Participants in a virtual reality travel experience reported a sense of relaxation, similar to that gained from travel in real life.
Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.
The term ‘cisgender’ entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2015.
The prefix 'cis', meaning 'on this side of' is commonly used in chemistry and geography. More recently, it has become a way of referring to a person's gender identity.
Plastic bags, balloons, and rope fragments were among more than 100 pieces of plastic in the gut of a single turtle.
Autopsies of 1,000 turtles washed up on Australian beaches paint a grim picture of the impact of plastic debris. Even a single piece can be deadly, and on average 14 pieces equals a 50% fatality rate.
Evie Macdonald in First Day (2017), which won a prestigious children’s television award earlier this year.
Amid endless reviews into the future of local screen content, uncertainty reigns on issues such as the impact of Netflix, the fate of local content quotas and funding for original children's TV.
What you tell your children about your impending divorce should depend on their age.
Telling your children you and your partner aren't going to be together anymore is a significant change in their lives.
Giovanni Lanfranco’s Norandino and Lucina Discovered by the Ogre (1624): in many societies giants were long part of received wisdom.
Tales of giants can be found around the world - in Wales, in Australia, and the Pacific Islands. They helped people explain the sometimes cataclysmic changes to the environment they saw around them.
Only one-third of ambulance call-outs are to incidents classified as emergencies.
If you're unsure whether you need an ambulance, it's OK to call 000 for advice.
Dame Edna Everage is the drag persona of Barry Humphries.
There is still a lot of misunderstanding about what being transgender means and how it relates to drag.
White spot virus is highly infectious, and can kill more than 80% of farmed prawns within days.
It's possible the white spot virus is now endemic in Australia - in other countries where it has broken out, it has never been eradicated.
When cars, trucks, bikes and pedestrians come together at an intersection, design makes the difference between collisions and safety.
Collisions at intersections between motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians cause many deaths and injuries. Design that considers how each group approaches intersections improves everyone's safety.
The way user interfaces are designed can impact the kind of community that gathers.
Eliminating anonymity is often touted as a solution to hostile online behaviour, but research shows that agreeable people who are more likely to leave positive comments prefer to do it anonymously.
Science societies are a vital part of research life, creating vital networking, grant and leadership opportunities for researchers.
The young membership, frequency of elections and relaxed networks in science societies may provide vital positive influence for female promotion in STEM.
Women commonly suppress their period around special events and holidays.
Women on the pill are able to manipulate or suppress their menstrual cycles to have fewer "periods", or to avoid bleeding at important or inconvenient times.
The Loch Ness Monster and other folk tales might not be pure fiction, but actually based on memories of events our ancestors once observed.
Essays On Air: Monsters in my closet - how a geographer began mining myths.
So you think the Loch Ness Monster never existed? Think again. Traditional myths from our ancestors might actually reveal important clues about the geological history of the world.
Alternatives such as dates have the same number of kilojoules as sugar.
Quitting sugar is unlikely to improve your health any more than cutting down on ultra-processed foods, eating more vegetables and cooking food from scratch.
Cyberbullying isn’t always the ‘trolling’ we hear about in the media.
Cyberbullying is everywhere and is not going away - so what do bullies specifically do?
Japan’s Kei Nishikori, seen here at the 2017 Australian Open, missed out on this year’s event due to a wrist injury.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Wrist injuries forced some of the top players to miss out on this year's Australian Open. It's an ongoing problem and such injuries are partly to blame on how players grip their racquet.
There is evidence to suggest there is a ‘system’ of factors influencing truck crashes.
A rethink in the approach to road freight transport safety is urgently required to reduce fatalities and injuries.
Money-saving screen time?
Trying to keep cool this summer while not blowing the power bill? A new mobile game aims to encourage energy efficiency - and research shows it can be more effective than simple advertising campaigns.
Bizarrely, a 2014 telemovie on the life of the transgender performer Carlotta featured Jessica Marais, pictured on the right with Anita Hegh, playing her.
A recent study found only two transgender characters appeared in TV dramas from 2011-2015. When will our television screens reflect a more diverse world?