07/22/2017 at 09:15.
Forget the internet of things, the internet of animals is the future.
Animal-centred science and technology take great new strides
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Wally Owen Thomas
07/22/2017 at 16:40
The last couple of paragraphs of this story explains the power station glued to this poor seal's head. I am sceptical as to the ethical standards of this... And I think this photo was chosen for clicks.
Anne Marie Choi
07/22/2017 at 10:10
#dogWhisper if you're not bothered to learn to train your doggy friend - DON'T OWN ONE. Stupid technology cashing in on the pet idustry, we HUmans know empathy & compassion!
07/22/2017 at 09:24
07/22/2017 at 04:06.
Lyndon Terracini from Opera Australia talks about his musical hero.
Heroes: Lyndon Terracini on
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07/22/2017 at 04:18
yesterday at 05:26.
Wilcannia's a tiny town, but there's a lot of hands to shake. Mike and Tim from the Real Thing raced to find as many as they could.
The Real Thing: The Shakeathon
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yesterday at 05:39
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yesterday at 08:50
Fantastic!!! Made me happy to watch this. Thankyou all :)
yesterday at 07:59
a virtual one from Sydney, hi Wilcannia !
yesterday at 02:35.
Persecuted in Iraq, fewer than 70,000 Mandaeans are left in the world. Ten thousand of them live in Australia.
This ancient religion has brought its baptisms to Australian rivers
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Fiona Yael SF
yesterday at 02:48
How very interesting.
(PS Please, ABC, as the national broadcaster, use Australian spelling, not
N. American. The verb is practise; the noun practice.)
yesterday at 02:55
don't support any religion don't encourage any religion if it's going to die out let it
yesterday at 03:01
RELIGION IS DESIGNED TO CONTROL THE MASSES AND STEEL THEIR MONEY
07/20/2017 at 10:45.
It can be a difficult and painful process, but a funeral doesn't have to cost a fortune.
How to avoid vultures in the funeral industry
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07/20/2017 at 11:28
Yes, there are a lot of vultures in the industry. But if you do your research you can still find honest businesses. For both my parent's funerals we used an Australian-owned, family business. We told them our budget up-front and stuck to it - the owner was happy to show us the cheapest options and never tried to upsell anything. I know it's an emotional time, but you have to keep calm and stick to your budget.
yesterday at 06:49
Sarah O'Co! What we talked about.. such a good service you could offer for people at a vulnerable time when the last thing they want to do is 'research' their options etc.. and they need a warm and empathic guiding hand.
Anne Marie Choi
yesterday at 01:40
Get an urn. There are quite a few new companies on the market.
07/20/2017 at 04:25.
The naval battles and dogfights are exciting, but when director Christopher Nolan gets the subtle moments right, you see something much more.
Dunkirk delivers thrilling Hollywood spectacle
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07/20/2017 at 09:42
Films made about the war by people who are too young to have experienced are always hard to accept. The facts gathered from newspapers may be correct. A film has has its own slanta, it has a story to tell that will sell, let's hope it tells the story of the little people who helped without being heroic.
07/20/2017 at 01:51.
Using advanced modern technology, scientists discovered just how ancient Australia's Indigenous roots are.
How do we know how old the Indigenous Madjedbebe rock shelter is?
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07/20/2017 at 07:43
I don't think it matters where human beings began, but, if it turned out that it was in the bit of the land mass we now call Australia, it would resolve in an instant many of the problems which some see today, because nobody could be accused of colonising, when all anyone has done, is return to their native place, the place where they began.
Anglo, European, Asian, Aboriginal, African, all human beings would call this home so none of them could be colonisers.
Perhaps if we could put that to rest, we could move on as Australians.
Peter John Robinson
07/20/2017 at 04:32
Good work. The same techniques could be applied at other sites where aboriginal artifacts have been unearthed, for instance the Mt Shamrock quarry near here. A massive amount of artifacts have been unearthed and catalogued which was a condition of the permit but I have heard nothing of these kinds of dating techniques being used. We would be able then to know what was the earliest human habitation in the Melbourne area. Here's a great opportunity.
07/20/2017 at 08:08
I believe the science behind this report, entitles Aboriginal Australians to hold their heads high and to celebrate their amazing legacy.
My lineage is as a colonist, of which I'm proud. However, I'm not proud that the British claimed Australia as 'Terra Nullius'. I am greatly saddened that the culture of Aboriginal Australians has been all but nullified by Colonialism.
As a child, I grew up in Wiradjuri Country. I found countless items of Aboriginal occupation as a child, including grinding stones and axe heads. Many of the Red River Gums on our property were scarred from harvesting bark to make canoes.
I celebrate this new archeological evidence and hope that it brings pride to Aboriginal Australians all over the country.
07/19/2017 at 22:34.
Sixty-five thousand years of human habitation in Australia.
Ancient Indigenous rock shelter rewrites Australia's human history
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07/19/2017 at 23:29
scientists have been saying that mankind originated out of Africa. for years i have been saying that we do not assign enough importance and respect to the Aboriginal people of Australia. i think THEY are ancient ancestors of ALL OF US! one day, scientists may find what i suspect: that he epicenter of the cradle of mankind is Australia.
07/20/2017 at 00:17
What difference does it make where humans originated or who's been somewhere for the longest? What does it have to do with the current share price or whether my kids will be able to afford a roof over their heads, you know, the things that actually matter NOW!
07/19/2017 at 23:47
This news should be ricocheting around the world - and as it does, compel our leaders and decision makers to respect and value this incredible culture and people. In the Age today, there is a fabulous photo on the front page .... yet the detail is on page 8 - it should have had pages dedicated to this story.
07/19/2017 at 09:20.
Two brothers refuse to give up in their search for justice over their mum's murder. #Tracepodcast
What happens next in the Maria James cold case?
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07/19/2017 at 13:05
Justice's never served in this case!
Mark and Adam have been supporting each other and taking care of each other, the brotherly love - Maria would be so pleased and proud of her boys.
To the team of Trace: thank you for all the hard work and thank you for sharing this case with us!!
Please continue the good work and keep us informed.
I hope the boys can eventually find out what they are looking for.
God bless you all!!
07/20/2017 at 07:53
I did ask earlier and got a response but it says comment has expired? I'm following this podcast when is the next one on?
07/19/2017 at 12:30
How proud your mum must be of you both
07/19/2017 at 07:30.
Re-staging violent colonial photos is helping an Indigenous community heal.
This Indigenous community flipped the roles in colonial photos
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07/19/2017 at 07:56
Just doesn't seem right to encourage this kind of revenge mentality. The abused becoming abusers doesn't sound very healing.
07/19/2017 at 08:11
Very interesting to see the pictures. People here are commenting that the convicts and criminals were also chained, but they're not saying that they were chained by their own people. Their own culture. I'm not saying that all people who migrated to Australia have the same mentality as the conquerers, of coarse not. But those are the facts.
07/19/2017 at 08:42
So very very wrong!!
How can we apologise and condone at the same time
07/19/2017 at 02:29.
Jane Austen isn't chick lit.
Why Jane Austen is for all readers, not just women
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07/18/2017 at 08:07.
Research shows that the men most likely to abuse their wives are evangelical Christians who attend church sporadically.
'Submit to your husbands': Women told to endure domestic violence in the name of God
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07/18/2017 at 08:14
Submitting to your husband is not about enduring domestic violence. It never has been. This is about ignorance, not about God and Christianity.
07/18/2017 at 08:52
Oh, really. And how do you imagine such data could possibly be collected and validated. This all might be true, but this research is junk science.
07/18/2017 at 11:37
This is not what the Bible says. In every marriage (and men are told to love their wives like the church) there are always arguments. What is required in a Christian marriage is that each puts the other first. So if something is more important to the wife than the husband, the wife has her way. And visa versa. However where there is a deadlock the wife "submits" because someone has to "win" and because nothing is more important than the marriage and family. Unlike what the muslims follow, within the Bible are many examples of the high regard Christians have for women. The most obvious is that THE most important message in that book is that the tomb was empty (Jesus was no mere human man) and that he had overcome death (as we will because of our faith). That message was first delivered by a woman and in a time (as it is now in muslim society) when the word of women was not valued.
07/18/2017 at 06:55.
Do you think a Home Affairs super-ministry is a good idea?
Dutton gets sweeping national security powers as head of new super-ministry
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Paula de Almeida
07/18/2017 at 08:56
When I came to Australia, towards the end of the Whitlam era, I was amazed how innovative and modern Australia was. My country of origin was so backwards and conservative by comparison, I felt Australia was 25 years at least ahead. Now it's the other way around. How sad for my grandchildren...we keep on having people in power who should never have been in politics.
07/18/2017 at 07:13
Disgraceful. How can this happen? He shouldn't even be in parliament!! In fact I feel he should be in a secure facility somewhere..
07/18/2017 at 07:30
Madness. Who in their right mind would create a super ministry from departments that are currently working well, and put this bloke in charge of it. What is the oversight on this? This needs some very pointed questions asked.
07/18/2017 at 03:29.
Time to prove your Sense and Sensibility.
Quiz: How much do you know about Jane Austen?
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07/18/2017 at 08:27
Kara Grumetza, Jean Hay, Justine Bath, Kjersten Johnson Barrett, Jane Robinson
07/18/2017 at 08:02
07/18/2017 at 07:53
I got 6 out of 10
07/18/2017 at 00:30.
In Far North Queensland, roaming dogs are threatening wildlife, agriculture and livelihoods.
'Cassowary lady' rebuilds her life after wild dog trauma
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07/18/2017 at 11:12
Sounds terrifying and the whole environment suffers as a result of the injustice created by a pristine environment invaded by people, willy nilly ripping it apart. Introducing out of control wild dogs. Dogs abandoned, no longer needed, and betrayed.
I never imagined such intense aggression would occur and can only feel deeply for that woman who had to endure it without support from the authorities. A community should be cohesively involved to deal with it effectively.
07/18/2017 at 07:17
If you live in regional areas like this you should not be able to have cats or dogs.
07/18/2017 at 10:20
For goodness sake, get professional shooters out and shoot the dogs!!.
07/17/2017 at 08:11.
Would you support a referendum to give Indigenous Australians their own representative body to advise Parliament?
Report recommends one question referendum on Indigenous recognition
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07/17/2017 at 08:50
How many other bodies we should provide for?? - those with disability, those of Chinese descent, refugees, people with 3 legs - get REAL!!!
Our democracy is designed to represent ALL Australians.
We do NOT want apartheid!!
07/17/2017 at 08:42
No! If we do that then every interest group in Society needs their own Parliamentary body : the Disabled, LGBT, the list is endless.
We need less stratification and special rights/privilege groups carving out sub power structures seeking exclusive benefits specific to Race or group. That, by definition, is "Racist" !
07/17/2017 at 08:25
Tldr: Why do we need a referendum? Does it change the constitution?
We know what referendum will do. Bring out the bigots, presenting themselves under false pretenses.
If at all possible, just give them the political voice they deserve.
07/17/2017 at 06:59.
The market might seem bleak, but it's not impossible.
From saving to settlement: How to buy a home
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07/17/2017 at 07:18
Wow! That kitchen looks a lot like the kitchen of the first property I bought in Sunshine (Melbourne's west) in June 2012. It was the best purchase I ever made.
07/17/2017 at 08:53
Save up your cents, only buy necessities, live simply, be patient
07/17/2017 at 13:12
07/16/2017 at 10:00.
"It gives them a glimmer of hope."
This aussie street artist is bringing joy to Syrian children
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07/15/2017 at 09:18.
Why do so many people still believe it's OK to joke about an element intrinsic to many people's character — their religious faith?
Religion is the new frontier in workplace discrimination
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07/15/2017 at 09:29
Oh FFS. Religion is a handbrake on human progress. Don't go out of your way to offend people in general, but free thinking people do not have an onus to walk on eggshells because it might offend somebody (in most instances the offence is vicariously taken).
07/15/2017 at 09:42
if somebody at your work believed that the Easter Bunny was real, would you not joke about it? religion is the same thing.
07/15/2017 at 09:24
Why do so many people think it's alright to ask someone if they have taken their medication today simply because they disagree with their point of view. Society has moved from calling people "retarded" to using mental illness as a derogatory epithet. So society still has long way to go in that respect. Especially when according to the media depression is the only mental illness out there.
As for attacking people's religion well RN you do that on an almost daily basis when it comes to Christianity. So it's no wonder it has permeated into society. Sure your attacks are intellectual but the listener then takes what information they are fed to build stereotypes and the nuacnces of people's faiths, who are then attacked in the workplace based on misinformation and hearsay. So if you want that question answered start by looking at yourselves.
07/15/2017 at 05:04.
Which book made you a better person?
Reading Enid Blyton might make you a better person
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07/15/2017 at 05:29
Samantha maybe this is why we are both such great people?
Although I read almost every book she has ever written when I was a kid, so I can't narrow it down to the famous five series for myself
07/15/2017 at 05:28
Too many to choose but I think maybe the Mary Grant Bruce books because my Uncle Trev bought them over for me to read after our dad died. They were prize books from the tiny little country school one room where our dad and our uncles and aunts went. They were treasured and tattered and represented how important education was. They were about being brave and doing the right thing. Our mother had read them as a girl and she commented on how racist they were so I read them with another insight I suppose lessons from the books and good people around me oh and Pastures of the Blue Crane written in the 1960s about a girl of South Sea Islander descent very inspiring
07/15/2017 at 05:49
loved reading all her books as a child...Famous Five & Secret Seven series, & that helped me to be adventurous & buy a house in the bush alone!!!