India’s Adopt a Heritage scheme opens icons to corporate advertising – RN

India’s Adopt a Heritage scheme opens icons to corporate advertising – RN

Posted May 18, 2018 07:00:00 The Taj Mahal: an architectural masterpiece. The Red Fort: a symbol of India’s hard-fought independence. The Sunderbans National Park, a last stronghold for the majestic Bengal tiger. These are just a handful of India’s national treasures now up for “adoption” by private and public sector …

Peak gym: Why the fitness centre boom might be coming to an end – RN

Peak gym: Why the fitness centre boom might be coming to an end – RN

Posted May 14, 2018 07:58:00 Since it opened in 1981, Sydney gym Hiscoes has survived recessions, the Global Financial Crisis and numerous changes to the fitness industry. But in the last few years the gym has faced an increasingly crowded market, with consulting group IbisWorld warning of market saturation. Hiscoes …

How two unlikely South Americans transformed an Indigenous art centre – RN

How two unlikely South Americans transformed an Indigenous art centre – RN

Updated May 13, 2018 08:11:08 Photo: Cecilia Alfonso and Gloria Morales manage the Warlukurlangu Art Centre in the Northern Territory. (Supplied: Warlukurlangu Art Centre) Related Story: How storytelling helped five stranded Aboriginal women survive in the outback Related Story: Why the APY Lands dominate the Australian art scene Warning: this …

Painful sex treatment sometimes hard to find as more women seek help – RN

Painful sex treatment sometimes hard to find as more women seek help – RN

Posted May 11, 2018 08:00:35 Photo: Painful sex can harm relationships and self esteem. (Getty: PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou) Related Story: Eight surgeries and still no cure in sight: The disease crippling Australian women Related Story: A gyno’s guide to good vulva and vagina health Sex can be painful for many reasons. …

High fashion and high church: Why religious dress is always a performance – RN

High fashion and high church: Why religious dress is always a performance – RN

Posted May 10, 2018 08:01:00 Photo: Anglican rector Daniel Dries wears the biretta, a black square cap, during solemn high mass. (ABC RN: Siobhan Hegarty) Related Story: Sydney sisters build empire with ‘man-repelling’ Orthodox Jewish fashion This week’s Met Gala proved that religious-inspired fashion can make a show-stopping spectacle. But …

‘Who killed you?’ The jurors who used a Ouija board to find a murderer guilty – RN

‘Who killed you?’ The jurors who used a Ouija board to find a murderer guilty – RN

Posted May 08, 2018 08:00:45 Photo: Graham Hill was the lead investigator in a double murder case that ended with jurors deciding to consult a Ouija board. (ABC RN: Jeremy Story Carter) In 1994, English insurance broker Stephen Young was found guilty of the gruesome double murder of Harry and …

Aussie Instagram star Lita Lewis inspiring black women with ‘thick fit’ message – RN

Aussie Instagram star Lita Lewis inspiring black women with ‘thick fit’ message – RN

Posted May 05, 2018 08:05:35 Photo: Online fitness guru Lita Lewis has more than 500,000 followers on Instagram. (Getty Images: Jonathan Leibson) Lita Lewis used to cringe when people called her body “thick”. “There was a time that I hated my body. I had these thighs that were larger than …

How to pronounce ‘ceremony’: Think it’s OK to moan? You’re on the money – RN

How to pronounce ‘ceremony’: Think it’s OK to moan? You’re on the money – RN

Updated May 02, 2018 08:15:12 Photo: Every Olympics sees fireworks over the pronunciation of ‘ceremony’. (Getty Images: John van Hasselt) Related Story: Are you pronouncing ‘kilometre’ correctly? Related Story: Should you use ‘less’ or ‘fewer’? It’s more complicated than you think The Olympic Games, you would think, are supposed to …

Space law ‘groaning with age’ as race to commercialise the cosmos takes off – RN

Space law ‘groaning with age’ as race to commercialise the cosmos takes off – RN

Updated May 01, 2018 08:48:11 In January, United States company Swarm Technology succeeded in launching their prototype satellites — each smaller than a loaf of bread — into orbit. With hundreds of satellites launched every year, Swarm’s success would have been otherwise unremarkable, except for one fact: they had been …

How Big Dead Place, the ‘WikiLeaks of Antarctica’, shed light on life at McMurdo Station – RN

How Big Dead Place, the ‘WikiLeaks of Antarctica’, shed light on life at McMurdo Station – RN

Posted April 30, 2018 07:00:00 Photo: Big Dead Place is a unique piece of literature, documenting a very different version of the Antarctic experience. (Supplied: Jason Anthony) When Nicholas Johnson arrived at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station in the late ’90s, he expected pristine wilderness and adventure. Instead, he found bureaucracy and …