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Taylor Swift Mathematics

A mathematical exploration of Taylor Swift’s music

A mathematical analysis of Taylor Swift’s music over time reveals an evolving lyrical diversity that reflects shifts in songwriting collaborations and highlights the intriguing intersections between mathematics and pop culture says mathematician Dr Nathan Garland.

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Audio cassette

Rewinding the times

Maybe you used them in your childhood? Maybe you gave your first teenage crush a carefully selected playlist recorded onto one or maybe you just recently learned about them through social media – the audio cassette.

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Gravy Day

Why do Australians celebrate “Gravy Day”?

You may have had gravy, but do you know how to make it? Sure. Gravy. Tasty. But what’s it got to do with Christmas? And why is it so significant that we now have Gravy Day? It all starts with Paul Kelly’s 1996 song, “How to Make Gravy”. Dr Ben Green explains.

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Between different worlds

Antarctica is both a physical locality and an imaginary possibility – as a pivot around which the world turns, it has proven historically to be a space where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy have played out.

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Taylor Swift Mathematics

A mathematical exploration of Taylor Swift’s music

A mathematical analysis of Taylor Swift’s music over time reveals an evolving lyrical diversity that reflects shifts in songwriting collaborations and highlights the intriguing intersections between mathematics and pop culture says mathematician Dr Nathan Garland.

Read more
Audio cassette

Rewinding the times

Maybe you used them in your childhood? Maybe you gave your first teenage crush a carefully selected playlist recorded onto one or maybe you just recently learned about them through social media – the audio cassette.

Read more
Gravy Day

Why do Australians celebrate “Gravy Day”?

You may have had gravy, but do you know how to make it? Sure. Gravy. Tasty. But what’s it got to do with Christmas? And why is it so significant that we now have Gravy Day? It all starts with Paul Kelly’s 1996 song, “How to Make Gravy”. Dr Ben Green explains.

Read more

Between different worlds

Antarctica is both a physical locality and an imaginary possibility – as a pivot around which the world turns, it has proven historically to be a space where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy have played out.

Read more
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