Is the afterlife a mirror of our ideal world? Do cunning people live better? Can we divorce the moral from the beautiful? These are some of the questions to be examined this week at a UNSW conference looking at ancient prescriptions for living well.
During the cyclone that lashed Vanuatu in March 2015 it was the curved traditional thatched huts that withstood the battering. Islanders are realising that the traditional ways of the elders have a lot going for them.
As the Chinese economy slows and demand for mining resources declines, Australia must look to its other areas of strength – agriculture and financial services – to drive economic growth, says Fariborz Moshirian.
Introducing Australian emus and cassowaries to New Zealand to fill the ecological gap left by the extinction of the moa would most likely fail, reconstructions of the giant flightless birds' feeding behaviours show.