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No god but God: a breathtaking exhibition bringing Islamic art out of the shadows

no god but god: a breathtaking exhibition bringing islamic art out of the shadows
The biggest ever display of Islamic art at the Art Gallery of South Australia holds breathtaking masterpieces, and important lessons for all. Art Gallery of South Australia/Saul Steed In 2005, the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) opened Australia’s first permanent galleries of Islamic...

Cattle prods and welfare cuts: mounting threats to Extinction Rebellion show demands are being heard, but ignored

cattle prods and welfare cuts: mounting threats to extinction rebellion show demands are being heard, but ignored
As the movement grows stronger, so does the government’s attempt to stop it. AAP/Erik Anderson Scores of arrests have been made across Australia as the Extinction Rebellion entered its fifth day of protests. The activists are desperately trying to force the Australian government to take serious...

Sunday Essay: Histories written in the land: a journey through Adnyamathanha Yarta

sunday essay: histories written in the land: a journey through adnyamathanha yarta
It is impossible to fully capture the landscape of the Flinders Ranges in one image. Spanning 400km, it is constantly changing. Shutterstock The Flinders Ranges covers a vast area spanning over 400 kilometres. The nearest capital city is Adelaide which, like all of Australia, exists...

The Eulogy review: the life and lonely death of one of Australia’s greatest pianists

the eulogy review: the life and lonely death of one of australia’s greatest pianists
Geoffrey Tozer was a child prodigy who struggled as an adult after the loss of his mother Verna. Madman How could one of the best pianists Australia has ever produced die lonely, neglected and impoverished in a dilapidated house in suburban Melbourne? The Eulogy, a documentary...

A virus is attacking koalas’ genes. But their DNA is fighting back

a virus is attacking koalas’ genes. but their dna is fighting back
A viral invasion is revealing how the genome has its own ommune system to fight off attacks. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Author provided (No reuse) A virus that infects koalas is steadily integrating itself into their DNA, ensuring that it is passed down from generation to generation....

Coal miners and urban greenies have one thing in common, and Labor must use it

coal miners and urban greenies have one thing in common, and labor must use it
Coal stockpiled before being loaded on to ships at a terminal in Gladstone. researchers say Labor should not “cozy up” to the coal industry.  Dave Hunt/AAP Months after Labor’s shock election loss, it is still pondering how the Liberals metamorphosed from party of the bosses to party...

‘Louts, thugs, bullies’: the myth that’s driving Morrison’s anti-union push

‘louts, thugs, bullies’: the myth that’s driving morrison’s anti-union push
The most unionised occupation is teaching, the next most unionised is health care. Shutterstock What have Scott Morrison and and Attorney General Christian Porter got in mind for unions? The answer seems to be more of the same, more use of coercive power to make it...

It’s only October, so what’s with all these bushfires? New research explains it

it’s only october, so what’s with all these bushfires? new research explains it
Firefighters battle bushfires in Angourie, northern New South Wales, on September 10 this year, marking another early start to the season.Jason O'Brien/AAP Summer might be more than six weeks away, but out-of-control bushfires have already torn across parts of eastern Australia in recent days, destroying homes...

Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe

can hiding likes make facebook fairer and rein in fake news? the science says maybe
On Facebook, we like what other people have already liked before us. Shutterstock You may have read about – or already seen, depending on where you are – the latest tweak to Facebook’s interface: the disappearance of the likes counter. Like Instagram (which it owns), Facebook...

No, serving sizes on food labels don’t tell us how much we should eat

no, serving sizes on food labels don’t tell us how much we should eat
Standard serving sizes are anything but standard. Shutterstock The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating sets out how much we should eat from each of the food groups. If we eat the recommended number of “standard serves” from each food group for our age and sex, it...