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Guide to the classics: Christina Stead's The Beauties and Furies

Margaret Harris, Challis Professor of English Literature Emerita, University of Sydney - avatar Margaret Harris, Challis Professor of English Literature Emerita, University of Sydney

Carl Rahl's Orestes Pursued by the Furies (1852).WikimediaFrom the beginning Christina Stead’s fiction divided critical opinion, and reactions to The Beauties and F...

The emotion centre is the oldest part of the human brain: why is mood so important?

Genevieve Rayner, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health - avatar Genevieve Rayner, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Our mood is a transient frame of mind that influences how we think and view the world. David Schap/Unsplash, CC BYThe brain is key to our existence, but there’s a l...

What brain regions control our language? And how do we know this?

David Abbott, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Epilepsy Neuroinformatics Laboratory, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health - avatar David Abbott, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Epilepsy Neuroinformatics Laboratory, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Our language abilities are enabled by a co-ordinated network of brain regions that have evolved to give humans a sophisticated ability to communicate.[bastian.]/Flickr, C...

Sixty years on, the Maralinga bomb tests remind us not to put security over safety

Liz Tynan, Senior Lecturer and Co-ordinator Research Student Academic Support, James Cook University - avatar Liz Tynan, Senior Lecturer and Co-ordinator Research Student Academic Support, James Cook University

It is September 27, 1956. At a dusty site called One Tree, in the northern reaches of the 3,200-square-kilometre Maralinga atomic weapons test range in outback South Aust...

The science is in: gardening is good for you

Chris Williams, Lecturer in urban horticulture, University of Melbourne - avatar Chris Williams, Lecturer in urban horticulture, University of Melbourne

Time spent weeding, potting and pruning can be as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.Image from www.shutterstock.comAs the weather warms and days lengthen, you...

 

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Great boredom busters for when you’re feeling ill

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XLIVE 2016: Cultivating Big Ideas for Extraordinary Live Event Experiences

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