Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration …

Chasing polar bears in the Arctic Circle has photographer Dave Sandford fulfilling lifelong dream

Chasing polar bears in the Arctic Circle has photographer Dave Sandford fulfilling lifelong dream

Posted May 15, 2018 08:00:58 Photo: A polar bear surveys the landscape featuring enormous icebergs in the Arctic Circle. (Supplied: Dave Sandford) When Canadian nature photographer Dave Sandford is not shooting Illawarra oceans, he spends weeks at a time in the Arctic Circle removed from outside communication and searching for …

Chicken Church: Indonesia’s famed building was built by a man with a dream more than 30yrs ago

Chicken Church: Indonesia’s famed building was built by a man with a dream more than 30yrs ago

Posted May 12, 2018 08:16:41 Photo: The shape and purpose of the building has often been misunderstood. (Instagram @humans_of_Indonesia_) Related Story: 40 per cent of Indonesian students targeted by radical religious ideology: intelligence report Related Story: Removing flogging from public eye in Indonesia’s Aceh draws Islamist resistance Visitors passing by …

Freediver Amber Bourke won’t let split-second blackout stop world record dream

Freediver Amber Bourke won’t let split-second blackout stop world record dream

Posted May 04, 2018 07:45:47 When Amber Bourke bobbed to the ocean’s surface off the Philippines, she thought she’d broken a freediving world record. Then she lost consciousness. The blackout only lasted seconds — a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment — but the momentary lapse was enough to disqualify the Brisbane swimmer’s near-perfect …

Living the dream (so we don’t have to): the boy who ran off to Bali | Sam Leith | Opinion

When Jonah, my four-year-old son, gets in a bate – usually either because I’ve put cheese on his pasta, or because I haven’t – he is prone to stomp to the front door and announce: “I’m fed up with all of you. I don’t want to be in this family. …

Westpac advice cost couple dream retirement, banking royal commission hears | Australia news

Westpac admits a senior financial planner gave poor advice to a couple that cost them their dream retirement. Jacqueline McDowall and her husband ended up losing their home after trying to use superannuation funds to buy a bed and breakfast. McDowall told her story to the banking royal commission on …

‘I felt humiliated, stupid’: Retirement dream shattered by poor advice, royal commission told

‘I felt humiliated, stupid’: Retirement dream shattered by poor advice, royal commission told

Updated April 19, 2018 18:55:08 Video: ‘Now we don’t have a home’, Westpac customer slams advice (ABC News) The banking royal commission has heard the story of a couple whose retirement dream was shattered when they sold their home on the advice of a Westpac financial planner. Key points: The …

Martin Luther King honoured as thousands march to ‘keep the dream going’

Martin Luther King honoured as thousands march to ‘keep the dream going’

Updated April 05, 2018 08:25:46 Photo: People locked arms or held signs as they chanted and sang songs such as We Shall Overcome. (Reuters: Karen Pulfer Focht) Related Story: Martin Luther King Jr’s teachings still relevant today, his daughter says With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, …

How the message of Martin Luther King’s ‘dream’ got lost

How the message of Martin Luther King’s ‘dream’ got lost

Updated April 04, 2018 10:44:10 Photo: Given the sanctified, heroic status of Dr King today, it is easy to overlook that in the last days of his life he was a forlorn figure. (By Ernest Withers, supplied by Rosalind Withers) Martin Luther King Jnr cast an enormous shadow in my …

Scottish Highland cattle fulfils farming dream for pair at ‘perfect beef country’ Derwent Valley

Scottish Highland cattle fulfils farming dream for pair at ‘perfect beef country’ Derwent Valley

Posted April 01, 2018 06:11:35 Video: “Bec and Bec” have built a 100-strong herd of Scottish Highland cattle. (ABC News) Related Story: Raising rare breed sustainably pays off for farmers Related Story: New Gippsland farmer starts Highland cattle stud Bec Lynd is a tree changer — a returnee to her …