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Ash Maher 26 (right) dances on Bondi beach at the 'Dawn Disco' she and her friend started 3 months ago. They dance on Bondi beach every Wednesday morning from 6:30am till 7am and welcome anyone who wants to dance. Bondi Beach, Sydney. 27th May, 2015. Photo: Kate Geraghty

The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.

Best of the world - June 3, 2015

A lion yawns at the zoo in Erfurt, eastern Germany, on June 1, 2015.       AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARTIN SCHUTT   +++   GERMANY OUT

The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.

What's the future of crowdfunding?

Many hands: Medved says there is science behind the wisdom of the crowd.

Claire Dunn 10:55am A new approach to purchasing equity in a business could change the world of innovation finance.

190 units to be built on historic Scarba House site in Bondi

An early photograph of Scarba House during its time as a welfare home for babies and young children.

ANNA ANDERSON 11:28am 190 apartments will be built on the grounds of Scarba House.

How five Aussie icons will fare in a warmer world

Google has taken its Street View concept to the Great Barrier Reef to mark World Oceans Day.

NICKY PHILLIPS 11:29am For the first time scientists have revealed the limits of some of Australia's most iconic landmarks to adapt to climate change.

How to spend $100 in one week and help fight climate change

Consumer affairs ministers will meet this week to resolve the confusion around free range eggs.

ESTHER HAN 12:15am Doing your bit to help the global fight against climate change does not have to be a life changing, wallet-breaking experience.

Local Government Super chief executive Peter Lambert predicts funds will dump carbon-heavy investments

Signals: Some very big global investors are abandoning coal because of climate change risks.

CLANCY YEATES 12:15am Retirement savings funds will dump coal and other carbon-heavy investments, just like many have ditched tobacco stocks, predicts Local Government Super chief executive Peter Lambert.


University of NSW climate researchers Steven Sherwood and Nidhi Nishant find 'hot spots' warming faster

Climate researcher Steven Sherwood has found data issues are to blame for not detecting hot spots.

PETER HANNAM 12:15am After years of debate, University of NSW climate researchers have resolved data issues that not only reveal those "hot spots" to be there – but they are in fact warming some 10 per cent faster than modelling has predicted.

Climate change takes its toll on the Macquarie Marshes in north-western NSW

Gilad Bino, research fellow at UNSW who has been studying the Macquarie Marshes. Drought, river management and climate change are badly affecting the health of the declining wetland.

PETER MUNRO 12:15am River red gums that once flowered over the Macquarie Marshes are bare and white. The forest is dead.

Nobel laureate Peter Doherty: Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seen as a climate change 'wrecker'


Peter Doherty 12:11pm This government doesn't want to know; to a scientist that is hateful.


The secret ravines of Queensland's Carnarvon Gorge

Fan palms and cliffs inside Carnarvon Gorge.

ANDREW BAIN 12:15am Andrew Bain takes a hike through the creek beds and soaring cliffs of Carnarvon Gorge.

Climate Change: Australia set to be lumbered with costly stranded assets

Climate change

MATT WADE 12:15am Billions of dollars of investments in Australia's fossil fuel industries are at risk of becoming a white elephant as global momentum builds to address climate change.

Nobel prize winner Brian Schmidt: 'Climate change ... the great challenge for humanity over the next 100 years'

Brian Schmidt dinkus

Brian Schmidt 12:15am Climate change is the most visible part of what I see as being the great challenge for humanity over the next 100 years.

Fatigues prepared me for pinstripes


Caroline James 12:00am Bosses reveal six things the armed forces teach that equip business owners for battle.

The health tip you need to survive

Health and wellness

Sylvia Pennington 12:00am What's the one piece of information you need to stave off sickness this winter?

Will Aussies skydive without a parachute?

Skydive the Beach

Caroline James 12:00am Indoor and outdoor operators say the sky is the limit in the freefall market.

Famous Flyer: Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver.

Paul Ewart 12:15am A getaway with the boys is a yearly essential for superstar chef Jamie Oliver.

Wine tour in Argentina: The dregs of civilisation

A cafe owner pours wine for his customers in the very different drinking culture of Paris.

BEN GROUNDWATER 12:15am Would it be wrong to finish someone else's wine? Probably, but I still might.

Cycling tour Yangshuo, China: Karst glories

Yangshuo, China Karst Mountain landscape.

ANDREW BAIN 12:15am A 10-day cycle tour reveals the extreme beauty of Guilin's Karst Peaks.

Viking Star: Snow Grotto ice plunge

Viking Star Venice.

SALLY MACMILLAN 12:15am The company behind the phenomenally successful Viking River Cruises has launched the world's first new ocean cruise line in 10 years. Here's a look at its first ship, the chic, sleek Viking Star.

Best new hotspots for family holidays

 A monkey family spotted in the wild in an Island near Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

TRACEY SPICER 12:15am Mid year holiday destinations for families are becoming more varied and culturally diverse.

The Edgewater Hotel Seattle: Sleeping on the edge

The Edgewater Hotel on the Seattle waterfront.

KATRINA LOBLEY 12:15am Flying into Seattle in midwinter, I'm hoping for the best but prepared for the worst – weather, that is

Disneyland family holiday: Still the happiest place on earth

Disneyland Castle is the enduring image of the theme park for millions of children.

TRACEY SPICER 12:15am Tracey Spicer and her family found that Disneyland at 60 is still a magical rollercoaster ride of fun.

Winter cruising: European Christmas markets

Voyager of the Seas staff receive training on cultural sensitivity along with other topics designed to maximise passenger enjoyment of their cruise.

SALLY MACMILLAN 12:15am Now is the time to plan a trip to Europe in December to celebrate a traditional Christmas.

Norquay in Alberta, Canada: King of the mountain

Skier Eddie Hunter, 88, says skiing can be an escape for a lifetime.

Jim Darby 12:15am For two mountain men in their 80s skiing's a daily affair and they're not sticking to the easy runs either.

The Singular Hotel, Santiago, Chile, review: Cosy and inviting

The Singular hotel in Santiago.

MICHAEL GEBICKI 12:15am Michael Gebicki discovers a small, newly launched hotel with personality plus in SANTIAGO, CHILE, one of the continent's most likeable cities.

Best of the world - June 5, 2015

Members of Japan's Self-Defence Force's honour guard prepare for a ceremony for Australia's Defence Minister Kevin Andrews at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo June 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.

Chasing Amy

Amy: Poignant portrait of a terminal descent

Amy Winehouse, performing in 2007.

CRAIG MATHIESON 11:45pm This gripping and increasingly grim documentary hones in on the actual person behind the fame.

Revived franchise

Terminator Genisys: Arnie is back, but convoluted plot overshadows action

Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese in <i>Terminator Genisys.</i>

CRAIG MATHIESON 11:45pm The latest Terminator instalment lacks the stripped-down momentum that drove James Cameron's original films to success.

Series reboot

Terminator Genisys: why Emilia Clarke is the next action hero

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28:  Actress Emilia Clarke arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' Terminator Genisys at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 28.

Jenny Cooney Carillo 11:45pm English actress holds her own alongside her brawny co-stars in the latest instalment of the Terminator series.