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Virtual Reality tours go to the next level

Ever wanted to visit Egypt’s Pyramids but never had the chance? Well now you can do the next best thing and go on a virtual reality tour of the inside of the Great Pyramid of Giza.<p>Using 3D technology the Scan Pyramids Project team allows visitors wearing headsets to explore the Queens Gallery and …

Dogs are red-green colour blind, research indicates

Dogs are colourblind and struggle to distinguish between red and green, meaning finding a red ball in the park could prove tricky, scientists have said.<p>Experts have known for some time that dogs have poor vision, and are up to eight times worse than humans at seeing things in detail. But until now, …

Hundreds of Australians die each year from exposure to asbestos

Biaggio Signorelli was just one of those people, and his son Paul has made it his mission to stop others from experiencing such devastating loss.<p>“For …

‘I wasn’t meant to die today’: close calls as savage storm smashes Kurri Kurri

SMASHED: The clean-up in Kurri Kurri. Picture: Marina Neil<p>SMASHED: The clean-up in Kurri Kurri. Picture: Marina Neil<p>SMASHED: The clean-up in Kurri …

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes. The post …

Welfare

Father's furious post to friends after son with autism is not invited to any birthday parties

A loving father has written a furious post to his friends online after his six-year-old son with autism did not receive any invitations to their …

Carer killed trying to save autistic boy in M1 Motorway horror

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal accident on the M1 Motorway at Cameron Park, between George Booth Drive and Link Road. Photo: Max …

2017 World Fantasy Award Winners have been announced!

The 2017 World Fantasy Awards were announced last night, and it looks like a great list! Claire North won for best novel with The Sudden Appearance …

Watch an Oil Painting Instantly Lose 200 Years of Grimy Varnish

What you’re seeing is a valuable painting being partially dissolved on purpose.<p>Fine art is often coated with varnish for the same reason furniture …

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

Ricky Hurst’s doctors told him last year that there was nothing more they could do. His heart was failing and he should get his affairs in order. The end was coming.<p>His family gathered. He spoke to his pastor and resigned himself to death. “If it was meant to be, it was meant to be,” he said.<p>But. …

The Overlooked Yoga Poses That 4 Experts Swear By

Odds are you’ve seen some crazy, gravity-defying yoga moves on Instagram. These days arm balances, backbends, and inversions tend to steal the social …

7 Must-Read Sci-Fi And Fantasy Novels Set In London

Benjamin Disraeli, novelist, bon viveur and British Prime Minister twice for Queen Victoria, said about the UK capital: ‘London is the modern …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

The Symptoms of Protracted Dying

Geraldine was warmly opinionated and, along with her husband, she’d raised her four daughters to be the same.<p>When work settled and time allowed, she melted into the couch next to any of her children who were home and turned on the Hallmark channel. If a movie showed people who couldn’t care for …

Medicine

Ipsos Global Advisor survey finds Australia ranks lowest for broadband satisfaction

The polling comes amid widespread criticism of the rollout of the National Broadband Network.<p>Last week a report by Telecommunications Industry …

How to Use the Foreground to Create Depth in Landscape Photos

Sometimes a beautiful landscape scene doesn’t look as good on camera as it did to your eye, but that’s because translating a 3-dimensional scene into …

Australia Debates: Does a Warming Planet Really Need More Coal?

ABBOT POINT, Australia — In a desolate corner of northeastern Australia, about 100 miles from the nearest town, a grassy stretch of prime grazing land sits above a vein of coal so rich and deep that it could be mined for decades.<p>The Australian government is considering a proposal to build one of …

Albert Namatjira's family regains copyright of his artwork after Dick Smith intervenes

Family members of world-renowned Indigenous watercolourist Albert Namatjira have had the rights to his artwork returned to them, ending a struggle …

How To Stay Calm When You’re A Frustrated Parent

“<i>The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror.” –</i> Brené Brown<p>Parenting has more than its share of …

How a Gilded-Age Heiress Became the 'Mother of Forensic Science'

Frances Glessner Lee created meticulous and gruesome dioramas of murder scenes, which are still used to train police today.<p>Frances Glessner Lee grew up in the Gilded Age as the heiress to a fortune made in industrial farm equipment. Her childhood was “sheltered and indulged.” She would marry at age …

Living Rooms

Sharpening in Photoshop – The Complete Guide

Sharpening is one of those things in post-processing that makes a lot of people scratch their heads. There are multiple sharpen tools in Photoshop, …

Many Young Adults With Autism Also Have Mental Health Issues

College involved "many anxiety attacks and many trips home" for Daniel Share-Strom, an autistic 27-year-old motivational speaker in Bradford, Ontario. It wasn't just the challenge of organizing his assignments and fighting the disability office for the extra time he needed for tests. It was also …

Autism

Lack of support for students with special needs endangers everyone

"Did the placement officer tell you these students could be physically abusive?"<p>The question caught me off guard the first time I was asked by a secretary as I checked into a school as a supply education assistant. I soon grew used to it – my answer was always, "No." I may not have accepted such …

This brilliant 22-year-old is the reason you can get great literature in ‘quality paperback’

Jason Epstein changed the American publishing industry forever<p>Jason Epstein was working as a lowly slush-pile reader at Doubleday Books in the early …

Tights, Tutus and ‘Relentless’ Teasing: Inside Ballet’s Bullying Epidemic

“If this were not the arts, it would be considered a child health crisis.”<p>For years, ballet phenom David Hallberg was bullied. Growing up in South Dakota and Tucson, Arizona, the boy who would go on to become one of his generation’s greatest dancers endured teasing, name-calling, ostracism and …

Dancing

'I Thought My Son Would Never Have Friends': One Mom's Honesty About the Loneliness of Raising a Child With an Intellectual Disability

Candi Carter, the executive producer of The View, shares the loneliness of raising a child with an intellectual disability—and the incredible nonprofit that gave her hope.<p>Five years ago, my son and I were in the grocery store when three boys ran up to us. “Hey! It’s Emerson!” one said. “Hi, …

Life in the slow lane: Australia has slower internet than Kenya

"We are really an example of how not to do it," said Paul Budde, a Sydney-based former adviser to the United Nations on the social and economic …

Autism And Dentistry: A Guide To Making Appointments Easier

Now that the summer has come to an end, it is time for parents to think about the fall season, back to school, and catching up on doctors and dentist …

Autism

Autistic man 'refused help' on train calls for awareness

<b>A man with a severe form of autism who was told he could not board a train by a guard is calling for more awareness of the condition on public transport.</b><p>Andrew Edwards, 32, from Wrexham, travelled to Lord's cricket ground in London with his nephew on the train.<p>But he said he was left distressed as …

Autism

Gerry Anderson's Dark Scifi Thriller Captain Scarlet Is Getting a Glorious HD Restoration

Fifty years ago today, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s seminal follow up to <i>Thunderbirds</i> hit British TV: <i>Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons</i>, the scifi …

Science Fiction