‘Skinny teas’ might not have any properties to help you lose weight, but they might remind you you’re on a diet. from www.shutterstock.com

Science or Snake Oil: do skinny teas boost weight loss?

You may be better off buying regular green or black tea and spending more on fruit and vegetables.
Regardless of your ATAR, it’s important to keep vocational pathways in mind, not as a lesser option, but as a way of getting experience in an industry you’re interested in. Shutterstock

So you’ve got your ATAR, now what? Here are some options

Students should consider all their options and remember the ATAR is just one measure that doesn't necessarily dictate how well they will do in future.
New research shows Muslims are more negatively portrayed in the media than other groups. AAP/Lukas Coch

Racist reporting still rife in Australian media

New research reveals that about half of opinion pieces in mainstream newspapers and television are so racist they potentially breach industry codes of conduct.
The Fall of the Titans, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, circa 1590. Wikimedia

Friday essay: the myth of the ancient Greek ‘gay utopia’

In our sexual histories series, authors explore changing sexual mores from antiquity to today. In recent years, we have seen significant advances won for LGBT rights through hard-fought legal cases and…
The potential clean energy sources are all around Sydney, just waiting to be harnessed.

Sydney’s closer to being a zero-carbon city than you think

Sun, wind, waste biomass, geothermal, tides and waves: all these energy sources in Sydney's backyard add up to a zero-carbon energy solution for the city.
A woman rallies for Doug Jones on Dec. 12. Jones defeated Republican. Roy Moore who was accused of sexual misconduct. AP Photo/John Bazemore

Alabama and #MeToo’s disruptive force

The word disruption describes an upheaval of institutionalized ways of doing things. Disruptors draw few distinctions between the valuable and less-valuable features of institutions.
A Black Sabbath fan on stage at a rock concert in Finland. Anssi Koskinen/flickr

Explainer: the politics of heavy metal

Heavy metal music was traditionally associated with white, working class masculinity. But the genre has diversified - with many subgenres - and now embraces causes ranging from whale protection to labour conditions.
We know babies should always be put to sleep on their backs, but if they roll onto their tummy it depends on their age and capabilities as to whether you should roll them back over. From www.shutterstock.com

Should I roll my baby back over if she rolls onto her stomach in her sleep?

If your baby can roll from her back to her stomach and back again then you needn't turn her over if she rolls onto her stomach during sleep.
Frost affected many crops across WA during September 2016. WA Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development

Not just heat: even our spring frosts can bear the fingerprint of climate change

We already know that climate change makes heatwaves hotter and longer. But a new series of research papers asks whether there is also a climate fingerprint on frosty spells and bouts of wet weather.
Corals near Lizard Island on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced some of the worst bleaching in 2016. XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AAP Photo

It’s official: 2016’s Great Barrier Reef bleaching was unlike anything that went before

The 2016 bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was the worst on record. Now a new analysis points the finger squarely at human-induced warming, and warns that the entire reef's future is at stake.

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