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Friday essay: the erotic art of Ancient Greece and Rome

A fragment of a wall painting showing two lovers in bed from the House of L Caecilius Jucundus in Pompeii, now at Naples National Archaeological MuseumWikimedia CommonsIn our sexual histories series, ...

Combatting online bullying is different for girls and boys: here's why

While current interventions offer broad protocols for children and young people, specific guidelines for teenage girls are missing. ShutterstockDemands for improving online safety continue to capture ...

No, you're probably not 'addicted' to your smartphone – but you might use it too much

The average smartphone user checks their device 85 times a day.Mikaela ShannonThe term “addiction” is often bandied about when we think someone spends too much time on something we deem de...

Turnbull's 'sex ban' speech reveals that politics is still not an equal place for women – but it is changing

Malcolm Turnbull announces changes to the Ministerial Code of Conduct in the wake of the Barnaby Joyce affair.AAP/Lukas CochThe appropriateness of Malcolm Turnbull’s trenchant criticisms of Barn...

Fearmongering is scary, not genetic technologies themselves

CRISPR provides a very targeted tool for editing DNA in plants. from www.shutterstock.com Australia’s gene technology regulations have not been revised since 2001 - despite many game-changing a...

Our acid oceans will dissolve coral reef sands within decades

Researchers studied reef sands at Heron Island, Hawaii, Bermuda and Tetiaroa. In this photo, white areas show the predominance of sand on reefs. Southern Cross UniversityCarbonate sands on coral reefs...

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