The institute of marriage can only be made stronger by recognising all marriages.
Little progress has been made on debates about marriage equality in Australia – even though a majority of the population is in favour of it. How might ethical frameworks help us better understand the issues?
Is hiring bias the reason women leave STEM careers?
A new Cornell study claiming panels select women over men at a rate of 2:1 for science, technology, maths and engineering jobs is flawed because the study doesn't reflect real-life hiring practices.
Dr Karl shouldn’t be afraid of getting political - as long as he’s doing it for science, not politicians.
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Dr Karl has been criticised for fronting adverts for a government report he turned out not to agree with. But despite his lapse in judgement, he hasn't seriously breached his journalistic ethics.
Queensland’s reliance on high-security facilities to house a growing prison population may be linked to the nation’s highest rates of return for prisoners on parole.
Queensland's rates of imprisonment had been falling, but have undergone a sharp reversal - much of it driven by the nation's highest rates of return by prisoners released into the community.
Koalas are one of the threatened species that could benefit from carbon farming.
With bids open today for the government's Emissions Reduction Fund, experts explain how storing carbon can be a win for wildlife too.
Rangers have mostly killed young male dingoes on Fraser Island, new research shows.
The famous dingoes of Fraser Island are not threatened by the practice of culling dangerous dingoes, says new research which shows the numbers killed are too small to harm the population's sustainability.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the launch of season five of Game of Thrones this weekend – and they have good reason to be excited.
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Cultural and media scholars over the past 20 years have tended to avoid discrimination between the bad, the good and the better. The new season of Game of Thrones starts this weekend – and it's simply better than the rest.
Fortescue Metals Group founder Andrew Forrest has suggested iron ore miners cap production, but it might have been unnecessary had he supported a well-designed mining tax.
Had the mining industry engaged differently on the proposed mining super profits tax, it would be in a better position today.
Like those that can’t live without their siblings, there are those like music’s Gallagher brothers who can’t stand the sight of one another.
How we get along as siblings is a deeply personal issue and profoundly effects our lives as individuals. It’s an issue that crosses cultures and economies, levels of class and fame.
Queensland’s Parliament building. The state had a strong history of supporting research and innovation under the Smart State banner.
With future funding for science and research by the federal government still unclear, can the states play a role?
Are loans guaranteed by parents adding unnecessary risk to the market?
First home buyers looking to break into the housing market are turning to their parents, but it's not a risk-free proposition for either party.
Annastacia Palaszczuk put her government’s future into doubt when she sacked one of her MPs, Billy Gordon, from the parliamentary party.
Sacked Queensland Labor MP Billy Gordon has a legal right to remain in parliament and vote, issue-by-issue, as an independent.
If we don’t collectively protect our public spaces, we will lose them.
Graffiti exists in our public spaces, our communities, and our streets – and it has many detractors. Why, though, don't we spend more time worry about the impact of advertising on public space?
There are more and bigger coral trout in parts of the Great Barrier Reef closed to fishing.
Fishing is a major threat to the Great Barrier Reef, but new research shows that areas closed to fishing just over a decade ago are home to bigger and more fish.
Research institutes are important economic contributors to their host cities. The University of Queensland is just across the river from the city of Brisbane.
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Scrapping the ARC Future Fellowships scheme would have a significant impact on the Australian research community, with knock-on effects for innovation, the economy, and society at large.
Same fish, different colour.
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Brown or yellow, the dottyback fish has a colour for every occasion, and every habitat.
Images of destruction in Vanuatu may sway tourists to stay away for up to 12 months.
Vanuatu's tourism industry has taken a beating from Cyclone Pam, but prospective visitors shouldn't think that will be the case long-term.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been urged to join the fossil fuel divestment movement.
The Guardian's divestment campaign is targeting charitable research trusts. John Quiggin says they have a moral duty to divest fossil fuels, regardless of the temptation to research technological climate fixes.
Recent increases in land clearing threaten Queensland’s biodiversity.
Land clearing in Queensland has tripled since 2010 after wind backs to regulations.
Australian has moved swiftly to fly relief aid and personnel to Vanuatu but has been less responsive to Pacific Islanders' pleas to act on climate change.
While Australia’s leaders express concern for the people of Vanuatu, the welfare of poor states is a commitment from which Australia is walking away.