The anti-transportation ‘ladies petition’ from 1850 is one of the first concrete examples of political engagement by women in the NSW colony.
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A newly-discovered petition from 1850 provides rare evidence of what might be women's first moment of political activism in Australia.
Un état d'esprit positif peut influer sur certains aspects de la maladie.
Nous avons demandé à cinq experts si notre état mental peut influer sur notre rétablissement en cas de maladie. Cinq sur cinq ont dit oui, mais…
On Facebook, we like what other people have already liked before us.
Research shows that hiding the popularity of posts can change what people consume, and even improve the overall quality of content.
Refugees are staging peaceful protests outside the UNHCR building, demanding they speed up resettlement.
Some refugees have been waiting to be resettled for almost a decade, and their broken trust is visceral.
Maggots are a major part of the puzzle when it comes to collecting forensic evidence.
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: forensic entomology, or what bugs can tell police about when someone died.
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James Wallman is one of Australia's few forensic entomologists. It’s his job to unpack the tiny clues left behind by insects that can help police solve crimes.
Interest in veganism has never been higher and the old pale stereotypes are receding.
Where once vegans were pale and passive, they are now represented as plant-eating warriors. Who are the new vegans and how are they viewed in other cultures?
A positive mindset can affect some aspects of disease, but grief is normal and to be expected.
We asked five experts if your mental state can affect how well you recover from illness and disease. Five out of five said yes.
Aerial view of a proposed Burial Belt.
With space in our cemeteries running out, we could bury the dead in new forest developments that would bring green space to our urban areas.
Researchers from Google may have demonstrated ‘quantum supremacy’ for the first time, opening pathways to a new era of computation.
A leaked research paper shows that quantum computer researchers may have overtaken conventional ones for the first time
Though Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce might be outspoken on some progressive issues, he supports the system that pays him 300 times that of the average Australian.
The phoney debate about corporate activism distracts from the need for a debate about inequality.
Parents have lost the village it takes to raise a child and this is taking a toll on new mothers and their babies.
Almost one in three new mothers report severe problems getting their baby to sleep and settle. Every baby is different but some women are more likely to struggle – here's why.
Pauline Hanson incorrectly claimed women are frequently making up allegations of domestic violence in family courts.
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It seems the driving force behind this new inquiry is Pauline Hanson's unsupported claim women often make up allegations of domestic violence in family courts.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann unveil a budget outcome as good as balanced on Thursday.
A big surplus will come. It should be saved for something important, not simply spent.
According to new research, discrimination against Asian-Australians is widespread. The way we talk about China is part of the problem.
As the rhetoric around Chinese interference in Australia intensifies – most recently with the Gladys Liu allegations – Chinese-Australians have become 'collateral damage'.
Where’s the shade? Trees are not an immediate or whole answer to keeping cool.
Trees and the shade they provide are one of the best ways of cooling cities. But they also present challenges that are best resolved by managing this shared resource as part of an urban commons.
Identical twins look the same, are the same sex, share the same birthday and shares the same genes.
Interestingly, there are more non-identical twins in Australia now than there have been before. The number of twin pregnancies has grown over the past 30 years.
Footprints aren’t always as clear as this - but they nevertheless have their uses.
The debate about the reliability of forensic evidence reflects a lack of understanding of how forensic science is best used in the justice system, rather than a problem with forensic science itself.
Allowing residents to remove trees within three metres of buildings or ‘ancillary structures’ could dramatically alter the green infrastructure of dense inner Sydney suburbs like Rozelle.
Greater urban density is making it harder to preserve, let alone increase, tree cover. It's vital, then, to demonstrate the full value of green infrastructure for healthy liveable cities.
A climate rally in Sydney in March 2019.
Ice cream company Ben & Jerry's will close its Australian stores for this month's global climate strike and pay staff to attend the protest, telling customers "if it's melted, it's ruined".
Studying chemistry can take you into many careers, from an analytical chemist to a forensic scientist and even an environmental consultant.
Students picking their subjects for Years 11 and 12 need to understand that science can be useful in a wide range of future jobs.