Dr Liu is designing a soft robotic endoscope to carry out medical interventions to provide access to diseases in the least invasive way possible. Inserting a small flexible tube into the human body to examine its inner workings, can, understandably, be perceived as invasive. But such is the nature of the endoscopy – a procedure … Continue reading Smart Surgery: soft robotics, tele-surgery and advanced haptics | King’s College London
Sharks: menacing monsters of the deep are misunderstood, and under threat.
In the streets of Athens, people holding laundry bags start forming a line behind the white van with ‘Ithaca Laundry’ emblazoned on the side.
Greek American writer Eva Konstantopoulos talks to Neos Kosmos about her supernatural horror stories and her life as a writer in Los Angeles When writer Eva Konstantopoulos dreams, it’s more than just thoughts, images and sounds that occur during sleep. Her dreams, the Greek American says, are a unique source of inspiration for her stories. … Continue reading Book by LA-based author Eva Konstantopoulos transformed into Netflix film | Neos Kosmos
Fares Fair PTV, a coalition of Victorian university student associations, is working to secure student public transport concessions for full-time postgraduate students. The group claims the concession, which is available to postgraduates in all other states, would be beneficial as postgrads have the same limited earning capacity as undergraduate students. Graduate Student Association (GSA) president … Continue reading Fair fares: Pressure builds to secure concession cards for postgrads | Mojo
Supporters of marriage equality have vowed to continue campaigning after the High Court gave a green light to the same-sex marriage postal vote. Campaigning for the "yes" vote started almost immediately after the decision was handed down on Thursday afternoon, with supporters handing out pamphlets outside the High Court and neighbouring Flagstaff railway station. But the verdict has stirred up … Continue reading Marriage equality campaigners vow to keep fighting after ‘disappointing’ ruling | The Age
This Father's Day, seven-year-old Max will buy three presents for his three dads. Kids at school often ask Max: "Where's your mum?" Max says he doesn't have one. Instead he has a "special lady" who helped his dads have him. "He knows there was an egg donor and there was a surrogate. We've explained the … Continue reading Max and his three dads celebrate difference on Father’s Day | Sydney Morning Herald
When people ask Brett Eagleton if toddler Katie is his granddaughter, he laughs. Katie, who is 20 months old, is his first child. But 59-year-old Mr Eagleton is not fazed by what others might think about his age. "People see that our bond is very strong," he says. The disability support worker married his long-term partner, Kim, when he was 51. Kim, 36, … Continue reading Parenthood a joy for first-time dad pushing 60 | The Age
Detroit 1997. Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1 the debut record by Slum Village was released. Recorded in the late J Dilla’s basement in 1996/1997, the album immediately rose to critical acclaim, making its journey to the hands of A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip and on to the ears of the 90s hip hop elite. A few years later Slum Village landed their … Continue reading Slum Village on Legacy and the Future | fluoro
At home on a London summer’s day, Michael Kiwanuka spoke to us ahead of the release of his highly-anticipated second album, Love & Hate. We wanted Kiwanuka to tell us who he was, setting the tone for what was to come as we dove further into the expressive universe of Kiwanuka. “I’m Michael Kiwanuka, from London,” he says. “I’m a singer, … Continue reading Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate | fluoro