This pin cushion made from the jawbone of a thylacine won second prize in the handicraft section of the Glamorgan Show in 1900.
Courtesy Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
A new book connects disparate objects and texts to tell the story of Tasmania. It is an inspired enterprise.
The Ruddock report recommends the existing right of religious schools to turn away LGBT+ students and teachers be maintained, but that further constraints be added.
The report affirms that religious freedom is not to be legally entrenched as superior to rights to equality and freedom from discrimination.
People with dementia experience a range of psychological symptoms and behaviour changes.
With an ageing population, dementia is becoming more and more prevalent. But what does dementia actually do to the brain to cause changes in behaviour?
A river in Van Diemen’s Land, charted during Nicolas Baudin’s 1802 journey.
National Library of Australia
Today, many Australian urbanites see rivers as little more than picturesque places for a paddle. But in the colonial era, rivers served as highways, drinking sources, sewers, and routes to discovery.
History shows the targets of product tampering bounce back, often with sales stronger than before.
The culture of science is premised on the idea that there are no barriers; that everybody is treated equally as long as they put in the effort.
Parliament has a problem retaining experienced women – and so does science. Working in STEMM places women in an ideological dilemma that is exhausting to confront, and feels impossible to change.
People with dementia often experience a range of psychological symptoms and behaviour changes.
Because of their sedative effect, antipsychotic medications are often used – in fact they are over-used – to "manage" people with dementia. This is against clinical guidelines.
Jeremy Renner as US journalist Gary Webb in the 2014 film Kill The Messenger. The film is an account of Webb’s role in uncovering CIA links to cocaine importation to the US.
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Ever since the philosopher Karl Popper popularised the expression in the 1950s, conspiracy theories have had a bad reputation. But is it justified?
More Australians are turning to social media as a source of news.
Teaching media literacy to students can curb the impact of false news, but teachers need more support from their schools and community to do this.
Scott Morrison as treasurer during the May 2018 budget lockup.
The promised budget surplus depends on everything going right, and much more income tax says the Parliamentary Budget Office.
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann said corporate tax cuts in the US had led to 'stronger investment, stronger growth, a lower unemployment rate and higher wages'. Let's take a closer look.
The first Sydney Mardi Gras in 1978 was a defining moment in the history of LGBTIQ rights in Australia.
Research shows awareness-raising days can have long-term impact if they have a clear call to action, leverage the passion of those involved, or target policy-makers.
Berbeda dengan persepsi umum, komunitas dasar laut Antarika begitu beragam. Gambar ini menunjukkan terumbu Timur Antartika yang dalam dengan banyak karang, bunga karang, dan bintang ular. Bisakah kamu melihat gurita?
Australian Antarctic Division
Kehidupan di dasar permukaan laut ternyata begitu beragam dan separuh dari spesies yang tinggal di sana tidak ditemukan di bumi bagian lain. Ilmuwan telah mampu memetakannya.
Most people will never visit Antarctica but music can evoke the continent in myriad ways.
Photo: Meredith Nash
Scientific research into the effects of climate change in Antarctica - and its history of intrepid exploration - is inspiring contemporary Australian composers.
A view of Sydney Cove, New South Wale, 1804.
State Library of Victoria
Australia still hasn't answered how Aboriginal people became protected by British law and lost all their land at the same time. If it can't be resolved here, it might be time for international courts to weigh in.
Our collections are a part of us and our life story, and the act of collecting holds a certain comfort.
Retailers have cleverly tapped into the psychological need many of us have to collect, in some cases, mundane everyday items.
Aretha Franklin performing in 1978. The gospel singer died in Detroit on Thursday aged 76.
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Franklin, who has died aged 76 in Detroit, was a church girl first and foremost. She was the master of the gospel form.
In contrast to common perceptions, Antarctic seafloor communities are highly diverse. This image shows a deep East Antarctic reef with plenty of corals, sponges and brittlestars. Can you spot the octopus?
Australian Antarctic Division
Life on the Antarctic seafloor is surprisingly diverse – and half of the species live nowhere else on Earth. Now scientists can accurately map this unique biodiversity.
Can geoengineering buy the coral reefs more time?
Oregon State University/Flickr
Climate mitigation efforts are unlikely to be enough to save critical ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef. We may need to consider more radical environmental engineering.
Residents near big solar projects are often concerned they cause glare and noise.
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Headquarters rooftop solar, Hong Kong/Wikimedia Commons
Big solar has a potentially bright future in cities, but we need to get the planning right first.