Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been delivering health benefits for thousands of years by helping to establish healthy gut microbiota.
The human gastrointestinal tract harbours trillions of microorganisms, with up to 1,000 or so different bacterial species.
The use of banned drugs and substances and other prohibited practices – doping – has been a problem at the elite levels of cycling for a very long time. There is evidence now that doping happens in amateur…
CSIRO has contributed to surprising discoveries in climate science. Pictured here is the research ship RV Investigator.
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CSIRO's climate science has contributed a number of important, and unexpected, findings.
The cluster of marathon men’s matches in the opening rounds of this year’s Australian Open attests to a broader trend.
Extreme match durations are more common today than at any other time in the modern tennis era. This poses a threat to the sport’s standard of excellence.
Celeb fitness guru Michelle Bridges has come under fire for recommending women jog soon after giving birth.
Michelle Bridges was this week branded “irresponsible” following an Instagram post of her workout one month after giving birth.
Who wants to gamble on a sport if they know the result has been fixed before the game is played?
The tennis world is the latest sport to be rocked by allegations of corruption, this time by reports of match fixing. So who are the winners and losers when such allegations are made?
Necessary? Or paranoid waste of time?
We've always been taught fresh produce might not be safe to eat straight out of the supermarket, and it has to be washed first. Is this the case? What about ones labelled "ready to eat"?
Thirty-four current and former Essendon footballers have been suspended for 12 months for a doping offence.
Some might think the anti-doping principle of strict liability is too harsh. But the banned Essendon players unfortunately may be barking up the wrong tree if they think they are innocent victims.
Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas.
Netflix took everyone by surprise when it announced it was tripling its global reach for video on demand. So who are the winners and potential losers in the new deal?
The government see private schools as the solution to quality.
The dumping of Gonski education funding model will inevitably increase social inequality – funding for public schools will reduce while support for private schools increase.
Sun up, or sun down? When will results from exercise be better?
The timing of exercise can have a meaningful influence on the quality of training and recovery, especially for athletes.
This year saw many notable books, looking at a diverse range of experiences.
Young adult fiction has been having a much needed conversation around diversity. In 2015 we saw this discussion bear fruit, as a new crop of diverse, absorbing and powerful stories sprang up.
Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.
This could be the final act in the legal battle to recoup money from Australians who allegedly illegally downloaded the movie, Dallas Buyers Club.
Alex Gino’s book tells the story of Melissa, a ten-year-old girl who the world sees as a boy named George.
George tells the story of Melissa, a ten-year-old girl who the world sees as a boy named George. Such books will, hopefully, move from being anomalies to part of the status quo.
Australia addresses some risk factors better than others.
Chronic diseases are responsible for nine out of ten deaths in Australia, and for much of the public health expenditure that's causing governments so much concern.
Sailor Tom Slingsby wins one of Australia’s only seven gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
Australia has struggled to win Olympic medals after the success in Sydney in 2000. But there's hope that may change as we head towards the Rio games in 2016.
Festivals can no longer focus solely on their recurring, physical events.
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Festivals are a vibrant part of Australian culture but, as arts funding dries up, festival organisers will have to get creative if they want to survive. The recurring, physical event isn't enough.
A typical Betamax video tape.
The tech giant Sony may have signalled the end to its video tape but the format wars continue in the digital world.
Green space and infrastructure are consistently high on the public’s list of priorities, but urban planning has struggled to incorporate their value.
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When communities are surveyed, green infrastructure is usually high on their list of urban planning priorities. But until now planners have lacked tools to quantify the long-term benefits.
Current policies aren’t working – it’s time to open the door to other suggestions.
Current incentives used to recruit more teachers to work in rural and regional schools aren't working. But could the health sector offer up some possible solutions?