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If humans disappeared, what would happen to our dogs?

For many of us, dogs are our best friends. But have you wondered what would happen to your dog if we suddenly disappeared? Can...

Ghoulishness, depravity and stupidity: welcome to the world of Ottessa Moshfegh’s Lapvona

Image: The Triumph of Death - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1592). Public domain Whether taken as a good or bad quality, Ottessa Moshfegh’s Lapvona is a confounding novel....

In the new Disney Pixar movie Lightyear, time gets bendy. Is time travel real, or just science fiction?

Image: Disney/Pixar Spoiler alert: this article explains a key plot point, but we don’t give away anything you won’t see in trailers. At the beginning...

Ethereal, evocative, and inventive: why the music of Kate Bush spans generations

Image: Wikimedia Keen observers of popular culture will have become aware of the recent inclusion of Kate Bush’s 1985 song Running Up That Hill into...

Did a giant radio telescope in China just discover aliens? Not so FAST…

Image: Liu Xu / Xinhua / AP “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” – Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980) This phrase is the standard that astronomers will be applying to a curious...

If you’re renting, chances are your home is cold. With power prices soaring, here’s what you can do to keep warm

Image: Shutterstock If you’re feeling the cold this winter, you’re not alone. About a quarter of all Australians have trouble keeping their homes warm enough...

Bunnings, Kmart and The Good Guys say they use facial recognition for ‘loss prevention’. An expert explains what it might mean for you

Once the purview of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, facial recognition is now being used to identify consumers in Australian stores. If you’ve seen the...

Battered by 9 years of Coalition government, the ABC now has a hard road of repair ahead

Image: Joel Carrett/AAP The Liberal-National Coalition government has been defeated, but the legacy of its nine-year onslaught on the ABC remains. That onslaught consisted of relentless...

When will I be able to upload my brain to a computer?

We don’t know how much information the human brain can store. agsandrew/Shutterstock We often imagine that human consciousness is as simple as input and output of...

Australian frogs are dying en masse again, and we need your help to find out why

Image: A dead Peron’s tree frog (Litoria peronii) Ken Griffiths, Author provided Last winter, thousands of dead and dying frogs were found across Australia. Instead of hunkering...
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Understanding Australia’s Migration System: 5 Key Pathways to Melbourne

Australia has long been a sought-after destination for individuals seeking new opportunities, a higher quality of life, and a vibrant cultural experience. Among its...

Pros & Cons of Getting Dental Veneers

Do you want the perfect smile? Chances are you’ve probably seen a few celebrities undergo a massive change with their teeth to give them...

Flower Gifts Ideas in Melbourne for Your Partner

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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.