Gavin Dykes

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Sport on Good Friday, Easter Sunday or Christmas exposes our double standards

So here was your flint-eyed columnist on Monday morning, still festering in his dressing gown like Michael Douglas' Professor Grady Tripp in <i>Wonder</i> …

AFL

Sarah Wilson: Anxiety should be embraced and seen as beautiful

It is a nuance of the human condition that we can be full of contradictions, with each apparent discrepancy equally true. We can be as strong as we …

Huawei Watch 2 goes official at MWC 2017

Today at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Huawei officially announced two new smartwatches: the Watch 2 and the Watch 2 Classic. Coming to the U.S. in …

Almost half of Australian school students bored or struggling, says Grattan Institute

Education system overhaul urged after report finds student disengagement widespread in schools<p>An education system overhaul is required to deal with the “hidden issue” of widespread student disengagement in the classroom, according to a new Grattan Institute report.<p>About 40% of Australian school …

Eight men own same wealth as poorest half of world's population, Oxfam reveals

Just eight men, including Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of …

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is your connected daycare suite on wheels

Honda has remade its long-running Odyssey minivan with the connected generation and their offspring in mind. The 2018 Odyssey launches this spring with features that help up to eight passengers talk to each other - or more likely zone out and stream web videos.<p>Yes, it has a new design and …

James Hird's suspected overdose the latest sad chapter in Essendon doping saga

To his critics, nothing James Hird says or does will ever be enough.<p>Almost a year ago the former Essendon coach, and before that, star player, opened …

Cycling

The 12 most disappointing teams and athletes from US sport in 2016

The year 2016 saw some incredible individual and team feats in the world of sports, including the Chicago Cubs’ curse-breaking World Series …

Rafael Nadal adds former world No1 Carlos Moya to coaching team

• Moya will help guide Nadal’s return from long-term wrist injury • Nadal quits Milos Raonic’s setup to work with fellow Spaniard<p>If there was any doubt that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were nearing the end of their glorious careers in the 12th year of their rivalry, John McEnroe spiked that …

Faraday Future SUV smokes a Tesla Model X in intriguing drag race video

As a hyper-secretive electric car company with a flair for self-promotion and intriguing teaser videos, Faraday Future has been on our radar for …

High-speed Rail

How Microsoft built a computer so good, even Apple wanted to copy it

They were there to launch the Surface Pro 3, the newest version of Microsoft's tablet.<p>"This is a big day," Nadella told Panay. "Let's get it right."<p>The pressure was on: The first generation of Surface tablets had performed so badly in the market, Microsoft had to take a $900 million write-down for …

Satya Nadella

The six eclectic MPs Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten will need to sweet-talk

Both major parties face a steep uphill battle to muster workable support from enough crossbenchers to form a minority government if, as seems …

Australia

11 Super Inspiring Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali had a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook on life. His words can inspire us all.<p>Throughout his career, Muhammad Ali--the late heavyweight-boxing champion, Olympic gold medalist, and civil rights activist--garnered a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook …

Motivation

Correction: Sheryl Sandberg-Commencement Speech story

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 14 about a commencement speech by Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg and previous stories about the death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, The Associated Press reported erroneously the cause of his death. Sandberg said an autopsy showed he died of a heart attack while …

Self-improvement

Google Celebrates 100th Birthday of Claude Shannon, the Inventor of the Bit

Charles Babbage, Alan Turing, Bill Gates—names you probably recognize. But today’s Google Doodle (the animation above the search bar on Google.com) …

Claude Shannon, the Father of the Information Age, Turns 1100100

Twelve years ago, Robert McEliece, a mathematician and engineer at Caltech, won the Claude E. Shannon Award, the highest honor in the field of information theory. During his acceptance lecture, at an international symposium in Chicago, he discussed the prize’s namesake, who died in 2001. Someday, …

Beyondblue anxiety mental health campaign worthless

Eight years ago this winter, my then partner and I sat in a waiting room so comically depressing, we might have laughed but for fear of the <i>Carry On</i> …

Bad habits and how science can help us change them - Health - ABC News

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle.<p>"Lose weight in seven simple steps". "Five ways to burn …