Evgeny Grishkovets in Farewell to Paper: a meditation on times past, the fears raised by the dizzying turnover of technologies and the importance of patience.
A engaging show at the Perth Festival is an homage to obsolete objects - pen knives, blotting paper, inkwells, the handwritten letter, telegrams - and a meditation on time.
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.
The future of Perth’s urban wetlands is in doubt.
Perth, unlike Cape Town, faces no prospect of its tapwater running out. But other problems lurk beneath the surface, as the city's drying climate puts increasing pressure on irrigation and wetlands.
Young people walk in front of a billboard in one of Jakarta’s malls.
A political scientist finds out about Indonesia's youth "political preferences".
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has been criticised for pursuing stability in a manner that has killed competition.
Our financial regulators ASIC and APRA need a board of oversight, similar to what the UK has, to keep them in check.
Anak muda berjalan melewati billboard di salah satu mall di Jakarta.
Seorang peneliti ilmu poltik mencari tahu "selera politik" anak muda Indonesia.
Political parties have increased the numbers of female legislative candidates. But the numbers of elected female legislators haven’t significantly increased.
Indonesia obliges political parties to have at least 30% of women candidates in their legislative candidates list. But then why this hasn't significantly increase women's electability?
Most Australians don't read terms and conditions or other contracts, so lawyers are experimenting with comics, graphics and other ways to make them more understandable.
Secara umum jumlah calon legislatif (caleg) perempuan dari tujuh partai yang bersaing di tiga pemilu legislatif lampau terus meningkat. Lalu mengapa jumlah perempuan yang terpilih tidak bisa meningkat secara maksimal?
Kuota gender yang mewajibkan partai untuk menempatkan perempuan sedikitnya 30 persen di daftar calon tetap (DCT) belum mendongkrak keterpilihan perempuan secara signifikan.
In a move that suggests physical retail stores aren’t dead, Amazon has opened three bookstores and over 60 pop-up stores in the US, and has plans for up to 2,000 grocery stores.
Urban retail space is being transformed yet again. Predictions of the demise of physical retailing in the face of online competition overlook its resilience over two centuries of disruptive innovations.
Tennis is one of the most unequal professional sports.
Only a few professional tennis players make a stable income, let alone vast riches. Research suggests it's this small chance of a huge payoff that drives players to play professionally
China’s true economic strength could be overstated as statistics suggest that the US are still top dog.
AAP Image/ Lukas Coch
As Australia increasingly looks to Beijing for economic opportunities, questions must be asked about the true extent of China's economic strength
Giving workers a ‘voice’ is easy, and has already been proven effective as a management technique.
Employees whose bosses give them some discretion over their work tasks are significantly more likely to engage in political behaviours outside work.
The biggest problem with supplementary examinations is the punitive nature of the assessment.
In Australian schools, assessment drives learning, but there are better models to consider than the current system of supplementary examinations.
Mental disorders affected one in seven students and were associated with being less connected and engaged at school, having lower attendance rates, and poorer academic outcomes than their peers.
A national survey has shown Australian school students with a mental disorder can be almost three years behind in their studies by the time they sit their final NAPLAN test in year nine.
NAPLAN results should also be considered in relation to other standardised assessments, which do not always tell the same story.
The results are in, and student achievement on NAPLAN has plateaued in literacy and numeracy, with some areas of improvement.
Hampir semua anak pernah tantrum dan hampir semua orang tua kelabakan menghadapinya. Baca panduan mengelolanya.
Nine in ten children will have occasional tantrums.
Tantrum throwing peaks at age two, as children experience the perfect storm of not being able to express themselves verbally while simultaneously developing their sense of autonomy and independence.
Un ordinateur de bureau Mac peut contenir une faille de sécurité à corriger vous-même.
Une faille de sécurité touchant le dernier système d’exploitation Apple a été révélée. Voici comment la corriger vous-même.
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has begun its two-day review of Australia’s record on racial equality.
Australia's track record on racial equality and tackling racism is under review – and the findings will have significant implications.