Older Australians don’t know how risky their alcohol habits can be.
The rate of risky drinking among young people is decreasing, while risky drinking among older adults is increasing.
Bali lures thousands of Australians to live, but Indonesia’s changing approach to immigration will be a hurdle for Bali’s Australian residents.
A recent decision by the Indonesian Immigration Office is set to present challenges to the widely practiced, and popular, 'visa run' renewal method.
The silencing of disabled voices and experiences does not further the feminist cause.
Feminism activist group Destroy the Joint has come under fire for excluding women with disabilities. What is intersectionality and why is it so important to feminism?
The task of identifying anyone fleeing a war zone, as many Syrians are, can be very challenging.
It beggars belief that there are people who have attached themselves to groups seeking to escape this barbarity. Their objectives are the very antithesis of those seeking sanctuary.
Evidence-based drug treatments are relatively successful at reducing use and improving quality of life.
Many untested drug therapies are expensive at best and potentially dangerous at worst. So what treatments do work for ice and other drug users?
Housing developers want to make a profit by maximising land value, but this presents a problem for affordable housing.
An increase in land supply is the usual solution put forward to solve the housing affordability crisis. What proponents of this argument fail to mention is that you need an industry prepared to deliver…
Prevailing commentary that the future of the Australian coal sector is secure ignores some key trends.
Only a few coal producers are undertaking risk assessments about the danger of coal assets becoming "stranded", or unviable.
Media reports would have us believing young people are using synthetic products in droves.
The hyperbole used to describe the dangers of new drugs can be counterproductive. Rather than containing their spread, the media can act as advertisers for emerging substances.
Esenna O'Neill’s dramatic departure from YouTube and Instragram was precipitated by her feelings of inauthenticity.
Essena O'Neill's dramatic rejection of her successful social media channels raises important questions about how advertising and sponsored posts are regulated on social media.
Most opioid overdoses occur among experienced users.
Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, is a medicine that temporarily reverses the effects of opioid drugs such as heroin, morphine and oxycodone.
Guiyu, China: where electronic goods go to die.
Splitting the Goods and Services Tax in two, and taxing goods at a higher rate, would help to reflect the extra environmental damage done by products that are bought and later thrown in the rubbish.
Open access allows users to download, copy, print and distribute works, without the need to ask for permission or to pay.
To the mark the eighth annual Open Access Week, we asked our readers what they wanted to know about the initiative. Here are their questions with answers from our experts.
Rather than expanding or increasing the GST, why not levy more heavily on items that hurt society and charge less on those that don’t?
The reasons this prominent economist doesn't support removing exemptions on GST are not what you'd think.
A typical elephant shark from the Melbourne Aquarium.
Some things that develop as normal in elephant sharks and other marine life can mimic things we see in human disease. That makes these 'mutants' ideal for study to find out why things go wrong in humans.
It’s the software that controls how VW’s diesel engines perform.
Computers control much of an engine's performance these days. And it's surprisingly easy to tweak the software to bypass emissions controls, as done by Volkswagen.
The Gold Coast has already had a slice of light rail funding – and many cities want to follow suit.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
The Turnbull government seems to have lifted Abbott's moratorium on rail funding, but giving light rail to every city that wants it will take some clever strategies to woo private investors.
Life on Nauru is not idyllic – particularly for asylum seekers.
The undeniable truth is that Nauru – whether inside or outside the confines of the detention camp – is a dangerous and soul-destroying place for both asylum seekers and refugees.
The shale oil revolution has only just begun.
Shale oil image from www.shutterstock.com
Oil price developments over the past 40 years have been truly spectacular, but the recent fall in oil prices is likely to last, thanks to increasing production.
We should be thankful that Adam Goodes played and that we were able to watch him.
If we can do anything that is remotely respectful it is to see Adam Goodes’ class not just as an Aboriginal or a man, but as an Australian.
This digital false-colour image shows the dark, narrow streaks on Martian slopes inferred to be formed by seasonal flow of water on the planet. The streaks are roughly the length of a football field.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
Now that we have discovered liquid water on the surface of Mars, what does this mean for the prospects of finding life there, past or present?