Picture painted by a primary school child in Sri Lanka after the tsunami in 2005.
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
It's understandable to want to shield children from the impacts of disasters. But research suggests that they should be given a voice in disaster planning and a role in reducing the risks.
For the Earth, which is shaped like a ball, the force of gravity pulls you to the centre from every point on the ground.
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Instead of pulling us to the top or bottom, the force of gravity pulls us to the middle of the Earth.
Campaign Sovereignty in the lead up to the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
What does the ongoing involvement of Australia in the Commonwealth Games teach us about our cities and the relationship between sport and politics?
Bablyon Berlin recreates the wild nightlife of 1929 in Germany.
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At a time when young people across the West are increasingly sceptical about liberal democracy, the Netflix series Babylon Berlin reminds us of the lessons to be learnt from the history of the Weimar Republic.
Income and gender roles are not the only factors in the division of household chores.
Housework is typically thought of as a gendered or economic exchange, but a new study emphasises the role played by the knowledge we gain about our partner over the course of a relationship.
The British First Fleet knew little of conditions in Port Jackson, later Sydney Cove, before their arrival.
George Edwards Peacock, State Library of New South Wales.
When the First Fleet sailed into Sydney Cove in 1788, they entered an ancient and unforgiving landscape. A new book charts Australians' relationship with one of the world's most volatile climates.
Current MDMA trials could lead to the drug moving from the fringes of mainstream psychiatry to being recognised as a mainstream treatment option.
Current trials suggest MDMA could used to treat psychiatric disorders as a prescription medicine by 2021. But there remain a number of unresolved patient / doctor issues to be considered.
Many more people experience World Heritage sites like the Sydney Opera House in digital form than physically visit them.
Many more people experience World Heritage online than in person. While that further elevates the status of iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House, it has other more complicated consequences too.
We found the prevalence of ageism among younger people is most apparent when participants were asked about succession statements like whether older people should actively make way for the young.
Men and young people are more likely to be ageist, but few Australians are resolutely ageist in their views, a new survey finds.
Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher, speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said South Australia's high electricity prices were "the consequence" of Jay Weatherill's renewable energy policies. Is that right?
Adrian McLoughlin meets his end as Stalin in The Death of Stalin.
The Death of Stalin has been banned in Russia. While the film is hardly disrespectful to Russian people, it does make Putin uncomfortable with its satirical take of leadership.
Skin is seen as a marker of health, and thus beauty.
Despite skin conditions such as acne having no negative health effects, they can take a huge toll on the confidence and mental health of the person.
Sharing experiences of #MeToo can open the flood gates for online abuse and physical threats.
Today's workplaces extend beyond physical spaces, so movements like #metoo must trigger change in how we behave online.
Some people thought Charles Darwin was suggesting that, over a very long period of time, apes turned into people. He was not.
The short answer is no. An individual of one species cannot, during its lifetime, turn into another species. But your question helps us think about life, evolution and what it means to be human.
City trees don’t just look after themselves.
Tree bonds are set to be introduced by a Melbourne city council to protect city trees. But how do they work and why are they needed?
Victorians who opposed the East West Link before the November 2014 election would have felt not much had changed when the new government announced the West Gate Tunnel in March 2015.
Transport infrastructure has such an impact on what kind of city we become that more democratic planning is long overdue. But public consultation is typically limited and focused on design issues.
Longer-term interest rates influence households’ and businesses’ spending and investment plans.
While the RBA might not be able to influence the current cash rate, it can still influence longer-term rates by offering guidance about its future policy decisions.
Steven Marshall will become the next South Australian premier after defeating Jay Weatherill’s Labor government.
After 16 years in government, the Liberals oust Labor in South Australia – but the biggest disasters of the night were Nick Xenophon and SA-BEST, with Xenophon not even winning his seat.
Australian military personnel during a counter-terrorism training exercise in 2014.
Research partnerships between Australian universities, the Department of Defence and weapons manufacturers may not be ethically justifiable.
Economist, author and MP Andrew Leigh spoke to Fiona Fidler about how we should be using randomised trials more to drive decisions and policy in public life.