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fashion January 29, 2022

Jordan Dalah takes a bow

Jordan Dalah’s new line features giant sleeves and puffy bows, face-covering designs and foam rings. It’s spectacular, technically skilled and surprisingly wearable.

science January 29, 2022

How Australia is joining the race to mine the moon

In the international scramble for the moon’s resources, existing agreements may not be strong enough to meet the legal and ethical challenges.

travel January 22, 2022

A Christmas series of unfortunate events

Amid Covid-19, cyclones and closures, a family holiday takes more than one turn for the cursed.

life January 22, 2022

The sky of this cage

To the refugees detained in Carlton’s Park Hotel, the arrival of Novak Djokovic felt like a miracle – if only the attention he brought would continue now he’s gone.

fashion December 18, 2021

Christopher Esber’s escape from reality

Christopher Esber used the enforced isolation of lockdown to embrace the idea of a Mediterranean escape inspired by Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ and Neoclassical art.

gardening December 18, 2021

Life as a wayward gardener

With summer in full flight and Christmas just around the corner, the gardener’s guilt is also reaching its zenith.

technology December 11, 2021

What you need to know before signing up to Elon Musk’s Starlink

With alarming amounts of space junk already in orbit, Elon Musk’s Starlink will launch as many as 42,000 mini-satellites. These could bring improved broadband to remote Australians but at a significant environmental cost.

education December 11, 2021

‘I’m not going to sugar-coat it’: meet 2021’s most resilient school leavers

For some young people, finishing school in a global pandemic was made more difficult by the compounding effects of disadvantage.

travel 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.

technology December 4, 2021

How AI is revolutionising coding

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

health 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.