Wombat mange is a debilitating disease that can lead to blindness and death.
Wombats are suffering from mange, a deadly skin condition that threatens to wipe out some local populations. Frustratingly little is known about the problem, so we need a national plan to tackle it.
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the second anniversary of the Abbott government, the "media wars" and the result of the upcoming Canning byelection.
Women in many developing countries find it difficult to open a bank account.
If women in developing countries are to enjoy the benefits of access to banking, it's time for a rethink on how they are assessed for risk.
Many runners opt for expensive footwear - but are they worth it?
Since avoiding injuries is a priority for runners, many end up buying expensive footwear for their purported safety features. But do the promises made by global footwear companies stack up?
Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling yoga memoir.
Yoga fiction is a burgeoning genre of books that tell tales of spiritual enlightenment through an ancient Indian practice. But what happens when such practices are severed from their cultural roots?
A young American celebrates the historic news of August 9, 1974.
flickr/Pip R. Lagenta
An individual may remember and forget what he or she likes, but once a version of past events is accepted and shared by a group, as a collective construction, it is on public record.
Apple’s ‘walled garden’ might be frustrating, but it does protect your devices from being hacked.
Jailbreaking your iOS device can free you from Apple's 'walled garden', but it's a Wild West beyond the walls.
A meeting to plan the 1938 Day of Mourning in Sydney is addressed by Jack Patten, a leader of the Aborigines Progressive Association (APA), which had three aims: full citizenship rights; Aboriginal representation in parliament and the abolition of the NSW Aborigines Protection Board.
Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW – MLQ059/9
Researchers aim to record the experiences of the last people to live under the control of the Aborigines Protection/Welfare Board in NSW as part of a complete history of its far-reaching impacts.
Thanks to Four Corners we now see the human face of migrant workers.
Australia's current interest in the work temporary migrants do is laudable but needs to extend to other important issues of this million-strong community.
The great failure of Tony Abbott’s leadership is that he had not been able to transcend his innate instinct for conflict.
Tony Abbott, who won power two years ago on Monday, is most at home in combat, whether on the domestic campaign trail or escalating Australia's commitment to a battle abroad.
Wilfred Burchett’s career should be judged on all his achievements and not reduced to a single solitary story.
Wilfred Burchett wrote stories about war that the Australian and US governments preferred not to be told. For this, he paid the price.
Noami Klein speaking in Sydney.
Christopher Wright speaks with Canadian journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein about capitalism's impact on the environment and how it has influenced our responses to climate change.
Workplaces should try to eliminate situations where bullying can occur, rather than put responsibility on workers to behave nicely.
Like cancer, bullying will affect a majority of employees during their working lives, as a victim, witness, or perhaps as the alleged bully. And like cancer, there's no silver bullet to cure bullying.
Who, exactly, was Catherine II, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia?
Catherine II by Fyodor Rokotov. The Hermitage/ Wikimedia Commons.
Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The legacy of Catherine the Great is currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria. But who, exactly was Catherine II, the Empress of Russia?
No 38 Jarryd Hayne tries to avoid a tackle as he plays for the San Francisco 49ers against the Dallas Cowboys during his third preseason NFL game in the US.
EPA/John G Mabanglo
Three down, just one preseason game to go before Australian Jarryd Hayne will know if he's made it play for the San Francisco 49ers in the competitive US NFL season.
Tests on mice have shown certain antibiotic-resistant gut bacteria can be treated with faecal transplants.
Two of the most common antibiotic-resistant bacteria circulating in hospitals can be wiped out by transplanting faeces from a healthy animal into the gut of an infected one, a study on mice has found.
Treasurer Joe Hockey said Australia is not heading for a recession.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Australia has had 24 years of consistent growth. Is it all about to come to a crashing end?
Franchisors like 7-Eleven cannot hide behind plausible deniability.
Employers that receive industrial relations support from their franchisor are more likely to abide by the law than other employers.
Businesses that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases will have their emissions capped.
Australia's new cap on emissions includes aspects of a "baseline and credit" emissions trading scheme. That's cheaper for businesses, but means more regulation.
The campaigning is building up for the byelection in Canning on September 19.
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Michelle Grattan speaks with Labor candidate Matt Keogh, deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, Greens leader Richard Di Natale and Greens candidate Vanessa Rauland.
Falling for the halo effect?
Given franchisors often hold all the legal, financial and psychological power, it's little wonder franchisees get burnt.
The appeal of shows such as So You Think You Can Dance can be attributed to kinaesthetics, the felt experience of dance on screen.
Last month, the American reality dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Why do we keep watching?
New Delhi’s Yamuna River, like much of India’s water, is polluted. The world urgently needs low-carbon ways to clean things up.
Much of the world still lacks access to proper sanitation and clean water - an issue that needs urgent action. But without low-carbon technologies, clean water could come at the expense of the climate.
Trade union royal commissioner Dyson Heydon refused to find that he was affected by apprehended bias.
There are inherent shortcomings in a procedure that asks judges to make objective and rational assessments about how their own conduct, relationships or interests might appear to others
How secure are your passwords?
No matter how many times people are warned to set strong secure passwords, many don't. So why do people take the risk? And is there anything else they can do to be more secure online?