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Cutting edge medicine for an old disease
- Cities for healthier lives
A major study, presented to the UN, has for the first time quantified the healthy years of life we are losing by planning cities for cars rather than humans
- Private VET providers corner share of booming market
Research shows training course providers are ill-equipped to meet complex social and learning issues facing students
- Lasering the lay of the lines
Industry nous and university research develop a new viable solution to monitoring power lines using lasers in the sky
- Why a cat’s whiskers are the bee’s knees
These multipurpose organs are a navigation aid, early warning system, indicator of mood ... and much more
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Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Baroness Amos on Syria in the latest Policy Shop podcast
- Health & Medicine
Putting cells through their paces
- Pholiota: the tiny house with big ideas
A new exhibition shows how two architects’ 1920s dream of democratising housebuilding could influence the way we live now
- Challenging harmful ideologies in belief and practice
Philosopher Sally Haslanger on finding ways to combat belief systems like racism and sexism that endure in human societies
- Turbulence: Not as dangerous as you think
Many people think turbulence causes major damage or can even bring down a plane, but the truth should soothe nervous flyers
- Breaking the skin barrier
These chemically engineered polymer-tantalum devices may be the key to tricking skin to grow on implants, opening the way for implantable robotics
- To be or not to be ... original
There are thousands of words, meanings and quotes attributed to Shakespeare, but the Bard didn’t necessarily invent them all
- Monique diMattina: ‘I wanted to be the best jazz piano player ever’
The singer/songwriter, radio personality and University of Melbourne alumna talks music and life ahead of the Big Blowout Festival
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- Trump, Clinton and the politics of 9/11
He exploits the fact he was in New York the day thousands died in the Twin Towers, while she is a foreign policy hawk keen to show her wares
- Planting the seeds of sovereignty
Plants that interbreed usually create a hybrid, but new research reveals that sometimes a more dominant plant takes over
- The romance of online dating
A new book says the stigma around finding your partner on the Internet must go – it’s just another place to fulfil the human need for love and friendship
- Carbon risk disclosure: The risk for Australian companies
Why two potential law reforms should be part of Turnbull Government’s agenda
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Less charming than Charlton, more eh-what-now than epic, the latest version of a cinema classic should be consigned to the annals of history
- Brought to life, 2000 years later
Modern technology and research has restored an ancient Egyptian woman, Meritamun, creating a unique teaching tool for medicine and health science
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The dairy industry is adaptive by nature, but farmers are likely to face a range of new challenges due to the ever-increasing impact of climate change
- Trump: The new normal
The billionaire candidate’s success is ushering in a new era of celebrity politicians and the media will have to get a grip
- Indigenous memory-making meets architecture
The Wave Hill walk-off changed the course of Australian history, yet the event suffers from a lack of recognition. Now, architects have become its unlikely champion.
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided unleashes potential of eye tracking
The next instalment of the popular franchise shows the infinite possibilities for eye mechanics in gaming and real life
- Come behind the scenes of Short Black Opera
When Pecan Summer makes its debut at the Sydney Opera House, Yorta Yorta soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham will realise a calling heard at a very early age
- Bushfires: How politics is compromising safety
As fire seasons become longer, more complex and damaging, an industrial dispute is the last thing fire-prone communities need