Parachuting in a new CEO is not always a quick fix for saving distressed firms.
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More large Australian companies are looking to outsiders to turn their fortunes around, but the evidence shows it can be a misguided strategy.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been delivering health benefits for thousands of years by helping to establish healthy gut microbiota.
The human gastrointestinal tract harbours trillions of microorganisms, with up to 1,000 or so different bacterial species.
Zika has reportedly been transmitted via blood transfusions and sex, so how worried should we be about it spreading?
For a fairly non-descript virus Zika continues to surprise us. Zika has hit the headlines yet again with the news that there’s been transmission in Brazil of two cases by blood transfusion.
A recent Human Rights Watch report condemned Australia for its ‘abusive’ approach to asylum seekers.
Strong evidence backs the increasing weight of international sentiment opposing Australia’s human rights record. Australia may already have pariah status in terms of its asylum policies.
The Zika virus is suspected of causing this rare autoimmune disorder.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is not new. This year is the 100-year anniversary of its description.
Nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Spotlight has won applause for its quiet outrage and strong cast featuring Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo.
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As its final moments make clear, Spotlight is not just a movie about past wrongs in one US city. It's a story about too many people, in too many countries, including my home town of Newcastle.
Fumigating mosquitos in Venezuela: the Zika virus has wide-ranging implications for largely Catholic nations in Latin America and elsewhere.
Love, sex and babies are the foundation of human existence. Without them the human race ceases to exist. Zika has suddenly disrupted this normal course of events.
It’s not all bad news.
These days it doesn’t just affect the rich: rates of gout have been increasing globally since the 1960s.
Israel’s land seizure of 154 hectares in the Jordan Valley will displace Palestinian communities.
Settlements are illegal on occupied territory. They undermine the widely acknowledged right of Palestine to statehood. Yet Israel violates international law with near impunity.
Pope Francis writes that the church must be a ‘field hospital’ for the souls of the world.
Pope Francis' new book provides an insight into the theology and life experiences underpinning his unorthodox approach to the papacy. Does his rhetoric conceal Church doctrine as hardline as ever?
The only sure thing for 2016 is volatility.
January returns are not a magic bullet that can be used to forecast stock market performance.
Australian snakes can kill the most mice with the smallest amount of venom.
Australian snakes are the best mouse killers in the whole world. And while that's clearly bad news for mice, how does it translate into human risk?
Sydney’s Kings Cross precinct has 3AM ‘last-drinks’ laws and 1:30AM lockouts for premises that serve alcohol.
As Queensland considers new laws to curb alcohol-fuelled violence in response to a one-punch death, several policy experiments that have occurred in recent years can provide valuable lessons.
Faith versus Fact.
There is currently a fashion for religion/science accommodationism, the idea that there’s room for religious faith within a scientifically informed understanding of the world. Accommodationism of this…
The virgin birth at the heart of Christianity has many corresponding versions in other ancient traditions.
Detail from a panel by Conrad von Soest, 1403. Wikimedia Commons
Biblical scholars and theologians have long discussed, debated and disputed the virgin birth of Jesus, with some arguing that there is no imperative to link it to the doctrine of the Incarnation.
While low emissions technology might help coal, there are plenty of other energy sources competing in the post-Paris climate race.
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Despite its vital role in the development of Australia's economy, the future of coal looks grim in a world aiming to limit warming to below 2℃.
Art demonstrated it still has the power to inspire, and maybe even change the world.
A man carries a self-portrait painted by Australian death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran. Beawiharta
There are as many ways to summarise a "year in art" as there are eyes to look at art with. Art had some shining – and not-so-shining – moments in 2015.
Why is this seemingly unintelligible mess of house paint revered as a masterpiece?
Detail: Jackson Pollock. Blue poles. 1952. © Pollock-Krasner Foundation/ARS
Gough Whitlam’s government paid $A1.3 million for Jackson Pollock's Blue poles in 1973. But why exactly is this 'seemingly unintelligible mess of house paint' revered as a masterpiece?
More than a third of school principals have suffered physical violence from parents and students.
School principals are experiencing increasing levels of violence and threats from students and parents. What needs to change?
Malcolm Turnbull has now announced his strategy to promote innovation and science in Australia.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). Here's what it means for science, commercialisation and industry in Australia.