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'I'm nervous, we are in uncharted territory': why Australia needs fewer science graduates

It would be a "good development" if fewer people chose to study science, he said.<p>"If people think doing a Bachelor in Science will give them skills …

Education

Science and IT students struggle to get jobs upon graduation, study finds

Grattan Institute reports only half of those graduating with degrees in science found work within four months, 17% below the average for all graduates<p>Graduates with bachelor degrees in science struggle to find work in comparison with their counterparts in other science, technology, engineering and …

Higher Education

Japanese 'rent men' paid to be good listeners

From lonely pensioners to Japanese schoolgirls with shattered dreams, Takanobu Nishimoto and his crew of middle-aged men will lend an ear to clients …

Housing

Bonsai Tree Homes | Modern Art Movements To Inspire Your Design

For almost a decade for the reason that late Nineteen Seventies artist Takanori Aiba labored as a maze illustrator for Japanese vogue journal POPYE. …

Art

China bans news sites from using social media as a source

The Cyberspace Administration of China put national news outlets on notice this weekend, warning them not to base reports on social media sources without strict verification of the facts. The statement came less than a week after the appointment of a new head of the regulatory body, and cites …

Japanese TV Show Contestants Dress as Billiard Balls and Act Out a Perfect Pool Break Shot

<i>Masquerade</i> is a popular Japanese variety show, produced by NTV Japan, where competitive people from all walks of life have to creatively use props to …

Anime

Mother of baby who died after home birth did not understand risks, inquest told

A mother whose baby died three days after an unsupervised home birth has told an inquest she did not understand the risks involved.<p>The boy was born …

Pregnancy

Matthew Ng: How I lost my freedom, my daughter and my business

Wearing a suit from a past life, Matthew Ng is not heading to the office, but to see his parole officer.<p>Two weeks ago the Australian-educated …

Julia Gillard

Inside Japan's booming rent-a-friend industry

It's muggy and I'm confused. I don't understand where I am, though it was only a short walk from my Airbnb studio to this little curry place. I don't …

How an Australian boot became Israel’s go-to shoe

The story of how Israel became the second-largest market for the Australian-made Blundstone footwear company could be a Malcolm Gladwell metaphor for …

Israel

Darwin vets hope to solve annual 'drunk' lorikeet mystery

Darwin vets are hoping to solve an annual mystery that sees scores of colourful lorikeets act drunk and hungover — and then often die.<p>This illness …

Islamic State Twitter accounts get a rainbow makeover from Anonymous hackers

Social media accounts associated with the group got an LGBT-friendly makeover courtesy of WachulaGhost<p>Anonymous has launched another wave of hacking attacks against Islamic State (Isis), taking over social media accounts associated with the group and giving them an LGBT-flavoured makeover.<p>The loose …

Social Media

A drone captured these shocking photos of inequality in South Africa

For nearly 50 years, systematic racial suppression and segregation gripped South Africa. While the tides turned in the early '90s and laws were overturned, apartheid had already seeped into the country architecture. Roads, rivers, and fields functioned as "buffer zones" to separate people by …

South Africa

Do You Really Have to Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them?

Instant gratification just feels better, doesn't it?<p>You buy a new shirt off the rack at Nordstrom or finally open that Fabletics box with the leggings you're dying to wear to your next Barre 3 class, and suddenly you want to wear nothing else for the rest of the week except, obviously, the New …