It’s not just our taste buds thanking us when we give ourselves a sweet treat.
Our society and culture play a big part in what our brain sees as rewarding.
University of South Australia’s “MOD” opens on May 11 2018.
Museums in 2018 explore where technology fits in our culture, and examine the relationship between audiences and objects.
Should trade in ivory be banned or not? There may be a solution.
The best time is the time you’ll actually do it.
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Our body burns more fat when we exercise before breakfast, but studies haven't found that means we lose more weight over time.
It’s impossible to separate science from wonder.
Let's get emotional about science. Not just to celebrate it, but because that's how to do it properly.
Whoosa vicious helpful predator? You are! Yes you are!
Dingoes increase cattle yields, mountain lions reduce car crashes and vultures eat organic waste: like them or not, predators help humans.
The quest for scientific evidence can trace its roots back to the classic masters of rhetoric.
What we regard today as scientific evidence can trace its roots back to the ancient art of persuasion.
The amount of landfill in Australia is expected to rise since China is no longer buying our recycling waste. But there are easy solutions to this big problem.
Ipswich Council has stopped recycling and it's likely that others around Australia will follow suit.
Staghorn and tabular corals suffered mass die-offs, robbing many individual reefs of their characteristic shapes.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Mia Hoogenboom
The 2016 bleaching event resulted in 30% mortality on the Great Barrier Reef, with many corals dying of the heat before they bleached and the loss of branching corals creating less complex reef structure.
Guide dogs must undergo appropriate disability assistance training to receive accreditation.
A national legal framework for accreditation and authorisation could prevent the growth of fake assistance animal users.
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Organisational twaddle is everywhere. It's time to climb the 'strategic staircase' and incentivise our corporate leaders to abandon it.
Torre Glòries in Barcelona is an obvious example of statement architecture, but much of the gender bias built into cities is more insidious and pervasive.
Women encounter many difficulties in cities that are products of male design and planning. We need to move past the practice of one group shaping our world on behalf of everyone else.
Women should try to improve their lifestyle well before trying to start a family.
Women's health in the months and years before they become pregnant can impact on their health during pregnancy and the baby's development, our new research shows.
Good Shepherd Chapel (c.1969, architect: A. Ian Ferrier) in Mitchelton, Brisbane, was demolished in 2004.
Ferrier Slide Collection, used with permission
Of the thousands of churches erected to serve the fast-growing communities of post-war Australia, very few are protected. Are we happy to lose buildings that are so much part of our modern heritage?
Students and lecturers at the University of Queensland researching ‘students as partners’ activities across Australian universities.
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When higher education is thought of as a commodity, students and teachers lose out. A new partnership-based approach can provide a much richer learning experience.
Australia’s Michael Shelley will run in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games marathon.
There are many factors that set elite runners apart from other runners, including training volume, physiology, tendon function and running technique.
Resistansi antibiotik bukan hal baru, namun perkembangan terbaru menciptakan kondisi darurat.
Risiko kuman super tadinya hanya dialami oleh orang-orang dengan imunitas lemah dan yang mengalami operasi. Namun ditemukannya penularan seksual kuman super, resistansi dapat menyebar cepat.
Australian governments have too often succumbed to perceived community pressure to limit parole authorities’ independence and powers.
Government and judicial interventions into the decisions of parole boards display a progressive loss of faith in these independent bodies.
Very wet weather is likely to persuade many regular cyclists and walkers to travel instead by car if they can. This is Bondi Junction after a storm hit Sydney.
The relationship between weather and our travel choices is complicated. We can't change the weather, but, with many other factors in play, good policy and design can reduce its impacts.
Antibiotic resistance is not new but recent developments increase the urgency for action.
Superbugs used to pose the greatest risk to people with compromised immune systems and those who had surgery. But their sexual transmission means antibiotic resistance can spread much more widely.