Science and technology have helped us picture that we all live together on a single world.
NASA / Bill Anders
Our world faces enormous challenges that will only be solved by more science not less but scientists can't do it alone.
If we want to stop kicking the innovation football back and forth – we need to move industry policy to a more prominent place in the political agenda.
The federal government spends over A$10 billion plus a year on industry policies but we have little idea how effective they have been. Programs are regularly dropped before we even know if they work. Think…
We’ll probably see 4G as the dominant cellular network technology for some time to come in Australia.
Consumers who live in Australian cities will most likely benefit from the entry of a fourth player in the mobile network scene.
Artist’s impression of ZF-COSMOS-20115, a galaxy that stopped making new stars and rapidly turned into a compact red galaxy.
The recipe book for galaxy formation may need to be rewritten after the discovery of a massive galaxy that stopped making new stars early in the Universe's history.
Photos of some of the 43 Mexican college students who disappeared in 2014 and are feared to have been massacred by gang members and police. Screen depictions of Mexico’s drug trade mostly ignore their human cost.
Los Pollos Hermanos is a chicken shop run by a drug lord in the TV series Better Call Saul. A pop-up version opens in Sydney today - and both ignore the savage reality of Mexico's drug wars.
WeChat has transformed from a social media to a payment platform (among other things) and had success in China. Could Australia be next?
While Apple Pay may have won the battle against some of Australia’s banks, it may lose the war against the providers of digital wallets, such as Tencent and Alibaba.
The Stargazing Live promotional banner aims to get Australians looking up. After they’ve watched the show of course.
Making science a ratings grab is a key part of reversing its declines in society and schools.
Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Arthur Sinodinos at the National Press Club yesterday.
R&D support is not the only way public policy can help create new industries.
Benzodiazepines are prescribed for anxiety, but can cause more problems than they solve.
Benzodiazepines are used by many people despite their associated risks and harms.
Interculturalism emphasises interaction between members of diverse communities, rather than ‘groupism’.
A relatively new approach to diversity prioritises active and equitable interaction between various groups within local communities.
Charities that fundraise across Australia – even if just through a website – are burdened with complying with red tape.
Australians' confidence in charities would be strengthened if any compliance action taken against them was made public.
Roughly 60% of donors to Australian charities give on the spur of the moment.
Giving is changing, moving more into the online realm and taking on different forms – and some charities are struggling to keep up.
Participants at the 2015 Sydney Mardi Gras.
AAP Image/Nikki Short
From "gay" to "poofter" to "fairy" - the words used by others to define gay people can say a great deal more about them than us.
Nicolás Maduro was elected President in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez.
Nicolás Maduro was elected President in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez
Venezuela’s major crises will continue in 2017. These include ongoing economic instability, over-reliance on the price of oil, shortages of food and electricity and increasing inequality. At the core is…
Many Brazilian politicians were involved in corruption scandals, leading to mass protests.
Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world, yet its real potential has never been realised. Having had a strong period of economic growth from 2003 to shortly after the global financial crisis, the…
Each of PewDiePie’s videos attracts as many viewers as an edition of The Wall Street Journal.
YouTube star PewDiePie has recently lashed out at 'the media', but he's as much as part of the media today as any newspaper or website.
Do we really need one each?
Think you couldn't possibly do without your car? There are more options than you might think.
Galaxy cluster MACS 0416 bends light around it due to huge amounts of dark matter, indicated in cyan, acting as a magnifying lens for any background objects in the magenta regions.
STScI/NASA/CATS Team/R. Livermore (UT Austin)
Ingenious use of a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying glass suggests baby galaxies are a leading culprit for bringing light to our Universe's darkest moment.
On a hot day, does taking a cold shower make you cooler?
Some people swear by cold showers to cope with a long, hot summer. Here's why they'd be better off taking a warm one.
An artist’s impression of a Sun-like star close to a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole, with a mass of about 100 million times the mass of our Sun.
ESA/Hubble, ESO, M. Kornmesser
The discovery of a new black hole adds to our understanding of these celestial objects that fascinate in both fact and fiction.