Challenging and training your brain is important to prevent dementia risk.
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Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are fortunately several lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk.
The US has charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for cyber attacks.
The international community should set bright line rules on appropriate responses to cyber attacks before an expansive reading of the “self-defense” clause triggers war.
Still from Dead Letter Circus’s song While You Wait, from the album Aesthesis.
Brisbane alternative rock musicians Dead Letter Circus make affective and powerful music, epitomised by their album Aesthesis.
Academic writing is so different from the spoken word.
Never underestimate a person with dyslexia - the skills and strategies they've developed to survive academia can be the right fit for effective communication.
Workplaces need safe spaces to facilitate discussion about issues that are difficult, awkward and shameful to engage with.
Workplace reactions to #MeToo risk exacerbating the problem. What's needed are more face-to-face conversations, no matter how awkward they may be.
Scarcity, trust and repetition are all pressure selling tactics that can be used to manipulate us.
In psychology, we know people don’t always think through their decision-making in a rational and linear way when placed under situations of stress.
There are calls for strong action, including criminal prosecution, following a fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car.
Elaine Herzberg's death will provide the impetus for clearer liability rules for self-driving cars. Australia is wise to adopt a wait-and-watch approach and maintain its human-first orientation.
Tech companies can use differential privacy to collect and share aggregate data about user habits, while maintaining individual privacy.
How should privacy be protected in a world where data is gathered and shared with increasing speed and ingenuity? Differential privacy, a new model of cyber security, provides a potential solution.
Statistics has Guinness to thank for the Student’s t-test.
A statistical method widely used today by scientists and others is all thanks to a statistician at a Guinness brewery whose work was published anonymously more than a century ago.
The thorny devil, one of Australia’s many remarkable and unique animals.
Most of Australia's plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth. This remarkable biodiversity requires a bolder, brighter conservation vision.
Abdoul Abdi, right, is seen in this Facebook photo as a child.
A longtime Crown ward since he was a child refugee, Abdoul Abdi is far more of a product of Canada than Somalia. Why is the government attempting to deport him after failing him so badly as a child?
Facebook’s algorithm is based on pleasing rather than challenging users.
We are not yet "post-truth", but truth-telling remains vital in sustaining open and democratic societies.
Land clearing, as seen here in a property near St George, Queensland, does not trigger Australia’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act.
Australia's federal environment laws are inadequate to halt Australia's alarming rates of land clearing and species loss. A more robust set of laws are urgently needed.
Sugar is sugar in the body. But the way they’re processed can make small differences.
Next time you're baking a cake or putting a spoonful of something sweet in your coffee, here's which sugar you should choose and why.
There are a few different types of stye – and if you’re in lots of pain you’ll know yours is the infected kind.
The only way to prevent a stye is to keep your eyelids clean and free of grime that can block your glands.
There are many reasons people have affairs.
An affair is generally a sign things aren't right with someone's relationship. It occurs when one person sees an alternative relationship as a better way to meet their needs than their existing one.
A visitor arrives to Fira Barcelona congress centre on the third day of the Mobile World Congress.
The biggest mobile technology showcase of the year wrapped up in Barcelona yesterday. We took a look at some of the highlights.
Morning Mist Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, Southwest Tasmania.
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The Franklin River campaign is commonly seen as a green victory; a fight for the right of 'wilderness' to exist. But archaeological research revealing the region's deep Aboriginal history was crucial to it.
Most jurisdictions in Australia already make it a crime to intentionally or recklessly engage in conduct that creates a substantial or real risk of serious harm.
Hazing is unacceptable, but criminalising it may cause more problems than it solves.
Adelaide’s Bec Goddard (centre) is one of just two female senior coaches in the AFLW.
Despite participation rates in women’s sport growing exponentially in recent years, the number of women in coaching positions has remained frustratingly stagnant.