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Young drivers are at high risk of fatal crashes, but it’s wrong to just blame the problem on youth ‘recklessness’. AAP/Julian Smith

Young driver crashes: the myths and facts

It is widely believed that youth recklessness is often the cause of young driver crashes, but is this simply a myth?
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Five ways science can lead the innovation debate

Through creating entrepreneurs and boosting global collaboration, science has the potential to drive economic growth and innovation – if only the government would properly fund it.
The exhibition includes the kind of art not held in any Australian collection. Sir Edwin Landseer, Rent-day in the wilderness, 1868. Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Masterpieces from Scotland is easily the greatest exhibition of old master works to visit Sydney

Anyone who has even a passing interest in art exhibitions or how culture can define a country should allocate a good few hours to contemplating these riches from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Replacing old apartments with new ones may not improve affordability. AAP Image/John Donegan

When developers come knocking: why strata law shake-up won’t deliver cheaper housing

New research released today shows that changes to NSW strata law that allow the sale of apartments against the owner's wishes likely won't improve housing affordability or availability.
Higher levels of military spending makes for more investment in new technology. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

The tax system can play a role in Australian innovation

Australia has never been like Silicon Valley or Israel, so we can't afford to rule out tax incentives to encourage startups.
Following a sustained and vocal campaign by the arts sector, the National Program for Excellence in the Arts has been canned. AAP Image/Alan Porritt

Out with the NPEA, in with Catalyst: expert response

Following a sustained and vocal campaign by the arts sector, the controversial National Program for Excellence in the Arts has been rethought and renamed. Should we be celebrating or concerned?
Grandmother amusing her young companion in the waiting room of the Greyhound Bus Station, New York City, 07/1947 (National Records and Archives Administration, U.S.). Wikimedia commons

Without grandmothers we might not be here at all

As adults, we’re often nostalgic for our childhood. A time when life seemed so much simpler. When we were free from the hassles of money, pressures of work and responsibilities of family and care. When…
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Your questions answered on artificial intelligence

Is genuine artificial consciousness possible? Should we protect jobs from automation? Your questions on AI and robots answered here.

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