Mark Jeffrey, transported prisoner.
A new study highlights the stark difference in living conditions experienced by old- and new-world working-class adults in the Victorian era.
You create a lot of healthcare data during your life. What happens after it?
Once online, our healthcare data could be used for research long after we're gone.
Bites from brown snakes like this one were the most common, followed by
tiger snakes, then red-bellied black snakes.
Matt Clancy/SunOfErat/Wikimedia Commons
Don't hold back. Performing CPR on a snakebite victim who has collapsed can save their life, however imperfect your technique.
Giant African land snails can grow up to 15cm long.
There's a terrifying species that spreads rapidly, breeds prolifically and eats hundreds of plants. But the first research into the actual harm caused by giant African land snails found ... not much.
Step one is not being afraid to reexamine a site that’s been previously excavated.
Dominic O'Brien. Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation
A team of archaeologists strived to improve the reproducibility of their results, influencing their choices in the field, in the lab and during data analysis.
Do you know what’s in your cigarettes?
Do US smokers really know the risks? Research from Australia, Canada and Mexico shows that there are better ways to warn consumers.
People currently speak 7,000 languages around the globe.
There's little research into origins of the geographic patterns of language diversity. A new model exploring processes that shaped Australia's language diversity provides a template for investigators.
The G20 displayed unprecedented global economic leadership in the past. That leadership is needed again today.
The G20 has stopped showing economic leadership at a time when risks are high. Australia can play a role in addressing this.
The region with the most unequal incomes in Australia is Melbourne City, where the top 20% have an income that is 8.3 times as high as those in the bottom 20%.
Census data shows there is income inequality between, but also within, regions of Australia.
An unfriendly workplace, lawsuits and resignations – what will it take for Australians to give up Uber?
Australians have a history of putting pragmatism over principle.
The NBN’s multi-technology mix seems unlikely to deliver the same internet quality to everyone.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
The National Broadband Network was meant to provide greater equity of digital access. So far, it's not looking good.
The sun rises above Uluru in outback Australia.
'Australian values' have been mangled into meaninglessness by countless politicians. But there is an national character, shaped by the Australian land. New research investigates Outback values.
Unsurprisingly, the Jason Bourne films won’t tell you much about ASIO.
Bourne Supremacy screenshot/Universal
James Bond and Jason Bourne have little to tell us about modern spycraft.
Hypothetical reconstruction of the largest extinct megapode,
Progura gallinacea (right), with a modern Brush-turkey and a Grey Kangaroo.
Artwork by E. Shute, from photos by Tony Rudd, Kim Benson and Aaron Camens
Large birds once lived across Australia, only to become extinct around the time that giant marsupials and other megafauna died out during the Pleistocene "ice ages".
Vinyards in the Sancerre wine-growing region of France.
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the new world..
Here's why I'm supporting this weekend's March for Science.
Some people will find it harder than others to choose a new home care service provider to help with gardening or getting out and about.
Older Australians needing extra help at home with bathing or gardening can now choose who provides that service. So what do you need to know before choosing a new service for yourself or a family member?
Asia literacy became official government policy in 2008.
17% of the Australian population is now of various Asian backgrounds. School curriculum around Asia-Australia relations needs updating to reflect demograpic changes.
Regional solutions can spread across the planet.
Indonesian military Chief Gatot Nurmantyo talks to reporters in the Indonesian capitals Jakarta on January 5.
The Indonesian government has back-pedalled on an announcement by the head of the country's military that cooperation between the two countries would be suspended.