A modern arthropod (the centipede
Cormocephalus) crawls over its Cambrian ‘flatmate’ (the trilobite Estaingia).
Michael Lee / South Australian Museum and Flinders University
Modern animals took over our planet much more quickly than previously thought. This has both welcome and disturbing implications for the future of life on our rapidly changing planet
Syphilis can cause vision loss, and it’s on the rise.
As ophthalmologists, we've noticed an uptick in cases of vision problems caused by syphilis. Practising safe sex is important for our eye health too.
Mould isn’t just unsightly – it can be dangerous for our health.
The aftermath of flooding provides the perfect breeding ground for mould in our homes. It's important to properly remove it so it doesn't affect our health.
Can’t sleep: these cloned macaque monkeys are missing a gene involved in regulating the sleep/wake cycle.
Chinese Academy of Sciences via AAP
Researchers in China have produce a world first: gene edited, cloned macaque monkeys. They say such animals will be vital for research on human health – but ethical concerns remain.
Homo erectus memiliki banyak hal yang menyerupai Homo sapiens - tetapi kita masih belum memiliki data genetika dari spesies ini.
Tidak ada fenomena arkeologi yang telah memberikan perubahan besar dalam tahun terakhir selain bagaimana kita memahami garis keturunan kita. Dapatkah pada 2019 kita lebih dalam mengenai Homo erectus?
Homo erectus had many features in common with Homo sapiens – but we still don’t have a genetic profile for this species.
No area of archaeology has seen such vibrant change in recent times than how we understand our family tree. Could 2019 be the year we learn more about our mysterious ancestor Homo erectus?
Kelly Wiltshire and Ngarrindjeri elder Major Sumner examine middens damaged by off-road vehicle use.
The Coorong's Indigenous heritage is threatened by off-road vehicles and climate change.
Wes Mountain/The Conversation
With a federal election looming, we can expect a lot of tried and true tactics from our politicians as they desperately try to win our votes.
It would be nice to blast dangerous nuclear waste far away from Earth, or into the Sun where it won’t cause any harm. However, it’s not as simple as it sounds.
At the end of the day, the problem is that no-one on Earth wants nuclear waste stored near them, and it's not safe or cost-effective to blast it into space.
En jouant avec leurs enfants, les parents les aident à développer leur vocabulaire et à mieux appréhender leur environnement.
Le potentiel éducatif des jeux dépend plus de la manière dont on les utilise que de l’étiquette apposée sur leurs emballages.
A history of dispossession and transgenerational trauma underlie the day-to-day struggles of Indigenous people.
A diagnosis of mental illness is only one in a number of risk factors for suicide. And for Indigenous Australians, a history of dispossession and disempowerment plays a much bigger role.
Thursday night football in the community of Wadeye, about 420 kilometres south-west of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Primary prevention programs with a footballing focus aim to change behaviours and attitudes among men towards women.
Compiling images from real American politicians with the help of the Victoria Police Criminal Identification Unit, the authors built six “ideal” candidates to test how attractiveness shifts votes.
Rodrigo Praino, Daniel Stockemer/Social Science Quarterly
Research shows that in elections with low information and poor engagement, candidate attractiveness plays a significant role in how people vote.
How much sleep we need depends on us as individuals and varies by age.
Five out of five experts agreed not everyone needs eight hours of sleep.
Kathleen Petyarre looking across Atnangker country, Northern Territory, December 2000.
Photograph Ian North; courtesy Wakefield Press
Petyarre, who won the Telstra prize for Indigenous art in 1996, has died in Alice Springs.
The Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The site is the centre of Australia’s naval industry.
Australia's naval shipbuilding projects could anchor the future of advanced manufacturing in the national economy.
Palliative care nurses, social workers and people from the funeral industry are among those who work as death doulas.
You've more than likely heard of birth doulas. But nowadays, death doulas are providing support at the end of life. How they fit into existing structures of care remains to be understood.
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land was created over 30 years ago, but has only now received its Australian premiere.
This play is in fact two plays woven together, one being a tragic love story, the other a farce set in a mythical land.
A crowd at Martin Place, Sydney, celebrates the news of the signing of the Armistice on November 11 1918.
Australian War Memorial
This year marks 100 years since the fighting stopped in the first world war. The commemoration of the armistice, Remembrance Day, remains potent but is also changing with the times.
The performers in Sutra, which saw its Australian premiere at the OzAsia Festival.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s fusion of the choreographic universe of contemporary dance with the kung fu techniques of the famed Shaolin monks is both masterful and unexpected