These twitches tend to appear after exercise, when people are stressed, tired or are lacking nutrients in their diet.
You're sitting in a meeting and your left eyelid is twitching uncontrollably. You wonder if the person opposite can see it, and why it's happening.
The vast expanse of Western Australia is perfect for radio astronomy.
Pete Wheeler, ICRAR
The Murchison Widefield Array sits in remote Western Australia far from noisy civilisation so it can help us understand the universe by tuning into radio waves from the distant cosmos.
Why do most Australian streaming services not offer basic accessibility features?
One year after the first video on demand service launched in Australia, why do most companies not offer basic accessibility features for disabled audiences?
According to all the data, urban car use has peaked, but official traffic modelling forecasts a remarkable reversal.
On average, people won't accept a commuting time of more than an hour. As cities grow ever bigger, new road projects can't achieve this, yet policymakers still rely on modelling that defies evidence.
The November 27 fireball as photographed by the Desert Fireball Network observatory at William Creek, South Australia.
Desert Fireball Network
It's no easy task to find a meteorite that's just been seen flashing across the sky. But it helps if you have an automatic network of "eyes" on the night sky.
Kids with disabilities need toys that are useful and respectful.
The history of disability toys – that is, both toys designed for use by disabled children, and toys that depict disability – reflects the changing treatment of the disabled.
If the only liquid you consume is alcoholic, you’ll become dehydrated, especially in warmer climates.
Why does drinking too much leave you feeling so rotten?
Why does drinking alcohol cause us to lose our balance, our inhibitions and, in large enough doses, our lunch?
Chemically, alcohol is a very simple molecule; however, its effects on the brain are quite complex.
Woolworths is being pursued by the corporate regulator for its treatment of smaller suppliers.
Unconscionable conduct by (mainly big) business has been notoriously tricky to prove. Could a change in legal wording help?
Benedict Anderson gives a lecture, his last, on anarchism and nationalism at University of Indonesia.
Internationally renowned scholar Benedict Anderson, who helped us understand the formation of modern communities, has died in Indonesia at 79.
He’s tweeted, Instagrammed and Facebooked, but will he get what he wants?
Social media can amplify the fear of missing out, or FoMO, but it can also be a platform for emotional support during the festive season.
How useful is ERA for measuring research quality?
The new impact framework will improve some of the problems arising out of the ERA's university research audit, but major challenges will remain.
If trace elements of drugs aren’t affecting your performance at work, are they anybody else’s business?
All Australian government-funded construction sites now require contractors to have a comprehensive fitness for work policy that includes mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Various options for increasing GST have been modelled.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
Is Labor's Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh, right to warn that each household may effectively face the prospect of paying an extra $4,500 a year in GST?
Rail needs to go where it will do the most to reinvigorate cities.
Tooykrub / Shutterstock.com
Building more rail shouldn't be reliant on the public purse.
Will the ‘ideas boom’ take hold?
The government's innovation agenda is heavy on incentives for startups and entrepreneurs.
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.
Methamphetamine comes in several forms – crystal, or ice, is by far the strongest.
The ice taskforce's report sends a clear message about the importance of focusing on drug use as a health issue. This signals an important shift in thinking.
The freeway presents a unique problem for the advance of autonomous vehicles.
Self-driving cars may not be the solution to all our transport woes. Better to focus on public transport.
The cost of downsizing puts many older Australians off.
There are far too many financial incentives keeping older Australians from choosing to downsize.