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Photos from the field: zooming in on Australia’s hidden world of exquisite mites, snails and beetles

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photos from the field: zooming in on australia’s hidden world of exquisite mites, snails and beetles
     Dragon springtails (pictured) are widely distributed in forests of eastern Australia — yet they’re still largely unknown to science. Nick Porch, Author provided Which animals are quintessentially Australian? Koalas and kangaroos, emus, tiger snakes and green tree frogs, echidnas and eastern rosellas, perhaps. And let’s not forget common wombats. Inevitably, most lists will be biased to the more conspicuous mammals and birds,...

Stream weavers: the musicians’ dilemma in Spotify’s pay-to-play plan

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stream weavers: the musicians’ dilemma in spotify’s pay-to-play plan
 Image: Shuttlestock Spotify offered the promise that, in the age of digital downloads, all artists would get paid for their music, and some would get paid a lot. Lorde and Billie Eilish showed what was possible. Lorde was just 16 when, in 2012, she uploaded her debut EP to SoundCloud. A few months later, Sean Parker (of Napster and Facebook fame) put...

Are the US and Iran headed for a military showdown before Trump leaves office?

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are the us and iran headed for a military showdown before trump leaves office?
 Picture: MURTAJA LATEEF/EPA Tensions are running high in the Middle East in the waning days of the Trump administration. Over the weekend, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, claimed Israeli agents were planning to attack US forces in Iraq to provide US President Donald Trump with a pretext for striking Iran.   Just ahead of the one-year anniversary of the US assassination of Iran’s charismatic General...

‘Good luck fella, stay safe’: a snake catcher explains why our fear of brown snakes is misplaced

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‘good luck fella, stay safe’: a snake catcher explains why our fear of brown snakes is misplaced
 Image: Shuttlestock Sun, sea … snakes: all three are synonymous with the Australian summer, but only the first two are broadly welcomed. And of all Australia’s snake species, brown snakes are among the most feared. To some degree, this is understandable. Brown snakes are alert, nervy and lightning-fast over short distances. When threatened, they put on a spectacular (and intimidating) defensive...

I can’t get sunburnt through glass, shade or in water, right? 5 common sunburn myths busted

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i can’t get sunburnt through glass, shade or in water, right? 5 common sunburn myths busted
 Image: Shuttlestock Despite decades of public health campaigns, skin cancer remains a major threat to health in Australia, with more cases diagnosed each year than all other cancers combined. Skin cancer rates remain high and sunburn is all too common in Australia. Our research looks at how best to inform people about the hazards of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including by evaluating and testing shade,...

What is FinTech?

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what is fintech?
Financial technology, also known as Fintech, has been around since the 7th century BC when the abacus was first used. It is the marriage of financial services with the latest technology developments and ever since those early days, innovation in the financial sector has continued to result in new tech and ways of working. It is responsible for some...

THAT RADIO CHICK CHERYL LEE REVIEWS THE ANGELS A-Z THE WIRELESS SHOW

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that radio chick cheryl lee reviews the angels a-z the wireless show
The Angels 'A-Z The Wireless Show' Live Gig & Live Stream - The Bridgeway Hotel Going back to the Bridgeway Hotel after nearly 40 years was a surreal feeling.  Back in the 80's the Bridgeway at Pooraka was THE place to go every Friday and Saturday night particularly if you were from the northern suburbs.  We saw all the best bands...

Coming up at Antenna Selects: STRAY

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coming up at antenna selects: stray
STRAY + Q&A 5:00pm Saturday 16 January Join us at Palace Chauvel for the Sydney Premiere screening of Stray, winner of Best International Feature Documentary at Hot Docs 2020! The first of a new batch of Antenna Selects screenings and events happening throughout early 2021, the film will be followed by a live Q&A with director Elizabeth Lo. Meet the indomitable Zeytin, a stray who is treated...

Conspiracy theories on the right, cancel culture on the left: how political legitimacy came under threat in 2020

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conspiracy theories on the right, cancel culture on the left: how political legitimacy came under threat in 2020
 Image: Wes Mountain/The Conversation, 2020 has been a challenging year. For some challenges, such as the coronavirus, a light is appearing at the end of the tunnel. But for others, the true consequences may be only beginning to appear. This is perhaps no more true than in the assault on political legitimacy. In 2020, this was threatened by forces on opposite...

Listen To Older Voices: Col Millington – Part 2

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listen to older voices: col millington – part 2
This is the 2nd of a 3-part program on Col Millington, who was 66 years of age when interviewed and who is, in so many ways, a classic “Baby Boomer”. Being a "boomer" he was caught up in the music explosion of the 1960's and became part of the young band culture that was exploding in and around Melbourne. This week...