The theory is that if therapies are started early enough, it might be possible to alter the trajectory of autism.
Children with autism don't usually begin therapy until they're given a diagnosis, which rarely occurs before the age of two. But new research shows there's benefit to starting early.
People living in Vietnam today may still feel the effects of the war.
The Vietnam War ended in 1975. But it's still harming the health of Vietnamese people born after the conflict ended.
Delegates at this week’s marine science conference in Fremantle take a plastic-free coffee break.
This year's national conference of the Australian Marine Science Association is a plastic-free zone, as marine scientists aim to reduce the environmental burden of throwaway plastic.
Anna McGahan as Charmian Clift in Sue Smith’s play Hydra. Long overshadowed by her husband George Johnston, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in Clift’s life and work.
Jeff Busby/Queensland Theatre
Fifty years after her death, Australian writer Charmian Clift is experiencing a renaissance. With her forward-thinking columns, Clift's voice rose above the crowd during post-war Australia.
BTS at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Fans of the band recently mounted a vigorous social media campaign after a controversial Channel Nine segment on BTS aired.
K-pop fans are a global network of varied ages and nationalities, who have an active, creative and symbiotic relationship with their idols.
The Australian Christian Lobby’s online fundraiser for Israel Folau has earned more than A$1.8m this week – and counting.
Questions are being raised about the charitable nature of the ACL's fundraising campaign for the rugby star.
Idi Amin at a press conference in Jjaja Marina, Uganda in July 1975.
Courtesy of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation
Hidden for decades in a vault at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the photographs depict a regime fixated on establishing order, meting out punishment and stoking nationalism.
In some ways, this case just adapts the old authorities on publication to a modern situation.
Journalists are not happy about a decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales finding that media companies could be liable for defamatory comments made under news stories on their Facebook pages.
Tom Schilling as Kurt Barnert – a slightly blurred facsimile of the famous German artist Gerhard Richter – in Never Look Away.
Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, Beta Cinema
Standing out among the crowd of recent artist biopics, the new film Never Look Away peels back some unhelpful tropes that have blinkered our understanding of the artist's process.
Celia Pacquola as Jenny Milford in The Torrents. A new production of the forgotten Australian play shows its themes are still relevant today.
A new production revisits a play dropped from the Australian theatrical canon long ago. Set in a regional newsroom, the play's themes are strikingly relevant today.
Residents play Pimp my Suburb, an exercise in engaging the community in achieving higher density while preserving what they love about their neighbourhood.
Faced with local planning changes like infill development people often fear they could lose the neighbourhood they love. But serious games are proving effective in giving locals a say in their future.
Matchstick banksia (
Banksia cuneate). There are only about 500 of these plants left in the wild at 11 different sites, with much of its habitat having been historically cleared for agriculture.
Andrew Crawford/Threatened Species Hub
A recent global survey found almost 600 plants have gone extinct. And this figure is likely to be an underestimate.
Mona Lisa, Musée du Louvre, Paris, April 2019.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is the world's most visited artwork. Its appeal rests partly on several mysteries.
Children are more likely than adults to catch and spread influenza.
Children's immune systems are more vulnerable to the flu; even kids who are otherwise healthy can develop complications. The best way to protect children is by having them vaccinated.
Analysing big data can tell us how a big city ticks, including where suitable housing and jobs are, and how best to get to them.
We have learnt to be wary of big data, but it can also be your friend: one platform combines and analyses data about housing, jobs and transport to reveal very useful information about living in Perth.
L'eau, une sérieuse alliée pour supporter la chaleur dans les villes. Ici, à Mexico.
Une bonne gestion de l’eau, couplée à la végétalisation, aide les villes à résister aux dérèglements climatiques. À ce titre, une initiative australienne apporte des solutions concrètes inspirantes.
Julian Assange supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on May 20 as US prosecutors prepare to remove Assange’s possessions from the embassy.
The new charges are much more serious than the computer misuse charge in the initial US extradition request. Will the Australian government intervene?
Corals at Scott Reef in 2012, and at the same site during the 2016 mass bleaching.
The Western Australian coral reefs may not be as well known as the Great Barrier Reef, but they're just as large and diverse. And they too have been devastated by cyclones and coral bleaching.
The Enderby Island ship image depicting His Majesty’s Cutter Mermaid, which visited the Dampier Archipelago in 1818.
Courtesy: Murujuga Dynamics of the Dreaming ARC Project
An image of a ship on a rock in Western Australia's Dampier Archipelago depicts HMC Mermaid – the main vessel of Phillip Parker King, an unsung hero of Australian exploration.
Igor Sas in Water. The play deals with the issues of ‘illegal’ immigration and environmental crisis in three narratives.
Daniel J Grant
In the vein of Arthur Miller, a new play sees family drama and political issues clash in an enclosed space.