Remote areas will be the worst affected and hardest to get to.
Clean water, sanitation, disease control, infrastructure and investment are all needed to get Nepal back on its feet.
Voters in the UK are again looking beyond the traditional two-party system and look set to put paid to a famous proposition of political science.
Work has a very important role in health and well-being but it can also be a major risk factor for poor health, disability, and even death.
Extreme rainfall in Sydney is increasing - but only in summer, potentially leading to more flash floods in the city.
We must ask ourselves how healthy it is to publicly shame a vulnerable person and what the right balance is between culpability and a sense of care and generosity to those who have done the wrong thing.
Behavioural economics offers some solutions to the problem of too much choice, but will only work if consumers feel they can make their own decisions.
The world's population is set to double by the end of the century. But there is only so much land available for food production.
Islamic State is a project built on solid foundations by jihadist theorists with decades of experience. The savagery of terrorism precedes the next stage of a caliphate that delivers longed-for order.
Up to 150 'communities' in 'remote' Australia are threatened with closure. But do such terms put a gloss on what is, in reality, the closure of people's homes?
The recent wild weather that lashed New South Wales has been described as 'once-in-a-century'. But how often does it really happen?
If you've ever felt bamboozled by the reams of information released in the federal budget, this simple how-to guide should help.
Political leaders have a ready culprit in people smugglers for drownings at sea. The problem is that this ignores responsibility for eliminating all other options for these people to avoid harm.
Obesity researchers have been in a tug of war about obesity for decades now. So what does the evidence show about the latest offensive in the obesity wars?
P-TECHs provide a much-needed pathway for students who don't want to go to university.
There are still many Australians who don't have regular access to the internet. We must do more to bridge the digital divide and accommodate a diversity of technologies.
The earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday was caused by the same forces that built the Himalayas, and science is helping predict where the next quake might strike.
The increased virtual presence of athletes continues to have a darker side.
Most women get them. Some men get them. Few people welcome them. Stretch marks, or stria distensae, are scars that appear when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limit.
The recovery effort is now underway after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal. The challenge will be to rebuild a stronger nation.
When a transaction is between two individuals, consumer rights are less clear, but it doesn't mean all rights are lost.
International pressure has mounted on Indonesia in recent months to stop its enforcement of the death penalty. But Indonesia should maintain its tough anti-drug stance.
The first case of genetically engineering a human embryo to cure a congenital disease is a technical breakthrough but raises troubling ethical questions.
Seismic activity and poor buildings have come together again with fatal consequences.
There's plenty of hand-wringing about the humanities being in crisis – but is that actually the case? In Australia, the sector is thriving, and policy should be made on that basis.
Our policy-makers know perfectly well how to reduce inequality and tackle political favouritism. The question is, will this federal budget even try?
As the Coalition government prepares its second budget, how is the "five pillar" economy promised by Tony Abbott faring?