It’s a myth that waking up a sleepwalker is dangerous.
People have long been fascinated with sleepwalkers. Is it dangerous?
Students are more reluctant to seek help from teachers than from friends or parents.
Fear of repercussions and the feeling of not being taken seriously are two reasons why children who are bullied don't seek help from teachers.
Police training is crucial to crime prevention.
We need to redirect government spending on crime prevention to programs and policies that the research tells us are most effective.
No matter how hard we dig, the Earth’s resources are ultimately finite.
Mining image from www.shutterstock.com
Even supposedly "green" technologies such as renewable energy require materials, land and solar exposure and cannot grow indefinitely on this planet.
Installation view Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time.
Art Gallery of South Australia, 2017
The Art Gallery of South Australia has created something special with Versus Rodin. Works by 65 contemporary artists, surrounded by the gallery's Rodin collection, take on a wonderful glow.
Children at school in Mali, which is among the countries that’s prioritised mother tongue education.
United Nations Photo/Flickr
Over the years, our understanding of how language and learning are linked has shifted and changed. There is ample evidence about the value of mother-tongue-based multilingual education.
Islamophobia refers to dread or hatred of Islam and unfounded prejudice and hostility towards Islam and Muslims.
While there are pockets of antipathy towards Muslims, an overwhelming majority of Australians don’t share it.
Stories in the media are often the first or even the only way that people hear about science and medical news. So we need to get the reporting right.
Health reporting requires asking the right questions and doing quality research. But specialist skills are also handy, especially when it comes to knowing the language and processes of science.
Basil Hetzel’s research supported the use of iodised salt as an easy way to ensure adequate dietary iodine intake.
Public health pioneer Basil Hetzel died on February 4 2017. Among other career highlights, he identified the most common cause of preventable brain damage: dietary iodine deficiency.
A medium-sized Australian charity will share more of its donors with the Salvation Army or the Red Cross than with Parkinson’s Australia.
Charities, like all brands, are in a constant battle for attention – and they must win eyeballs more than hearts.
Who owns the digital data recorded and uploaded by CCTV operators?
In a recent report highlighting 'shortcomings' in security and welfare services in offshore detention, six terabytes of data was 'missing'. Don't expect to see it any time soon.
The housing affordability crisis isn’t limited to the big cities – the Tweed Heads area, for instance, is rated worse than Melbourne in the latest survey.
The affordability crisis in regional Australia has a long history. In some places the problem is even worse for residents than in the capital cities.
Monstrous, or just misunderstood?
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
People are more likely to support conservation for cute rather than creepy-looking animals.
It’s estimated our cells will replicate 10,000 trillion times in our lifetime. Errors in this process can lead to cancer.
Modern medicine is increasing our lifespan. But as we survive diseases and live longer, more of us are succumbing to cancer.
Will you still be able to do the crossword when you’re 80? Yep, better than ever, probably.
There are a number of myths associated with what happens to our brain and bodies as we age.
Daniel Andrews has announced reforms to Victoria’s bail laws following the events in Melbourne’s CBD last Friday.
Australia needs to be very careful not to allow the bail system to become a political scapegoat at the hands of commentators exercising 20/20 hindsight.
A blockchain could be used to record all of our interactions with the government.
The problems with Centrelink's data-matching system stem from reconciling datasets held by different agencies. What if we used a blockchain to create a single source of data?
Cycling is a great form of exercise, but how much should you spend on equipment and active wear?
Cycling is a great form of exercise, and what better time to get started than the new year. But before you launch yourself up a mountain, review these tips from an experienced MAMIL.
When it comes to the speed of their company’s growth many CEOs are fearful of making wrong decisions.
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Money alone will not create the numbers and kinds of jobs required to boost the economy.
The success of One Nation in this year’s election is part of the populist push.
Academic analysis is often ignored – and this is an indictment not of readers, but of academics.