L'asthme a fortement progressé dans les sociétés occidentales au cours des 50 dernières années.
Dans les sociétés occidentales, de plus en plus d’enfants et d’adultes sont asthmatiques. Que savons-nous exactement des causes de cette affection ?
Building more roads will not help reduce congestion.
Busting congestion requires some creativity - and evidence-based methods. Here are four of these.
It all comes down to incentives and the size of parliament.
Our revolving door prime ministers are the result of the politicians being too responsive to what we think, and there being too few of them.
Asthma usually develops in childhood, so why does it happen to these unlucky kids?
More kids these days have asthma, and more people in the Western world, so do we know what causes it in the first place?
Being assigned overseas is no longer a career choice for a single breadwinner, but involves compromises between couples or within families.
The rise of professional couples has added to the complexity of ensuring overseas assignments are a success for both employer and employee.
You may still feel losing a wallet more than finding it.
A new study claiming to debunk this core part of behavioural economics suggests we really need a new and improved model for loss aversion.
If you try to go too long without sleep, your body will just force it upon you.
If we don't get enough sleep, can we catch up later? Experts are divided.
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.