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Sharks love jazz but are stumped by classical, say scientists

A study at Macquarie University in Sydney found that sharks could recognise jazz if there was food on offer

Researchers at Sydney’s Macquarie University have discovered that sharks can recognise jazz music. 230 more words


Does working with money make us worse people? | Gordon Menzies

Money exercisings psychological dominance over us. So perhaps those who participated in the royal commissionings headlights couldnt help themselves

Everyone likes a good royal committee- watching normally unaccountable people give an account of themselves. 997 more words

Lost in translation: Macron thanks Australian PM's 'delicious' wife

French chairmen option of English terms in Sydney situates tongues wagging

Was it a verbal faux pas , or a jeu de mots gone wrong? We will probably never know, but Emmanuel Macron’s choice of English words certainly set Australian tongues wagging. 378 more words


More than #MeToo: 10 ways workplaces can turn the hashtag into action | Tracey Spicer

In an edited extract of a speech given at the Global Summit of Women, Tracey Spicer advises employers to step up and stamp out sexual harassment… 1,221 more words


Boy, 12, steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mother

Sydney boy boarded flight alone to Perth, then another to Indonesia, where he checked into the All Seasons hotel

A 12 -year-old Sydney boy stole his mothers’ charge card, tricked his grandmother into devoting him his passport and flew to Bali on his own after a family argument. 265 more words


She documented her exotic trip on Instagram, now she heads to prison

SYDNEY – “She wanted to be the envy of others,” said an Australian judge of Mélina Roberge. There’s little to envy now: The 24-year-old was on Wednesday sentenced to eight years for drug trafficking, … 276 more words


Australia joins US and UK in blaming Russian-backed hackers for cyber-attacks

Australia has joined the US and UK in publicly blaming Russia for a “malicious” global cyber-attack last year. The attack appeared to be an attempt at espionage, stealing intellectual property and laying the foundation for a future attack on infrastructure. 556 more words