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Don’t give up the day job, Nelly. Dennis Jarvis

Can animals ever be artists?

The natural world throws up all kinds of beautiful creations, but many still say art is for humans.

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on Abbott’s leadership

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the New South Wales state election, if Tony Abbott is likely to be replaced and who would gain from a leadership transition to Malcolm Turnbull.
All the better for hearing you with. Boris Roessler/EPA

Dog brains process human speech in the same way we do

Sometimes it may seem like your dog doesn’t want to listen. But in our study, however, we’ve found that he may understand more than he lets on. Human speech is complex, communicating not only words but…
Struggling with the numbers? PA Wire

How George Osborne fell into the deficit gap

The Autumn Statement was supposed to be a celebratory moment for the coalition government – with its deficit-reduction strategy nearing completion and the 2015 election on the horizon, pre-election giveaways…
Classic traffic jam in the airplane aisle. ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com

Passengers boarding airplanes: we’re doing it wrong

‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There’s stressful security, the madding crowd and…

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