Science in the Cinema this year sorted fact from fiction in the 1982 cult classic Bladerunner.
Medical research can be complex and difficult to understand, but cinematic representations of mad scientists who speak gobbledygook add to the confusion. An annual event separates fact from fiction.
American journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot dead live on air, allegedly by a former colleague.
If someone wants to create panic with a gun and a smartphone, they can. If journalists want to protect the public from disturbing images, they can't.
Students need to be taught to be entrepreneurial and creative, not just the content in the syllabus.
With a future that is not yet imaginable, how do universities prepare graduates for the world of work?
An appropriate process for achieving consensus among Indigenous communities is critical to the success of constitutional recognition.
Tony Abbott’s belated agreement with Indigenous leaders on a consultation process for constitutional recognition is a step in the right direction.
Greater Australian air commitment to the campaign against Islamic State is a low-risk venture, militarily.
While symoblic, an increase in Australian firepower in the fight against Islamic State in Syria will not greatly affect the battlespace's fundamental reality.
Many people might be in trouble care of the Ashley Madison hack.
If the Ashley Madison hack was an inside job, then it shows that even strong protection against outside attacks isn't necessarily enough to prevent a leak of private data.
Gambling ads are everywhere professional sport is played, from players' guernseys to stadium displays and on television.
Sports betting hasn’t quite got the hold on Australians that poker machines have – yet. We can stop the harm from growing if we act early.
American rapper Tyler the Creator cancelled his Australian tour following a campaign by feminist grassroots activist group Collective Shout.
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Arts activism isn't new, but online activist movements are changing the way it gets done. In this anonymous virtual landscape, does activism democratise social relations, or nurture inequality?
These mixed messages reflect a longstanding tension in public policy and legal debates about drug use.
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Are addicts sick and helpless victims with little control over their own behaviour, or brazen criminals who deserve to be punished accordingly?
Greek tragedy remains the most modern form of drama, unafraid to question everything we value.
Sarah Walker. Photo: Jane Montgomery Griffiths as The Leader and Aaron Orzech as Haemon.
Regardless of reasoning and the plethora of scholarship that exists, Greek tragedy remains the most modern form of drama. It is unafraid to question everything we value.
The effects of alcohol vary considerably between different people.
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The relationship between alcohol and violence is complex, and dramatic changes to criminal laws to punish intoxicated offenders are often ineffective, unfair or both.
Many commentators on climate change articles in this publication have abandoned hope that effective action on climate change will happen under an Abbott government. The only solution for those concerned…
On Tuesday, August 11, prospects for same-sex marriage legislation in Australia in the near future were quashed when the governing Coalition partyroom voted against a conscience vote in favour of maintaining…
Are more students seeking special exam consideration because they’re increasingly aware it’s available to them, or because they need it?
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Recent media reports have indicated there is a growing number of students requiring special considerations for coursework and exams.
Better fuel efficiency means more money, less emissions.
Vehicle efficiency isn't just about reducing emissions. It can also save us money, and reduce our heavy reliance on imported oil.
Undervalued or overvalued? It depends on your perspective.
The US may not like it, but by devaluing the yuan the People's Bank of China has done what longtime critics of China’s currency policy have long been clamouring for.
Uber has reached 15000 drivers in Australia. If this growth continues, with Uber, traditional taxis and other services all competing to drive us around our cities, then we will have a metropolitan transport…
What options is Australia left with for same-sex marriage rights?
Tony Abbott raised several possibilities on Australia's road to achieving same-sex marriage. But the only way Australia will get there is through parliament.
While the politicisation of climate change has transformed climate reporting into something of a circus, the Coalition’s announcement of a 26% emissions reduction target on 2005 levels for Australia by…
Which operating system is safer from a hack attack?
The argument has been raging for years: which operating system is the safest when it comes to security. Has the latest software upgrades from the tech giants changed anything?