Psychologists have advanced a new theory linking neurotic unhappiness and creativity, arguing that natural worriers may have highly active imaginations and be more creative problem-solvers.
Researchers have homed in on a number of behaviours that are associated with dominance and submission amongst groups of dogs.
From researchers into the future of quantum computing to those working on low cost energy storage or explaining why onions make you cry, all were winners in the annual Eureka Prizes.
Former prime minister Julia Gillard has switched her position to now favour same-sex marriage.
Royal commissioner Dyson Heydon has delayed his decision on union applications that he stand down on the grounds of "apprehended bias".
GST will be applied to all online goods, starting from 2017, following a meeting of state and federal treasurers.
Dyson Heydon is set to announce on Tuesday his decision about his future as the royal commissioner investigating trade union corruption.
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New estimates show that for more than a decade China’s greenhouse gas emissions have been overestimated by international…
The ACTU will ask the royal commissioner into trade union corruption, Dyson Heydon, to disqualify himself – an application he will hear on Friday.
The Canning byelection, set to be a big marker for Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten, has been scheduled for September 19.
A spokesman for the Assistant Treasurer said: As discussed, the Assistant Treasurer’s statement was focused on the findings…
Liberal MP Teresa Gambaro has declared that on same-sex marriage "party political positions should be abandoned in favour of what each person's conscience tells them".
Labor has extended its lead and Bill Shorten has improved his position vis-a-vis Tony Abbott in the latest polling blow to the government.
Scientists in the US have found that a feel-good exercise hormone called irisin does indeed exist in humans, putting to bed long-disputed claims that it is a myth.
Ministerial divisions have broken spectacularly into the open over whether Tony Abbott's proposed popular vote on same-sex marriage should be a plebiscite or a constitutional referendum.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said his government's 2030 climate target will be good for the environment and jobs – and good for protecting the nation's coal industry.
Australia will take a target of reducing emissions by 26-28% on 2005 levels by 2030 to the Paris climate conference.
Victorian Liberal Tony Smith has convincingly won his party's ballot for speaker and outlined to the House of Representatives his plans to improve the operation of what has been a chaotic parliament.
A spokesman for Senator Scott Ludlam said: Senator Ludlam’s comments were made in response to a journalist’s question about…
The opposition has widened its two-party lead over the Coalition in Newspoll as MPs return for a new parliamentary session rocked by voters' anger over parliamentary entitlements.
New research shows the earthquake that struck central Nepal in April this year was only a partial rupture of the fault line, meaning another strong quake could be due in future.
Scientists in Japan have discovered a new species of wasp that induces a zombie-like state in spiders in order to manipulate them into protecting the wasp’s own offspring.
Queensland Liberal MP Ross Vasta has thrown his hat in the ring for the position of speaker.
The government has unveiled a centrepiece of its coming Defence White Paper, bringing forward a $40 billion program to build surface warships.