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Mounting housing stress underscores need for expert council to guide wayward policymaking

A recent policy pledge by Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has given fresh heart to campaigners for the restoration of the former National Housing Supply …

Housing

Curious Kids: How do we get allergic to food?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

Kids

Six common questions about eating carbs during pregnancy answered

During pregnancy women get bombarded with food and nutrition information. Eat this, don’t eat that! It gets very confusing. Recent debates about the …

Nutrition

The Ottoman Empire | Facts and Map

The Ottoman Empire is named after Osman I, whose birthdate isn't known and who died in 1323 or 1324. He ruled only a small principality in Bithynia …

World History

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

Australia’s health system is enviable, but there's room for improvement

<i>This article is part of our global series about health systems, examining different health care systems all over the world. Read the other articles</i> …

Health Care

My favourite album: Pulp's Different Class

<i>The album is an artistic statement, a swag of songs greater than the sum of its parts. In this series, our authors nominate their favourites.</i><p>For …

Pool Table

You can't blame tooth decay on your genes, twin study shows - Science News - ABC News

If you're a frequent visitor to the dentist's chair, you may think you inherited bad teeth from your parents, but a new study of Australian twins …

Friday essay: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero

One need not be a parent of a young child, as I am, to be conscious of the full-blown resurgence of the superhero in contemporary popular culture. …

Heroism

These adorable Fingerlings robo-monkeys are the latest must-have affordable gadget

Hello little Fingerlings, where have you been all my life?<p>I am an unabashed robotics fan. I'm also someone who has been disappointed repeatedly by …

Robotics

How do you know that what you know is true? That's epistemology

How do you know what the weather will be like tomorrow? How do you know how old the Universe is? How do you know if you are thinking rationally?<p>These …

Philosophy

Friday essay: tall ships, tall tales, and the mysteries of Eugenia Falleni

I’m an unlikely sailor of tall ships. Too clumsy, too prone to motion sickness, too white and nervous about symbols of colonisation. Nevertheless, in …

Short Hair

Downsizing cost trap awaits retirees – five reasons to be wary

It’s time to debunk the myth of zero housing costs in retirement if we want to understand why retirees resist downsizing. Retirees have at least five …

Housing

The Fugitive Heir

Two decades after his lovely young wife vanished, Robert Durst, scion of a Manhattan real-estate family worth billions, faces new murder charges. A cold case is now red-hot news, with a gangland-style execution, a headless torso, a manhunt, and revelations that Durst led part of his double life as …

Crime

Wall Street Executives from the Financial Crisis of 2008: Where Are They Now?

It’s been nearly seven years since a financial meltdown almost destroyed the global economy. Some of Wall Street’s major players reflect on riding out the maelstrom.<p>Once upon a time, Jimmy Cayne, now 81, had a lot to say about the sad fate that befell Bear Stearns, the Wall Street investment bank …

Can Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective’s Uncompromising Auteur, Do It All Again?

Rich Cohen explores the challenges and visions of the man behind Rust Cohle.<p>When I first met Nic Pizzolatto, he was teaching creative writing at DePauw, a small liberal-arts college in Indiana. He was a young professor at work on his first novel, seemingly just another member of the academic …

TV

Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last

Australia's healthcare system has been ranked among the best in the developed world by a team of American researchers who have ranked their own …

Health Care

City planning suffers growth pains of Australia's population boom

<i>Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This is the third article in our series, Is</i> …

Urban Design

Wars and Battles Throughout History

A Primer on the Major Wars That Shaped the Modern World<p>Since the dawn of time, wars and battles have had a significant impact on the course of …

The Crazy Story Of How "Clue" Went From Forgotten Flop To Cult Triumph

That a high-concept, fast-talking farce based on a board game was a box office bomb in 1985 is no huge mystery. But figuring out how it became an enduring favorite is a Hollywood whodunit for the ages. (The prime suspect: you, in the living room, with the remote control.) UPDATED in Dec. 2015 after …

Why Venezuelan parents are keeping their children at home

<b>Venezuela is gripped by an ever-deepening economic and political crisis that has triggered almost daily anti-government protests since April.</b><p>Triple-digit inflation, a high crime rate and clashes between protesters and security forces have affected the lives of many, including schoolchildren.<p>"We're …

Why levying GST on banking has been in the 'too hard' basket

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has argued for broadening the GST base to include all financial services, something also floated by the …

Finance

Port of Darwin: This is about more than China's economic interest

<b>The decision to offer a century-long lease over the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company feeds into the PRC's global strategic aims. Australia ignores</b> …

China

‘Unyielding Boredom’: On the Slow Passage of Time Behind Bars

It was an interesting microcosm of adapted culture and could be really inspiring. (Inspiring maybe because I’m a nerd and was so bored I had to do …

Prison Reform

Watch: A Top Production Designer on How to Get the Most Bang for Your Budget

It’s easy to be distracted by shiny toys. Many new filmmakers have been coaxed into spending whatever meager budget they have on a state-of-the-art …

Continuity of Colors: Matching Exposure and Balance

Continuity is too often an obsession… and there are good reasons for it. There is this idea that the audience needs to suspend disbelief in order to …

Tutorials

How to Choose Your DSLR Lighting Setup

<b>This article was originally written by David Newton for ProMoviemaker Magazine. Visit David’s website here.</b><p>An interesting little factoid that might …

How to Succeed at Crowdfunding a Film Project

<b>The people behind Film Courage have released an extremely helpful and informative 2-hour video on YouTube, with a number of experts giving advice on</b> …

Crowd Funding