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Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran August 24, 2017 10 Comments

Travel insurance is a necessity for peace of mind, however you likely won't be covered if a victim of terrorism, explains Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Razer: Pete Evans releases new wellness ‘doco’ as philosophy and science crumble to low-carb dust

Razer: Pete Evans releases new wellness ‘doco’ as philosophy and science crumble to low-carb dust

Helen Razer August 3, 2017 19 Comments

At no time in human history have so many been so cultish in their devotion to so many bad ideas.

Depressing news for the nanny state — alcohol consumption falls again

Depressing news for the nanny state — alcohol consumption falls again

Bernard Keane June 1, 2017 14 Comments

As nanny statists look to demonise the "alcohol epidemic" in ever more dramatic terms, yet more evidence has emerged that Australians drink responsibly.

Don’t look now, but scientists might have just discovered evidence of alien spaceships

Don’t look now, but scientists might have just discovered evidence of alien spaceships

Ben Sandilands March 15, 2017 4 Comments

Have we heard evidence of intergalactic space travel?

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

Crikey March 8, 2017 5 Comments

Freelance journalist Georgia Clark visits King Cobra House, where deadly cobra is a delicacy.

Sugar, oh, honey honey, I am the nanny state, and you’ve got me watching you

Sugar, oh, honey honey, I am the nanny state, and you’ve got me watching you

Bernard Keane September 20, 2016 14 Comments

The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.

Sorry, nanny statists, alcohol is good for you

Sorry, nanny statists, alcohol is good for you

Bernard Keane May 18, 2016 15 Comments

Despite regular evidence of the benefits of alcohol for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the public health lobby remains in denial.

‘It’s about what the radish represents’: when food porn becomes just wank

‘It’s about what the radish represents’: when food porn becomes just wank

Ben Neutze April 28, 2015

We are living in an age where we glorify haute cuisine, but sometimes you need to back away from the asparagus.

Is foie gras really so bad?

Is foie gras really so bad?

Crikey February 10, 2015 14 Comments

Australians are opposed to force-feeding ducks and geese for foie gras, but we happily chow down on chickens and cows raised equally inhumanely. Is it time to rethink the controversial dish? Mat Drogemuller explains.

No, chef! Rise up against restaurant tyranny

No, chef! Rise up against restaurant tyranny

Margot Saville July 25, 2014 13 Comments

When did the tables turn in fine dining? And how can you get a decent meal at a decent time with a decent number of courses without ingesting "fish milk"?