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Journey to the heartland of Montalbano magic

Journey to the heartland of Montalbano magic

  In today’s Sicily the Mafia might seem like ancient history but I discovered that it is alive and well in the heartland of the fictional Italian detective series about the life and investigations of Inspector Salvo Montalbano. First of all, a confession. I am a …
Foodstagramming: the new rage

Foodstagramming: the new rage

I’m sitting in an exquisite organic restaurant. My stomach is tactfully empty in preparation for a feast of 14 delicate courses. I sip my water impatiently, participating in distracted chit-chat with my beau as we await the arrival of our first plate. …
Tech-no-romance in the online era

Tech-no-romance in the online era

In my world, a teasing text message is a real turn-on. An innuendo-loaded Facebook status floats my boat. A frisky email? Totally hot. As many can relate, this is my twenty-something world of modern dating. Wooing in a technological era. Techno-romance has always been …
Faith diluted online

Faith diluted online

The internet is playing an increasing role in converting people to atheism according to the Australian Atheist Foundation, writes Vanessa Schlenert. Atheist forums are extremely popular online and are becoming a large factor in getting religious people to question their faith. The …
The first smartwatch is Italian

The first smartwatch is Italian

Italian company i’m Watch has provided a perfect example of how media and technology are seamlessly converging with the launch of the first real smartwatch, writes Ilaria Bettinelli in Milan. No more missed calls, or frantically searching for your smartphone in your …
David Saxberg firing on all cylinders

Radio’s visionary new talent

As an audio guru and Tafe teacher of audio and radio production at Sydney’s Tafe campus at Petersham, I have tutored many students over the past ten years  but one of them stands out miles in front of the rest, writes Brian Newington. …
Scientists slam sensational dolphin claims

Scientists slam sensational dolphin claims

  Sensationalist headlines claiming that dolphins are bisexual have exploded online thanks to a misinterpreted phrase used in a scientific paper published in March. Media reports across the globe have claimed that male bottlenose dolphins engage in “extensive bisexuality” and “resort to …