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.
Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash
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.
Reuters/Antara News Agency
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.
Reuters/Antara News Agency
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.
All those neurones: if only a machine could really think like a human.
Computers today are fast and powerful but they still can't think like a human when it comes to some tasks we find easy. That's why tech companies are turning to neuroscience for help.
Increasing numbers of Australians agree with the notion of same-sex couples having the same rights as different-sex couples.
HILDA data reveal an overwhelming tide of support toward the rights of same-sex couples within Australian society.
Crystals are renowned for being hard and brittle.
It's a crystal - but not as you've seen it before. A new crystal can be bent and flexed, and is expected to deliver new responsive materials for emerging technologies.
Forensic techniques are getting more sophisticated.
AAP Image/Julian Smith
Genetic evidence has become a critical aspect of modern criminal investigations. What are the methods and approaches used in present-day DNA forensics?
What’s better – breathing through your nose or your mouth?
Breathing in through your nose has many medical benefits over mouth breathing. As usual, be wary of misinformation and bias when looking up health on the internet.
Heritier Lumumba describes his experience of racism at Collingwood Football Club in Fair Game.
Héritier Lumumba played for Collingwood Football Club until 2014, where his teammates called him "Chimp". His experience mirrors that of many other black men in Australia, particularly in the workplace.
Methane is produced in landfill when organic waste decomposes.
Landfills produce huge amounts of methane. Many of the bigger operators capture it to turn into energy, but they’re wasting about 80% of what’s available. It’s time Australia stepped up.