Hyperspace may one day be a reality.
Many people think relativity puts a hard speed limit on the universe, but it actually opens up the possibility of faster-than-light travel - if we can overcome some significant practical hurdles.
The government has acknowledged that just sending people off for a set number of psychology sessions is an inadequate response, particularly for people with more complex conditions.
The reforms announced today have the potential to change this appalling situation. But ultimately they should be judged on the outcomes they achieve for patients.
The vast majority of women who report having experienced domestic violence are in the workforce.
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Paid leave for victims of domestic violence is becoming the norm in Australia, but it needs to be part of a broader package of support measures.
In Egypt, the Great Pyramid was illuminated with the French, Russian and Lebanese flags in solidarity with victims of terrorist attacks, but most of the focus in the West has been on the victims in Paris.
Selective sympathy raises troubling questions. If you neglect suffering in other places, it is much more difficult to mobilise political actors to take it seriously.
Shane Warne says he is ‘disappointed’ with the recent performance of his charitable foundation.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission seems more focused on reducing red tape for the sector than scrutinising individual charities.
What are the alternative options for higher education to flourish in Australia?
A crisis of sustainability is building up as universities continue to drift towards a more privatised system. It's time we started looking at alternative options.
APEC leaders in Manila this week.
Opposition against Investor-State Dispute Settlement clauses seems likely to fall away as Asian economies flock to the TPP.
Rewarding individuals just creates ‘mean bad chickens’.
Group rewards produce cooperative, high performing groups but also, counterintuitively, the best performing individuals.
To whom is she more closely related?
How many times do people make the comment about which parent a child takes after. So what does genetics say?
Les attentats qui viennent de frapper Paris pousseront peut-être les dirigeants attendus à la COP21 à redoubler d’efforts pour faire bloc et atteindre un accord sur le climat.
Infrasound is generated by wind turbines, air conditioners, and a host of natural phenomena.
At the centre of claims about wind farms allegedly causing health problems is the infrasound that wind turbines generate as they turn in the wind. Infrasound is sound below 20Hz, which is generally inaudible…
French President Francois Hollande address the nation after the attacks.
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The Paris attacks could inspire international leaders to come together in a global climate deal.
The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti isn’t put off by this ‘mosquito repellent’ wrist band.
While slipping on a wrist band or sticking on a patch may be an attractive alternative, they’re unlikely to provide any substantial protection from biting mosquitoes.
The Paris attacks were a ghastly media spectacular. What will be the broader historical significance in Europe and further afield?
Mental illness is about brain function, not individual weakness.
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Severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and dementia are disorders that are ultimately traced to brain function, and not the manifestations of individual weaknesses.
Keith Murdoch (right) with Prime Minister Billy Hughes during the first world war.
Tom D.C. Roberts has crafted a book full of remarkable insights into a central figure in Australian corporate and political history, a figure hitherto enveloped in family mythology: Keith Murdoch.
Tax increases are one of the most effective ways of deceasing smoking, and Big Tobacco’s Big Concern.
Raising tobacco tax is the single most important factor driving down smoking.
Dagne Mojo (centre) and Petr Matous (right) discuss resource-conserving technologies with the inhabitants of Arsi Zone, Ethiopia.
The role of an engineer has diversified over the years to be something more than just building structures. But that is yet to be reflected in the way we teach the engineers of the future.
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter observes the destroyer USS Lassen in the South China Sea.
By sailing a destroyer close to an artificial island in the South China Sea, the US is challenging China's claim to the waterway. At stake are trade routes worth billions of dollars.
The Masses, by Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1935) The widespread belief that religion is plainly bad for democracy is misleading, or so the following dialogue on religion tries to illustrate…