Tag: Australia

Creative Writing

Thomas

You are half a world away, out of reach and out of sight, and yet you never really left. You have always been with me, alive and bold in my heart over the year that has passed since I last held your hand. Its warmth whispers upon my skin like hot silk, light, luxuriant, soft….

Film, OldVenue

Review: The Dressmaker

With stunning cinematography (Donald McAlpine) and the sheer contrast between femme fatale, Tilly Dunnage, and the dusty, rural Austalian town; The Dressmaker is a must-see gem within this season of female led films. Between The Lady in the Van and Carol it may seem outdated or generic but be assured that it is far from…

Sport

Scotland and Wales fall to devastating defeats

Scotland and Wales both crashed out of the Rugby World cup quarter-finals despite valiant efforts to create upsets. Scotland lost 35-34 to Australia, in a game decided by a controversial last-minute penalty decision that swung the match in the Wallabies’ favour. Video replays showed that the deliberate offside decision was incorrect as the ball had…

Science

Australian reptiles are switching sex

New research has found that increasing temperatures are causing australian central bearded dragons that are genetically male to hatch as females and give birth to other lizards. Some reptiles such as alligators and some turtles naturally have their genders determined by the immediate surrounding temperature during incubation rather than sex chromosomes; but this is the…

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