Cyclists ride in memory of Alberto Paulon who was struck by a person opening a car door on a busy road in Melbourne.
If the strategies we put in place to make cycling safer were taken up in earnest the result would often be chaos.
Investments in new stadiums are rarely justified by their economic returns.
Research shows investment in large events doesn't pay off. There are thousands of community events across Australia that offer a better bang for buck.
Symptoms of an illness usually improve the closer a person gets to dying.
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Excruciating pain at the end of life is extremely rare. The evidence shows pain and other symptoms, such as fatigue, insomnia and breathing issues, actually improve as people move closer to death.
Canned tuna is an Australian pantry staple.
Australians love canned tuna. Here's our handy guide to finding the most sustainable options for you (and your cat).
Business Briefing: What happened to the price of Bitcoin? The truth behind big bubbles and crashes.
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On this episode of Business Briefing we unpack great heights and crashing lows of a bubble and a crash.
Coaching means many things, from simply listening to staff, to helping them set personal goals.
Research shows that coaching employees makes them feel valued and empowered, and builds better relationships with management.
John and Helen Haynes on their wedding day in 1962. John, a Protestant, was cut out of three wills after marrying Helen, a Catholic.
Marrying across Australia’s Catholic-Protestant divide.
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Until 1970s the Catholic-Protestant divide was deeply entrenched in Australia. On this episode of Trust Me, I'm An Expert, journalism academic Siobhan McHugh shares stories of those who married across it.
Queensland Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls (right) and deputy leader Deb Frecklington.
For the Queensland LNP, the divisions between the progressive and conservative forces within the party may hamper its political prospects.
Blaxland MP Jason Clare voted ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage in a strong ‘no’ electorate.
Some people may think it's the duty of their MP to vote in the way they do. But political theory shows this doesn't work.
Fossilised ancient human footprints at the Mungo National Park. How are we to engage with a history that spans 65,000 years?
Over the past half century, Australia has experienced a 'time revolution' with Indigenous history pushed back into the dizzying expanse of deep time. The latest discovery reminds us that science, like history, is an ongoing inquiry.
People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne.
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Given that only 20 years ago Tasmania decriminalised male homosexuality, the same-sex marriage survey result represents an extraordinary change. But there is still work to be done.
Future learners will need an excellent start in early learning if they are to cope with mid to late 21st century challenges.
In this book extract, Iram Siraj explains how to help kids get a leg up in a digital world by teaching them communication and other essential 21st century skills young.
A gloomy octopus perched above a bed of discarded scallop shells.
Intentional actions by usually solitary octopuses improve a sandy site, allowing group living in 'Octlantis'. But the buzz around the site grew quickly, creating some interesting interpretations.
Sunrise over the Earth. Hydrofluorocarbons were created to protect the ozone layer, but their stable nature makes them an extremely potent greenhouse gas.
Australia has ratified an agreement to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a manmade compound once hailed as the saviour of the ozone layer. What went wrong?
Wild horses, known as brumbies, in Australia.
From 30,000-year-old cave paintings to The Man From Snowy River, wild horses have always been part of human culture. As Australia debates what to do with 'brumbies' in mountain environments, it's time to reconsider their place.
Mobility scooter user Linda Thompson.
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Are mobility scooters harbingers of a future where small and versatile electric vehicles roam our cities?
Undocumented migrants are among those helping to rebuild the hardest-hit areas of Oaxaca state, where federal aid has been slow to trickle down.
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A brigade of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala have interrupted their trek north to stay in Mexico and support earthquake recovery efforts.
Detail from Rowan Conroy, Paphos Theatre Full Moon, April 2006.
Archaeologists have a long tradition of taking artists along on their expeditions. A new exhibition in Cyprus aims to revive the practice.
One man and his dog.
There can be a difference in the way some dogs react to men and women, and it can also matter if the dog is a he or a she.
Mercury pollution, often released from gold mining and coal power stations, is a global problem.
For the first time research has shown that mercury released in the northern hemisphere ends up in Australia's tropics.