Females offend against younger victims and are less discriminant about victim gender.
A key point of difference between male and female sexual abusers of children is in the power relationship with their victims.
A tourist market in Ivory Coast. Africa needs to harness its rich cultural and linguistic diversity to drive its development.
One of the ways by which Africa can overcome problems of underdevelopment is by using its abundant linguistic and cultural resources.
Dingoes are often promoted as a solution to Australia’s species conservation problems.
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The notion of using dingoes to protect Australia's wildlife is based on wolves in the US, but research cast doubts on the link.
Australia: there’s a lot of it to look after.
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Australia is wealthy, but its huge size and relatively small rural economy mean we'll have to dig deep to find the cash needed to safeguard our environment.
Researchers have examined whether it is possible to increase empathy through formal training.
Some people are good at understanding the emotions of others but not at feeling them or commenting on them. So can we teach people the parts they lack?
Sulphur-crested cockatoos form long-term pair bonds, perhaps explaining their emotional intelligence.
For a long time it was not believed that animals were even capable of feeling pain, let alone complex emotions. We now know that is far from the truth.
China’s capacity to participate in Arctic affairs is still weak.
China has been very quiet in negotiations over fisheries regulations for the central Arctic Ocean. Why is the country's behaviour there so dramatically different from what it pursues in Antarctica?
Next year the Ross Sea will be home to the world’s largest marine reserve.
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After years of stalled negotiations, China has ended its opposition to the world's largest marine park off Antarctica - part of a wider trend towards increased Chinese involvement in global governance.
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Behind every place name is a story. A new book catalogues the adventures, mistakes and history behind Australia's weirdest, from Bungle Bungle to Spanker Knob.
Savannasaurus was pretty small, by titanosaur standards.
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Dinosaur bones unearthed at one of Australia's richest fossil sites have introduced us to a new species: Savannasaurus, one of a family of huge dinosaurs that trekked here more than 100 million years ago.
Technological inventions have made life easier around the home and have meant fewer and fewer chores for the kids.
Decreasing levels of empathy in young people are partly due to changes in parenting styles that came about in the 1980s.
Despite the increased focus on corporate social responsibility, businesses don’t seem to be cleaning up their act.
Publicly listed Australian companies are still falling short of proper corporate social responsibility, judging by most recent reports.
The research data is mixed and flawed.
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A popular misconception is that most child sex offenders were once victims themselves.
Personnalités profondément antisociales, psychopathes et pervers narcissiques ne sont pas si rares dans nos sociétés. Certains commettent des crimes mais d’autres affichent leur réussite.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone 7 during the Apple launch event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
The Apple business model is failing. Its ability to keep customers confined to the company's ecosystem cannot be sustained because of the rise of apps and other online platforms.
The success of companies like T-shirt brand Threadless shows innovation matters in retail.
It's a tough time to be a retailer in Australia, but there are some retailers that have found the formula for success.
The humble picture book showcases the innovation and world-class talent of Australian illustrators.
You might read one in minutes but it takes time and dedication to make a great picture book. On the eve of Children's Book Week, we celebrate the 'illustration innovators', from Shaun Tan to Jackie French to Jeannie Baker.
Female dingo in Oxley Wild Rivers NP, New South Wales.
Dingoes are being used to kill feral goats in Queensland, but is this just another form of cruelty?
A helping hand for school children from disadvantaged backgrounds would yield economic benefits for NSW.
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Evidence suggests early intervention to improve educational opportunities for low-income kids yields impressive long term results -- but we need to use better evaluation methods to know what works.
An emerging model for enabling people with disability to live to full capacity is through the use of social impact bonds.
Healthy, engaged people and communities will be crucial for a prosperous future for New South Wales. Here are four areas of policy focus that will help achieve that.