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‘Smell like a woman, not a rose’: Chanel No. 5 100 years on, an...

When Marilyn Monroe was asked, “What do you wear to bed?”, she famously replied, “Just a few drops of No. 5″. Monroe was perhaps the...

Wakey wakey: a history of alarm clocks and the mechanics of time

It’s the time of year when we Australians start returning to our normal rhythms. The first beats of the day are often the dreaded...

It gets better with age: a brie(f) history of cheese in Australia

In this series, our writers explore how food shaped Australian history – and who we are today. The history of cheese in Australia has, until...

Flip flop: the un-Australian history of the rubber thong

The shoe known in Australia as a “thong” is one of the oldest styles of footwear in the world. Worn with small variations across Egypt,...

NASA was able to collect samples from the asteroid Bennu

NASA was able to touch down the surface of the asteroid, Bennu. The spacecraft was able to collect some samples from the asteroid's surface. NASA...

Netflix’s ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ restarts filming after COVID-19 positive tests

The NetflixVikings sequel, Vikings: Valhalla, resumed filming in Ireland days after many of the cast and crew reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Reports cited that...

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