Terrorists and hostages were gassed with a drug suspected to be fentanyl in 2002.
It is thought that in 2002 fentanyl, or a drug based on fentanyl, was used by Russian special forces to disable Chechen rebels after a four day stand off in the Dubrovka theatre in Moscow.
There are a lot of myths about the way chickens are farmed in Australia.
Do organic chickens taste better? Why are some eggs white and others brown? Are free range chickens healthier? There are a lot of questions about chicken production. Here are the facts.
Changes to life insurance commissions may reduce the incentive for advisers to churn customers through policies.
The life insurance industry has been put on notice about its commissions.
Le moustique se régale de sang humain.
Si ça vous démange furieusement, il y un risque supplémentaire que le moustique qui vient de vous piquer soit porteur d’une maladie. Alors, cet été, ne pas oublier de se protéger.
Between a third and half of all adolescents aged 13 and over report back pain about every month or more often.
The blame for pain in kids is often directed at school bags, computer and small-screen device usage, posture, or other biomechanical targets.
Written several days ago, the following thoughts on the unfolding crisis in Turkey began their strange life as a tweet. It read: ‘failed Turkish coup shows that in the age of communicative abundance power…
The need for innovation, but what does it mean?
The message of an exciting future through innovation and high-tech start-ups has failed to engage the Australian community.
This approach will help concentrate efforts on evidence and value rather than ideologically based, slash-and-burn approaches.
AAP Image/Fairfax Media Pool/Andrew Meares
The government must do more to deliver a 21st-century health system – not just to improve its standing with voters but to meet the health needs of all Australians.
The Temple of Apollo at Delphi, where the wisdom of the oracle was dispensed.
Cicero asked: 'how to become famous?' Nero sought to know the timing of his death. The Oracle at Delphi offered pronouncements on all manner of topics - yet as with Google today, the question posed was as important as the answer.
While very common and not too serious in kids, slapped cheek can be serious, and even fatal, if a foetus is infected through its mother.
“Slapped cheek” describes the typical bright red rash on the face caused by human parvovirus infection.
Ausgrid is not the first time a Chinese company has been interested in Australia’s energy.
Australia has a long history of assests owned by Chinese companies like State Grid, which is in the running for Ausgrid, so there's no cause for security concerns.
Trump and the Republican Convention were high on emotion.
Donald Trump runs his campaign like reality television – high on emotion, low on substance. But that is the key to his appeal to many disenfranchised Americans.
Nous ne savons presque rien d'Elena Ferrante, dont les romans passionnés rencontrent un succès mondial.
Ses livres remportent un franc succès, mais nous ne savons presque rien de leur auteur : un jeu de cache-cache qui ajoute au charme de son oeuvre.
About 0.5-3% of older children and young adults still wet the bed at night.
Lack of public awareness and stigma associated with bed-wetting in older children means few seek professional help despite successful treatments being available.
The new government’s existing research policy framework is pretty thin.
Research and development investment remains stagnant in Australia. It's time for a new, long-term strategy for research.
Preparing conducting carbon nanospheres that operate as qubits at room temperature (right) by burning naphthalene (left).
Dr Mohammad Choucair
Much of the current research in quantum computing involves work at close to absolute zero. A simple breakthough with an everyday material could see them work at more acceptable temperatures.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most wretched tobacco-caused illnesses.
Over the past decade, every researcher’s email inbox has been crammed daily with junk from what have come to be known as predatory journals and conferences. Last week I had 21 offers to send my non-existent…
Pokemon Go has been a worldwide phenomenon, but it is not welcome in NSW law courts.
Technology's burgeoning possibilities have put pressure on our law courts when it comes to the principle of 'open justice'.
Let’s begin with a discomforting fact often forgotten in recent years: ‘free market’ capitalism is not necessarily the best friend of democracy. Since the early years of the 19th century, especially during…
Those who object to sexist jokes or other forms of offensive language are often accused of being wowsers, of trying to silence free speech.
What impact can offensive language have? Is it really a case of 'political correctness gone mad'?