Sports injuries do occur, but it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks.
All physical activities carry some risk of injury. But before you retreat to the safety of the couch, it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks.
It’s the chemistry that makes it taste so great.
The same chemical reaction is behind the frothing of milk in your cappuccino and the whipping of egg whites in sweet meringue.
Surprise, surprise: junk foods aren’t good for our cholesterol.
High fat, low fat, no carb, more carb: when it comes to getting information on eating to manage high blood cholesterol, confusion reigns. We checked the most recent research from trials that tested the…
Renewable energy poses a number of challenges for the grid.
Wind turbine image from www.shutterstock.com
Whatever our electricity grid looks like in the future, it will need to be reliable.
Susan Kiefel after she was sworn in as a High Court judge in 2007. She is now Australia’s first female High Court chief justice.
Women’s exclusion from legal and political power for much of last century makes Susan Kiefel’s appointment all the more significant.
Many men are not actually aroused when they wake up erect.
Morning penile erections affect all males, even males in the womb and male children.
Punters cheer at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. Revenue from live performances is growing.
In Australia, musicians' total income actually went up last year. While the music industry still faces many challenges, there is now a world-wide push to boost artists' royalties paid by streaming services such as Spotify.
A compound found in aged cheese has been linked to better ageing processes.
Headlines screaming that aged cheese could be an aid to better ageing were based on a paper that didn't test the effects of cheese on ageing.
The determination to avoid appearing ‘soft’ on asylum seekers continues to undermine Australia’s humanitarian credentials.
Peter Dutton's allegations and their impacts will again demonstrate the zero-sum nature of political gamesmanship over refugees.
Our new study looking at health advice in magazines found good advice in unlikely places.
We chose ten magazines, based on their popularity, and judged the quality of the health advice in them.
We don’t tend to realise it, but there are complex processes happening in our body at all times just to keep us upright.
The fact we are almost totally unaware of this elegant reflex is evidence of the superb, undercover work the balance system does for us.
An artwork by James C. Christensen, which represents Shakespeare with characters from all of his plays.
Attributing a Shakespeare work to another writer attracts plenty of critics. But an attribution specialist says his team's decision to name Christopher Marlowe as a co-author is based on state of the art research.
Pollsters seemed to grow reflective as the night wore on.
Many pollsters are now eating humble pie.
The Millennium drought had a huge impact on the Murray-Darling river system.
Droughts are much bigger and slower than other natural disasters that hit Australia - meaning that despite their huge impacts, we still haven't figured out how best to protect ourselves.
Do you see the future the same way as Leonardo?
Leonardo DiCaprio's new climate documentary is an urgent call for the promised green tech revolution. But it shows too much faith in politicians and corporations to change their ways.
Companies have been caught off guard by campaigns to divest from fossil fuels.
Most businesses construct climate risk solely through the lens of profitability and market opportunity.
Children’s access to education in Nauru has declined following the acknowledgement of their refugee status.
An implementation gap means Australian courts cannot directly enforce children's rights as protected in international law.
Many reasons that weren’t explored may account for the findings that women who drank coffee decreased their risk of dementia.
A study was reported to show caffeine protects older women from dementia. But looking closer at the research, we can't truly claim coffee was the reason some of the women had a lower risk of dementia.
Destruction in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.
At least 1,000 people perished when Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti last week, destroying houses and displacing tens of thousands
To improve your blood pressure, eat rolled oats or oat bran for breakfast.
High blood pressure can be treated or prevented. Eating oats, fruit and vegetables – and beetroot, in particular – helps. So does avoiding salt, liquorice, caffeine and alcohol.