Marchers at the 1978 Mardi Gras parade.
Sally Colechin/The Pride History Group
On the Sydney Mardi Gras march of 1978.
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On a cold Saturday night in Sydney on June 24, 1978, a number of gay men, lesbians and transgender people marched into the pages of Australian social history. I was one of them.
Martin Winkler and Virgilio Marino in Opera Australia’s 2018 production of The Nose at the Sydney Opera House.
Expatriate Australian director Barrie Kosky and Shostakovich's modernist opera The Nose seem made for each other. It was sung in an expressive English translation - and the tap-dancing noses brought the house down.
‘I am a migrant’ solidarity signs were displayed during the European Parliament debate on immigration and asylum in the Strasbourg plenary.
Fraternity is one of the three pillars of the French Republic, but social solidarity is fraying as citizens are criminalised for acting on their beliefs in the human rights of asylum seekers.
The use of the whip on Australian horse racing is still legal, but is it necessary?
AAP Image/Mal Fairclough
Banning the whip in Australian horse racing would only deter a minority of race enthusiasts from gambling or watching any events.
Lenders will soon have more data on your accounts and cash flow.
Australia's credit reporting system is about to be updated, and new research shows it's past due. The current system simply doesn't provide either lenders or borrowers with enough information.
A remote community in the Cape York region of Queensland.
Decent housing underpins the Closing the Gap goals, with a decade-long national remote housing program having made measurable progress. If the Commonwealth pulls out now, hard-won gains could be lost.
Back pain affects one-quarter of Australians.
Rates of spinal fusion surgery for back pain are on the rise. This is despite little evidence that it's an effective procedure and studies showing many will have revision surgery within ten years.
Researchers talk to Bruny Islanders who have signed up to an experimental new method of managing energy.
Our energy system puts consumers more or less at the mercy of business and regulators. What if the future of energy meant putting the power back in the hands of households?
The Australian government was put on notice about its credit rating last year.
AAP/ Justin Lane
Robust credit ratings agencies are vital for the Australian economy, as the repercussions of their decisions are felt far and wide.
An artist’s impression of the predicted merger between our Milky Way (right) and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (left). So which galaxy will dominate?
NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger
Bigger galaxies tend to dominate the smaller, when the two collide. But the pending battle between our Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy might be a much fairer fight than we previously thought.
Starting out as a set of demonstrations against university reform, the French uprisings of May 1968 quickly gathered momentum.
AAP/EPA/Prefecture de Police Museum
The protesters who took to the streets of Paris didn't know what they wanted: they just knew what they were against. But they did make us think that maybe there is another, better world.
Half of injuries at trampoline parks are among children aged ten to 14 years.
Howard County Library
While some indoor trampoline parks operate to a high safety standard, others don't, and there's nothing compelling them to lift their game.
Set to land in mid 2018, the new mosquito emoji will give people a new way to talk about mozzies.
The mozzies are coming! A mosquito emoji will be available on your devices in mid 2018, providing a new angle for communicating the science and health implications of these very dangerous insects.
As the online trade of pets becoming normalised, regulation is now needed to protect animals.
Biological age calculators are a crude measurement but can be a wake-up call to improve our lifestyle.
Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
Nurses who care for people in the city can’t afford a property anywhere near their place of work.
People on moderate incomes, including police and emergency workers, have been forced to seek housing on the city fringes, far from their places of work. But there are ways to reverse this trend.
The global market for predictive analytics is growing.
Business managers often rely on predictive algorithms to make recruiting decisions that affect a company's bottom line. But these kinds of algorithms aren't really "predictive" at all.
Apakah makanan dan minuman yang dapat mencegah gigitan nyamuk?
Pisang, bawang putih, vitamin B, dan bir. Klaim bahwa apa yang kita makan dapat mencegah gigitan nyamuk tidak memiliki bukti ilmiah yang cukup.
Detail of ‘Smell’ c1500, from The lady and the unicorn series.
wool and silk, 368 x 322 cm
Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris
Photo © RMN-GP / M Urtado
The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, woven around 1500, have been called the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages'. While they make for breathtaking viewing, their threads are encoded with much meaning.
A veterinarian about to administer the Hendra virus vaccine.
New research shows that vaccination against the deadly Hendra virus in horses does not reduce their racing performance.