Music affords opportunities for emotions and connection like little else.
Most young people rely on music to make them feel better, and have had multiple experiences of this working. But if someone you know is struggling with mental health problems it’s worth having a chat.
Studies show Chinese women view advanced age as a positive time of wisdom and maturity.
Three out of four women going through menopause suffer hot flushes, and suffer they do. But research shows the way society views ageing and menopause can reduce the severity of symptoms.
Technology can be used to abuse or harass women, but it can help them too.
There are many recent cases of women being abused or harassed online. But technology can also play a role in preventing violence against women.
Kanye functions as a mirror for the most visible and occasionally garish values of his time.
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Many have long forgotten the simple fact that Kanye West is one of the greatest producers of hip-hop in its history. A decade-long six-album streak of critically acclaimed albums rivals the greatest icons of pop.
116 houses were lost at Wye River in Victoria, but nobody was killed.
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The Christmas Day fires that struck the Victorian town of Wye River are an example of how to get emergency responses right.
Does the diversity of your local school reflect your local area?
Rather than being microcosms of the community, schools are increasingly divided by class and ethnicity.
Pregnant women in three Australian cities are not told that lead exposure during pregnancy is linked to miscarriage and early delivery.
Parents in three Australian states are being given misleading advice about the dangers of lead to babies and small children – including failing to warn pregnant women about miscarriage risks.
Is Australia really the most lethal nation on earth when it comes down to it?
There's a simple reason why Australia isn't the most lethal nation in the world.
What is the male gaze, and does the female gaze exist?
You may have heard about the male gaze, but what is it? And is there such as thing as the female gaze?
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A good summer picnic, bushwalk or barbecue with friends and family can all be ruined by those annoying flies that never leave you alone. So what are they after?
While low emissions technology might help coal, there are plenty of other energy sources competing in the post-Paris climate race.
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Despite its vital role in the development of Australia's economy, the future of coal looks grim in a world aiming to limit warming to below 2℃.
More than 3,000 Aboriginal sites have lost registration status as part of sweeping changes in classifications in the Aboriginal Heritage Register.
Domes of Purnululu, Western Australia. Pic: David Denicolò
More than 3,000 Aboriginal heritage sites in Western Australia have lost registration status as part of sweeping changes in classifications in the Aboriginal Heritage Register. That needs to change.
In the aftermath of 2012’s deadly Hurricane Sandy, New York launched a US$20 billion plan to defend the city against future storms as well as rising sea levels.
Managing the impacts of rising seas for some communities is being made more difficult by the actions of governments, homeowners – and even some well-intentioned climate adaptation experts.
Pets are under-rated and under-researched in their positive effects on our health.
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Pets have been shown to have positive effects for physical health for some time, so why don't we take them more seriously?
Police commandos from India’s northern state of Punjab take part in a laughter exercise during a yoga session.
Does yoga in the West constitute cultural appropriation? We talk culture, pride and 50 years of Light on Yoga.
It’s never made sense that Australians pay more for books that those in the US.
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The government has agreed to the Harper competition review recommendation on parallel imports on books, but there's still a long way to go on IP reform.
Take my radically intuitive theory and ‘poof’, general relativity will be disproved.
General relativity challenges our intuitive conception of how space and time work, which might explain why it's such a popular target for crank theorists.
Indigenous management of the scenic Horizontal Falls could be in jeopardy under changes proposed by the West Australian Government.
The Western Australian Minister for Environment and Heritage, Albert Jacob, has recently released the draft plan for conservation management in and around the Kimberley’s Horizontal Falls region. This…
Conditions for Insecure workers will form part of an Victorian government Inquiry.
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Revelations of a "black labour market" operating in Australia has underlined the need for further investigation into the plight of insecure workers, says the chairman of a new Inquiry.
The 1975 crisis surrounding the dismissal of the Whitlam government was brought about in part by the nature of Australia’s constitutional arrangements.
Is the Dismissal a moment that will become even more significant if the push for Australia to become a republic gains momentum?