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?
BB-8 is an “astromech droid” who first appeared in The Force Awakens.
Star Wars' robots are much-loved characters, who can shed light on the future of automation. In the films, they exist mostly to assist rather than replace humans - and like us, they are prone to errors.
Mount Mazama, a volcano in Oregon. Indigenous stories preserve tales of its eruption more than 7,000 years ago.
Old stories from around the world tell of drowned islands, volcanic eruptions and upheavals to the land around them. Increasingly we are realising these tales preserve actual memory, often from thousands of years ago.
The ever changing Antarctic landscape.
Australia must keep up its scientific presence in Antarctica and work with others if it's to maintain its territorial claim on the frozen continent.
Laiap, to the west of the site of the now-disappeared Nahlapenlohd.
In 1850, the Micronesian island of Nahlapenlohd was the scene of Pohnpei state's first battle involving cannons and muskets. Less than two centuries later, it has sunk beneath the waves.
Babies start their musical development in the womb.
There a number of ways you can use music to shape your child's brain for success, from 16 weeks gestation right up until they start school.
It’s hard for parents to know whether, or how, they should address suicide with their children.
If a child is old enough to ask about suicide, then they're probably old enough for a discussion about it.
The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, 2015.
Australia has more than 200 Big Things, from the heritage-listed Pineapple to a giant Captain Cook. What are we to do with these structures as they age and decay? And should we be building new ones?
Road trauma is already the ninth leading cause of death worldwide.
Wider societal issues are driving road user behaviour, which cannot be fixed by taking a traditional road safety approach.
Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake is in a volcanic crater.
Indigenous people recorded stories that provide much detail about eruptions in Australia. They can help us date natural events in the past and are legitimate sources of scientific information.
Does your child benefit from a time-out or other method of discipline?
Parents need to use different approaches to shape behaviour depending on the child's personality type.
Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins in To the Bone (2017), which follows a young woman struggling with an eating disorder.
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Netflix's edgy teen dramas attract criticism, but it is targeting a demographic that Australian broadcasters have almost entirely abandoned. We need more local stories that speak to teenagers.
How the mighty dinosaurs would have walked millions of years ago.
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The footprints of dinosaurs can tell a lot about how they moved about many millions of years ago.
Singing helps us remember information.
Because of the way our brains work, we can remember songs and rhymes much more easily than just words or letters. The ABC song teaches kids the basics of the English language.