The shockwaves of this cut will be felt for years to come at Australian universities.
With a budget surplus in sight, it makes no sense to cut funding from Australia's research capacity.
Delicious, nutritious… and emissions-intensive.
Most consumers underestimate the greenhouse emissions associated with different foods. But environmental labels, similar to existing nutrition information, can help us make lower-impact choices.
New research shows that when it comes to giving gifts, it really is the thought that counts.
Even though we might grumble about the pressures of Christmas, new research shows that we give because we genuinely want to make people happy.
And you can be…Susan.
Only half of Australia’s mozzies have been officially diagnosed, so how are scientists able to identify the others to help fight disease?
Illustration to verse 1 of the children’s poem Old Santeclaus with Much Delight. 1821.
Several of Santa's modern features, such as his generosity, miracle-working, and focus on morality (being 'naughty or nice'), were part of his image from the very beginning.
Some people just follow the social norm, whether it’s right or not.
Just because somebody else does something doesn't mean you have to follow. Or does it?
We need to have a more nuanced discussion about threats to academic freedom – not just a heavily polarised debate based on a poorly constructed audit.
The Institute for Public Affairs' audit of academic freedom pits people either for or against universities. This prevents us from having thorough conversations about real threats to academic freedom.
Neither Treasurer Josh Frydenberg nor Finance Minister Mathias Cormann would commit to banking the proceeds of improved economic circumstances.
When assessed by the government's own rules, MYEFO fails. The government is spending the latest revenue windfall even though it promised not to.
Meteorologists use their own experience, which helps them to decide whether the computer’s prediction is likely to be right.
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Twice every day the Bureau of Meteorology sends out the official weather forecasts for towns and cities across Australia. Here's how we work out what to say in them.
Scott Morrison’s announcement that Australia would recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has cause a negative reaction not only from the Muslim world, but from Israel itself.
In his efforts to find favour with Israel’s supporters at the Wentworth byelection, Morrison crossed that divide, and has now infuriated many - including the Israeli government.
While the first child improves parents’ mental health, a second child does not.
Many parents decide to have a second child in the expectation that two can't be more work that one – but new research shows that idea to be mistaken.
If your child is staying home or allowed to go out without supervision while on school holidays, it’s a good idea to set some ground rules for their safety.
Here's some advice for concerned working parents with kids at home during school holidays, based on our research on home security, burglaries and young offenders.
Paper not plastic.
Christmas is hectic, and it can be easy just to go with the flow and vow to cut your plastic use in the new year. But here are some easy steps you can take now to make your Christmas plastic-free.
Alcohol ads can be broadcast during sports on weekends and public holidays.
The alcohol industry introduced rules to self-regulate placement of alcohol ads in November 2017. We reviewed the first six months of regulation and it was unlikely to protect young people.
Still from Back to the Future, 1985.
Back to the Future is one of the most loved films from the 1980s, and galvanised audiences across every demographic. In this episode of Close-Up, Bruce Isaacs looks at the politics underpinning the film.
Digital games are incredibly time-consuming and costly to produce.
Fortnite was the most outstanding and unexpected success of 2018, hitting 78.3 million players in August, and bumping developer Epic Games to a US$15 billion dollar valuation.
Old mine sites suffer many fates, which range from simply being abandoned to being incorporated into towns or turned into an open-air museum in the case of Gwalia, Western Australia.
The industrial patterns of mining shaped many Australian towns, which found varied uses for disused mine sites. The mining boom ensures the challenges these sites present will be with us a long time.
Shorten’s message is that Labor is ready for office.
The government is worried about a conference which is a highly managed affair where divisions are being contained and participants have their eyes firmly on the prize of Labor winning power next year.
A history of dispossession and transgenerational trauma underlie the day-to-day struggles of Indigenous people.
A diagnosis of mental illness is only one in a number of risk factors for suicide. And for Indigenous Australians, a history of dispossession and disempowerment plays a much bigger role.
Would you go ‘flats’ or ‘hills’?
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Whether it's a toss of the coin or a flip of the bat, can any method to decide who plays first in cricket be unbiased?
Native cherries are everywhere, but we know surprisingly little about them.
Women are not reporting workplace harassment even when the behaviour is clearly out of bounds.
Women facing harassment in the workplace don't feel anyone would listen if they complained about the behaviour - so very often they put up with it, or leave the job.
Scalloped hammerhead entangled in a Queensland shark control net at Magnetic Island, Townsville.
Courtesy of Nicole McLachlan
Some media have reported shark numbers at 'plague proportions' in Australian waters. But a new analysis suggests the opposite: species such as hammerheads and white sharks have plummeted in number.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for more kindness in politics.
NZ's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stands out internationally as she talks about doing politics differently. Yet, domestically, there's little discussion about priorities in foreign policy.
The funding proposal is no fix for Australia’s health system but it could take some political pressure off the Coalition in the lead up to the 2019 federal election.
The A$1.25 billion health funding boost isn't based on any coherent policy direction. It's designed to shore up support in marginal electorates.