Charlie Sheen revealed he is HIV positive and has spent millions paying people to keep quiet. Why?
That Charlie Sheen would have to pay millions of dollars to keep his HIV status private is indicative of the level of stigma still attached to it.
Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills.
Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills. But guess what? We are all infected – especially you!
Violence plays out in highly gendered ways. But many more factors are at play.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people experience family and sexual violence at rates similar to, or higher than, heterosexual women.
The apparent seesaw in health journalism causes science fatigue in the public mind.
The media constantly bombards us with the latest research on a plethora of topics without much nuance on its quality or relevance. So how can we trust science if it can't seem to make up its own mind?
Bringing coal-fired power to the poor also means bringing pollution.
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Considerations of the moral case for coal must do far more than consider whether cheap fossil energy will lift people out of poverty. It must consider the pollution and harm to nature that come with it.
Regional students won’t necessarily be able to access the course they want to study.
High school drop-out rates combined with costly travel and living expenses puts regional students at a disadvantage when applying to universities in Australia.
North Korea’s Donju have acquired a degree of wealth such that they can invest in larger enterprises.
The rise of a class of nouveau riche North Koreans is changing the dynamics of the nation's economy and reshaping the relationship between the Kim government and the North Korean people.
This week Geoffrey Marcy, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, resigned after an investigation found he had violated the sexual harassment policies of the university by engaging…
Would finding the fountain of youth really be such a great thing?
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Some scientists claim a pill that would have us living healthier lives for longer is less than a generation away. But many philosophers argue extended life may not be as good as it sounds.
From outside the US, Donald Trump might seem a buffoon who cannot be seriously thought of as president.
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The generation who grew up during the Cold War and came to age through the unrest of Vietnam and the civil rights movement still dominate American politics.
Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb has been busy signing deals this year.
What can Australia expect from the Trans-Pacific Partnership? We asked experts about to nominate some winners and losers.
Digital harassment is not only an issue affecting children and teenagers.
Women and men are just as likely to report experiencing any form of digital harassment and abuse. However, the nature and impacts of these online harms differ significantly by gender and age.
What should higher education look like given we don’t know what the jobs of the future will be?
Only the brave or foolhardy would claim knowledge about the shape of jobs for the next decade, let alone the rest of the 21st century. So what kind of tertiary education can prepare students?
Control of preferences for electing the Senate has switched almost entirely to the party organisations.
Reform to how Australia's Senate is elected should happen – but only if it genuinely strengthens voters’ rights.
While Julie Bishop stays on as foreign minister, domestic political calculations might be less of a factor in policy if the government can put dire opinion polls behind it.
Australia will benefit if a Turnbull government pursues a foreign policy agenda attuned more to regional and global goals and developments, and less to domestic political challenges.
Mindfulness is an ideal tool to induce compliance.
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Corporate culture has stripped the ancient practice of mindfulness of its spirituality and re-branded it as a modern solution to over-work.
For the naturally authoritative Malcolm Turnbull, restoring a more consensual and consultative government will be a major challenge.
Malcolm Turnbull comes without the two obsessions that dogged Tony Abbott’s leadership: his preoccupation with the previous Labor government and his stake in the culture wars.
Malcolm Turnbull (right) will replace Tony Abbott (left) as Australia’s prime minister after a partyroom spill.
The Conversation's experts react to Malcolm Turnbull's defeat of Tony Abbott in a ballot for the Liberal Party leadership.
Rupert Murdoch is nothing if not a prolific tweeter.
Why would a man with so much media power at his fingertips, and political power on three continents to match, choose to expose himself to the raw landscape of the Twittersphere?
I have had cause recently to look up the meaning of the word “aggrieved”, in response to my own discontent about the Australian Federal Government’s proposal to change environmental laws. The result has…