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living with fire and facing our fears

Danielle Clode, Senior Research Fellow in Creative Writing, Flinders University

The smouldering ruins of a child's bike lies amongst a property lost to bushfires in the Mid North Coast region of NSW last month.Darren Pateman/AAPIt is only mid-November but we have to walk early to avoid the heat. A northerly wind picks up clouds of dust and pollen, sending dirty billows across ...

how designing hospitals for Indigenous people might benefit everyone

Timothy O'Rourke, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland

Sunshine Coast University Hospital uses evidence-based design to provide outside spaces with views that Indigenous people tell us they value.Architectus, Author providedWelcome to the next article in our Designing Hospitals series, where we explore how architecture and design shape our hospitals and...

why homicide rates in Australia are declining

Terry Goldsworthy, Associate Professor in Criminology, Bond University

Latest figures reveal homocides in Australia are at historic lows. AAP/James RossAccording to the latest figures, homicides in Australia are at historic lows and compare well against international trends.So what do the trends tell us and why is the homicide rate in Australia declining?Perceptions an...

We're using lasers and toaster-sized satellites to beam information faster through space

Gottfried Lechner, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Telecommunications Research, University of South Australia, University of South Australia

The electromagnetic spectrum we can access with current technologies is completely occupied. This means experts have to think of creative ways to meet our rocketing demands for data.NASA Johnson/Flickr, CC BY-NCSatellites are becoming increasingly important in our lives, as they help us meet a deman...

Australia's slipping student scores will lead to greater income inequality

Richard Holden, Professor of Economics, UNSW

While no test is perfect but the Programme for International Student Assessment rankings are pretty useful for understanding the skills young people are being equipped with.www.shutterstock.comThe latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results are bad news for Australian studen...

Holidays & Travel

5 Digital Free Holidays: Take a trek and get back to nature

Our current digital age has connected us to each other and the vast opportunities around the world like no other time in history. And yet, sometimes we need to get...

Places to visit on your first trip to North America

This vast continent, home to one of the biggest countries in the world, is certainly not an easy thing to explore. Its diverse array of cultures and peoples, cities full...

Must-Visit US Destinations for Australians

Australia is a sought-after travel destination for tourists from around the world for its incredible cities, beautiful landscapes, history, culture, and beyond. Tourists flock to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold...

5 Reasons For Visiting the Netherlands in Spring

The Netherlands is a stunning part of Europe and according to Markus De Jong, travel expert at adviesjagers.nl Australians love to visit the Netherlands as part of their travels around...

Winter fun in Colorado

Colorado is one of the most visited states in the United States due to the numerous beautiful places evenly distributed in every part of the State. There are lots of...

Essential Personal Hygiene Tips for Traveling

Staying healthy and maintaining good personal hygiene are two of the most important aspects of traveling, but it might not always be easy to achieve. As crucial it is to...

Top 3 Affordable Activities To Do In Los Angeles

When we hear about Los Angeles, we immediately thought of Hollywood. It is because it is the country’s film and television industry. It is where most studios are situated. Located in...

Best Paradise Islands You Should Visit in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, thanks to its thousands-strong assembly of beautiful paradise islands. Each of the continent’s islands has its own wonderful...

Most Popular Mexican Destinations for Australian Visitors

While this may come as a surprise to many, Australians are one of the three nationalities that spend the most money during their trips to Mexico. According to Sofia De...

Fashion & Beauty

5 Ways to Style Your Winter Wardrobe Essentials Into Versatile Outfits

Winter is undoubtedly one of the most fashionable seasons. Trendy, yet cozy outfits are a trademark of the colder months, and it seems that there is no limit set on...

Top Fashion Secrets To Look Stylish No Matter The Occasion  

Women have always preferred to dress up in the latest styles and keep up with the trends over the years. Even if they are balancing their career and family, they...

5 Italian Designers That Every Australian Should Have in Their Closet

Fashion is an integral part of our lives and Italy is probably one of the most stylish countries on earth, home to big-name brands such as Versace, Valentino, Moschino, Prada...

Top 5 Designer Sunglasses That Celebrities Are Wearing

Celebrities live such a public life that sometimes they need to be able to move around without being easily recognized. And what helps them is a little disguise using sunglasses...

Guys, Are You Making These 5 Critical Skincare Mistakes?

According to a survey carried out by Mintel, half of all UK men use facial skincare products as part of their daily routine. Once a taboo, an increasing amount of...

How to Dress for Work: Chic 9-5 Style

Do you want to look professional and put-together yet stay true to your personal style? Is it even possible to make your work outfits look chic and interesting and not...

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