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Yes, this continent was invaded in 1788 – an international law expert explains

Rowan Nicholson, Associate Lecturer and Co-director of the Sydney Centre for International Law, University of Sydney

Should we remember January 26 1788 as “Invasion Day”?The colonisation of Australia was an invasion from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective.But critics of the name “Invasion Day” object that it emphasises just one side of the story – that from a Europea...

29,000 cancers overdiagnosed in Australia in a single year

Alexandra Barratt, Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney

Men are 17% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than they were 30 years ago.fizkes/ShutterstockAlmost one in four cancers detected in men were overdiagnosed in 2012, according to our new research, published today in the Medical Journal of Australia. In the same year, we found that approximately ...

How a year of trying to buy nothing made me a smarter shopper and a better teacher

Ellen Heyting, PhD student in Education and Head of Years 11 and 12, Monash University

Year 7 students at the International School of Helsinki, Finland, doing a sustainable development exercise with the author (top left) and fellow teacher Rachael Thrash.Katja Lehtonen, Author providedIt started as a New Year’s resolution driven by guilt and a touch of sibling rivalry – bu...

10½ commandments of writing

Sean Williams, Lecturer, Flinders University

Things to keep in mind for writers young and old.Kenny Luo/UnsplashEvery author is asked by new writers for advice. There is, however, no all-encompassing, single answer that also happens to be correct. Quite a lot of commonly offered suggestions (“write every day”) don’t work for ...

How smart were our ancestors? Turns out the answer isn't in brain size, but blood flow

Roger S. Seymour, Professor Emeritus of Physiology, University of Adelaide

Skulls hold clues to intelligence. (Clockwise from left: Australopithecus, orangutan, gorilla, chimpanzee)Roger Seymour, Author providedHow did human intelligence evolve? Anthropologists have studied this question for decades by looking at tools found in archaeological digs, evidence of the use of f...

Holidays & Travel

Five things to take when traveling to New Zealand

New Zealand is a sovereign island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean region. It is known to be a country of scenery, mountains, waterfalls, caves, beautiful lakes, golden-sanded beaches...

Benefits of hiring a car for your vacation

Car Rentals are an alternative that is being increasingly used by travellers, particularly in the twenty-first century. Small-cost airlines allow us to fly to any city in the world for...

Best Places to Rent a Car in WA

If you are in Western Australia and you are looking to rent a vehicle, whether you are in the area for holiday or you are a resident, it is important...

5 Digital Free Holidays: Take a trek and get back to nature

Our current digital age has connected us to each other and the vast opportunities around the world like no other time in history. And yet, sometimes we need to get...

Places to visit on your first trip to North America

This vast continent, home to one of the biggest countries in the world, is certainly not an easy thing to explore. Its diverse array of cultures and peoples, cities full...

Must-Visit US Destinations for Australians

Australia is a sought-after travel destination for tourists from around the world for its incredible cities, beautiful landscapes, history, culture, and beyond. Tourists flock to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold...

5 Reasons For Visiting the Netherlands in Spring

The Netherlands is a stunning part of Europe and according to Markus De Jong, travel expert at adviesjagers.nl Australians love to visit the Netherlands as part of their travels around...

Winter fun in Colorado

Colorado is one of the most visited states in the United States due to the numerous beautiful places evenly distributed in every part of the State. There are lots of...

Essential Personal Hygiene Tips for Traveling

Staying healthy and maintaining good personal hygiene are two of the most important aspects of traveling, but it might not always be easy to achieve. As crucial it is to...

Fashion & Beauty

Most Comfortable Types of Inner-wears

Whether you are a working woman or stay at home mom, the power of comfortable inner-wear is known to every woman. A pair of difficult inner-wear not only can hinder...

Things to Avoid When Applying Mascara

A woman who does not dream of beautiful long eyelashes must have been born with them. Those of us who are less fortunate have a tool that helps us in...

BEST BAGS FOR MEN TO HIT THE DAY WITH SWAG

No matter what walk of life, you belong to. There can be stuff that you have to carry with you as you travel. Whether you are a student, an employee...

ELEGANT DRESSES TO CONSIDER IN 2020

Dressing up for events as well as for work is highly important to women. Looking your best is not a luxury; it is mandatory. For this purpose, we choose various...

Basic Clothing Items Found in Almost Everyone’s Closet

Usually, everyone enjoys a closet crowded with clothes, yet no one has anything to wear when an event shows up. This is more like a ‘global problem’ faced by women...

Differences between chandelier earrings and drop

Earrings have been playing a significant role in embracing the beauty of women for ages. The history of earing shows its importance even from 2500 B.C. with time, and more...

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