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Life December 15, 2018

Lessons from manual labour

Subsistence labour in a small village in Slovakia teaches a valuable lesson about the relationship between time and work.


Life December 8, 2018

Major project design quotas

Making the case for restoring confidence in the quality of Australian design by stipulating that for major projects, half of all design tenders or competition entrants be local.

Life December 1, 2018

Ovarian cancer: Survivors Teaching Students

A program sparked by an ovarian cancer survivor is bringing fellow patients into medical schools to help guide professionals in their approach to the deadly but often undiagnosed condition.

Life November 24, 2018

This human being

In a recent profile in The Saturday Paper, photographer Hoda Afshar spoke about her collaboration with journalist Behrouz Boochani, who is on Manus Island. Here, he describes the creation of an image that stands on the threshold of civilisation and barbarism.

Life November 17, 2018

KidZania, Singapore

At the KidZania labour-themed fun park in Singapore, children earn pretend money working pretend jobs as insurance agents or pharmacists, while their parents stand in depressingly familiar queues.

Life November 10, 2018

Yawuru Indigenous language course

As the first students graduate from a groundbreaking Yawuru language course in Broome, there are high hopes the program will become a model for teaching Indigenous languages around the country.

Life November 3, 2018

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Women who experience premenstrual dysphoric disorder – a condition many degrees more severe than the more common PMS – face misunderstanding, misdiagnosis and restrictions on the lives they can lead.

Life October 27, 2018

Catalonia’s Concurs de Castells

In north-eastern Spain, an ancient tradition combines daredevil skill with strength and teamwork – all amid a festival atmosphere. But just viewing these human castles in the air is not for the faint-hearted.

Life October 20, 2018

The science of saving the Barrier Reef

While political debate rages over the funding of Great Barrier Reef projects, CSIRO and Australian Institute of Marine Science researchers are determining the best approaches for the reef’s restoration and survival

Life October 13, 2018

David Goldblatt’s South Africa

Before photographer David Goldblatt passed away in June this year he took a final road trip across his homeland, South Africa.

Life October 6, 2018

DIY diabetic systems

For many type 1 diabetes sufferers, the lengthy approval process for artificial pancreas technology has led them to make their own devices. But it’s a move that could have complicated legal ramifications for their treating physicians.

Life September 29, 2018

South Korea reacts to ‘Aim High in Creation!’

When an Australian filmmaker visited South Korea for the release of her controversial documentary film Aim High in Creation! – which she made in North Korea – she heard starkly different views on the future relationship of the two countries.