We need to actively build a mother culture grounded in safety and acceptance.
An environment rife with shame is a fertile breeding ground for conflict: pitting mother against mother.
Country of origin labels are a good move, but why stop there?
Australia’s new country of origin food labelling will indicate if food is grown or made in Australia and the proportion of Australian ingredients.
Fossil fuel industry-funded organisations have played a big role in climate denial.
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Latest revelations about Peabody's funding of groups linked to climate denial are the tip of the iceberg.
Cattle at export yards in Darwin, Australia.
AAP Image/Neda Vanovac
Australian cattle may have been killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam.
China’s coal future is up in the air.
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China's crackdown on pollution and climate change may yet see coal use fall - but it's no certainty.
A ‘melanotanner’ monitors progress in selfie photos. But what effect might this fad have on years of anti-tan messages?
Forthcoming research by S. Raymond
Melanotan helps to accelerate the production of melanin, the pigment that absorbs ultraviolet radiation and gives skin its colour.
The ACF’s major focus this election is shaping up to be the Great Barrier Reef.
The ACF has retreated from an "insider" approach of lobbying politicians for policy change, towards a more grass-roots approach, harnessing community support. And it seems to be working.
Coal is a relatively cheap, abundant and well-established source of energy.
Millions of people live without access to electricity. Now it's a battle between coal and renewables to bring cheap power.
The Cathedral of Light at Sydney’s Vivid Festival.
It’s interesting to see how often the cathedral emerges as a metaphor in everyday culture, and in which varied ways. Cathedrals are some of the largest buildings constructed by humankind, and some of the…
A makeshift shrine to Harambe, the zoo gorilla whose death has raised some uncomfortable moral questions.
We tend instinctively to value human lives over non-human ones. But is there a point where the scales might tip the other way?
Damaged property in Sydney following recent wild weather.
AAP Image/David Moir
Wild seas have left beaches eroded and houses close to collapse.
Trade Minister Steven Ciobo, speaking on Q&A.
Was Trade Minister Steven Ciobo right to say on Q&A that global demand for coal is still going through the roof?
Residents are concerned that a redevelopment of the historic Bondi Pavilion is designed to privatise public space.
The story of the Builders Labourers Federation campaigns that saved historic locations and green spaces in the 1970s still speaks to contemporary Australians' concerns about urban development.
Has Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth had much lasting impact in the ten years since it was released?
Ten years have passed since Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth hit the US box office. Has the film been successful in increasing awareness and action on climate change?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten after the leaders' debate.
Why has the political debate become such an uninspiring event today? It's difficult to find someone political who wants to genuinely argue for their position.
There’s nothing that everyone wants in a partner. But there are characteristics most men or women find attractive.
We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent. But when it comes to the processes behind choosing a romantic partner, science knows surprisingly little.
CSIRO has the know-how to develop commercial-scale green energy, with a clear plan and enough money.
The Coalition has asked CSIRO to develop a "roadmap" towards commercialised clean energy. It's a good idea as long as the plan is clear, and there's enough money behind it.
Fixing water pollution on the Great Barrier Reef will take a huge effort.
Reef image from www.shutterstock.com
Efforts to combat water pollution on the Great Barrier Reef aren't working, according to a new government report.
Cindy Sherman was the subject, costume designer, make-up artist and photographer for the large-scale images showcased in a new retrospective.
Detail: Untitled #466. Image courtesy of Cindy Sherman and Metro Pictures, New York
Cindy Sherman understands how people perform for the camera. Her art is a portrait of human vulnerability.
The Eames house is tucked into its natural surrounds.
It’s a strange feeling when you finally get to see, in person, a building that you’ve been thinking and reading about for years. That happened recently for me with the house of Charles and Ray Eames, in…