Five shows to add to your summer binge-watching list

Five shows to add to your summer binge-watching list

Updated December 13, 2017 22:51:09 Photo: These shows should be on your summer binge-watching list. (Supplied) If there’s one theme that reached peak saturation on television and streaming platforms in 2017, it’s the hunt for the missing person. Blame Stranger Things, or perhaps David Lynch, whose triumphant return with Twin Peaks: The Return was one of the most breathtaking achievements on any screen this year. Whatever the case, my viewing patterns — and recommendations for binge-watching over summer — revolve around characters who go missing in action, including a fictional…

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Why a Cabinet reshuffle is a headache for Turnbull

Why a Cabinet reshuffle is a headache for Turnbull

Posted December 14, 2017 00:05:01 There is more pain than gain in a reshuffle for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with jostling for promotions well and truly underway. A reshuffle is pending because of the dual citizenship saga. It has already claimed two senior political scalps — former deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash and Tasmanian former senate president Stephen Parry. With former special minister of state, Scott Ryan, now in Mr Parry’s old chair, there are two ministry spots to fill as a result. But finding the right replacements is tricky…

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Nigella Lawson’s ‘life-changing’ food hack

Nigella Lawson’s ‘life-changing’ food hack

IN the age of 24/7 food channels, it’s hard to imagine there’s much more to be learned about cooking, well, pretty much anything —- let alone a humble egg. That’s what makes Nigella Lawson the home cook’s friend, still finding and sharing kitchen hacks, even she claims have “changed my life.” And, after road-testing her latest handy hint — adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to an egg you’ve broken into a cup before poaching — this wannabe domestic goddess can confirm it as every bit the revolution Lawson declares…

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Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

Image caption Sea ice that is more than four years old has largely disappeared in the ArcticA warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” and shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen region of the past. This is according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Arctic Report Card. Director of the administration’s Arctic Researcher Program, Dr Jeremy Mathis, said the region did a great service to the planet – acting as a refrigerator. “We’ve now left that refrigerator door open,” he added. Dr Mathis was…

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Same XI, but England tweaks batting order for WACA Test

Same XI, but England tweaks batting order for WACA Test

Posted December 13, 2017 20:45:38 Photo: Jonny Bairstow will get more exposure with the bat after being promoted to number six for England. (AAP: Dean Lewins) England has heeded the calls of Simon Katich, Michael Vaughan and many other pundits, rejigging its batting order by promoting Jonny Bairstow to number six. England’s likely line-up Alastair Cook Mark Stoneman James Vince Joe Root (c) Dawid Malan Jonny Bairstow (wk) Moeen Ali Chris Woakes Craig Overton Stuart Broad James Anderson The tourists have named an unchanged XI for the third Ashes Test,…

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