Bonnie Stevens travels to Finland to talk to an ex-inmate and the prison director of Suomenlinna Prison to discuss Finland’s open prison system.
We all know the symptoms of PMS; mood swings, complete irrationality and irritability, but the crazy thing about the universally accepted ‘truth’ of PMS is that, according to scientific evidence, for most women it isn't even real.
The Swedish recycling system is renowned for its impressive 1 per cent landfill rate, however, looking critically into the Swedish recycling system shows us that their system may not be as perfect as it seems.
We had a chat to one of the organisers of ‘Bring Them Here- Sounds of Change’, the Brisbane music festival that is protesting the treatment of refugees detained in Australia’s offshore holding camps.
Space research has been developing rapidly with new heights being reached every year. So what exactly was achieved in 2015? And will 2016 take us even further into the unknown?
Currently in Australia, eSports is generally one of those subjects you don’t bring up at parties because it’s not “cool” or even well known. Like a lot of things, Australia is yet to catch up with this.
Once you wade through the cesspit of media sensationalism, unflattering cartoons and outraged Facebook comments and start to take him seriously as a candidate, what does Trump really stand for?
What is it about a group of women, meeting in the park without shirts that sends the misogynists into meltdown?
"Mary is the subject of evocative short documentary Junk Mail, which chronicles her daily life as a senior citizen in Pennsylvania. Although the subject of the film is beyond our borders, it prompts us to take a long look in our own backyard."
Cole Miller also joins a much longer list of people who have fallen victim to Australia’s insidious culture of violence, whether it be alcohol-fuelled, domestic or sexual violence.
"While any attempt to shine light on the issue of violence against women can hardly be viewed as negative, there is one glaringly obvious omission in the government’s apparent commitment to the cause."
Vaping has become more prominent in the past five years or so. We all seem to have at least one friend who occasionally totes a slick mechanical gizmo and sucks on it with gusto, belching massive clouds of smoke. However, the safety of e-cigarettes remains a point of contention. Felix Garner-Davis breaks it down: to vape or not to vape?
Elise takes a look at the world of craftivism that focuses on the idea that "voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper and your quest for justice more infinite".
There has been a lot of support behind the introduction of over the phone administering of RU486. But will this actually make abortions more accessible for most Australian women? Well, probably not.
New research suggests that we might be able to perceive music in a scientific sense allowing us to measure how 'good' certain music is through chemical reactions in the brain.
It does appear that Bronwyn Bishop relished her powers in a relatively villainous fashion, but was she really any worse than her predecessors? Well, yeah kinda.
James takes a look at the myriad of issues raised in Orange is the New Black which are very real for many American and Australian inmates.
"The only explanation I can come up with for these Unbelievers is that they’re so terrified by this threat that their only option is to deny it."
"How do we control the people behind sites such as Silk Road or UGotPosted? How do we create a sentence for something that’s gone ungoverned for so long?"
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If film is your game, but you lack a bit of horse sense, ‘entertainment economics’ may be the answer you're looking for.
"We are taught not to speak ill of the dead from a young age. In a way it's a denial of humanity – refusing to acknowledge the flaws and mistakes that put us all on the same level."
As the yearly budget rolls out, everyone likes to have a whinge about what the evil politicians have deduced. But one thing has really stuck out against the usual cuts: the over $100 million cut, that’s six zeros, to the Arts sector.
"Despite archaic notions that renewable energy is too expensive to invest in, Telsa's advancements may make the renewable dream a reality."
"The word ‘organic’ is so hot it’s practically meaningless with overuse. Does ‘organic’ mean chemical and pesticide free? Does it mean GM free? Is it a new type of street drug?"
"First services ceased, shops were closed, clinics, schools, and lastly, the most important service for a remote community, the watchdog, the police station packed up.The plan is to do this to 150 more remote Aboriginal communities in WA...."
How is the next do-or-die document shaping up? Remember, this is a document that has to turn around the iceberg-prone, barnacle-encrusted ship of state that is the Abbott government.
"In terms of shitty things that happen to women, this is way, way down the list. But at the heart of it is the media, once again pushing stories and angles that de-value and trivialise anything even remotely associated with femininity."
The Coalition is selling its metadata retention proposal as a national security measure, which feels a bit uncomfortable. So, is their purpose at all justifiable or are we all just being fucked here?
Emily Chapman talks "self governance", the Panopticon, and its resemblance to modern society.