Preschool attendance has been shown to improve literacy and numeracy for Indigenous children.
The Closing the Gap report shows a mix of successes and failures, but early childhood education holds the key to significant progress.
John F Kennedy’s murder in 1963 has spawned countless books, films and conspiracy theories.
Kennedy’s murder has spawned countless books, films, television documentaries and websites, each devoted to solving the crime. And yet any agreement on the 'truth' seems as unlikely as ever.
Economic models are not likely to give Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull any magic answers on tax reform.
The gains from modest tax reform are not likely to be a revolution in Australia.
Suffragette Vida Goldstein became the first Australian to meet an American president at the White House.
Australia’s inimitability with regard to women’s political equality has barely entered conventional studies of political history.
Some women have experienced relationship conflict or breakdown over how the STI that led to their PID was acquired.
Pelvic inflammatory disease's traumatic consequences are unmatched by the low level of awareness around it. Left untreated, it can cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
Northern rivers could increase Australia’s irrigated land by 50%. But we need to think about the environmental impacts.
It's full steam ahead for bringing vast increases in farming to northern Australia. In fact, probably too fast to adequately consider the environmental impacts.
The brain implant sends signals to anything from a bionic prosthetic limb, to a full body ‘exoskeleton’
A 3cm-long stent containing 12 electrodes could one day help people living with spinal cord injury to walk with the power of thought.
As the government considers a tax reform agenda without changing the GST, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer discusses tax and superannuation with Michelle Grattan.
Anglican Dean of Brisbane Peter Catt is one of several Australian church leaders to promise sanctuary to asylum seekers.
The church’s assertion of sanctuary will stimulate debate about the morality and justice of Australia's current laws with regard to asylum seekers.
The world’s driest areas are tipped to get even drier, with potentially worrying implications for soil productivity.
The world's 'drylands' – already home to 38% of the world's people – are set to dry out even more. And that could harm the soil microbes that keep soils healthy and help crops to grow.
Trump’s performances never fail to make breaking news, securing him the public’s attention.
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Donald Trump has applied the lessons of winning a TV audience to politics. Much as we might deplore the theatre of entertaining voters, we can't wish it away.
Using whole, unprocessed vegetables and washing them thoroughly will reduce risk of food poisoning.
Illness from prepackaged salads isn't uncommon. So how do we protect ourselves from illness when eating salads?
Those with learning or other disabilities need someone to back them up in the legal system to avoid injustices.
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The most shocking moments of the true crime documentary Making a Murderer depict two police officers gently coaxing a softly spoken teenager to recount his role in a vicious crime. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Even something as simple as a water pump might not work if it requires parts or power not readily available where it’s installed.
Much international aid fails to achieve its ends because the technology employed is not "appropriate" to its intended environment or culture. This needs to change.
Parachuting in a new CEO is not always a quick fix for saving distressed firms.
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More large Australian companies are looking to outsiders to turn their fortunes around, but the evidence shows it can be a misguided strategy.
Visitors look at the painting The Visit from 1939 by Paul Delvaux during the 2011 exhibition Surrealism in Paris.
As the longest-running avant-garde movement of the 20th century, Surrealism's scope and richness is perhaps unparalleled in its influence of modern art and culture.
In the Netflix series Making a Murderer, Brendan Dassey is subject to interrogation tactics known as the ‘Reid technique’.
Innocent people do confess under interrogation to crimes they did not commit, even providing details about the crime. What leads them to falsely confess to very serious crimes?
For about 5% of women, the symptoms of thrush recur or never really go away.
While most women will have one or more episodes of uncomplicated and temporary thrush, some suffer from recurrent episodes. These can be shameful and often debilitating.
Suicide rates among the unemployed increased 22% during the global financial crisis.
The longer someone is unemployed, the worse their mental health gets and this can also hinder them from finding another job, research shows.
Would you trust your child’s health to a robot surgeon?
Robots and intelligent machines will one day takeover the tasks currently carried out by medical staff. But are we ready to place our health care in the hands of a machine?
With TAFE education under a cloud, the future of VET funding is vitally important.
A leaked paper suggests that the federal government should take over funding VET courses. But it's a path we should tread with great caution.
Loving our monsters? We’ll learn more by researching sharks than by kiling them.
The best way to guard against shark attacks is to study them, not kill them. Because while the alleged "shark boom" almost certainly not real, the more we know about sharks, the better.
Was federal treasurer Scott Morrison right about falling government expenditure?
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Federal treasurer Scott Morrison said that expenditure as a share of the economy under this government is falling, not increasing. Is that right?
Before jumping into the home battery market, make sure you do your research.
The 'early adopters' of home battery storage will pay significantly more than those who come later, but it won't be long until prices drop enough for many more to get on board.
Trying to fall asleep can be a tricky, especially when we try too hard.
We know that not getting adequate sleep means we do a disservice to our brain and our physical and metabolic health. But what are the real secrets to a good night’s rest?