A group of people with something in common is called a ‘cohort’ in research.
Cohorts, or groups of people, are followed over time in longitudinal studies – imagine the study subjects marching forward together through the years, like a group of soldiers.
The Tianshan mountains frame Sayram Lake in the Bortala Prefecture in Xinjiang, China.
Setting the scene for ancient Silk Road trading and now China's Belt and Road initiative, the Tianshan has changed humanity. Geological evidence shows us how this incredible mountain range formed.
It’s not just women who need to consider their age when planning a family.
A new study shows that as the father’s age increases, so too the chances of the baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or requiring medical intervention after delivery.
A very precise kind of electrical stimulation has allowed three people with spinal cord injury to walk again.
Research published today shows that walking again is possible for individuals with spinal cord injury. After electrical stimulation, three people with lower leg paralysis could walk to some extent.
If refugee and asylum seekers are not resettled in Australia, the humanitarian crisis will only worsen.
As families are airlifted off Nauru for medical treatment, there is at last a glimmer of hope that a long-standing and cruel policy might finally be put to rest.
National apologies for abuse are important, but children in institutional care also need better support transitioning to adulthood.
Young people leaving out-of-home care aren't receiving the support they need to further their educations and transition successfully to adulthood.
The beaches of Koh Phangan are set within rocky crags made of granites, the type of rocks studied to piece Thailand to Australia.
Australia's slowly heading north to one day become part of Asia, but a study of the rocks tell us that's not the first time there's been a connection.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, just three months old, discovers UN headquarters in New York with his father and mother, who holds the highest political office in New Zealand.
The media interest in the New Zealand leader, who gave birth this summer, is an illustration of the difficulties faced by women who choose to pursue a career without sacrificing their lives as mothers.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, trois mois, découvre le QG de l'ONU à New York en compagnie de son père et de sa mère, qui occupe la plus haute fonction politique en Nouvelle-Zélande.
L’engouement médiatique autour de la dirigeante néo-zélandaise, qui a accouché cet été, illustre en creux les difficultés des femmes qui choisissent de faire carrière sans sacrifier leur vie de mère.
Many farmers are now facing a future in which it is much harder to make a living off the land.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
A decade ago, only a third of farmers accepted the science of climate change. But surveys show attitudes have shifted in recent years as the farming community begins to confront what the future holds.
On the outskirts of Bangalore, families must piece together drinking water from communal supplies, intermittently available tap water, and "water ATMs".
Roundup is the most common weed killer used worldwide.
A US court recently ruled the weed killer Roundup contributed to a former gardener's cancer. Juries don't decide science. The weight of evidence shows Roundup has little association with cancer.
The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).
Jodie Whittaker finally takes over as the first woman to play the Doctor in the long-running TV series. But that's not all that's new as the show make a welcome return to our screens.
Many Australians are feeling less secure about the future, despite rising income levels since 2000.
For our country to have a sustainable future, we need to ensure all Australians have access to quality education and healthcare and take steps to reduce inequality.
A cleverly-designed auction can make sure strata-titled apartment blocks are only sold when all of the owners are happy.
It's not fair to evict people against their will. On the other hand, one holdout shouldn't be able to derail the sale of an entire strata-titled apartment block. Now an international team has come up with an ingenious solution.
Independent directors are sought out for qualities other than ethics.
The candidates most likely to be chosen as independent directors are those good at avoiding tax.
Campaigns continue to have abortion decriminalised across Australia.
Although there is a move towards decriminalising abortion in Australian states, there is a long way to go before abortion is treated like other medical procedures under the law.
Dorrit Black, The Bridge, 1930.
Oil on canvas on board,
60.0 x 81.0 cm.
Bequest of the artist, 1951, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Dorrit Black, Grace Cossington Smith and Grace Crowley were some of many talented modernist women artists. But only with the advent of second wave feminism in the 1970s was their work properly acknowledged.
Synthetic biology has the potential to change how we do agriculture – but will the public accept it?
Synthetic biology is highly promising – but if we don't get the regulation and engagement right, we risk alienating members of the public, and may even close doors for potentially fruitful research.
Melissa Price, the new Minister for the Environment, has a tough road ahead.
Splitting the energy and environment portfolios might sound like a backward step, but here's why it could work.