John Birmingham A meteor and an asteroid. There was so much to love about the apocalyptic double-header.
John Birmingham 'Asteroids are nature's way of asking, 'Hey, how's that space program working out?''' It sounds like a tweet but it was something a little more old school: words on a T-shirt.
WE MOVED to country NSW from Sydney some years ago and we miss the beaches dreadfully, so summer holidays full of sand and salt water are very highly regarded.
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Wilson da Silva Space is hip again. Whether it's a Felix Baumgartner skydiving his way past the sound barrier or the space shuttle Endeavour pulling big crowds in the streets of Los Angeles, the final frontier is...
Chris Berg The recent landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars was a great success. But it ought to be a bittersweet one, too.
Heckler ABOUT a year ago, I started to notice the ''temporary'' functions marquee at the north-east corner of the Opera House forecourt wasn't temporary any more.
Morris Jones We've scoured every point on the surface of the Earth and put footprints on the moon. Our robot spacecraft have visited every planet in the solar system.
Andrew Darby As I woke and peered out of the window, a cloudy dawn meant this moment would live in imagination, rather than reality.
Germaine Greer Australians of Irish descent will be particularly interested in the unfolding saga of the Magdalenes.
Jesse Adams Stein Widely regarded as the ''ugliest building in Sydney'', the UTS tower is usually the subject of derision and complaint.
About eight months ago, I left a job that I liked at a company I loved, which had been the mainstay of my working life for a decade.
Bruce Guthrie After 20 years, we still can't seem to agree on the best way to manage those pokies.
Ross Gittins Is the productivity boost of mobile technology worth the hassle?
Ross Gittins I confess to a having an old fogey's ambivalence towards mobile phones. There are times when it suits me to keep in touch, but most of the time I don't want a phone taking over my life - or even...
Anson Cameron For a fully fledged country to launch an ape and regard it as cool, well, they're late to the game.
Michael Shmith Lend me your ears or borrow mine. It is Friday morning at The Age, and this is what I am hearing.
Charles Waterstreet Seventeen years and eight days of sobriety went out the window when I got caught up and high in Snoop Dogg's secondary pot-smoke slipstream before and during his performance at the Box, a...
Jane Caro There is one thing that is guaranteed to make me grumpy (actually, there are many things that have that effect, but allow me the rhetorical flourish): it is the fact that architects still do not...
Bruce Neal A woman dies from a 10-litre a day Coke habit. Children's clothing sports advertisements for Jim Beam bourbon.
Elizabeth Farrelly The terrace house gives a whole new meaning to the idea of the London tube. London's standout characteristic, as you trek in by taxi or train, is neither its veiled beauty nor its vile weather,...