The magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Italy has already cost more than 200 lives.
Yesterday's earthquake in central Italy has resulted in many deaths. But it is not the earthquake that claims victims but our built infrastructure. Why is this so?
With more birth abnormalities linked to Zika, effects of the virus may be more sinister than we thought.
Arthrogryposis is where a baby's joints are deformed due to a shortening (known as contractures) of the muscles from before birth.
Sports betting in Australia has been growing rapidly in recent years – all that advertising seems to be paying off.
Gambling losses in Australia are now close to $23 billion. What's driving this? And do we need to reform gambling regulation?
Despite more than three in every four refugees from South Sudan reporting experience of discrimination, a similar proportion remain positive about their new lives in Australia.
While 60-77% of migrants of African origin and 59% of Indigenous Australians report experience of discrimination in the Scanlon Foundation survey of Australian attitudes, optimism endures.
Governments directly and indirectly control who is allowed to tell the refugees’ stories of how they are treated in offshore detention.
Successive Australian governments have dehumanised refugees and kept Australians in the dark about what really goes on in the offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island.
Better, cleaner buildings could deliver a quarter of Australia’s greenhouse gas reductions.
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Energy upgrades to Australia's buildings could meet a quarter of our climate goals.
Teriparatide increases bone mineral density at the spine and hip.
Teriparatide is an injectable drug to treat severe osteoporosis, a condition where mineral loss causes the bones to become brittle and to fracture easily.
Twenty countries in our region have laws criminalising sex between consenting males.
Our inward focus on marriage equality means Australia is largely absent from efforts to increase respect for LGBTI people in our region.
Despite the negative press, Pokémon Go should be approached with an open mind when it comes to student education.
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Apps, games and technologies like Pokémon Go should be approached with an open mind as they offer many potential avenues to employ an engaging, student-centred approach to education.
We need to embrace new ways of thinking for strategies to effectively tackle the disadvantage accumulated over a woman’s lifespan.
Australia lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to the economic and social well-being of people over 60. And the numbers are even more alarming for women.
This is the screen that greeted many Australians on Census night, 9 August 2016.
Despite assuring Australians its systems were load tested and secure, the Census site went offline at a crucial time. Could the ABS have avoided such an embarrasing failure?
Cough and cold medicines shouldn’t be used in young kids.
With so many cough mixtures on the pharmacy shelves, it can be hard to know which product to choose. Are they effective?
We will get an early insight into the Turnbull government’s likely approach to dealing with the Senate crossbench.
The returned Turnbull government can now add arguably one of the most diverse and potentially volatile senates ever to be elected in Australia to its list of political problems.
Like the proverbial phoenix, One Nation has again risen in Australian politics.
The Senate results suggest the Turnbull government will have to master the art of negotiation if it is to implement its policies.
A business cannot price “too low” or it breaks the law, but undercutting competitors is not necessarily illegal.
It's time that Australians debated the objective of our competition law. It shouldn't just be left to the courts.
Some cancer patients at St Vincent’s hospital were treated with off-protocol doses of a chemotherapy drug.
There is actually no existing evidence to show that a flat dose of 100mg of carboplatin provides inferior outcomes.
Mobile payment services could be affected by the complexity the Trade in Services Agreement creates.
A WikiLeaks release of confidential documents about a multinational trade agreement shows it will add more complexity to trade in services which may cost Australian businesses.
Akbar Maulana, an Indonesian high school student in Turkey, talks with his teacher. Akbar is the main character in the newly released documentary Jihad Selfie.
Why do boys decide to join Islamic State? A new documentary focusses on an Indonesian teenager who considers becoming a foreign fighter but takes another path. The film is now being screened to young people across the nation.
Janis Joplin in a new documentary, Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015).
Janis Joplin was once voted the 'Ugliest Man on Campus'. Sharon Jones was told she was 'too old, too fat, too short, too black' to succeed in music. Two documentaries chart the lives of these extraordinary women.
The IMF has criticised itself, but it’s a grey wash.
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A report into the IMF's handling of the euro crisis carefully avoids blame, while attempting to reclaim influence.