Nature gave us ten fingers, so it makes sense to count to ten. But what happens when we run out of fingers?
Why are there 60 minutes in an hour, and not 10? Why do we count up to 10, anyway? Quentin, age five, wants to know.
When disputes and other problems of apartment living arise, low-income households’ options are often limited.
In the push for more compact cities, don't forget the ways apartment living is different. And often the downsides of these differences weigh heavily on low-income and disadvantaged households.
Employment rose in July, with 27,900 jobs created.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is stuck, according to the economic evidence, it has to raise rates but it also should cut.
While state investment decreases on average with distance from the CBD, Melbourne’s neediest suburbs aren’t forgotten.
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The neediest suburbs get a much poorer deal in Sydney than in Melbourne. A new study provides a suburb-by-suburb breakdown of state investment, including what facilities and services have been funded.
While Mercury is indeed very hot, it is not hot enough to melt.
The planets closer to the Sun are indeed hotter than the Earth is. But they are still not hot enough to melt the rocks they are made from.
When thinking about what causes depression it’s important to remember some depression is a normal mood state.
Some depression is caused by environmental factors, and some is biological.
Doctors are trialling faecal transplants to treat a range of gut and other conditions.
There's growing evidence poo transplants can work for some conditions, including a type of diarrhoea. But they're not for everyone.
From European beginnings, Spotify looks set to take the crown of the #1 music streaming service in the US later this year.
While Pandora continues to lead in the US in streaming music all the signs from investors, user momentum and tech talent indicate Spotify is on the verge of seizing the crown.
To improve on a building like the Don Dale centre, design that properly considers human behaviour needs to take priority for its replacement.
Architecture can affect behaviour and the choices we make. The brief is out for a centre to replace the Don Dale facility, but word is, it's 'a disgrace'. We can do much better.
What if we’re just not as predictable as we used to be?
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The slew of numbers across various major economies this week continue to suggest a mixed picture.
For the ABS, even the basic task of sending out ballot papers will not be straightforward.
The key question in a legal challenge to the 'postal plebiscite' is whether information about Australians’ opinions on same-sex marriage constitutes 'statistical information'.
Jules Kim, Zahra Stardust and Cameron Cox at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.
Stigma continues to inform legal, social and cultural attitudes towards sex work and remains a barrier to health, human rights and justice. Developing stigma indicators is one step towards change.
Prospective citizens could face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK.
Whether or not a prospective citizen would face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK comes down to their individual circumstances.
Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees.
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Australia is the only democratic nation in the world without a national charter of rights or similar.
Tens of thousands of Australians have been cured of Hepatitis C since March 2016.
Australia has been subsidising drugs to cure hepatitis C since March 2016. Unlike in many other countries, these are available to everyone with the disease and are much cheaper for our government.
Most people are unaware of the severe impact ice has on the heart.
When we think of methamphetamine-related death we tend to focus on overdose. The extent of the problem, however, extends far beyond drug toxicity.
Mitch Cairns’s Agatha Gothe-Snape, oil on linen, 140.5 x 125 cm.
© the artist Photo: Mim Stirling, AGNSW
This year's annual Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes both reaffirm traditions and confirm new directions in the arts establishment.
The Sirius building and the Heritage Act are both products of a significant part of Sydney’s history: the Green Bans movement.
Social housing can certainly have heritage significance. Over more than 100 years, it has been shaped by contemporary architectural and political ideas, sometimes in an exemplary way.
Our research highlights that destructive leaders lack self-control especially when anxious and the difficulty of tasks is high.
Effective organisations encourage self-control, good process, proper discussion and are more driven by growth mindsets than unrealistic performance metrics.
Anyone can use a discretionary trust but the beneficiaries of trusts are usually all part of the one family or extended family.
Overwhelmingly, trusts are used to minimise tax, avoid paying creditors and to avoid the fair division of property after a relationship breakdown.