Yawning increases our alertness.
We don't have evidence that can point us to the exact purpose of yawning. But there are several theories.
Recent controversies associated with the impact, privacy and security of new technologies signal that we need better governance. The government alone can’t fix this. This is a job for everyone.
Basket weaving is an important cultural and economic activity in many parts of the world, including Australia.
IM Swedish Development Partner/Flickr
Basket weaving and knitting are used pejoratively to make a point but not 'manly' pursuits such as metalcrafts or woodwork.
It’s not just the elderly who feel alone.
The government has announced funding to combat loneliness in the elderly.
The Commonwealth Bank’s chairwoman and CEO, Catherine Livingstone and Matt Comyn.
The Commonwealth Bank has been given responsibility to fix its own management mess. Regulators could have done a lot more.
Graffiti comment adorning an image of a woman in Brunswick. The comment was quickly erased, nearby tags stayed up much longer.
A walk down Melbourne's streets reveals more commercial street art than the spontaneous politics of years past.
Mariah Carey recently announced she has bipolar II disorder. Most of us won’t know what that means.
Media portrayals don't help misconceptions about disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. So what do these terms actually mean?
Charities are unclear about how they can engage in democracy because the terms in the proposed bill are unclear.
A parliamentary committee has identified major flaws in the Australian government's proposed changes to electoral law, which have big implications for charities.
Every time you open an app, click a link, like a post, read an article, hover over an ad, or connect to someone, you are generating data.
If you're concerned about privacy, but you're not ready to #deletefacebook here’s what you can do, step by step, to minimise the amount of data you share.
Motor racing has always had a close relationship with the media.
Electric vehicle racing is slower and quieter than conventional car racing. To make it interesting, organisers are allowing fans to choose by popular vote to give some drivers a power boost.
British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking in 2014.
Stephen Hawking inspired people with his work on black holes and other mysteries of the universe. Many were quick to pay tribute to the theoretical physicist who died today in the UK, aged 76.
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The government's plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we'd like to those who seek to access the information.
An artist’s rendering of how the first stars in the universe may have looked.
N.R. Fuller, National Science Foundation
Signals from the first stars to form in the universe have been picked up by a table-sized detector in a west Australian desert. The find also hints at an early interaction with dark matter.
For universities to produce employable graduates, they need to work collaboratively with industry partners in educating their students.
To make graduates employable and close the training gap, we need to strengthen links to industry and pay attention to the changing needs of businesses.
Myer’s place in the marketplace, and in the mind of the consumer, remains unclear.
What is lacking is Myer's heritage, and the need for this to be carefully reframed and updated for the present day.
Australia’s new cabinet was sworn in after a reshuffle in December 2017 - but no minister for science.
Right now, for the second time since 1931, there is no minister directly responsible for science in Australia.
The New Payments Platform could lead to more fraud and abuse.
The New Payment Platform may speed up transactions, but evidence suggests it could also lead to more scams and fraud, and many customers won't switch over.
Cities will be driving globalisation and innovation in the emerging world order.
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Welcome to the era of TechPlomacy where a new world order is emerging around cities and their economies, rather than nations and their borders.
With so many varieties, it’s hard to know which bread is the most nutritious.
With so many bread options it's a hard choice. Here's which bread you should choose and why.
By drawing on common values, faith communities can take a lead in making cities fairer, safer, accessible and affordable for all.