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19 Indie Movies Out Summer 2018 You Might've Missed Between All The Blockbusters

As fun as huge Hollywood blockbusters can be, sometimes they just aren't your cup of tea. And when you need a break from all those major movies, take …

Blockbusters

Every Oscar best-picture winner, ever

Here's a look back at the Oscars' 90 best pictures. 1927/1928 - 'Wings' | Richard Arlen, Clara Bow and Charles "Buddy" Rogers star in the first Academy Award best-picture winner, a silent film. Sunset Boulevard, Corbis via Getty Images<p>1928/1929 - 'The Broadway Melody' | Bessie Love and Charles King …

Science Focus Podcast: What's the deal with algorithms?

Algorithms are everywhere, and in this Science Focus Podcast we talk to mathematician Hannah Fry, who tells us all about the good, the bad and the …

Mathematics

19 natural wonders of the world to see before you die

10,000 years of civilisation might have created Seven Wonders of the World, but with a head start of millions of years, planet Earth has a few of its …

Earth Science

High drama as 'baby-faced assassin' puts super trustees in spotlight

They are also the recurring themes of the royal commission into misconduct in the financial sector, which this week racked up its 45th day of …

Superannuation

The Unexpected Face of Poverty

None<p>The word “poverty” conjures up images of rundown houses and blighted neighborhoods, ragged clothes and empty cupboards. But try instead to see poverty as having a face. Whose face would that be?<p>It might be the face of a child. The face of someone from a developing country that’s stricken by …

Social Issues

The man who started the ABC's press gallery — and how the newspapers tried to stop him

<b>Warren Denning (1906-1975) was the ABC's first political correspondent when he established the Canberra bureau in 1939. Press gallery legend Laurie</b> …

Australia

The best résumés don’t have a ‘skills’ section

How can PR pros applying for new jobs convey their various abilities?In writing a résumé, many people include a “skills” section. Here, they cram …

Employment

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

12 books about mental health everybody should read

Help to understand yours a little better.<p>When the world feels like a confusing place, seek solace in books. Here, The Reading Agency, a charity that …

Mental Health

The Most Beautiful Place to Visit in Every Country in Southeast Asia

The two months I spent in Southeast Asia while backpacking were a little overwhelming, because there was just so much to look at, all the time. When …

South-east Asia

HUGE INVESTMENT: $444 million is being put towards saving The Great Barrier Reef

By Nathalie Craig<p>08 Aug 2018<p>The Federal Government has given almost half a billion dollars in funding to the not-for-profit Great Barrier Reef …

Great Barrier Reef

Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts withdraws his appeal against his conviction

Former Northern Territory police commissioner John McRoberts has withdrawn an appeal against his conviction for attempting to pervert the course of …

Corruption

This Is the New Hottest Beach Destination in Europe

From the craggy English seashore to the sun-kissed beaches of Croatia, Europe has some pretty stellar coastline. But where, exactly, is the absolute …

Travel Industry

This is how to clean up your social media history

Chances are, your social media accounts are long overdue a clean-up.<p>Think about it: You wouldn't like your reputation to hang on an ill-judged tweet from 2012, but there's every chance a potential employer, partner or friend will do just that when they creep upon your profile.<p>And creep they will, …

Social Media

Why You Might Want to Get a Premium Credit Card Instead of Buying Travel Insurance

After seeing posts in various online travel communities about instances where travel insurance saved the day after long hospital stays or required …

Personal Finance

Is this the most ingenious hack ever? Meet the man who transforms fridges into dog kennels - and he's making a fortune

A man has spent the past two years transforming more than 500 fridges into dog kennels in a creative ploy to save them from ending up in landfill.<p>The …

Wales

27 free things to do in London

GOD’S OWN JUNKYARD<p>A neon artist’s surreal world<p>God’s Own Junkyard is a visual onslaught of light and colour, a crazy bright world of vintage signs …

England

Banking royal commission: Industry super funds sail through inquiry as spotlight roasts NAB, retail funds

Where do you start?<p>With the trustee of superannuation money spending months weighing ways to not return millions of dollars of its customers' money …

Superannuation

34 Utterly Delicious Gingerbread Dessert Recipes to Enjoy This Christmas

These gingerbread dessert recipes will fill you up with Christmas cheer.<p>Think beyond the traditional gingerbread cookie and homemade house with these …

Dessert

Even if you’re just getting your genes tested for fun, it could cost you later

Given how easy it is to test your genes right at home, it seems like so many more people are giving the option a shot. The results can provide some …

Long-Term Care

Forget Mykonos and Santorini. I found a little-known island in Greece that's twice as beautiful and half the price.

Most vacationers heading to the islands in Greece usually end up at one of two destinations: Mykonos or Santorini.<p>While both islands have their charms, they've undoubtedly become tourist traps, with overbooked hotels, overpriced restaurants, and beaches and sights packed with cruise-shippers and …

European Travel

Barrier Reef Foundation grant 'unthinkable, mind-blowing', former board member says

A member of the Myer family dynasty who played a key role in establishing the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) has condemned a $444 million …

Australia

Egyptian students design car that runs on air

CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air.<p>The undergraduate students, who built the vehicle as part of their graduation project from Helwan University just outside Cairo, are …

Engineering

One of the largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life

One of the world's largest banks says the planet is running out of resources and warns that neither governments nor companies are prepared for climate change.<p>The world spent its entire natural resource budget for the year by August 1, a group of analysts at HSBC said in a note that cited research …

Climate Change

Watchdog says Australia lawmakers increasingly exploit race

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia’s racism watchdog said on Monday the country is experiencing a resurgence in lawmakers exploiting race to …

Malcolm Turnbull

23 Travel Tech Essentials That Will Upgrade Every Part of Your Trip

This year's coolest travel gadgets make it easier to communicate, navigate, connect, and relax when you're on the road.<p>If we asked you to tell us …

Gear & Gadgets

Master Chef Joel Robuchon's Signature Dish Was Elevated Mashed Potatoes. Here's How He Made Them

Of all the haute cuisine in legendary chef Joel Robuchon’s repertoire, he was best known for his signature potato puree dish, which is essentially …

mashed potatoes

Here's a breakdown of the $3.4 billion in charges to members of Australia's top 20 super funds

• <b>Analysis of data from prudential regulator APRA shows 20 of Australia’s largest super funds charge their members $3.4 billion combined each year in</b> …

Superannuation

The greedy ways Apple got to $1 trillion

For being the richest company ever with $243 billion in cash, Apple sure cuts corners in the stingiest ways. The hardware giant became the first trillion-dollar company this week. Yet it’s tough to reconcile Apple earning $11 billion in profit per quarter with it still screwing us over on cords and …

Headphones