Prison represents only a temporary disruption in tobacco use for many smokers.
The only quitting tool most Australian prisoners have access to is nicotine lozenges. These are being mixed with tea leaves to create a smokable product known as "teabacco".
Giant sharks are no smiling matter for Jason Statham.
Warner Bros. Pictures
The Meg has all the typical monster movie cliches including some terrifically bad dialogue. But what about the science?
The cause of nose bleeds is not always clear.
More than half of us will have a nose bleed at some point in our life, probably more than once. But why do they actually happen, and are they a cause for concern?
After a while bad food is just too tempting.
Sin taxes won’t be enough to deal with the obesity epidemic, but innovation just might be.
Sapphire beads in a Jaipur workshop.
Sapphires and rubies are both crystals of the mineral corundum - but with different impurities to create blue and red hues. Australian sapphires are renowned for being inky blue.
ASIC boss James Shipton has signalled a shift to more vigorous enforcement and Treasurer Scott Morrison has bolstered the regulator’s funding to enable this.
Putting regulators inside corporations isn't new, and the US experience highlights risks of regulatory capture, but the move could make a difference if ASIC is shifting to more robust enforcement.
There is a lack of information on medications for pregnant women because many clinical trials specifically exclude pregnant women.
A new wave of research is looking at how drugs we're already familiar with can be used in prenancy to improve outcomes for unborn babies.
The first three Natural History Museum painites – including one in its natural state with rubies that had been sitting in their collection for years. It had initially been misidentified as the much less valuable tourmaline.
© The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London
What makes a stone a gem? It boils down to a few key qualities: beauty and durability. But opal, the national gemstone of Australia, is an anomaly - it's soft.
Predatory fish are among the most vulnerable species to human pressures.
The world has some 500 million square kilometres of ocean. But just 55 million square kilometres remain untouched by intensive human activities such as fishing.
The most notable – and underestimated – aspect of the vote count in Longman was the fall in support for the Coalition.
There were lessens for both major parties in Longman- more worrying for the Coalition than Labor. It showed voter volatility and disenchantment, and that One Nation remains a powerful force.
Cecil the Lion shortly before he was killed.
The Cecil movement didn't lead to any deep-seated changes as trophy hunting persists in many parts of Africa.
Our likelihood of falling victim to catfish scams is increasing along with our screen time.
As younger generations spend more time interacting with people online and less time in real life, they are more likely to experience catfishing – both as victims and instigators.
India Henry after getting to the end of the course in Australian Ninja Warrior.
Screenshot from Youtube
Ninja Warrior is the latest attempt to appropriate an ancient artform for a mass audience. But the ancient ninja moved in silence. Anonymous, he never bothered to develop signature dance moves.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull campaigning at a Tasmania factory for Brett Whiteley, the Liberal candidate in the Braddon by-election.
On Saturday, five federal seats will have a byelection, with particular attention being paid to tight races in Longman and Braddon. And all have implications for the major parties and their leaders.
An illustration by Tosa Mitsuoki of The Tale of Genji, late 17th century.
Murasaki Shikibu, the author of The Tale of Genji, served in the Japanese imperial court. She transformed her experiences into an intricate narrative fusing fiction, history, and poetry.
But is it art…? Fast-car fans Maurice and Harry in the Art Gallery of New South Wales in ABC’s Everyone’s A Critic.
The ABC's reality TV show Everyone's A Critic puts 'everyday' Australians in galleries. It is a compelling premise for an art show, but a tad disappointing.
Maasai women on a conservation project in Kenya.
Joan de la Malla
A new map shows that more than 25% of all land outside Antarctica is held and managed by Indigenous peoples. This makes these communities vital allies in the global conservation effort.
Aggregate demand is being hit by the concentration of income growth among the top earners and is now a drag on economic growth.
News that Australian CEO pay has soared to a 17-year high at a time when ordinary workers' wages are flatlining is ultimately bad news for economic growth and prosperity.
Gig platforms don’t have a large share of the labour market yet.
There is very little evidence that overall labour market insecurity is getting any worse. Trends are stable for rates of casualisation, churn, self-employment and multiple job holders.
Voyager, un loisir devenu de plus en plus abordable.
Renato Podestá Castilho/Flickr
L’empreinte carbone du secteur touristique s’avère environ quatre fois plus importante que ce que l’on pensait.