The person using this shelter in New South Wales certainly meets the official definition of homeless, but how they see themselves is important.
People who self-identify as 'homeless' have poorer wellbeing than others in the same circumstances, yet that's the label they must adopt to qualify for help.
Three main excavation squares within Boodie Cave.
Part of the land inhabited by some of the early Australians is now submerged, but details of their life is now revealed in an excavation on an island off the continent’s north-west coast.
Immortalised on a stamp, New Zealand’s stout-legged wren went extinct in the 1990s.
The "decision science" approach helps avoid unanticipated consequences of programs to bring species such as New Zealand's little bush moa, Waitomo frog, or laughing owl back from extinction.
There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of steroids seized at the Australian border over time.
There is an urgent need to reconsider steroid use as a public health issue as opposed to a criminal justice concern.
Learning to read is not actually that easy.
We are not hard-wired to read. It has taken thousands of years of practice to forge connections in our brains to help us do this.
What will an eBook be 20 years from now? What will a book be?
Reports of the decline of the eBook are premature. The publishing industry is changing rapidly and data that appears robust tells us less than it once did.
When public investment in a development like Sydney’s Northern Beaches Hospital boosts land values, who should reap those gains: the community or individual owners?
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Who is entitled to the increase in value created by planning approvals, new infrastructure, population growth or urban development? For John Stuart Mill, the answer would have been the community.
Springy soles, stiffer shoes, lightweight materials. When does shoe design give some runners an unfair advantage?
Running shoes with springs in the soles have been touted as the next big thing in shoe design. But they won't turn a weekend warrior into an Olympian.
An equestrian statue of a Julio-Claudian prince, originally identified as Caligula.
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The emperor Caligula lavished attention on his favourite horse Incitatus, holding parties for friends in the steed's grand stables. But did he make his horse a consul?
Hydro electricity will be part of Australia’s energy future.
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Energy security requires both short and long planning. Recent gas and hydro announcements are a promising start towards some proper joined-up thinking.
The book provides an account of Primo Levi’s survival in Auschwitz.
The imperative issued by Levi’s text is not that one should persist in seeing the human in the inhuman. It is more like its opposite: that one bear must witness to the inhuman in the human.
Doctors can tell a lot about your health from your urine sample, if you take it properly.
If you're not sure why you need a urine test or the right way to collect a sample, here's what you need to know.
“Safe debt” played a role in bringing on the GFC.
The next financial crisis might be caused not by greed, but a human bias towards safety.
There’s more to ageing than wrinkles and crow’s feet.
A recent study suggests Australian women are ageing 20 years earlier than their US counterparts. But this claim deserves some close scrutiny.
Farmers are turning to natural bacteria to improve crops like cane – but they might be getting rubbish.
Crop probiotics are natural, eco-friendly and could provide huge benefits for Australian farmers. But our loose regulations means genuine products are competing with snake oil.
The message over the doorway to London’s Kirkaldy Testing Museum. But don’t be too quick to believe the facts and dismiss the opinions.
When it comes to facts versus opinions, just remember that not all facts have been true, and not all opinions should be dismissed either.
Diana Kleine using a CoralWatch chart to measure coral health.
As the Great Barrier Reef suffers a second wave of mass bleaching, there is a way to get involved.
The focus of food production systems, including aquaculture, must move beyond maximising yields to consider nutritional quality too.
Medical procedures on your kids are stressful for you - but your stress can make their pain worse.
A study found parents who were less distressed were more able to support their child during a medical procedure, and this increased the child's ability to cope and decreased child distress and pain.
Protesters rally against coal seam gas in Melbourne, February 2016.
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The federal government seems keen to usher in a new boom in onshore gas production. But gas firms will need to tread carefully, as past experience in Queensland's fracking heartland shows.