Higher education policy development should involve learning from the Abbott government's mistakes and other counties where university reform has been successfully achieved.
Allergies are reactions caused by the immune system as it responds to environmental substances that are usually harmless. But we don't yet have a cure or the ability to prevent them from developing.
Mass media is on its way out, and the pursuit and influence of niche audiences has fundamentally reshaped everything from the music industry to publishing. Now it's reshaping television.
New research shows Australia will be better off with the NBN than it would have been without it.
The discovery that "Huh?" crops up in many languages may have won the researchers an Ig Nobel Prize. But they found much more than that in their search for the universals in language.
There is growing evidence indicating that violence against women may be the consequence of society's rigid and stereotyped beliefs about what it means to be a “real man”.
The Turnbull government seems to have lifted Abbott's moratorium on rail funding, but giving light rail to every city that wants it will take some clever strategies to woo private investors.
Magda Szubanski’s engaging debut memoir, Reckoning, is an exercise in precisely that: reconciling the past. It is also a celebration of the life and career of one of our greatest comedians.
On the journey to discovery with the 'gifted mentor' Takaaki Kajita, one of this year's Nobel Prize winners, from some one who studied with him.
Are you at risk from natural disasters? Research shows media reports could actually reduce people's perceptions of risk.
If the Trans-Pacific Partnership was really about economic growth, it would include China, rather than deliberately locking it out.
Country-by-country reporting is the big achievement of the OECD's plan to help stop multinational tax avoidance.
Rather than being a proactive realignment, Australia’s shift in policy on Syria was a reactive realisation that it was being left behind.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership may not be a done deal, but Australia cannot avoid the realities of the cut-throat business of international capital, trade and investment.
Fanfiction is nebulous, confusing and often mocked. It's also explosively popular. So what is it?
People with trichotillomania often pull to the point of causing complete hair loss even though that's never intended or desired. And this eventually leaves them feeling depressed and isolated.
The gambling industry knows how to wield power, and does it with great expertise, backed by significant resources.
Trade minister Andrew Robb must now "sell" the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership - he could do worse than to concentrate on how our services sector will gain.
We should not downplay the significant contribution to early mortality posed by previously law-abiding gun owners who, in the heat of the moment, decide to kill.
We know the warming seas are forcing some marine life to new waters, but we don't know much about how fast and how far they are moving. But now you can help scientists find the answers with Redmap.
With advances in technology and changes in the demographics of people attending university, the campus experience is changing.
The fire season has arrived in southern Australia, but with a big El Niño driving hotter temperatures, will this be worse than other summers?
If Australia’s new prime minister wishes to lead a successful 21st-century government, he must tackle the rise in chronic disease and use data to constantly improve the system.
Before Buffy The Vampire Slayer intrigued academics, shows like I Love Lucy dominated the cultural conversation. This is worth remembering, because Mad Men and The Wire didn't emerge from nowhere.
There's still some way to go before the 12 countries involved can celebrate.