The enthusiasm around swift, certain and fair approaches to sentencing offenders may not be backed by evidence.
High grades might be awarded to papers that show the structural features of highly persuasive writing -- papers that follow the “persuasion script”, so to speak.
Ochre is more than just paint - it tells stories of culture and trade in Indigenous Australians. Using museum artefacts plus science can track ochre sources and untangle a lost history.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in politics.
It's ironic, but true, that the man who was lambasted for asserting the right for people to be bigots is at present the strongest voice in the cabinet for the protections of the rule of law.
The study shows the negative effects of sex work's criminalisation, including a reluctance of workers to go to police and clients using it as an excuse to abuse workers.
A new coalition government between the Labour and New Zealand First parties signals a move away from neoliberalism towards 'capitalism with a human face'.
The history of dangerous cosmetics shows us the harms that women have suffered to meet expectations of what is beautiful.
The third in the Thor series, directed by New Zealand wunderkind Taika Waititi, is thoughtful, hilarious and looks magnificent.
As adults we often trivialise the value of play. But playing games lets us play with possibilities, see how they play out – and exploring alternative realities helps us see the familiar in new ways.
The economic models we used in the past haven't adjusted for the realities of today, like diminished union power and underemployment.
Debt agreements have become the fastest form of personal insolvency in Australia. But in many cases, there are better options available to manage debt.
Cells are not stagnant: they are active, and responsive. Mechanobiology is the science of how cells and tissues sense and respond to mechanical forces, and is creating new therapies.
The most popular history courses taught in Australian universities are still broad courses focused on significant historical events and periods, contrary to the recent IPA report.
Timely and appropriate investigation of suspicious symptoms, especially blood in the urine, is crucial for the accurate and early diagnosis of bladder cancer.
Tasmania's swift parrots are in trouble. Scientists are aiming to help them by keeping them safe from predators, but without better habitat protection, the species may go extinct.
The decision to exclude transgender woman Hannah Mouncey from the AFLW may breach anti-discrimination law, and contradicts the AFL’s public position of embracing diversity and inclusivity.
There are good reasons to be concerned about the procedures used for voter registration in many countries, including many long-established democracies.
Mette Ingvartsen’s 7 Pleasures aims to upend
clichés about nudity. But the 'confrontational' use of nudity in dance and performance art is itself now something of a cliche.
One way to cut your household bills could be to deal with just one company for all your utility needs. With today's technology, it's an idea that's not so far fetched as it sounds.