Perception is everything when it comes to Great Barrier Reef tourism.
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All mention of Australia has been removed from an international report on climate change on the grounds that it would damage tourism. Here's the evidence.
The virtual reality service incorporates both vision and touch.
A new shopping experience from two retailing giants shows companies are embracing sensory marketing.
There are reasons why people get paid more to work out of hours beyond the working week being a social construct.
Penalty rates are often cast as a roadblock to business or employment but, research sees penalty rates as a deterrent against employing workers in ways that risk workers’ health.
Students are using smart technology to try to beat the exam system.
Technology that wouldn't look out of place in a Hollywood spy movie is being marketed at students to help them cheat in exams.
Eventing is a sport enjoyed by many Australians, but what are the risks?
How dangerous really is horse riding and sports like eventing? While there are risks, they can be managed, especially if we learn to understand horses better.
On the hunt for other cultures.
Ask any anthropologist what they do and they will find it hard to give you a direct answer. But it ultimately comes down to studying people and their culture.
Easy tips on how to disconnect from social media and connect with the real world.
Many of us are becoming addicted to social media, and it's having a negative impact on our lives. Here are some tips to help you take back control.
From Jesus Christ Superstar to the Pirates of Penzance, Jon English rocked it all.
From Judas Iscariot, to a string of pop hits, to the Pirate King, Jon English defied easy categorisation. With his distinctive gravelly rasp, he straddled TV, stage and the pop charts.
Rough conditions in the Southern Indian Ocean as the search for MH370 continues.
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There are hopes that another piece of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been found. But authorities still don't know what happened to the aircraft, and the 239 people on board.
Graduates of a 2015 Tertiary Entry Program, which paves the way into university courses, with lead author and CQUniversity’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Engagement, Bronwyn Fredericks (fourth from left) and Provost Hilary Winchester (far right).
If we're serious about closing the gap in Indigenous education, our new research shows the value of building better bridges into universities and vocational education.
Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight, in fact it’s one of the hardest.
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Some common misconceptions about exercise and weight loss need to be addressed before you undertake those resolutions.
Inviting, but don’t go in.
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Despite a fearsome reputation, it seems Australia's wildlife doesn't scare away tourists.
Up into the imagination!
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Have you ever wondered what real scientists think of science fiction? Here's a selection of top pics from those in the know.
The horseshoe motif symbolises swift feet that win races for their owners and jockeys, but it symbolises much else too.
Two motifs predominate in racing fashion: the horseshoe and the horse bit. But what does it mean when "fillies on the field" dress in clothes adorned with stirrups, bits and other equine symbols?
The dreaded blue screen of death has become so ubiquitous it’s now fodder for comedy.
What is it about modern digital technology that inspires suspicion rather than trust?
A piece of aircraft wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island.
The aircraft part found on an Indian ocean island is said to be from a Boeing 777 but the challenge now is to determine if the wreckage is from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370.
Beef is generating record prices as forces converge to reward farmers.
Gina Rinehart's purchase of the Fossil Downs cattle station comes as beef prices are headed for new highs.
The latest coal mine approved in Australia is destined for exports.
Experts respond to the recently-approved Shenhua Watermark coal mine.
This sign might actually be appealing to treasure hunters in the distant future.
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Our natural difficulties in thinking about the future, low probabilities and considering risk make many of our views about nuclear power problematic.
Adolescents are losing up to an hour of sleep a night more then they did ten years ago.
Adolescents are getting less sleep even though they're at a stage in life when they may need it most. Why not delay school starting times so they can catch up on some shuteye?