Trolls tend to downplay the impact of their abusive online behaviour on their victims and seem to relish the mayhem they cause. Let’s use this to help them lift their game.
Trolls tend to know the impact they'll have, but don't seem to care. So, how do we use our new findings to help stop this seemingly pointless, harmful behaviour?
The Murray-Darling Basin is an incredibly complex ecological system.
A recent report argues more water is needed to resurrect the Murray-Darling Basin. But simply increasing river flow alone could actually harm the Basin.
Central Queensland University and James Cook University are part of the Townsville City Deal signed by three tiers of government in December 2016.
Universities can lead the way in creating opportunities for the economic development of regional cities and outer metropolitan areas under new City Deals.
A controversial editorial has questioned whether saturated fats really clog up your arteries and put you at risk of heart disease. But can it really overturn decades of research?
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?
Women dressed as handmaids promoting the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale.
Brian Snyder, Reuters
With a new TV series based on the novel - and its bleak vision of women's rights - The Handmaid's Tale is riding a new wave of popularity.
Hazelwood in happier times.
Centre for Gippsland Studies
Hazelwood power station will this week fall silent after a half-century during which it went from a beacon of progress to an emblem of fossil fuel pollution.
It’s not all about finding love in the online dating world.
If you're looking for love on a dating app then beware the trolls - and consider upgrading to a paid service to get away from them.
The Nintendo Switch is a modular gaming console, unlike any other on the market.
Nintendo has a history of innovation in the console market, and the Switch follows suit. But it trades power for flexibility, and it's unknown yet whether that's what gamers want.
Many students often work part-time and have family responsibilities.
How we calculate university drop-out rates must be amended to reflect the changing cohort of university students, who often dip in and out of study and take longer to complete their degree.
Hazelwood power station worker Trevor Birkbeck stands on a property near the power station in Victoria, 2011.
Past attempts to help Latrobe Valley workers weather economic changes haven't made a difference, so the closure of Hazelwood presents a challenge.
Just try not to get annoyed.
A new study suggests that the pleasure of getting an angry reaction is the biggest predictor of online trolling behaviour – meaning that the best way to fight back is just to ignore them.
Research shows the letters used for product names are subject to trends, much like anything else.
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How did K come to be used more often in brand names than would be expected by chance?
Miners were fired by a sense of solidarity but also by dangerous working conditions, which produced high death and injury rates.
Miners were among the first workers to organise into trade unions from the middle of the 1700s, battling a lack of legal recognition and resistance from the mine owners.
Springtails come in variety of shapes and sizes.
Springtail image from www.shutterstock.com
Springtails are found in every habitat except the oceans.
The common grey silverfish, Ctenolepisma longicaudata, in Sydney.
Silverfish have disappeared from our homes as book-bindings - their favourite food - have improved.
Using whole, unprocessed vegetables and washing them thoroughly will reduce risk of food poisoning.
Illness from prepackaged salads isn't uncommon. So how do we protect ourselves from illness when eating salads?
Disadvantaged children find schools increasingly irrelevant to their lives.
Australian education fails one in four young people. It is time we started exploring why school is not working for increasing numbers of disadvantaged children.
Do you like your coffee to have artistic flair? Recent research shows we're likely to pay more for a coffee with latte art than a mere 'flat' white.
Malcolm Fraser has passed away at the age of 84.
In his time in office, Malcolm Fraser oversaw the acceptance of southeast Asian refugees and led economic and social welfare reforms.
The capacity for compassion is with us from birth, but as a community we have lost sight of the value of treating all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
A global movement aims to let compassion guide political and community life. This has obvious relevance for a competition-driven nation with a troubling capacity for harsh attitudes and policy.