The SPARTAN re-usable space launch technology.
Whatever happens next in new space race will happen quickly. The opportunity is there for Australia to be involved, but it won’t be there for long.
Networking online might not be so good for your “social capital” overall.
Spending lots of time on the internet might be good for getting what you want in the short term but it might not work in the long term.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham is calling for a new education funding model to replace Gonski.
Instead of a needs-based model, we ended up with an inconsistent patchwork of approaches across Australian states and territories that protected the vested interests of non-government schools.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has been trying various expansionary monetary policies to get the Japanese economy going.
The Bank of Japan is trying yet another measure to fight deflation but the economy shows no signs of responding.
The outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil had Australian travellers on alert but transmission is only possible in tropical Queensland.
New research shows common local mosquitoes aren’t able to spread Zika. This means Australia is unlikely to see a major outbreak of the disease. But a risk remains in northern Queensland.
The Gold Coast light rail project provides an opportunity to study the scale of property value gains arising from new transport infrastructure.
Land value gains following the opening of stage one of the Gold Coast light rail project were worth around 25% of its cost.
Cataracts are one of the leading causes of visual impairment globally.
Rakesh Ahuja, MD/Wikimedia Commons
More than a million Australians have an untreated cataract and hundreds of cataract surgeries are performed daily, but what are they?
Students and staff leading a protest at Sydney University on August 17, 2016.
Academics feel insecure, are overwhelmed by unmanageable workloads and burdened by bureaucracy. And things are only getting worse.
Paralympians like Brenden Hall can serve as role models and inspiration to young Australians.
Can our Paralympians renew our faith in the idea of role models, which is often overburdened by hype, slogans and pampered sports stars?.
Fires in 1997 in Indonesia released over a billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere. Indonesia’s forests burned again in 2015.
The world has lost 10% of its wilderness areas in the past 20 years and, with it, vast stores of carbon.
Robert Wadlow is known as the tallest man who ever lived.
Gigantism and acromegaly are rare conditions where a benign tumour causes excessive production of growth hormone (GH), which stimulates the growth of the skeleton and all tissues in the body.
Malcolm Turnbull introduced a bill for a same-sex marriage plebiscite to parliament on Wednesday.
We don’t have to love a process like a plebiscite, or think it ideal, to make the most of it.
Just like the characters of The Big Short, its time to pick up the warning signs of a global financial crisis.
The financial products offered by the shadow banking sector allow investors to be further removed from their investments and banks to escape regulation, increasing the risk in the sector overall.
Science works in ways that reflect our rationality.
There's a big difference between science and pseudoscience. But if people don't understand how science works in the first place, it's very easy for them to fall for the pseudoscience.
This is the first year where the Paralympics has been broadcast on a commercial channel.
Seven West Media
From a single volunteer with 8mm film to live broadcast on a commercial TV network, the media coverage of the Paralympic Games has come a long way since its inception.
Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs has warned against laws that violate freedom.
While the debate around Section 18C has raged, a host of other laws that impinge on freedom of speech have been quietly introduced.
Climate action by Australia affects all of Sustainable Development Goals, including those on water.
When Australia joins the 71st UN General Assembly, it will reflect on its progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. But where do we start to achieve these complex and interlinked ambitions?
We think of coral reefs as a diverse ecosystem, but each coral is an entire and complex microworld of organisms imperceptible to our eyes.
Just like humans, corals live with myriad microscopic organisms. We are just starting to understand this unseen world.
How can we be sure athletes with varying disabilities are competing on even terms?
Olympic Information Service
The classification system is what keeps the Paralympics fair. Although it's not perfect, it's the best system we have, and it's continually being improved.
Increased requirements from APRA could have been a good thing for Australia’s big four banks.
Australia's big four banks are managing risk well, this could be contributing to their strong performance.