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.
Overworking a muscle can have serious consequences for our health.
A condition where our muscles break down and leak into the bloodstream is usually caused by trauma. But high-intensity resistance training, like Crossfit, means it's on the rise.
Brains are precious. We can’t just let any old thing in.
The blood-brain barrier helps protect the brain, but it also creates difficulties in treating brain disorders. Ultrasound may offer a safe way to more effectively deliver therapies.
Hundreds of thousands of crown-of-thorns starfish have invaded North Queensland, devastating reefs.
New research has uncovered a whole new way to combat the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish, by decoding the pheromones that they use to communicate.
You can ‘walk’ through the Musée d’Orsay in Paris using the Google Arts & Culture platform.
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Do you fancy a virtual stroll through the Musee D'Orsay or printing your very own Vermeer? Technology is transforming museums in a myriad of ways.
Gogglebox, where you watch people watching TV.
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Cult TV show Gogglebox is more than light entertainment: it shows the diverse reality of Australian English, going beyond stereotypes about what Australians sound like.
Mosul’s residents are caught between Islamic State’s brutal violence and the amassed firepower of the Iraqi armed forces and their international backers.
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The tragedy of Mosul is that while Islamic State's territorial project in Iraq is coming to an end, it is creating new problems that exacerbate the country's existing challenges.
The 2016 storm that blacked out South Australia had everyone talking about a critical infrastructure failure.
Critical infrastructure is our means of survival as an urban species. So, we must identify what is critical, for whom and how it might fail us.