Most Australians don't read terms and conditions or other contracts, so lawyers are experimenting with comics, graphics and other ways to make them more understandable.
After a year in office, Donald Trump has done many things, but has not made America great again.
The 12 months since Donald Trump unexpectedly took office have proffered constant shocks to the system in which the occupants of the White House remind us they are not playing by the rules.
The UK’s Andy Murray during a practice session at the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament in 2018.
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Some of today's top tennis players are playing more games and at an earlier age than the court stars of yesteryear. And that can lead to injuries.
The Turnbull government appears determined to intensify Australian involvement in the Asia-Pacific’s strategic rivalries.
The underlying implication of Malcolm Turnbull's Tokyo visit was the interest shared by Japan and Australia to counter the strategic rise of China.
With so many varieties, it’s hard to know which bread is the most nutritious.
With so many bread options it's a hard choice. Here's which bread you should choose and why.
Ongoing controversy around wild horses in Australia encompasses debate about their impact and their cultural meaning, argues Michael Adams.
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The cultural meanings of wild horses.
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Today's episode of Essays On Air explores how humans have related to horses over time and across the world, and asks: is it time to rethink how we 'manage' brumbies in the wild?
A liquid biopsy is far less invasive than a standard biopsy, where a needle is put into a solid tumour to confirm a cancer diagnosis.
There are currently few effective and non-invasive methods to screen for early stages of cancer. But scientists have now developed a new blood test that promises to detect eight different cancers.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance and the Coalition government are under pressure to fix long-standing problems with Sydney’s train system which have now come to a head.
The real challenge is finding appropriate ways to invest in public transport that will not only take pressure off the system but also support improved travel on all modes, including cars.
The latest data shows a big jump in jobs, but construction is slowing.
The number of jobs might be going up but the real test will be whether wages rise too.
Desire, behaviour and identity are distinct, and do not always overlap.
'LGBTIQA+' is a term often employed to be inclusive – but it runs the risk of being so inclusive it loses all meaning.
Healthy eating should include thinking about the environmental cost of your food.
If your New Year's resolutions include improving your diet, it's worth thinking about eating healthier for the planet.
A statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in Moscow, Russia.
In the early 20th century a Russian scientist – regarded as the father of rocketry – made some novel predictions on where we would be in space in the 21st century. So how accurate was he?
An illustration from a 1914 edition of Anna Karenina.
Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is often acclaimed as the best novel ever written. The enthralling narrative explores love and family through intertwining plot lines, with Anna and her desire at the centre.
At present, 15% of Australians experience food insecurity while 40% of food is discarded before it reaches the market.
Despite Australia being considered the 'lucky country', 15% of us still experience food insecurity. Meanwhile, 40% of edible food is thrown away before it even reaches the market.
It’s misleading to say that withdrawing codeine-containing products from sale without a prescription will reduce codeine use.
The claim there is no evidence painkillers combined with lower doses of codeine are more effective in treating pain, is misleading. As are others in this debate.
Australians need better planning to cope with extreme heat.
Australia's scorching summers aren't just inconvenient: heatwaves are deadly. Yet new research has found many vulnerable people don't have a plan for extreme heat.
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has long been criticised for excessive ‘grunting’ during matches.
Grunting in tennis can be performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent.
The painting Group of Natives of Tasmania, 1859, by Robert Dowling.
That colonial wars were fought in Tasmania is irrefutable. More controversially, surviving evidence suggests the British enacted genocidal policies against the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
Many of the challenges faced by social media companies come down to failures of design.
Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
Waking up to this every morning would surely give you more will to live.
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof.
US President Donald Trump is trying to head off Xi Jinping’s trade deals in East Asia.
Trump is trying to shape the US as a power in Asia and block China in the process, using techniques familiar to Beijing.
The surveyors start out with almost 100,000 graduate contacts, of whom less than 10% provide their supervisor’s details and of those supervisors, less than half participate in the survey.
An administrative link between a graduate's education and taxation records already exists, and it could be used to give us more accurate and detailed longitudinal analyses of graduate outcomes.
The Pink Cricket Test aims to raise awareness and funds for the McGrath Foundation and is sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank.
Millions are spent on sports sponsorship in Australia each year, but we are only just starting to figure out whether it is worth it.
Islam melarang pemerkosaan dalam perkawinan. Di Indonesia pemerkosaan dalam perkawinan jarang dibicarakan meski data menunjukkan hal itu terjadi pada banyak perempuan.
Islam mengajarkan kasih sayang dan kebaikan, maka pemerkosaan dalam perkawinan, yang juga banyak terjadi di Indonesia, jelas dilarang agama.
Dogs and cats spread their fleas to many other species.
Everywhere humans go, we take our pets. Fleas are along for the ride, spreading everything from typhus to bubonic plague.