Log Dog fits well within Aleks Danko’s body of radical – but fun – art.
Image courtesy of the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
'Objects are to be punned into symbols. Words can be dissected and distorted to change or multiply their meanings.' Welcome to Aleks Danko's radical – and fun – body of work, on show at the VCA.
Comparrison and differances of size and hight between the African Pigmies, Sudanese, English and Zanzibaris. [Etching By: J. D Cooper In Darkest Africa or the quest, rescue and retreat of Emin Govenor or Equatoria. Henry Morton Stanley Published: 1890.]
Wellcome Library, London.
For more than two centuries physical anthropologists have been preoccupied with cataloguing and explaining the way humans vary physically across the planet. We mostly differ in familiar ways: body mass…
A ban on killer robots is useless if your enemy doesn’t play by the rules.
The thousands of people who signed an open letter calling for a ban on autonomous killer weapons and robots are misguided. We already have such killing machines and we should embrace them.
If we were to evaluate two equally able politicians on their ‘merit’, chances are the man would outperform the woman.
No matter whether it’s targets or quotas, "merit" is always held up as the stalwart gold standard. But can we judge merit without bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway?
Does this face look threatening to you?
We have evolved a tendency to find people with wider faces to be more threatening. But appearances can be deceving.
Signing the China FTA was just the start.
Exporters like Australia's trade agreements, but the public will take more convincing on the benefits.
So many law grads. So few jobs.
An Adelaide law firm announced its plans to charge law graduates A$22,000 up front for a job with them. While we are facing a problem of an oversupply of law graduates, this isn't the way to go about solving it.
Animals that couldn't adapt to rapid warming quickly succumbed.
Sometimes the audience can be a font of illuminating questions.
I sometimes forget that people can feel embarrassed listening to me talk about my research on sperm. But often those same people can also be a source of amazement and inspiration.
2015 Archibald Prize winner Nigel Milsom - Judo House Part 6 (The White Bird), oil on linen.
© Nigel Milsom, photgraph courtesy of AGNSW, Mim Sterling
Nigel Milsom has won the 2015 Archibald Prize for his portrait of barrister Charles Waterstreet. It's clear the regime of the Archibald Prize is quickly, and positively, shifting.
The 2015 Wynne Prize winner is Natasha Bieniek, with Biophilia, oil on dibond.
© Natasha Bieniek. Photography courtesy of © AGNSW, Diana Panuccio.
The Wynne Prize has been notoriously male-dominated. What does this year's winning artwork by Natasha Bieniek tell us about the nature of this particular award and how we can improve it?
Women are far more likely to receive negative or threatening comments while gaming.
Some of the harassment women face while playing video games could be due to bully tactics employed by lower status men.
One of the most detailed images of Pluto captured by New Horizons just before it’s closest approach to the dwarf planet.
Now the flypast of Pluto is over the space probe New Horizons will begin sending the data back to Earth. It will take many months but what will it reveal about the dwarf planet?
Human eyes are unique among primates for their range of iris colours and unpigmented sclera.
The science about our special senses - vision, smell, hearing and taste - offers fascinating and unique perspectives on our evolution. Yet it remains patchy; we know surprisingly little for example about…
New Horizons' look at Pluto’s Charon-facing hemisphere reveals intriguing geologic details that are of keen interest to mission scientists. This image was taken on July 11, 2015, when the spacecraft was 4 million km from Pluto.
The New Horizons spacecraft is only hours away from its closest approach to Pluto. It's hoped the brief encounter will help answer many questions about the oddball member of our solar system.
People aren’t productive at work when they’re ill and they risk infecting others.
You wake up and feel under the weather. If you're vomiting or have a fever, the decision to stay at home is probably clear cut. But what if you generally feel unwell but are torn about missing work?
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It's not a new theory, but it's an essential component to the toolbox of modern economists - experimental economics.
Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important.
Online infrastructure and business are becoming increasingly important, as is our need to focus research efforts on securing them from cyber-attack.
Artist’s impression Pluto and it’s largest satellite Charon. Is this how the dwarf planet will look as New Horizons swings past?
Pluto is one of the most enigmatic objects in our solar system, and its secrets are soon to be uncovered by the New Horizons probe.
Over the past decade, the use of pathology laboratory tests is thought to have increased every year.
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While the extent of the problem is unclear, we know that hospitals doctors overuse diagnostic tests. Involving patients in decision-making may be one of the best options for improving the situation.