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Platée reigns supreme on the Sydney operatic stage

First performed in Versailles in 1745, this is the first production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Platée in Australia.

03/12/2021

If your phone breaks, do you chuck it or fix it? Productivity Commission proposals on the 'right to repair' gloss over e-waste

2021 has been a milestone year for advocacy for a right to repair. In November, Apple announced its Self Service Repair program, through which it will offer parts, tools and manuals for consumers to repair their iPhones.

03/12/2021

What is adaptive clothing and how can it make life easier for people with a disability?

From magnetic closures to specialty 3D designs, fashion labels are thinking about how their clothing can be worn by everyone.

03/12/2021

Most Australian households are well-positioned for electric vehicles – and an emissions ceiling would help

Australians are ready to embrace electric vehicles - but an emissions ceiling would speed up the transition dramatically.

03/12/2021

Why do I grind my teeth and clench my jaw? And what can I do about it?

Dentists have reported a rise in teeth clenching and grinding since the pandemic began. The symptoms of teeth clenching and/or grinding (also known as bruxing or parafunction) can include pain in teeth and gums, as well as jaw joints and muscles.

03/12/2021

10 ways New Zealand employers can turn the 'great resignation' into a 'great recruitment'

The flipside of workers quitting or changing jobs during the pandemic is a huge new talent pool in the market – are employers and recruiters ready to make the most of it?

02/12/2021

Our understanding of black holes has changed over time

Advanced technologies and the information they collect have revealed how black holes form and behave.

02/12/2021

Young people's fear of missing out may be fuelling feelings of social disconnection during COVID-19

Research suggests that an important question parents can consider with pre-teens and teens is: “What are you doing online and how is it making you feel?”

02/12/2021

Climate transition delay could cost the UK trillions

From power plants to coffee cups or your childhood home, everything that makes up the economy has a life expectancy. Much of what we make and consume lasts just weeks, months or years.

02/12/2021

Total solar eclipse will bring 2 minutes of darkness to Antarctica's months of endless daylight

Penguins will have the best seat in the house as a total solar eclipse passes over Antarctica on December 4. Australia and New Zealand will experience a minor partial eclipse, but not a noticeable one.

02/12/2021

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