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Life December 4, 2021

Sent (back) to Coventry

It may have been named Britain’s 2021 City of Culture, but Coventry’s dark past as a hotbed of racism and violence will not be easily erased.


Life December 4, 2021

How AI is revolutionising coding

The promise of artificial intelligence is fast becoming a reality, revolutionising the process of coding.

Life November 27, 2021

Kindness can be contagious too

In the midst of a lonely pandemic, there is evidence that kindness is contagious – only it can’t be neatly plotted on graphs or reduced to its reproduction number.

Life November 27, 2021

Academy of silences

While the Howard government is remembered for dismantling student unionism, the changes it made to university councils had an even more chilling effect on academics wishing to critique the universities where they work.

Life November 20, 2021

Australia’s epidemic of loneliness

Loneliness has been one of the underlying ailments of the Covid-19 pandemic. Once again, it is the vulnerable and financially insecure who suffer the most.

Life November 13, 2021

Fashion label Worn

With the launch of Worn’s latest collection, the duo behind the label intend to make their mark on the fashion world – while leaving a minimal trace on the environment.

Life November 13, 2021

The mineral that is about to supercharge solar cells

A mineral discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1800s can supercharge solar cells and may help transform solar electricity generation by 2025.

Life November 6, 2021

First Nations students and finding the right pathway

As an honours student studying philosophy at Melbourne University, having just missed out on a Rhodes Scholarship, Warumungu man Ethan Taylor is interested in the production of knowledge and justice.

Life November 6, 2021

How to talk to the vaccine hesitant

As the pandemic enters a new phase, a friend shows how patience and compassion can unpick vaccine hesitancy.

Life October 30, 2021

Where does everything on the internet go?

Ever since the internet’s big-bang moment, archivists have struggled to keep up with its burgeoning content. It’s time to change the rules.

Life October 30, 2021

It’s time for psychologists to recognise the importance of power

The criminal conduct of a senior psychologist – and his colleagues’ reactions – poses questions about the profession’s tendency to ignore context and focus on individual behaviours.

Life October 23, 2021

How accurate are rapid antigen tests for Covid-19?

As millions of Australians exit lockdown, they will soon be able to test themselves for Covid-19 at home with rapid antigen tests. There are benefits to the tests, but concerns remain over accuracy.