We’re not that different from you.
We can learn a lot about ourselves and our evolutionary history by looking at the personalities of our primate cousins.
Journalists are often expected to engage with social media.
The recent sacking of an SBS journalist for controversial statements made on social media could inspire self-censorship amongst journalists.
One in four consumers misjudge the value of the deals offered.
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New research shows one in four shoppers misjudge the value of supermarket deals.
The standard of proof that applies in different types of judicial proceedings may result in quite different verdicts.
After saying he was 'deeply suspicious', a judge cleared a man of child pornography offences. We need to understand the standard of proof to make sense of verdicts, including AFL rulings on doping.
Cold and flu tablets won’t cure a cold.
Pharmacies have aisles full of cold and flu tablets. But which product is the best one for you? And will it really help you feel better?
Your pain is in fact produced in your head and it will produce it more readily and more intensely if you have what you think is clear evidence that something is wrong.
People develop a long-term problem after an episode of back pain if they expect to not recover. Steps by the medical sector to avoid catatrophising back pain by not suggesting scans will help.
Researchers are turning their attention to what makes creativity work in organisations.
Sebastiaan ter Burg
Creativity is credited with providing the capability for organisations to generate unique intellectual property, unique methods and processes – so how is it generated and promoted?
Women and children face increased housing costs after leaving dangerous relationships.
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New research shows domestic violence can force women into lower-quality housing -- or make it harder to find a home altogether.
Researchers appear to be stuck in a tug-of-war over the causes of the current levels of obesity.
Obesity researchers have been in a tug of war about obesity for decades now. So what does the evidence show about the latest offensive in the obesity wars?
Keytruda® targets a protein on the surface of immune cells that stopped them from attacking the melanoma cells.
Keytruda® is the latest drug to be registered in Australia for the treatment of widespread melanoma. But we must wait to see if it meets the cost-effectiveness targets for PBS subsidisation.
Health staff, child protection workers and forensic specialists should already be collaborating to share information.
Responses to high-risk pregnancy and high-risk infants across Australia are haphazard, and legislation alone will not correct the problem.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the spiritual and political head of IS, is a clever theologian and Qur’anic artisan.
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the spiritual and political head of IS, is a clever theologian and Qur’anic artisan. We would do well to better our own interfaith theological understanding.
International students provide universities with a large chunk of their revenue - but at what cost?
A new report from the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption says Australian universities have become increasingly reliant on income from fee-paying international students, and is letting academic standards slide for the valuable income stream.
Australia has a long history of world class science, but a national science strategy will help boost engagement with industry.
The government's announcement of a national science strategy is good for Australia, particularly for promoting engagement between science and industry.
More than two decades after the World Medical Association called for a ban on boxing, knocking a person senseless is still condoned, even celebrated.
The death of a 23-year-old boxer and the lifting of cage-fighting bans in every state but Western Australia raise the question of why we allow violence that would be criminal outside a ring or cage.
The importance of data and “just-in-time” decision-making may mean the background of CEOs could change.
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Finance backgrounds have traditionally been the preferred skills for an aspiring chief executive. But in the age of Big Data, that may be changing.
Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser star in Beauty and the Beast, currently playing at the Adelaide Festival.
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The devised performance text of Beauty and the Beast at the Adelaide Festival promises to highlight concerns related to disability and societal taboos – but falls short of a world-class standard.
We bailed out the banks – our food is worth even more, but working out exactly how much more is tricky.
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Is it worth trying to put a price on the natural world, when things like water and food are priceless? Yes, says Paul Sutton - without knowing the value of the environment, we might not value it at all.
Doctors recommend drugs and surgery for most diseases but exercise may actually be a better answer for obesity.
Most of us know that obesity is a growing problem across the globe but would you call it a disease? While it may seem like a semantic debate, it is actually a serious issue with major implications.
Australia likely has several decades of coal left in it yet.
Australia likely has decades of fossil fuels left to extract, export and burn. That could prove to be a problem if the world comes to an agreement on climate change. Here's four ways to help the economy, and the climate.