Plenty more needs doing to help plug the gender gap in science.
The push to bridge the gender gap and encourage more women and girls into a career in science gets the backing of the United Nations special day.
Long-term stable foster placements can achieve similar outcomes to adoption.
Victorian child protection law reforms due to come into effect next month will give parents two years from when their children are removed to lift their game, before permanently losing custody.
Really deep cuts in aircraft emissions are still a distant prospect.
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Governments and the aviation industry have welcomed new proposed aircraft emissions standards - which rather suggests that the new rules don't go far enough.
Researchers are divided about the nature of love, and whether it is universal or changeable.
Researchers have tried for many years to understand the nature of romantic love. But it remains a mystery.
Weiwei has taken Denmark to task for its asylum-seeker policy. Australia, for now, is another issue.
Weiwei has taken Denmark to task for its asylum-seeker policy. Given Australia's decision to return 267 asylum seekers to Nauru, he should surely consider pulling his current Melbourne exhibition.
Crabs for Valentine’s Day dinner?
What’s the worst thing you could be burdened with this Valentine’s Day? Unrequited love? Unwanted affection? Unpaid invoice from the local florist? How about an itchy dose of pubic lice?
Labor has accused Stuart Robert of breaching ministerial guidelines by misusing public office.
The principle underlying the ministerial standards is that ministers should uphold the public's trust as they wield a great deal of power deriving from their public office.
A few genetic tweaks can solve a lot of problems.
Genetically modified animals can help to feed the world's burgeoning population, but there is still a lot of misinformation concerning its safety.
Mobile technology has changed consumer expectations.
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It will take more than shifting Medicare payments from one monolith to another to deliver true innovation.
Indigenous workers will struggle to be self-sufficient in retirement.
Superannuation is a highly researched area, but little has been done on how Indigenous workers fare. The picture is not pretty.
Graduates of a 2015 Tertiary Entry Program, which paves the way into university courses, with lead author and CQUniversity’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Engagement, Bronwyn Fredericks (fourth from left) and Provost Hilary Winchester (far right).
If we're serious about closing the gap in Indigenous education, our new research shows the value of building better bridges into universities and vocational education.
Philip Ruddock attracted the ire of human rights activists for his actions as a minister in the Howard government.
As Australia’s special envoy for human rights, Philip Ruddock will have the chance to change the world instead of listening to other people make suggestions about how it might be done.
‘It’s peculiar the way in which viewers of my vintage judged the first part of Seven’s miniseries on its authenticity.’
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'I suppose that, as I'm 50, Molly is absolutely my demographic: I was nine when Countdown began and 23 when it ended, and I was a devotee for most of that time – a devotee who was often disgusted ...'
Studies show Chinese women view advanced age as a positive time of wisdom and maturity.
Three out of four women going through menopause suffer hot flushes, and suffer they do. But research shows the way society views ageing and menopause can reduce the severity of symptoms.
Extreme fire events are pushing Australian wildlife towards extinction.
Recent bushfires have not just destroyed human lives and property, but pushed some species further down the path to extinction.
Can a robot really feel and express emotions such as love?
As Valentine's Day approaches, imagine if your date was not human, but a machine. Could there ever be a romantic bond between a human and a robot?
Girls star Lena Dunham suffers from endometriosis, a condition that affects one out of every ten women of menstruating age.
We must try harder to explore what causes endometriosis and not reinforce theories that imply fault on a woman's part, or are shaped by old ideas about women's roles and bodies.
Even if Zika sometimes causes pregnant mothers to have babies with microcephaly, this does not necessarily mean every infected mother would have an affected baby.
Despite all the hype around Zika, crucial questions remain unanswered. How great is the risk that infection during pregnancy would result in a baby with microcephaly? And what can be done to prevent this?
Jay Weatherill's willingness to countenance an increase to the GST angered federal Labor colleagues. But he tells Michelle Grattan he has no regrets about his "circuit-breaker" intervention.
Far from being stretched, rail resources at Port Botany appear distinctly under-utilised.
Improving the efficiency of existing rail infrastructure into Port Botany will deliver the capacity gains it will need.
Anthony Lister’s street art has been well received internationally, but his home town has found him guilty of vandalism.
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Brisbane street artist Anthony Lister has been convicted of 'wilful damage' graffiti. Who is being harmed, when our legal system is forced to devalue cultural capital?
Fires are increasing: time to prepare.
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New data analysis shows bushfires have increased by 40% in the past five years.
Bean bags as chairs and other office design gimmicks are not the best ideas for a mentally healthy workplace.
Employers need to move beyond promoting mental health to preventing psychological harm at work.
The 2016 Closing the Gap report represents Malcolm Turnbull’s first substantial statement on Indigenous affairs since assuming office.
Though commendable as a means of keeping Indigenous disadvantage on the policy agenda, the annual Closing the Gap report has come to reflect a lot of what is wrong with Indigenous affairs.
Technology can be used to abuse or harass women, but it can help them too.
There are many recent cases of women being abused or harassed online. But technology can also play a role in preventing violence against women.