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16 Smithy Christmas Gift Ideas

Friday December 01, 2017

Merry Smithmas. Here's our list of everything you and, ahem, your loved ones might quite like to receive in 25 days' time. (Yes, 25.)

How to Throw an Axe

Thursday November 30, 2017

Apparently, axe-throwing is now an indoor sport? Just don’t try it at home kids, unless you’re staging a DIY demolition.

Win a Bundle of Books from Hardie Grant

Wednesday November 29, 2017

To celebrate 20 years in the game, independent publisher Hardie Grant is offering up a bundle of books for one lucky Smith reader. Read on for the full list of titles, and details on how to enter.

The USSR’s Failed Internet

Wednesday November 29, 2017

It turns out the Soviets almost created the most influential invention of modern times: the internet. So what went wrong?

Could the eBay of drugs - aka the dark net - actually save lives? Criminologist James Martin thinks so.

Lovers of all things digestible: we’re hosting a series of hands-on talks and masterclasses with some of Australia’s best food and beverage makers – and we’re giving tickets away, too!

Take out a subscription to Smith before Christmas – for you or someone you love – and get a digital Christmas stocking. 

For years the world mocked us for our national spread. But now these top chefs are getting all fancy with Vegemite – and you can too.    

Clue: it’s to do with fulfilling a biblical prophecy.

The Farmers of New York

Friday November 24, 2017

A skyscraper might seem an unlikely place for a veggie garden. Yet that’s exactly where this Brooklyn startup is growing its fresh food – and they're starting a little revolution in how we farm.