Liu is tied to an organisation that’s part of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front, which exerts influence among the Chinese diaspora.
United Front's mission is to unite those who can help the Communist Party achieve its goals and neutralise its critics. This includes many influential members of the Chinese diaspora.
Populasi leluhur manusia modern tampaknya terbagi ketika mereka bergerak melintasi Asia.
Penelitian terbaru menguraikan bagaimana percampuran leluhur mausia modern dengan beberapa kelompok manusia purba dalam perjalanannya dari Afrika ke Australia.
The damaging effects of housing disadvantage on people’s mental health can persist even years after their housing situation improves.
The difficulties for people facing housing disadvantage don't end as soon as their situation improves. They are at higher risk of poorer mental health years or even decades later.
Martin Sheen in the original Apocalypse Now. A new director’s cut of the film is being released this week – but is this self-indulgence or part of the artistic process?
Francis Ford Coppola's 'final cut' of Apocalypse Now hits Australian cinemas this week. He joins a long list of directors who endlessly tinker with their work. But does it add anything to the films?
FaceApp fun (terms and conditions apply).
FaceApp is surging in popularity. But if things go sour, the fine print says you waive your right to take legal action unless you wrote to the app's Russian HQ, via snail mail, within 30 days of downloading.
The apartment complex in Erskineville, Sydney, that is abandoned due to fears the homes are on contaminated ground.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians are forced into inadequate or unhealthy housing by high housing costs.
The ancestral population of modern humans appears to have split as it moved across Asia.
New research outlines how the ancestors of modern humans interbred with several archaic human groups on the passage from Africa to Australia.
As keen as we may be to hear about any health benefits of drinking coffee, the headlines aren’t always what they seem.
Caffeine may be able to increase the function of what we call 'brown fat'. But we shouldn't immediately scramble for the closest long black or flat white and expect to see the kilos drop.
The medevac law was passed to streamline the process for emergency medical evacuation of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru. Thirty-one people have been transferred since its passage.
Refugee Action Coalition
With parliament sitting next week, the home affairs minister is pressuring Labor to support a repeal of the medevac law. But the law has worked just as it was intended.
The first people to walk along the shores of northern Australia arrived more than 50,000 years ago.
New research shows just how many first people were needed to create a viable population in what is now Australia.