The term 'political correctness' is often used to imply that those who resent racist comedy just lack a sense of humour. But First Nations people are using humour to speak back, especially on social media.
Your voting preference might be subtly influenced by social media exposure in the lead up to an election.
If another country wants to weaponise data hacked through Australia's parliament, we'll likely see them try to inflame religious and ethnic differences, and drive votes to minor parties.
The final deliveries of the A380 are anticipated for 2021.
The shifting market for air travel has forced Airbus to abandon the production of one of the most impressive aircraft of all time, the super-jumbo A380. Was it folly, bad luck or both?
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan talk about the week in politics.
An artist’s impression of an asteroid about to hit Earth: it’s what happens next that could have helped wipe out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
More evidence that the asteroid hit on Earth that marked the end of the dinosaurs could have triggered a deadly increase in volcanic activity.
Granny flats are often the result of informal arrangements between parents and children who assume it will all work out well.
Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.
Bishop told parliament she believed the Coalition would win the election.
The exit of Bishop underlines the Liberals' “woman problem”.
It comes after the decision by cabinet minister Kelly O'Dwyer to leave at the election.
For those of us who are time poor, high intensity exercise can be incorporated into our daily routines.
Doing the vacuuming or taking the dog for a walk? Pick up the pace – these bursts of incidental exercise could be key to improving your fitness.
The Frank Gehry designed UTS business school, in Ultimo, Sydney. It is possible to teach ethics.
In trying to be values-free (like physics & chemistry), business schools have succeeded in justifying amoral behaviour. No more! We've seen the results in the Banking Royal Commission.
Instead of expanding its only prison, the ACT government will redirect $14.5 million into a range of justice reinvestment programs.
For years, the benefits of justice reinvestment programs have been championed. Now the ACT is actually investing in it, and the federal government should do the same.
If doctors questions evidence-based medicine guidelines, they are often viewed as incompetent practitioners.
Ageing populations and efforts to medicate to prevent disease are both factors that have driven up the use of pharmaceuticals, but we have inadequate means of reporting side effects.
Tourism is putting some natural sites under increasing pressure.
Can tourism ever be sustainable? Only if operators and consumers start looking beyond the idyllic postcard images and take undesirable consequences of tourism into account.
Residents of the outer suburbs like the green spaces and sense of community, but lament the lack of access to transport and other services.
Much of the growth in our cities is in the outer suburbs, now home to around 5 million people. And that creates problems like traffic that detract from the advantages residents see in living there.
Most mortgage brokers provide good service.
The push against brokers might be right in theory, wrong in practice.
China is broadcasting to more than 1 billion people in several different languages, while Australia sits on its soft power reviews.
Soft power is a country's ability to gain influence through attraction. Australia's soft power in the Pacific began waning when it axed the Australia Network in 2014. And China is filling the gap.
Men who don’t want any more kids will often choose to have a vasectomy.
Thousands of Australian men have vasectomies each year. These surgeries are successful in more than 99% of cases.
One of these people is on a wanted list for theft. A super-recogniser may pick them at a glance.
Even the world’s best available training – used to train police, border control agents and other security personnel – does not compensate for natural talent in face recognition.
We need to listen to people with disabilities when they tell us their stories.
There are systemic problems with the way mainstream schooling treats students with disabilities. A Royal Commission would shed light on these issues and give us a way forward to a more equal future.
A colour portrait of Maria Sibylla Merian by Dutch artist Jacobus Houbraken, circa 1700.
Maria Sibylla Merian's meticulous observations laid the groundwork for the fields of entomology, animal behaviour and ecology. But the legacy of this scientific superhero has been sidelined by sexism.
Regional Australia is no longer a desolate place when it comes to parliamentary representation.
Research shows there are now more ministers responsible for regional issues across Australian governments than ever before.