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Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been delivering health benefits for thousands of years by helping to establish healthy gut microbiota. Belinda (miscdebris)/Flickr

Explainer: what is the gut microbiota and how does it affect mind and body?

The human gastrointestinal tract harbours trillions of microorganisms, with up to 1,000 or so different bacterial species.

Cyclists: What will you do about doping now?

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. AAP Image/University of Tasmania

CSIRO cuts to climate science are against the public good

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. AAP/Joe Castro

When tennis marathons become too much of a good thing

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. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Should women exercise during and after pregnancy?

Michelle Bridges was this week branded “irresponsible” following an Instagram post of her workout one month after giving birth.
Necessary? Or paranoid waste of time? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Do we really have to wash fruit and vegetables?

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"?
This year saw many notable books, looking at a diverse range of experiences. Richard Leeming

What young adult fiction looked like in 2015

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.
Festivals can no longer focus solely on their recurring, physical events. AAP Image/Bella Ann Townes

Crowded house: how to keep festivals relevant in an oversaturated market

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.
Green space and infrastructure are consistently high on the public’s list of priorities, but urban planning has struggled to incorporate their value. Wang Song/from www.shutterstock.com

How green is our infrastructure? Helping cities assess its value for long-term liveability

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.

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