Dying at home isn’t necessarily a good death.
There are some myths about dying that perhaps unexpectedly harm the dying person and deserve scrutiny.
Mitochondria live inside our cells but have a different genome. Here’s why.
To explain why we have a mitochondria, we have to go back about two billion years to a time when none of the complexity of life as we see it today existed.
What may be deemed in the public interest today may not be so in a decade’s time.
Despite arguments that it is too loose, ambiguous and easy to hide behind, the 'public interest' is an integral part of the discourse, law, regulation and governance of modern democracies.
The NASA satellite Landsat-8 collects frequent global multispectral imagery of the Earth’s surface.
Weather forecasting, bushfire management, power and water supply: Australia relies on earth observations to the tune of A$5 billion a year. But we have very little control over the data we get.
An old coal-burning power plant in China.
Amu Coal a Kenyan and Chinese consortium is set to build a coal plant in an area untouched by industrial development. The emissions alone will double the country’s energy sector's CO2 emissions.
There is hyperbole in the way evidence for welfare drug testing is being presented.
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Most of the evidence drawn on by critics of the trial comes from places that have implemented such programs. So, have they worked?
Smart home technology, such as cameras, could be used as part of domestic violence.
Can we use smart home data to better identify and report abusers, while protecting victims of domestic and family violence?
Much of the baby’s distress, as well as that of the parents, can be prevented.
From the moment their baby is born, Australian parents receive conflicting advice on how to cope with newborn issues. What we are doing wastes our resources, but we're not investing in alternatives.
Autism has become a default consideration for any child who struggles socially, behaviourally, or with sensory stimuli.
There are several problems with the recently released guidelines for diagnosing autism. But the fundamental issue is that we're striving for diagnosis first, and help later.
In Per Te (For You), the circus troupe Compagnia Finzi Pasca offers its audience an acrobatic garden of remembrance.
Compagnia Finzi Pasca
The production Per Te, by circus troupe Compagnia Finzi Pasca, seeks to reaffirm our humanity in face of an often cold and capricious world.
The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens.
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When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
Lihatlah neuron-neuron itu: andai mesin bisa berpikir seperti manusia.
Komputer sekarang cepat dan penuh kekuatan tapi mereka tidak mampu berpikir seperti manusia untuk tugas yang kita anggap mudah. Itu sebabnya perusahaan teknologi mencari bantuan ke bidang ilmu saraf.
The critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum lives within a single federal electorate. Their local MP has a responsibility to be their voice.
Just a handful of federal members of parliament represent hundreds of Australia's threatened species.
Social connectedness supports our physical and mental health.
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Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?
A detail from William Blake’s God answers Job (c. 1804). The Gods of Moses in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament and Muhammad in the Quran have a similarly complex and ambivalent character.
The founder of Islam, Muhammad, saw himself as the last in a line of prophets that reached back through Jesus to Moses, Abraham and Noah. But while the three religions worship the same God, he divides as much as he unites.
Trash washed up on Bali’s Kuta beach on February 2016.
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To stop Indonesia polluting the ocean with plastic it is important to change the country's land-based waste management.
Sampah plastik terdampar di Pantai Kuta, Bali pada Feb. 2016.
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Untuk menghentikan pencemaran laut dari sampah plastik oleh Indonesia, manajemen sampah di daratan perlu diubah.
So many of the factors influencing low wages growth for Australian workers are also an important influence on CEO pay, although not necessarily in the same way.
Data shows that growth in total CEO pay has outstripped average Australian wage growth in every year of the last five years. But perhaps we need to look more closely.
Les personnes qui travaillent toute la journée assises pourraient connaître des probèmes de régulation du glucose, qui est le principal carburant du cerveau.
Plusieurs études suggèrent que l’approvisionnement du cerveau en glucose est défaillant chez les personnes qui passent beaucoup de temps assises. L’impact réel sur la santé cérébrale reste incertain.
An extra 3.6 years in a classroom can reduce your heart disease risk by a third.
A new study has established a cause and effect relationship between years of education and heart disease.