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Bitcoins

The end of fiat currency, or just another nerd fad, ask Rafi Alam and Mason McCann.

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Polar peril

They’re the terrifying hybrid of polar and grizzly bears, ‘Grolar’ bears are growing in number, and they’re on the move. William Haines finds out what happens when the animal kingdom adapts to global warming.

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24 Hour New Weird Party People

Sydney’s nightlife is experiencing a renaissance of activity fuelled by a surge of local artists, music lovers and eccentric party organisers; where the DJs play all night long. Angus Farrell takes us on a tour of just a few of the people behind the good music and great times in Sydney.

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Yes, in my backyard: Sydney rebuilds its mojo

In a selfish city with significant infrastructure problems, NIMBYism has been a loud and at times influential force. But not everyone shares the cynicism toward development. Michael Koziol meets the residents and reformers urging on the transformation of Sydney.

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The Gun Show

From the Norway massacre to the murder of Trayvon Martin, Ben Brooks chronicles the use and misuse of firearms in a world which continues to tolerate their inevitable consequences.

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The Rise of the Right

The hunt for scapegoats has seen far-right parties surge in popularity in Europe. While far-right parities have always been a part of European tradition, the emergence of remodelled far- and extreme- right parties in the past decade, and the increasing palatability of these parties, is seen by many as the alarming rise of fascism, writes Jackson Busse.

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Smash the rich, save the base

While the history of Chinese communism is complex, a little polishing makes the parallels with contemporary Australian political life shine through. A few years ago, I was walking down Eastern Avenue with a senior journalist from a major Chinese news organisation when we were approached by a couple of Socialist Alternative (SA) leafleteers. The SA…