15 hours ago #entertainment 53 secs Summarize

Before artist Sidney Nolan became well-known for his Ned Kelly works – a series of paintings depicting the famous bushranger as a simplified series of dark squares and rectangles set against colourful backdrops – he was an army deserter living in an artistic paradise of sorts.

In the late 1930s Nolan met art patrons John and Sunday Reed.

By the early 1940s he was living with them, producing a prodigious amount of art, and he and Sunday were entangled in an open and torrid love affair.

9 hours ago #entertainment 1 min, 38 secs Summarize

Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan has been spotted out and about for the first time in over a year as he ran errands in his crime and homeless-ridden Los Angeles neighborhood. .

The reclusive Australian-born actor wearing jeans and a denim shirt  looked gaunt as he pumped gas and washed his windows last month in his Venice neighborhood that has been overrun by vagrants.

The last time Hogan, 82, was photographed in public was last May when he was thought to be pinning up an angry note to vagrants camped outside his $3.5million Venice mansion?

6 hours ago #health 2 mins, 14 secs Summarize

“We know that microglia can affect the function of the neural circuit, and now we know that neurons can recruit specific types of microglia to their neighborhood,” Arlotta said.

“It’s a fascinating idea that neurons can reshape their environment to help fine-tune their own circuit function.”.

Author: Press Office.

4 hours ago #health 9 secs Summarize

Property News: Music promoter Michael Coppel sells Toorak home for more than $30 million - domain.com.au.

3 hours ago #health 31 secs Summarize

The UK is launching a polio vaccine booster campaign for children in London aged under 10, after confirming that the virus is spreading in the capital for the first time since the 1980s.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has identified 116 polio viruses from 19 sewage samples this year in London.

It first raised the alert in June.

12 hours ago #science 1 min, 7 secs Summarize

But in addition to the massive electrical charge these jets emit, this particular giant jet perplexed Boggs because it did not take place where these jets are normally observed.

Usually, giant jets occur in tropical environments and are located near parts of storms that are strongly convective, but this one took place in an area of weak convection, Vice explains.

“There was no lightning activity before the gigantic jet in the parent storm cell, which has never been the case from past observations,” Boggs says.

10 hours ago #science 49 secs Summarize

Artist impression of the circumplanetary disk discovered in 2021 around a young planet in the PDS 70 star system

"Fundamental properties of CPDs, such as their sizes and whether they are indeed rotationally supported 'disks' or instead pressure-supported envelopes are not fully understood," the study authors write. 

But having that knowledge could help us extrapolate ancient dynamics of planets in our solar system, including Earth, as well as teach us how moons like our own glowing companion once formed long, long ago

10 hours ago #science 1 min, 28 secs Summarize

A total of 2,957 Starlink satellites had entered space prior to yesterday’s launch, of which 2,698 satellites are currently in orbit and 2,662 are currently operational, according to stats collected by astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell.

SpaceX is miles ahead of the competition when it comes to flying its internet satellites to space, an accomplishment largely do to the fact that SpaceX is both a rocket company and a satellite company.

OneWeb, a SpaceX competitor in this realm, has even turned to SpaceX to help it launch its satellites to orbit to form a much smaller internet constellation consisting of 648 satellites.

9 hours ago #science 1 min, 22 secs Summarize

When the major ice shelves do calve off huge icebergs, they will leave the Antarctic Ice Sheet smaller than we’ve ever seen it.

But while we’re not yet seeing any abnormal behaviour in these four major ice shelves, the overlooked losses from all the smaller ice shelves fringing the continent are adding up.

Earlier this year, one smaller ice shelf collapsed entirely.

5 hours ago #science 1 min, 40 secs Summarize

Sauropods, which weighed up to 50 tonnes and dominated the world’s ecosystems for around 100 million years, appear to have developed soft heel pads early in their evolution, and it was likely a key step that allowed sauropods to become the largest animals to have ever walked the earth!

Our work appears this week in the journal Science Advances?

One of the most notable things about sauropods is the immense size of some species: the feet of sauropod dinosaurs would have shaken the earth as they walked.

5 hours ago #science 19 secs Summarize

Andréas is fascinated by digital paleontology and biomechanics, including traditional and computational methods that allow us to investigate extinct and living organisms.

Through his career, Andréas studied a wide variety of extinct and extant animals, including dinosaurs, as well as a wide diversity of trace fossils.

10 hours ago #technology 1 min, 33 secs Summarize

Catching the first possible bus in level 4-2, as was first demonstrated by computer-assisted runs, is sometimes called “Lightning 4-2.” That’s why HappyLee’s computer-aided trick, in which Mario saves a few frames by clipping through the top block in level 4-2, made waves: It was another way for runners to beat the frame rule and theoretically catch that first bus.

Current Super Mario Bros.

speedrunning champion Niftski used a similar trick in his new world-record run this past week.

8 hours ago #technology 4 secs Summarize

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6 hours ago #technology 2 mins, 22 secs Summarize

The first hint that Samsung was working on a foldable display was in 2011, when the company showed off a concept tablet that utilised a fully flexible AMOLED display.

The display could bend, fold, and roll-up.

It was even a bit see-through.

8 hours ago #politics 1 min, 7 secs Summarize

“I love the club but at the same time I’m not sure if Gus (general manager Phil Gould) has those plans but if that doesn’t work itself out, I’d still love to be at the club in some capacity

“I’m coming back in the next week or so and I’m going to start having all those chats but last week was a bit of a whirlwind and it was nice to get some nice messages from people saying they’d love me back there so we’ll see how we go.”

6 hours ago #politics 38 secs Summarize

China says military drills near Taiwan 'completed' after Nancy Pelosi visit.

Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the death of rugby league coach Paul Green.

China's military says it has "completed various tasks" around Taiwan potentially signalling an end to days of war games.

5 hours ago #politics 9 secs Summarize

Property News: House prices in some school catchments explode by up to $367,000 - domain.com.au.

4 hours ago #politics 1 min, 0 secs Summarize

In the future, we may implement an additional mode where the vehicle rides are put on a virtual 2D screen in front of the user, so that everyone has a chance to get through the vehicle sections in the game!

This mode would of course be less immersive than the current ones as it’d remove any 3D effect from the experience.

That virtual 2D screen option sounds ideal for anyone who gets queasy.

1 day ago #entertainment 31 secs Summarize

While breakfast TV and news bulletins went all out in coverage yesterday there was also room for nostalgia with Nine’s replay of Grease (1978) drawing 442,000 metro viewers and winning its timeslot, outranking Seven’s miniseries Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You (221,000).

Earlier The Block led its slot at 775,000 defeating 7:30 (457,000), MKR (450,000), The Masked Singer‘s 449,000 (rising to 504,000 for the reveal of The Thong), Great Southern Landscapes (337,000) and the final Who Do You Think You Are?

(232,000).

20 hours ago #entertainment 1 min, 54 secs Summarize

It comes after Chris revealed that his younger brother Liam was almost cast as Thor.

'My little brother almost got cast as Thor,' the 38-year-old told website Mensxp?

Chris previously revealed that he blew his original audition for Thor, before Liam came in to test for the same part, and got much further in the process.

20 hours ago #entertainment 54 secs Summarize

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14 hours ago #health 32 secs Summarize

Both men and women can experience mental health challenges during pregnancy and for the first 12 months of your baby’s life.

You are not alone and it does not make you a bad parent or bad person.

In fact, seeking help early can mean a faster recovery with less of an impact on your life and relationships.

#Entertainment

Episode 4 recap: Last-minute renovation dramas cause chaos and one Blockhead's bribe sees another fume
18 hours ago
Episode 4 recap: Last-minute renovation dramas cause chaos and one Blockhead's bribe sees another fume
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After finding out their plans of having a walk-in shower in their bathroom didn't meet regulations, the couple need to come up with a solution fast.

While a quick fix is closing the wet area by adding a built-in shower screen, Rachel isn't willing to compromise. .

"That wasn't ever an option for us… it was going completely against the aesthetic of our design," she says.

Melbourne radio host shares hateful letter she received from angry listener: 'It's the snail-mailers too!'
1 day ago
Melbourne radio host shares hateful letter she received from angry listener: 'It's the snail-mailers too!'
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Melbourne 3AW Afternoons host Dunleavy shared a photo of the cruel letter on Twitter, which had been sent a week earlier about a now-finished radio competition.

The competition involved listeners calling in with a secret "codeword" or "password" which was said on-air in order to win cash prizes.

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Hopelessly devoted: Olivia was the queen of my childhood
2 days ago
Hopelessly devoted: Olivia was the queen of my childhood
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Like every Australian daughter of the 80s, I worshipped Olivia Newton-John.

I’d spend hours in my bedroom wearing a Physical-style headband and legwarmers, listening to the cassette of her greatest hits and singing Magic into my hairbrush.

On weekend trips to Video Ezy, I’d make a beeline for the VHS musicals and hire Grease and Xanadu on alternate weekends.

#Technology

Lost in Play - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch
12 hours ago
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SpaceX Performs Limited Static Fire Test of Starship Booster, Avoids Explosion
12 hours ago
SpaceX Performs Limited Static Fire Test of Starship Booster, Avoids Explosion
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Team at Starbase completed a single Raptor engine static fire test of Super Heavy Booster 7 on the orbital launch pad pic.twitter.com/16R7eE985V.

Encouragingly, a pair of spin-prime tests conducted earlier in the day did not result in an explosion.

SpaceX avoided a repeat of the July 11 incident in which a gaseous mixture of methane and oxygen was accidentally ignited, causing a significant explosion directly beneath the booster.

Win It Weekly: DT Swiss ERC 1400 DICUT Wheelset
14 hours ago
Win It Weekly: DT Swiss ERC 1400 DICUT Wheelset
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Take your chance to win a set of fast and light DT Swiss ERC 1400 DICUT wheels.

#Science

Growing Galaxy
9 hours ago
Growing Galaxy
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On August 2, NASA released a new picture taken by the James Webb Space Telescope.

This pink wheel is called the Cartwheel Galaxy.

Its center is made of hot dust.

Mad Scientists Create Human Bread Yeast in a Lab
2 days ago
Mad Scientists Create Human Bread Yeast in a Lab
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A team of scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands managed to successfully insert human muscle genes into a bit of baker's yeast for the first time.

In fact, Daran-Lapujade and her colleagues were astonished to find that the enzymes the human genes produced in the yeast were surprisingly similar to those in human cells

READ MORE: Humanized Yeast: Scientists Create Yeast With Important Human Genes [Delft University of Technology]

#Health

Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria
6 hours ago
Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria
1 min, 6 secs

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Scientists led by researchers at the University of Illinois used antibiotics that were effective against non-resistant bacteria as a baseline to test compounds that might work against drug-resistant “gram-negative” bacteria whose thick cell walls and other internal mechanisms make them hard to treat with normal antibiotics.

One of the modified compounds that they tested, fabimycin, appeared to be effective, reducing drug-resistant bacteria in mice to pre-infection levels and outperforming traditional antibiotics.

Further testing revealed that the compound was also effective against 300 other drug-resistant bacteria in a laboratory setting.

Risk for acute liver injury low after COVID-19 vaccination, more common after infection
9 hours ago
Risk for acute liver injury low after COVID-19 vaccination, more common after infection
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Seeking to investigate the risk for ALI after COVID-19 vaccination, Wong and colleagues used vaccination and electronic medical records to identify incidence of ALI within 56 days after first and second doses of the two COVID-19 vaccines.

They also evaluated ALI risk from COVID-19 infection.

Researchers analyzed the records of 2,343,288 vaccine recipients, of whom 4,677 had the first ALI incident within the 56-day, post-vaccination time frame.

Adolescents without depressive symptoms show a bias toward faces with positive emotions
13 hours ago
Adolescents without depressive symptoms show a bias toward faces with positive emotions
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“The most striking result is that, during high [working memory] load, healthy adolescents showed a bias for positive emotions, improving (in valence condition) and impairing (in gender condition) performance, whereas this effect was not present in young adults or adolescents with depressive symptoms,” concluded the researchers.

“In comparison to adolescents, the positivity bias in young adults was absent, which supports recent research that documented a positivity bias in healthy adolescents, but not in healthy adults… Our results might have been influenced by the developmental differences in [working memory], and precisely, a heightened sensitivity to positive affective material in adolescents, which might explain why the positivity bias was not present in young adults during high load.”.

The authors cite some limitations to this work including the relatively small sample size of adolescents with depressive symptoms and the inclusion of only three emotional expressions.

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'We're just asking for a fair chance': Scottish family fight deportation ruling
3 hours ago
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Police investigate alleged child abduction at school
8 hours ago
Police investigate alleged child abduction at school
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SpaceX Performs Limited Static Fire Test of Starship Booster, Avoids Explosion
12 hours ago
SpaceX Performs Limited Static Fire Test of Starship Booster, Avoids Explosion
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Ground teams completed a single Raptor engine static fire test as the 227-foot-tall (69 meters) booster stood vertically at the “Mechazilla” launch tower.

Booster 7 is equipped with 33 Raptor engines, but SpaceX, in a rare moment of caution, chose to ignite just one.

Encouragingly, a pair of spin-prime tests conducted earlier in the day did not result in an explosion.

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