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Do you genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Death penalty in Indonesia: an executioner's story

A police officer who has been part of an Indonesian firing squad tells how he and his prisoners prepare for the death sentence, and how he hopes those who are killed find their peace<p><b>As Indonesia prepares to execute up to 11 prisoners, including two Australians, a Brazilian and a Nigerian national,</b> …

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Man in critical condition after alleged attack at detention centre near Perth

Immigration department confirms that man in his 40s has been admitted to Royal Perth hospital with face and head injuries<p>A man is in a critical condition after allegedly being attacked at an immigration detention centre.<p>An ambulance spokesman said paramedics took the man from Yongah Hill detention …

Reducing gender equity to a battle of the sexes is simplistic, crude and dangerous

Women may outnumber men at university but numbers alone won’t change gender inequity. Universities must lead the way in challenging gender assumptions and combating institutional sexism and misogyny<p>Women now outnumber men in higher education in Australia, with numbers increasing year on year. Such …

Labor's paid parental leave scheme has helped productivity, says government

Department of Social Services reports the 18-week scheme particularly helps low-income women spend extra time with their babies and then return to their jobs<p>Paid parental leave (PPL) is largely achieving its objectives to allow new mothers to spend time with their babies in their infancy while …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

11 Classic Movies Sexier Than 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Next week, fans of EL James' erotic novel <i>Fifty Shades Of Grey</i> will be out in droves to see the film version starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Already media outlets have dubbed the movie, which opens Feb. 13, as the raunchiest film in more than a decade, one that includes 20 minutes of sex …

6 Dangerous Anti-Vaccination Arguments Analyzed, Explained, And Shut Down

Science has provided ample evidence that childhood vaccines are safe and effective, and public health authorities maintain that vaccines are as important as seat belts in protecting our children. Even President Obama has urged parents to have their kids vaccinated.<p>So how can it be that many parents …

Une vidéo montre ce qui se passe dans le corps humain lors d'une relation sexuelle

Mise en ligne sur YouTube, elle montre une compilation d'IRM.<p>Vous avez déjà voulu voir ce qui se passait à l'intérieur de votre corps lorsque vous …

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