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For sniffing out crime and missing persons, science backs blood-detection dogs

LaTara Rust, PhD candidate, University of Technology Sydney - avatar LaTara Rust, PhD candidate, University of Technology Sydney

Dogs can reliably sniff out human blood, even after two years of environmental degradation. Jason Korbol/shutterstockIt’s difficult to contemplate the tragedy of lo...

Finding balance on marriage equality debate a particular challenge for the media

Denis Muller, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne - avatar Denis Muller, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

Cory Bernardi's views on same-sex marriage may be crude and ignorant, but the media are nonetheless obligated to report how he uses his power.AAP/Lukas CochCovering the s...

Friday essay: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero

Ali Alizadeh, Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies and Creative Writing, Monash University - avatar Ali Alizadeh, Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies and Creative Writing, Monash University

Joan of Arc depicted on horseback in an illustration from a 1505 manuscript.Wikimedia CommonsOne need not be a parent of a young child, as I am, to be conscious of the fu...

Lessons from Adelaide in how a smart city can work to benefit everyone

Nick Falkner, Associate Professor and Director of the Australian Smart Cities Consortium, University of Adelaide - avatar Nick Falkner, Associate Professor and Director of the Australian Smart Cities Consortium, University of Adelaide

By the time you’ve finished reading this article, roughly 20 people will have moved from the country into a city somewhere around the world. In any given week, mill...

Walking the fine line between healthy weight advice and fat shaming

Suzanne Carroll, Assistant Professor, University of Canberra - avatar Suzanne Carroll, Assistant Professor, University of Canberra

Health campaigns to reduce obesity have been accused of fat shaming, so how can we address this health issue without making people feel bad about themselves?from www.shut...

Vital Signs: RBA rates decision stuck between jobs growth and household debt

Richard Holden, Professor of Economics and PLuS Alliance Fellow, UNSW - avatar Richard Holden, Professor of Economics and PLuS Alliance Fellow, UNSW

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events...

Noise from offshore oil and gas surveys can affect whales up to 3km away

Rebecca Dunlop, Senior Lecturer in Physiology, The University of Queensland - avatar Rebecca Dunlop, Senior Lecturer in Physiology, The University of Queensland

Migrating humpback whales avoid loud, nearby sounds.BRAHSS, Author providedAir guns used for marine oil and gas exploration are loud enough to affect humpback whales up t...

Grattan on Friday: Malcolm Turnbull's government has finally defied fiction

Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra - avatar Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

With the eligibility of the Nationals leadership under question Malcolm Turnbull has had a nightmarish week.Mick Tsikas/AAPIn a week belonging more appropriately to Shaun...

 

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Not just a pretty place: Experience Cuba

There’s a saying that when in Rome, do as the locals do. In Ayna Davies’ case, the same goes for Cuba. Born in Russia and raised in the Cuban town ...

Leilani Chandler turning the active wear industry upside down

Founder of Exoticathletica, an Australian clothing company specialising in active, swim and street wear for every type of woman, Leilani Chandler, i...

Carlton Wine Room: Announces new head chef Chris Haydon

One of Melbourne’s leading wine bars, the Carlton Wine Room, has announced the arrival of its new head chef, Chris Haydon.   Formally of Saint Cri...