Committing to a safe and active sex life could boost your health in 2017.
An active sex life can promote love and togetherness, drive creativity and build better health.
The 2011 Brisbane floods were thought to be a ‘one-in-100-year’ event.
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Research based on palaeological flood records suggests floods as big as those that hit Brisbane in 2011 may be more common than we think.
Norweigian oil rig.
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Paul Cleary makes a good case as to why Australia should follow Norway as an example of how to tax miners in Trillion Dollar Baby.
Elephant feet have peculiar structures that can also be seen in other large-bodied animals.
Foot problems are more rife in elephants living in captivity. The hard ground they walk on often gives them foot trouble. Generally, by the time the problem is picked up, it's too late.
Upgrading our fuel rules can deliver some easy wins for emissions.
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Australia's plan to bring fuel efficiency standards up to par with the US and Europe could see us say goodbye to regular unleaded, and hello to a useful way of cutting our rising greenhouse emissions.
Asking people for their thoughts is inherently a generous act, as we are giving our time to hear them.
Politics and religion at the dinner table, over Christmas with all the relatives – what could possibly go wrong?
How to make sense of it all?
More data isn't necessarily better unless it's properly collected, curated and analysed.
What future for PhD students after graduation?
Australia produces nearly 10,000 PhD graduates each year. What happens to them next?
Sunglasses should be worn at all times when outdoors during the day when the UV index is 3 or above.
Whether cheap or expensive, sunglasses play a crucial role in eye protection against ultraviolet radiation.
There is a great opportunity and imperative for Australia and Indonesia to join forces to solve critical challenges facing the ocean and coastal regions.
The two countries share huge marine resources and opportunities. At the same time both face increasing challenges to their oceans and coastal regions from climate change and over-exploitation.
President Trump could withdraw from environmental treaties, but trade protectionism could be an opportunity for reform.
While Trump’s more extreme campaign promises may not eventuate, substantive changes in how the US engages with the world on environmental, and many other, issues are likely.
How can we use data from international tests to improve student learning?
Various forms of testing that reduce students’ knowledge, capacities and skills to a single number cannot of themselves help inform improvement.
Cleared habitat in Niassa Reserve, Mozambique.
Since 1992, an area of land two-thirds the size of Australia has been converted to human use.
CEOs who are more confident are less likely to sell their own stock in a company.
If a company is led by an overconfident CEO, the firm is less likely to invest in corporate social responsibility measures like workforce diversity.
Shareholder activism is growing worldwide.
Australia's rules on how investors engage with companies, coupled with the clout of superannuation investor groups, means there's potential for more shareholder activism.
Are contemporary insults as witty as the scorn of the past?
Scorn has a long and humorous history. But a new book on the subject, featuring quotes from Kanye West, Christopher Hitchens and of course, Donald Trump, rather lacks contemporary wit.
Developers need to be aware of any legal or ethical issues when creating any healthcare apps for smartphones.
Developers working on apps to help monitor and improve our health could accidentally find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
The Turnbull government’s focus seems to be largely on infrastructure projects that drive economic growth.
One year on, the Turnbull government is touting the economic benefits of an infrastructure agenda that neglects the other important functions of transport projects.
Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs.
Looking back at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s foundation shows that human rights have never been above politics.
Australia has slipped further down the international rankings in maths, science and reading.
Rather than leaping to conclusions about a failing education system, we need to look at what the data tells us about student performance at a state level to help us make more informed decisions.