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Recent developments mean that touting on an industrial scale could become more difficult.
A podcast all about nothing. From the importance of doing nothing to the ill-effects of time spent in solitary confinement and what nothing means in space.
Connecticut members of the Ku Klux Klan, escorted by Meriden, Conn. police, run for shelter as protesters pelt them in March 1981.
In 1979, David Duke told the media he had launched a wildly successful recruiting drive in Connecticut. A local reporter wanted to test Duke's claims – so he filled out an application to join the KKK.
Detail from Julie Shiels’ 1954 poster White on black: The annihilation of Aboriginal people and their culture cannot be separated from the destruction of nature.
State Library of Victoria
It is 50 years since anthropologist WEH Stanner gave the Boyer Lectures in which he coined the phrase 'the great Australian silence'. How far have we come since?
Twentieth Century Fox
A great movie that gets some of its history wrong is way better than an accurate film that puts people to sleep.
New prime minister Pedro Sánchez wants to move the remains from a national memorial site. But not everyone agrees.
Melburnians admire the first primrose to arrive in the colony, transported by a Wardian case, in Edward Hopley’s A Primrose from England, circa 1855.
Bendigo Art Gallery, Gift of Mr and Mrs Leonard Lansell 1964.
A wood and glass case invented in the early 19th-century transformed the movement of plants around the world. In Melbourne, several thousand people greeted a primrose on its arrival from England.
Heinz is why ketchup seemed to become distinctly American.
Canada recently slapped a tariff on US exports of the tomato-based condiment, and the EU plans to do the same, perhaps on the notion that it's distinctly American. In fact, ketchup’s origins are global, as are its fans.
Gin Lane, a scene of urban desolation with gin-crazed Londoners; a woman lets her child fall to its death and an emaciated ballad-seller.
When the U.S. broke away from the "mother country," the dream was to let the common good overruled selfish and private interests. Yet the federal government is arranged so this can never occur.
In 2016, the Ontario government promised the province’s schools would teach all students about residential schools and add more Indigenous perspectives into the provincial curriculum. The newly elected Conservative government has scrapped those plans.
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Ontario's move to ignore the calls of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to add Indigenous content to its history and social studies curriculum is foolish and dangerous.
Don of a new era.
The British foreign secretary, Francis Osborne, tried to negotiate free trade deals with eight European rivals in the late 18th century. Guess how many bit the dust.
An 1894 image of Lambton fighting the worm from the book More English Fairy Tales.
A monstrous worm that features in English mythology shares remarkable similarities with the watery serpents of Indigenous stories.
Finally, our national obsession with weather is useful for something.
Yesterday's weather helps make sense of today's, but how will this change as the climate changes?
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Some estimates say the World Cup will bring a £1.6 billion boost to the UK economy. Do they stack up?
Once lauded for their vision and promise, Silicon Valley giants have made life so hard for locals that residents regularly protest the companies, including their amenities like charter buses to save workers from the region’s terrible traffic.
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Big technology firms are becoming known for mistreating workers, customers and society as a whole. Is an economic powerhouse about to collapse like Detroit did years go?
Twentieth-century depiction of a victorious Saladin with Guy de Lusignan after battle of Hattin in 1187.
Said Tahsine (1904-1985 Syria) -
The Crusades have been stereotyped, creating a narrative that supports both Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments in the West, as well as "Westophobia" and paranoia in the Muslim world.
The summer of 1976 was a scorcher.
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The heatwave is unlikely to cause the price hikes of 1976 for a number of reasons.
Australia’s deep history was uncovered at Lake Mungo.
On the golden jubilee of the discovery of Mungo Lady's 40,000-year-old remains, we can reflect on Aboriginal Australia's vast history, which predates the arrival of Homo sapiens in both Europe and America.
Real life attackers won't follow a carefully choreographed fight sequence – that's why training is essential.
The Wedding Feast at Cana, Paolo Veronese, 1563.
Our work on the International Panel for Social Progress has led us to conclude that religion is neither inherently pro-democracy nor inherently anti-democracy.