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Long before even Snape killed Dumbledore (sorry), spoilers have been an ever-present risk to enjoying your favourite book, television or movie franchise. But why?
As the Indian elections reach their climax, there is a sense that something might be about to change.
Easter is here, and while some might reflect on the resurrection of Christ, I’m wondering at another miracle of sorts that we’re witnessing – the renaissance of...
The white, heterosexual fairytale endings fetishised in these series rarely translate into love in reality. The question is, why do we find such artificial, and...
India’s elections promise business as usual for the country’s wealthy and ongoing grinding poverty for its most poor of poor, writes Paul Kenny.
Former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell didn’t have to resign because he was corrupt. He had to resign because if he didn’t then the system collapses, writes Greg...
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology, writes the University of Witwaterstand's Anton Harber
But before parents figuratively dust off the Easter Bunny myth for its annual delivery of fiction presented as fact, is there time to pause, mid-bounce, to...
A dutch student has taken the bold decision to sell all his data at auction. It’s a decision that should make us think about the future of our own information.
What are the prospects of continuing reform to a state so long afflicted by the taint of corruption?
I’m going to put it out there - most teachers don’t know enough about how the English language works [aka grammar], and this inevitably impacts upon student...
In the nearly two years since Google began testing its augmented-reality eyewear, public reaction has progressed from "that's amazing" to "those look stupid" to ...
The ongoing search for missing flight MH370 has shown how finding objects such as debris on the ocean is difficult, but finding them underwater in the deep ocean...
A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.
For the past 20 years, the NSW ICAC has targeted these factors, with varying levels of community support. What is needed is ongoing internal monitoring, and a...
One can only imagine the mental state of young people when a universe of information, temptations and perils can be carried around in their pocket. While it’s...
Students studying in Australia need to be made aware of basic crime prevention and risk-reduction strategies in their daily activities. Doing so would at least...
India will soon have a new prime minister, who will be poised to shape the nature of this Asian Century and much will depend on India’s engagement with the rest...
New research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks.
Many women seem to view India's current election as a referendum on governmental incompetence and corruption, which has stymied efforts to crack down on sexual...
Australians living in poorer communities, with lower employment and education levels, as well as communities with a high proportion of Indigenous people, are...
Kiev is fighting to regain control over the eastern region of Ukraine, with news of troop buildups and tense standoffs with protesters.
There is always hope that scientific innovations will help solve global problems. So can scientists help solve the globe’s ultimate problem: eliminate extreme...
India has been the world’s largest arms importer every year since 2010, as its defence industry struggles to keep up with its international ambitions.
The week has not begun well for Oscar Pistorius. Under relentless cross-examination from prosecutor Gerrie Nel, the Paralympian athlete, standing trial for...
Over 40% of mortgages in Australia are sold by mortgage brokers, not by their manufacturers - an issue that has the CEO of Australia’s fifth largest bank, Suncorp...
In a new study, researchers have pinpointed exactly when benign bacteria turn into flesh-eating bacteria. So could this knowledge help predict future epidemics?
Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet...
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A US Senator has been caught on camera having a near-miss with a speeding train while speaking about the importance of rail commuter safety.
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