When friction between shoe and surface is high, so is the injury rate. That’s where sliding comes in.
At this year’s Australian Open you’ll see players moving sideways on the Plexicushion surface – which is specially designed to allow players to slide. It’s safer for the players and fun to watch.
Librarians are qualified to help struggling readers enjoy and improve at reading.
If schools and policy-makers want to boost children's literacy, they should invest in teacher librarians.
To serve at your best, you have to throw your racket in a way that projects the ball at a high speed – but add some spin. It’s simple physics.
The speeds at which top players deliver tennis serves are theoretically impossible. So how do they do it? The answer involves Isaac Newton, ping pong and a little bit of 'cheating'.
Reagent test kits are not as effective as specialist testing. But it’s better than nothing.
With several music festival patrons dying this year the pill testing debate is in full swing. Yet people can already purchase legally available test kits. Do they work?
Heading off on a bushwalk in a national park over the summer break? Don't be tempted to bushwhack it. Research shows many walkers don't realise the danger of straying off the beaten track.
What better gift this Christmas than a peace offering?
Forgiveness isn't about minimising or forgetting the pain we feel. It's about letting go of our feelings of resentment and revenge.
A high-five might be a less confronting option for a child.
In many households, Christmas means visits from relatives eager to smother kids with kisses. But respectful parenting means giving the kids fair warning so they can decide whether that's ok.
Knowing death is coming but not knowing when is particularly unsettling.
The dying person may face an inner struggle. They may want to be involved in activities but may not have the physical and emotional capacity to deal with the heightened stress and stimulation.
If your child is staying home or allowed to go out without supervision while on school holidays, it’s a good idea to set some ground rules for their safety.
Here's some advice for concerned working parents with kids at home during school holidays, based on our research on home security, burglaries and young offenders.
Scientists have a few ideas about where dreams come from – but nobody knows for sure.
When we are asleep our brain does not switch off. It keeps working, but not as hard.
Nitrous oxide has been used as an anaesthetic for over 100 years.
Media-driven panic about drugs can create a perception more people are using the drug than they actually are, and when teens think 'everyone' is doing it, they are more likely to want to do it too.
Foodora was struggling in Australia even before regulators took an interest in its cost-minimisation measures.
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It is the Australian Tax Office, not the Fair Work Commission, making the big waves with the Foodora case and the future of the gig economy.
Young Australians use nightclubs as a place to relax and perhaps meet a new sexual partner. Many regard some phyiscal contact during the mating ritual as off limits – but still put up with it.
Nightclub-goers often regard the sort of sexually aggressive behaviour they witness as unacceptable, but they put up with it because it seems like lots of people – especially men – are doing it.
Check the position: Australian rider Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the Tour Down Under in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2018.
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Most long distance road cycling events are won or lost in the final sprint of any race stage. Here's one tip that could give you an extra 5kph advantage.
Virgin Australia is a dogged publicity hunter. The nation’s second-best known Minogue, Dannii, helped launch its first flight from Sydney to Hong Kong in June 2018.
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Virgin Australia’s great military blunder of 2018 is a case study in corporate social responsibility gone wrong.
It makes sense for children in the early stages of learning to read to be given decodable books.
Children in the early stages of learning to read should be given decodable books to practise and generalise their developing alphabetic skills.
Nature’s bank vault.
The sediments that accumulate beneath seagrass meadows can act as secure vaults for shipwrecks and other precious artefacts, by stopping water and oxygen from damaging the delicate timbers.
Les garçons apprécient bien plus la lecture de romans qu'on ne l'imagine souvent.
Si les jeunes garçons lisent moins que les filles, c’est dû à un certain nombre de clichés et d’habitudes quotidiennes. Quelques pistes pour inverser la tendance.
Motorists and governments have each been waiting for the other to take the plunge on electric cars.
The announcement of a new fast-charging network to link the major east coast cities will do much to encourage motorists to buy electric cars. But the power utilities need to get on board too.
Food helps recharge your batteries.
Just like a mobile phone, your body needs to be recharged every day. You need to eat food and drink water every day to keep your body going. Some foods are better than others at helping you stay well.