Indonesia is in the midst of another round of executions.
Advocacy efforts are easier to dismiss when they are seen to reflect vested interests more than principled foundations.
Normal pee should be the colour of straw.
Beetroot, artificial colours, vitamin supplements, medications and illnesses can change the colour of your urine or bowel motions.
The centenary of the first world war is being memorialised around the world. But as it fades from living memory, our children's education sits uneasily with the uncritical demands of commemoration.
Between a third and half of all adolescents aged 13 and over report back pain about every month or more often.
The blame for pain in kids is often directed at school bags, computer and small-screen device usage, posture, or other biomechanical targets.
Indigenous women who smoke are well aware of the risks for their babies and want to do something about it.
Almost half of pregnant Indigenous women smoke compared to one in eight in the non-Indigenous population. This means 7,000-9,000 Indigenous babies every year are exposed to smoking in the womb.
For some parents, home schooling helps to focus on a child’s individual needs, rather than just on grades.
Home-schooled children appear to do neither worse nor better than those who attend regular school, so why is there an increasing number of parents who are opting for their child to be educated at home?
Pauline Hanson’s policy agenda includes an inquiry into Islam and an end to Muslim immigration.
Pauline Hanson and her party will potentially be a divisive presence in the next parliament. The challenge, for a potential Coalition government in particular, will be just how to handle her.
Visiting universities while in high school helps to demystify higher education.
Mentoring support and campus visits are a couple of ways of familiarising students with university.
Does citing a scholar run the risk of being perceived as validating not only the research, but the researcher?
Scholars have long encountered skeletons in the academic closets of peers and intellectual heroes. But is there a point where a scholar's behaviour is so taboo that their research should be consigned to the academic junk pile?
Polls show Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten locked in a tight race as the election campaign nears its end.
When the everyday punter sees or hears opinion polls, many might believe that their fellow punters are indeed evenly split on their voting intentions.
Why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
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One would imagine the body would generally be supportive of weight loss. If so, why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
Personalised medicine allows treatment to be tailored to a patient’s unique genetic makeup.
The rise of personalised medicine, which is mainly based on genetic testing, needs adequate regulation so privacy rights aren't breached. That's only one of several issues that must be considered.
Carbon capture and storage can clean up coal power.
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Despite advances in technology, carbon capture and storage could be unsettled by renewable upstarts.
Everyone says the solution to antibiotic-resistant superbugs is to use antibiotics less often – but it’s not happening.
Panic has spread with the discovery of a bacterium in the United States that is resistant to the last bastions of antibiotic resistance.
Students at Heritage College Lake Macquarie taking it in turns to draw each other in 3-5 minutes in a rapid drawing learning activity.
Drawing can help us to think creatively and develop hand-eye coordination. But an insecurity around 'not being able to draw' is preventing many high-school students from using this skill.
Does man flu exist according to science?
Common symptoms of man flu include inability to move off the bed or couch (whichever is nearest the television) and the more serious “losing the ability to do anything except groan in agony and claw at the uninfected”.
Computers are coming up with proofs in mathematics that are almost impossible for a human to check.
Computers are increasingly used to prove mathematical theorems. So does that mean human mathematicians will become obselete?
We need to adapt learning styles to suit those whose first language isn’t English.
Students from non-English speaking backgrounds learn differently depending on the types and number of languages they speak and are literate in.
More training is needed to help teachers understand how to better support students with disability.
Schools are deliberately disregarding disability standards through rejecting school places, being reluctant to make teaching adjustments and having poor attitudes towards disability.
Was Peter Dutton right about literacy and numeracy among refugees?
Was Immigration Minister Peter Dutton right about refugees' literacy and numeracy?