Have you seen a mermaid?
Even if mermaids aren't real, they'll likely feature in human stories for many years to come. Very few mythical creatures are found in so many diverse cultures, across so many years without changing.
Survivors of the dam disaster take refuge at a temporary shelter in Laos’s Attapeu province.
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Images of the aftermath of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam collapse in Laos went around the world. But many other dam projects harm locals and the environment in less visible ways.
Farmers experiencing drought-related stress need personal, financial and social support.
Farmers experience drought-related stress. Improving their mental health enhances adaptive capacity and resilience. Drought support must address relationships between drought and mental health.
Ivy Emms with the man she married, Jack Bent, on a music catalogue for the song Just a Ray of Sunlight. After performing patriotic songs as a child in popular pantomimes, Emms later worked as a choreographer at Melbourne’s Tivoli Theatre.
More than 100,000 records of live performance are on a database of our theatre history. They tell of corroborees, the first play staged by white settlers, and long-gone gracious theatres.
How can we build on the skills of our 300,000 teachers? Expensive courses aren’t always the answer.
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An alternative to costly teacher professional development courses is already improving teaching in our classrooms.
Cheese contains saturated fats, but we don’t actually know if that’s what clogs our arteries.
Good news for cheese-lovers: all five experts said no.
Breastfeeding provides babies with the nutrients they need in their first months of life.
Babies should be exclusively breastfed (or formula-fed) for the first six months, before introducing pureed meats, legumes, vegetables and fruits.
The study contains some good news for people who drink a lot of coffee.
The study only showed a correlation between drinking coffee and living longer, but it's still plausible coffee caused the effect.
China is Australia’s largest trading partner.
Eighty years ago, we were just as scared of the Japanese buying our assets as we are of the Chinese today. So what does this say about the future of Australia in the Asia-Pacific region?
Australian Antonio Bagnato is on death row in Thailand, convicted of the murder of Wayne Schneider in 2015.
Australian national Antonio Bagnato is on death row in Thailand as that country resumes executions. The federal government must use all diplomatic means to push its anti-death penalty stance.
Statue of Eros of the type of Centocelle. Roman artwork of the 2nd century AD, probably a copy after a Greek original.
Erotic spells were a popular form of magic in ancient Greece and Rome. Ancient spells were often violent, brutal and without any sense of caution or remorse.
Men respond better to structured “weigh-ins” than women.
For some people, self-weighing could be the key to losing or keeping weight off; while for others, it may do harm.
Memang benar kita memerlukan vitamin dan mineral. Tapi mendapatkannya dari suplemen tidak sama dengan mendapatkannya dari makanan.
Sebuah ulasan dari 180 penelitian menemukan bahwa konsumsi suplemen tidak memberikan dampak yang signifikan, malah beberapa jenis justru membahayakan.
Sitting can do more than give you a headache. It is linked to diabetes and obesity.
Researchers are learning even more about how a sedentary lifestyle is bad for our bodies. A recent study shows a link between sitting patterns and diabetes in older people.
People take shelter during the floods in Mozambique.
While disaster insurance would go a long way in averting losses, demand for cover is still lower than expected.
Toddlers diets are strongly correlated with their mum’s diet.
Monkey see, monkey do: it's important to be a good food role model.
Retailers of sexbots claim their use stops men targeting women and children with sexual violence.
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Rather than solving any problems, sex bots could be empowerment tools for those who sexually offend against women and children. But more evidence is needed to know for sure.
More and more people are being drawn into slums in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
Yes, we need vitamins and minerals. But getting them from supplements isn’t the same as eating them in food.
A new review of 180 studies found little or no protective effects from taking dietary supplements, and actually found some harm.
Penyebab sakit punggung pada anak-anak dan remaja belum jelas.
Para orang tua tidak semestinya khawatir berlebihan tentang beban tas punggung menyebabkan problem di masa depan bagi anak-anak mereka.