There is still no firm evidence that mobile phones cause cancer.
Don't throw away your phone quite yet. There are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the latest study that found a connection between mobile phones and cancer.
$2 a day bought me a lacto-ovo-pesco vegetarian style diet (milk, eggs and fish) but with very small quantities of protein foods.
Last week I joined 8,500 Australians on the charity challenge to live below the extreme poverty line, spending just $2 a day on food for five days. It was tough and my diet was far from complete.
Men and women living in areas of highest socioeconomic disadvantage have a 29% higher risk of being obese.
The government's focus on treating chronic disease neglects the importance of obesity and the benefits of preventive health measures tailored to gender and socioeconomic circumstances.
Buskers improve our city streets, so let’s help them feel safe and wanted.
Indigo Skies Photography
We may think of buskers as romantic free spirits. But when Melbourne and Sydney buskers were asked what they thought about council regulations, their answers were surprising.
Can culture be regulated?
There are limitations to the narrative that more regulation can help tackle toxic bank culture.
The Knitting Nannas Against Gas could be caught up in a push by the NSW government to criminalise legitimate protest.
It isn’t just the 'bad guys' who are exposed to restrictive powers and tougher penalties. Anyone whose behaviour is regarded as a public safety risk is potentially in the frame.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will face off with state premiers today.
There's more than one way to restore Australia to genuine federation.
Anti-Semitic graffiti at the University of California.
AMCHA Initiative Video - The University of California: A Hostile Environment
A recent example from the University of California shows that it is possible to clamp down on anti-Semitism without curtailing freedom of speech.
Excavations in Liang Bua, a limestone cave on the Indonesian island of Flores.
Smithsonian Digitization Program Office Liang Bua Team
New excavations at an Indonesian cave have pushed back the time the 'hobbits' disappeared to about 50,000 years ago.
The oceans are teeming with life and potential – but the high seas are still largely ungoverned.
The open oceans are the world's "wild west", falling outside any nation's jurisdiction. UN negotiations are aiming to draft new laws for the high seas.
Labor Treasurer Ralph Willis was the first to deliver the budget in May.
AAP/National Archives of Australia
It wasn't always so.
The critical issues underlying the debate about Sydney’s nightlife include worsening inequality and who is getting left behind.
Without the public mobilising over inequalities that are so ingrained in its psyche, Sydney is unlikely to see its nightlife reflect true social inclusion and diversity.
The placebo effect is real and powerful, despite it having a bad rap.
Doctors break no law in using a placebo, but may cross an ethical boundary in choosing not deceive a patient, or to facilitate a patient's self-deception.
The Malcolm Turnbull-led government will have to combat a gloomy Australian economic forecast in this year’s election.
The Coalition government will retain power if it can convince both business and voters it understands Australia's economic challenges.
There is no firm evidence that mobile phone radiation causes us harm.
ABC's Catalyst episode "Wi-Fried" claimed that mobile phones and Wi-Fi might be a cancer risk, but the leading experts are not so convinced.
Children with severe social, emotional or behavioural disorders are the least welcome in schools.
Children with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools, with parents asked to send their child to another school or fork out extra money.
Australian Republican Movement chairman Peter FitzSimons used Australia Day to renew calls for an Australian head of state.
Australians should want the reality of a republic. The rest is but window-dressing.
Tony Abbott remained at consistently low levels of approval throughout his time as prime minister.
Tony Abbott failed to read the signs of the times. His rhetoric was Churchillian, emphasising struggle, crisis and emergency.
Pick a book that your child will find entertaining.
Children who fail to read regularly during long breaks from school will often see their reading ability drop. Here's how to keep kids engaged in reading.
Who is she talking to?
The new conversational Barbie doll may be good at keeping children entertained, but do we really know who's listening in?