Emma Carter

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The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Pell urged to be 'open and frank' at child sex abuse inquiry

Australia's most senior Catholic has been urged to face up to child sex crimes committed by members of the church and to apologise when he fronts a …

Official opening of Taronga Zoo

The Sydney Morning Herald moves to new offices at Broadway

The Petrov Affair, a dramatic Cold War spy incident occurs in Australia.

The Vietnam War, fought between communist-supported North Vietnam and capitalist-supported South Vietnam, would last twenty years.

First appearance of MyCareer

From the Archives: taken 50 years ago today, 24th May 1963, this photo first ran on the the front page of the Herald illustrating coverage of Commonwealth Day bonfires. The original caption reads: "Queen's Park, Waverley, was colourfully lit by several small bonfires, which attracted groups of adults and children". Some celebrations however, grew out of control. "The evening began quietly with orderly bonfires in many suburbs, but as the night wore on, all available police and firemen were kept busy answering calls to gangs of cracker-armed hoodlums and fires. Four boys were treated at hospitals for cracker burns while Kingsford Smith Airport was closed at 10.35pm due to reduced visibility" caused by bonfire smoke, reported the Herald. Elsewhere, "at Palmer Street Woolloomooloo, youths cut a firehose while firemen were extinguishing a blaze which had been lit in the middle of the road", on a night in which "at least eight buildings and seven cars were damaged or destroyed by fires believed to have been started by crackers or vandals". Photograph by A. Linsen.

The world's biggest ever Lego model has been unveiled in New York's Times Square. It took: -32 people -17,000 hours - and 5,000,000 Lego bricks The 1:1 scale replica of a Star Wars X-Wing starfighter is three metres tall and 13 metres long: http://ow.ly/lnV4K Don't forget to "like" our page at https://www.facebook.com/theageAustralia Photo: Reuters

Kidnapped photojournalist back behind the lens

Brennan's family purchased his freedom in 2009 at a cost Brennan says will take him at least another five years to repay.<p>After co-writing a book …

On the outside, the white sails of the Opera House were tripping out on almost luridly psychedelic patterns projected on to them. On the inside, audiences for Kraftwerk were tripping out on 3D projections which sent robots, numbers and undulating "lawns" into the room. Vivid Live may have begun with one note of disappointment, as veteran soul singer Bobby Womack called in sick, but that was probably the only off-key moment of an opening night which seemed defined by the unexpected play of colour, light and sound, writes Bernard Zuel. http://ow.ly/lo4OD

Queensland pollies could see $50,000 pay rise

‘‘I get on with the job of putting my head down and getting my tail up and delivering a budget for the people of Queensland.’’<p>News of the potential …

Researchers uncover way to boost Australia's global internet links

American scientists have discovered a way to dramatically increase the speed of Australia's internet links with the world.<p>The team from Bell Labs has …

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Chinese DIY Inventions

One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons …

Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Victims allowed home as prosecutors charge Castro

Two of the women rescued from a Cleveland home returned to their families this morning as US prosecutors laid charges against their alleged kidnapper.<p>…

'I want to know the truth': Inquest into nurses' slaying

Michele Tuitufu, who was just five-years-old when her sister Wendy Evans was killed, will travel to Toowoomba on Monday to attend a second inquest …

A million-dollar smile, but at what price? An aspiring Brisbane model has been arrested in New York for allegedly swindling a bank out of $275,000 so he could pay for braces for his teeth. http://bit.ly/10wfXO2

North Korea warns foreign embassies to evacuate

Pyongyang has warned that it cannot guarantee diplomats' safety because of ‘hostile’ US and South Korean military exercises and advised embassies to consider moving their staff out of the country, China’s state news agency reported Friday.<p>North Korea warns it could not guarantee the safety of …