Some travellers may forget that where they travel is not their home, and that cultural sensitivities may differ greatly.
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The trend of 'naked tourism' reveals something more than just bare bottoms – and it may call for some active interventions.
Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome was designed to reflect the inquiring and innovative nature of science.
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Tuberculosis, antibiotic drug development, photons and colloid science feature in the 2017 Science at the Shine Dome honorific awards.
University students can cheat on any type of assessment.
It doesn’t matter how assessments are given to students, as students can still find a way to cheat.
South Australia’s Holden plant at Elizabeth will close permanently in late 2017.
Budget 2017 has allocated A$100 million to boost innovation and advanced manufacturing. But can it fill the hole left by automotive industry closures?
Each person’s unique gut microbiota composition is in continuous communication with the immune system.
The composition of bacteria in our gut regulates our immune system. Modifying it - through poo transplants for example - can control cancer risk, as well as response to treatment.
It’s not always easy disciplining students.
Leaving teachers to deal with challenging behaviour on their own can be unproductive and stressful.
Survey participants reported discrimination both in job seeking and in employment.
Older workers are feeling discriminated against in the search for work, in their jobs and even in retirement, a new survey shows.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been a central figure in linking the Gallipoli campaign with Islamic conceptualisations of the Turkish nation.
The Gallipoli campaign has, in recent years, increasingly become part of the culture wars in Turkey associated with the rise of political Islam.
Trips to Antartica are part of the ‘last chance’ tourism to environmentally fragile places.
No place is off-limits to tourism, so the industry grows without restriction – but there are ways to curb the environmental damage it does.
Inside Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem.
Ayman Abuzuluf (supplied)
Banksy's Walled Off Hotel invites us to consider the value of tourism as a political tool.
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.
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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.
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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.