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    What if our smart phones are making us unhappy?

    What if our smart phones are making us unhappy?


    The first generation to spend their entire adolescence with smartphones seems to be growing up...

    The first generation to spend their entire adolescence with smartphones seems to be growing up slowly.

    Bringing your own containers to the supermarket

    Bringing your own containers to the supermarket


    Supermarkets have ditched lightweight plastic bags, but are standing by a ban on reusable...

    Supermarkets have ditched lightweight plastic bags, but are standing by a ban on reusable containers.

    What we don't know about concussion

    What we don't know about concussion


    Researchers are worried that even a best-practice response may be leaving players...

    Researchers are worried that even a best-practice response may be leaving players injured.

    Rosella revival: Edible hibiscus jam comeback

    Rosella revival: Edible hibiscus jam comeback


    A Queensland family farm is producing rosella hibiscus products and providing jobs for...

    A Queensland family farm is producing rosella hibiscus products and providing jobs for locals.

    Meet the Umina Beach centenarians

    Meet the Umina Beach centenarians


    On the NSW Central Coast there's an aged care home that has not just one, but half a dozen...

    On the NSW Central Coast there's an aged care home that has not just one, but half a dozen centenarians.

    Ladybirds are not fans of rock and roll

    Ladybirds are not fans of rock and roll


    Ladybirds eat fewer aphids when they are subjected to loud noise, including songs by...

    Ladybirds eat fewer aphids when they are subjected to loud noise, including songs by AC/DC.

    Invisible farmers: Women on the land

    Invisible farmers: Women on the land


    The Invisible Farmer Project highlights the contribution women make to rural...

    The Invisible Farmer Project highlights the contribution women make to rural Australia.

    Abuse survivors with criminal records want redress

    Abuse survivors with criminal records want redress


    Child sexual abuse victim 'Donald' worries his past crimes could prevent him from getting...

    Child sexual abuse victim 'Donald' worries his past crimes could prevent him from getting redress.

    'Humanae' breaks down categories of race

    'Humanae' breaks down categories of race


    Photographer Angelica Dass's project 'Humanae' upends conventional notions of black and white skin...

    Photographer Angelica Dass's project 'Humanae' upends conventional notions of black and white skin tones.

    The J Files: Franz Ferdinand

    The J Files: Franz Ferdinand


    There are songs, there are good songs, there are great songs, and there are...

    There are songs, there are good songs, there are great songs, and there are anthems.

    The economics of Facebook

    The economics of Facebook


    Facebook has two billion users and is worth $500 billion. How does it work and what's...

    Facebook has two billion users and is worth $500 billion. How does it work and what's ahead?

    Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again


    This cynical cash-in on the 2008 musical is for die-hard ABBA fans only, writes Jason Di...

    This cynical cash-in on the 2008 musical is for die-hard ABBA fans only, writes Jason Di Rosso.

    Recipe: Fish Nadan

    Recipe: Fish Nadan


    Mischa Tropp, the chef behind the Southern Indian menu at The Rochey, shares his Keralan-style...

    Mischa Tropp, the chef behind the Southern Indian menu at The Rochey, shares his Keralan-style curry.

    Bolt not the answer to A-League's wider problems

    Bolt not the answer to A-League's wider problems


    Usain Bolt playing football in Australia is more about him than the game, writes Richard...

    Usain Bolt playing football in Australia is more about him than the game, writes Richard Hinds.

    Barbecue smoke ban in Tasmania dubbed 'un-Australian'

    Barbecue smoke ban in Tasmania dubbed 'un-Australian'


    New limits on smoke created by backyard barbecues in Tasmania are being labelled 'un-Australian' and a...

    New limits on smoke created by backyard barbecues in Tasmania are being labelled 'un-Australian' and a 'joke'.

    Your earliest memories are fake!

    Your earliest memories are fake!


    Are we capable of remembering events before the age of three? Some scientists say our first memories are...

    Are we capable of remembering events before the age of three? Some scientists say our first memories are fake.

    Like a Version: Love

    Like a Version: Love


    Scottish synth-poppers Chvrches beautifully reimagine a song by Kendrick...

    Scottish synth-poppers Chvrches beautifully reimagine a song by Kendrick Lamar.

    Koala freed after getting head stuck in fence

    Koala freed after getting head stuck in fence


    A curious koala has been freed from a fence after he got his head stuck at a power station south of...

    A curious koala has been freed from a fence after he got his head stuck at a power station south of Adelaide.

    From pin-up model to homeless

    From pin-up model to homeless


    At the height of her good fortune, Maryanne had no idea that one day she would be living out of a...

    At the height of her good fortune, Maryanne had no idea that one day she would be living out of a suitcase.

    Yellow jersey Thomas booed on hostile Tour stage

    Yellow jersey Thomas booed on hostile Tour stage


    Geraint Thomas was booed on the podium while becoming the first Tour de France leader to ever win on Alpe...

    Geraint Thomas was booed on the podium while becoming the first Tour de France leader to ever win on Alpe d'Huez.

    Dingoes, Tasmanian tigers and devils

    Dingoes, Tasmanian tigers and devils


    The arrival of dingoes may have played a role in the decline of Tasmanian tigers and devils on the...

    The arrival of dingoes may have played a role in the decline of Tasmanian tigers and devils on the mainland.

    McDonald's to trial paper straws

    McDonald's to trial paper straws


    McDonald's is phasing out plastic straws across Australia by 2020, starting with a trial of paper...

    McDonald's is phasing out plastic straws across Australia by 2020, starting with a trial of paper straws.

    Quiz: What made headlines this week?

    Quiz: What made headlines this week?


    Trump and Putin may have dominated the news this week, but it wasn't the only thing that...

    Trump and Putin may have dominated the news this week, but it wasn't the only thing that happened.

    Pics of the week

    Pics of the week


    Amateur photographers from all over the country share their best snaps of Australia this...

    Amateur photographers from all over the country share their best snaps of Australia this week.

    More complaints over ambulance debt collection

    More complaints over ambulance debt collection


    David says a call from debt collectors was the first time he was told money was owing to Ambulance...

    David says a call from debt collectors was the first time he was told money was owing to Ambulance Victoria.

    Melanoma blood test could save lives

    Melanoma blood test could save lives


    A blood test for melanoma could detect cancer cells before they spread, and save hundreds of lives each...

    A blood test for melanoma could detect cancer cells before they spread, and save hundreds of lives each year.

    A female-first utopia for cinema lovers

    A female-first utopia for cinema lovers


    80 per cent of the films in this year's Queensland Film Festival program are by women or non-binary...

    80 per cent of the films in this year's Queensland Film Festival program are by women or non-binary directors.

    Not one bank-run super fund makes the 'top 10'

    Not one bank-run super fund makes the 'top 10'


    Industry super outperforms retail funds for another financial year, with no bank-run funds making the 'top 10'...

    Industry super outperforms retail funds for another financial year, with no bank-run funds making the 'top 10' list.

    The case for jailing bosses over workplace deaths

    The case for jailing bosses over workplace deaths


    Dave and Janine Brownlee are still waiting for answers about why their son was killed at...

    Dave and Janine Brownlee are still waiting for answers about why their son was killed at work.

    Pill testing at festivals has hidden benefits

    Pill testing at festivals has hidden benefits


    Did Australia's first pill testing trial result in less drug taking and lower rates of drug-related...

    Did Australia's first pill testing trial result in less drug taking and lower rates of drug-related harm?

    The eight most common mistakes with recycling

    The eight most common mistakes with recycling


    It's more important than ever to adopt good recycling habits. Here's what you can do to clean up your...

    It's more important than ever to adopt good recycling habits. Here's what you can do to clean up your act.

    Separating ripe and unripe fruit eases the squeeze

    Separating ripe and unripe fruit eases the squeeze


    A new initiative to stop shoppers squeezing avocados has resulted in a halving of bruised fruit and higher avocado...

    A new initiative to stop shoppers squeezing avocados has resulted in a halving of bruised fruit and higher avocado sales.

    Angry reaction to proposed Bondi Beach surfing ban

    Angry reaction to proposed Bondi Beach surfing ban


    Surfers at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach have reacted furiously to suggestions they could be...

    Surfers at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach have reacted furiously to suggestions they could be banned.

    The daring mission to rescue survivors of the Titanic

    The daring mission to rescue survivors of the Titanic


    Author Jay Ludowyke has traced the story of RMS Carpathia, the ship that came to the rescue of the...

    Author Jay Ludowyke has traced the story of RMS Carpathia, the ship that came to the rescue of the Titanic.

    Trump invites Putin to Washington

    Trump invites Putin to Washington


    Donald Trump has asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite Vladimir Putin to...

    Donald Trump has asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite Vladimir Putin to Washington.

    Bullying allegations against Labor MP

    Bullying allegations against Labor MP


    Emma Husar says she's 'horrified' to learn of bullying allegations levelled at her by former...

    Emma Husar says she's 'horrified' to learn of bullying allegations levelled at her by former staff.

    Why are some local councils against fluoride?

    Why are some local councils against fluoride?


    Most Australian cities have been adding fluoride to their water for decades, but there are eight NSW towns that...

    Most Australian cities have been adding fluoride to their water for decades, but there are eight NSW towns that don't.

    Closing the orgasm gap

    Closing the orgasm gap


    A US study found 95 per cent of men orgasm during sex, but only 65 per cent of straight women...

    A US study found 95 per cent of men orgasm during sex, but only 65 per cent of straight women do.

    Why voters think Georgina Downer is an outsider

    Why voters think Georgina Downer is an outsider


    It's very hard for a crossbencher to get into the House of Representatives, writes Michelle...

    It's very hard for a crossbencher to get into the House of Representatives, writes Michelle Grattan.

    Coral recovery slowing down on Great Barrier Reef

    Coral recovery slowing down on Great Barrier Reef


    A study of data over the past 18 years found coral recovery after disturbances has significantly slowed...

    A study of data over the past 18 years found coral recovery after disturbances has significantly slowed down.

    Splendour In The Grass 2018

    Splendour In The Grass 2018


    Your ticket to all the live music, news, photos, videos and backstage action from Splendour In The Grass...

    Your ticket to all the live music, news, photos, videos and backstage action from Splendour In The Grass 2018.

    The final nail in the coffin for open-plan offices?

    The final nail in the coffin for open-plan offices?


    Open-plan offices have taken off, but do they really increase interaction and collaboration among...

    Open-plan offices have taken off, but do they really increase interaction and collaboration among workers?

    MCG turning rubbish into compost

    MCG turning rubbish into compost


    Five years ago the MCG diverted 60 per cent of its waste away from landfill, and now it's 83 per...

    Five years ago the MCG diverted 60 per cent of its waste away from landfill, and now it's 83 per cent.

    Taj Mahal turning yellow

    Taj Mahal turning yellow


    India's Supreme Court has delivered an ultimatum - close, demolish or restore the Taj...

    India's Supreme Court has delivered an ultimatum - close, demolish or restore the Taj Mahal.

    Housing developments eating away at 'vital' farmland

    Housing developments eating away at 'vital' farmland


    As houses overtake prime farmland on the outskirts of Melbourne, growers are divided over whether to stay or sell...

    As houses overtake prime farmland on the outskirts of Melbourne, growers are divided over whether to stay or sell up.

    Boy's relief at seeing cave divers

    Boy's relief at seeing cave divers


    Adun Samon grabbed a torch and called out in clear English 'hello' as two British divers...

    Adun Samon grabbed a torch and called out in clear English 'hello' as two British divers arrived.

    Algae: A new sustainable resource

    Algae: A new sustainable resource


    An expert panel describes the potential of algae as a game-changing sustainable resource for numerous...

    An expert panel describes the potential of algae as a game-changing sustainable resource for numerous industries.

    Anh's Brush With Fame: Terri Irwin

    Anh's Brush With Fame: Terri Irwin


    Anh Do hopes to capture Terri Irwin's dignity and her drive as she continues Steve's...

    Anh Do hopes to capture Terri Irwin's dignity and her drive as she continues Steve's legacy.

    Age-old media rivals to share printing facilities

    Age-old media rivals to share printing facilities


    Fairfax Media and News Corp have agreed to share their printing sites, which will see a number of plants ultimately...

    Fairfax Media and News Corp have agreed to share their printing sites, which will see a number of plants ultimately close.

    AFL salaries second to loyalty

    AFL salaries second to loyalty


    For a long time, being a one-club AFL player was worn as a badge of honour, writes Clint...

    For a long time, being a one-club AFL player was worn as a badge of honour, writes Clint Thomas.

    'Overwhelmingly' positive online experiences

    'Overwhelmingly' positive online experiences


    A national survey of Australian adults and teens has examined how social media is affecting their...

    A national survey of Australian adults and teens has examined how social media is affecting their wellbeing.

    Underwater cemetery proposed

    Underwater cemetery proposed


    A Gold Coast council has floated the idea of building a submerged resting place for burial...

    A Gold Coast council has floated the idea of building a submerged resting place for burial urns.

    Can Australia withstand 'wiki-weapons'?

    Can Australia withstand 'wiki-weapons'?


    If people can 3D print a gun at home, restrictions on the manufacture and sale of weapons may become...

    If people can 3D print a gun at home, restrictions on the manufacture and sale of weapons may become obsolete.

    Google slapped with record $6.8 billion fine by EU

    Google slapped with record $6.8 billion fine by EU


    Google has been fined $6.85b for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out...

    Google has been fined $6.85b for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals.

    Chronic fatigue treatments under review

    Chronic fatigue treatments under review


    Treatments recommended to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients could be harmful, according to a patient...

    Treatments recommended to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients could be harmful, according to a patient group.

    How the politics of fear fuelled the DIY power boom

    How the politics of fear fuelled the DIY power boom


    Blaming renewables for soaring power prices may have driven more people to install rooftop solar...

    Blaming renewables for soaring power prices may have driven more people to install rooftop solar panels.

    Could you sleep through a 42.6-degree night?

    Could you sleep through a 42.6-degree night?


    Night-time temperature records in the northern hemisphere have been smashed in the past few...

    Night-time temperature records in the northern hemisphere have been smashed in the past few weeks.

    Matildas enlist teenage prodigy

    Matildas enlist teenage prodigy


    The Matildas have added a 15-year-old wildcard to their Tournament of Nations...

    The Matildas have added a 15-year-old wildcard to their Tournament of Nations squad.

    Review: F*!#ing Adelaide

    Review: F*!#ing Adelaide


    Sophie Hyde's 6 part mini series about small town-ness, identity and family is a must...

    Sophie Hyde's 6 part mini series about small town-ness, identity and family is a must watch.

    Does osteopathy really help back pain?

    Does osteopathy really help back pain?


    There's evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications, but little is known about how it...

    There's evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications, but little is known about how it works.

    Teen thrives after life support turned off

    Teen thrives after life support turned off


    One year after doctors advised his parents to turn off life support, Tristan Sik has made an incredible...

    One year after doctors advised his parents to turn off life support, Tristan Sik has made an incredible recovery.

    The rise and rise of IT guys

    The rise and rise of IT guys


    They were ridiculed as 'geeks' and 'nerds'. Today, they're icons of creativity, wealth and...

    They were ridiculed as 'geeks' and 'nerds'. Today, they're icons of creativity, wealth and power.

    Elon Musk: When superstar CEOs break bad

    Elon Musk: When superstar CEOs break bad


    The boss's Twitter has become essential to corporate PR, but one bad tweet can knock billions off a...

    The boss's Twitter has become essential to corporate PR, but one bad tweet can knock billions off a company.

    Why hip hop is obsessed with lil artists

    Why hip hop is obsessed with lil artists


    According to data from Spotify, artists with the prefix lil are finding huge audiences at the...

    According to data from Spotify, artists with the prefix lil are finding huge audiences at the moment.

    Expo 88: We'll show the world

    Expo 88: We'll show the world


    How did Brisbane attract Expo 88 over its bigger Southern...

    How did Brisbane attract Expo 88 over its bigger Southern siblings?

    World Cup stadium damaged by heavy rain

    World Cup stadium damaged by heavy rain


    One of Russia's newly built tournament stadiums has been damaged by heavy rain, just after the World Cup...

    One of Russia's newly built tournament stadiums has been damaged by heavy rain, just after the World Cup finished.

    'Good Samaritan' chased by debt collectors

    'Good Samaritan' chased by debt collectors


    A woman who called an ambulance for a man hit by a car is angry her private details were...

    A woman who called an ambulance for a man hit by a car is angry her private details were forwarded.

    Chickens lay eggs on clucky possum

    Chickens lay eggs on clucky possum


    A possum has moved into Kathy Allen's chicken pen and become a certified 'chook...

    A possum has moved into Kathy Allen's chicken pen and become a certified 'chook nanny'.

    Seal robot brings smiles to aged care residents

    Seal robot brings smiles to aged care residents


    Paro the robotic seal provides unconditional love for a group of elderly aged care residents in...

    Paro the robotic seal provides unconditional love for a group of elderly aged care residents in Queensland.

    Putin is on top, but will it last?

    Putin is on top, but will it last?


    Vladimir Putin is riding high after the World Cup and a meeting with Donald Trump, but is still under...

    Vladimir Putin is riding high after the World Cup and a meeting with Donald Trump, but is still under pressure.

    Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address

    Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address


    Barack Obama has taken aim at 'strongman politics' in his highest-profile speech since leaving...

    Barack Obama has taken aim at 'strongman politics' in his highest-profile speech since leaving office.

    'Text me when you get home': Female friendships

    'Text me when you get home': Female friendships


    If you've been out with your girlfriends, the end of the night is often punctuated by this: 'Text me when you get...

    If you've been out with your girlfriends, the end of the night is often punctuated by this: 'Text me when you get home!'

    City-based refugees go bush for the first time

    City-based refugees go bush for the first time


    A group of 35 refugees visited regional NSW for the first time, with many seeing their first...

    A group of 35 refugees visited regional NSW for the first time, with many seeing their first kangaroo.