Members of the public believe child sexual abuse and paedophilia can be attributed to one of four main causes.
Recent research found that members of the public have four common explanations for paedophilia or child sexual abuse. But the reality is more complex, with multiple causes often at work.
Individuals high in traits like narcissism, actively seek out prestige, target high level jobs and make their accomplishments known to those around them.
Research shows that being agreeable can come at a cost in terms of income and career success. But it can be used to your advantage if combined with being strategic and conscientious.
In the field studying the rock association in the Doolena Gap greenstone belt, 30 km north of Marble bar in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The remote Pilbara region of Western Australian formed many billions of years ago when the Earth was much hotter and the crust softer than it is today.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘not familiar’ with shadow profiles.
Not on Facebook? Well the social media giant could still have created a shadow profile for you, without your knowledge or permission.
Isolated pancreas cells stained bright green are shown sitting in the wells of the transport “egg carton”.
Doctors can treat diabetes by transplanting cells from the pancreas of a donor to the patient. But many of the crucial cells die - a better way to store and transport them can help.
Retailers have refocussed their attention on location – but not their location, your location.
We're not going to stop wandering through shopping centres anytime soon, but mobile, micro-location and voice technologies are set to transform the retail experience.
Romance fraudsters trap their victims using use similar techniques to those seen in domestic violence cases.
Why do people continue to send money when caught in any online romance scam? Researchers are now finding the techniques these fraudsters use are similar to those in domestic violence cases.
The Death of Stalin is about the chaotic political drama that followed the Russian leader’s demise in 1953.
Speaking with: satirist Armando Ianucci on The Death of Stalin.
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Armando Iannucci, the satirist and director behind the film The Death of Stalin spoke with Associate Professor Stephen Harrington, an expert on political satire.
Can you call it meat if it's been artificially produced? That's the question cattlemen in the US are asking, and something food regulators will have to grapple with soon when it coms to labelling.
Pacific Ring Uprising.
They're back! Pacific Rim Uprising sees more giant robots with humans inside, fighting giant monsters. But does the rocket science add up in this action-packed blockbuster sequel?
What might be achieved from the proposed walkout is difficult to predict.
Research shows early childhood educators are among the lowest-paid Australians, with some finding better pay in other fields such as night-time retail work.
Australians in creative industries have grown to 5.5% of the total workforce.
The federal government should set the country on an innovation path that takes account of where some of the strongest job growth is occurring.
There is a strong relationship between a low socioeconomic background and low financial literacy.
Financial literacy is more than numeracy, it requires a healthy scepticism of financial institutions and confidence in making financial decisions.
Whoever buys Coles will have a huge store network.
Spinning off Coles is a great example of how good Wesfarmers is at entering and exiting markets.
The thorny devil, one of Australia’s many remarkable and unique animals.
Most of Australia's plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth. This remarkable biodiversity requires a bolder, brighter conservation vision.
If consumers are unsure of how that data was collected and used they are likely to reject the personalised content.
Brands need to build trust by being transparent about how they collect data.
Currently, only 10% of teachers in primary education are male.
It has been predicted we will need 1,627 more classes for primary students nationally before 2025, and to respond to this demand we need to fix the gender imbalance in the teacher workforce.
Even when teachers are supporting specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia), it’s important to expand boys’ repertoire of positive reading experiences.
Moving away from direct instruction and teaching to the test and towards making sure boys enjoy reading will improve outcomes.
Coles was once the market leader thanks to its ‘down down’ low pricing marketing.
Coles plans to compete with competitors by moving away from low prices to a focus on other attributes, such as sustainability, local produce and community.
Head teachers in the UK argue teachers and children benefit from school holidays as it motivates them to work harder during the term.
While cutting the long summer holidays would help working parents, it may not be so great for teachers who need to plan and do professional development, and kids who need a rest.