After 10 years of minimal breakthroughs, NAPLAN doesn’t seem to be going anywhere but online.
NAPLAN is great at tracking changes over time and between demographics, but not so great at measuring what factors effect change, engagement or creativity.
Log barges with illegally felled timber, waiting to be loaded onto the “Harbour Gemini” ship in Paia inlet, Papua New Guinea,
AP Image/Greenpeace, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert
The federal government is considering watering-down laws against importing illegal timber, but this flies in the face of international evidence.
If warmer weather is your sign to reach for the pesticide, think again. From better soil to your own army of beneficial bugs, here are five reasons to put down the insect spray.
The Thomson Dam, Melbourne’s largest water storage, dropped to only 16% of capacity in the last big drought.
Australian cities have turned to some very costly solutions when water is scarce. But as the world's second-highest users of water per person, more efficient use and recycling are key.
Detail from Little Big Woman: Condescension, Debra Keenahan, 2017.
Designed and made by Debra Keenahan, Photograph by Robert Brindley.
For centuries, women with dwarfism were depicted in art as comic or grotesque fairytale beings. But artists are challenging these portrayals and notions of beauty and physical difference.
How often do you take away your kid’s phone?
We need to shift the focus away from parenting that relies on threats and rewards, to one that nurtures meaningful parent-child and child-technology relationships.
The belly button is a constant reminder of how we came into the world.
The umbilical cord drops off a baby's belly button after birth. What happens on the inside is far more fascinating.
Koalas are stressed out by a range of pressures, from habitat loss to dog attacks.
Ever feel so stressed you can't carry on? You're not alone - koalas have a similar problem, and hundreds are being rescued by veterinarians each year.
There are plenty of opportunities when you are out shopping to include your child in discussions about financial decisions.
Learning about real-life money decisions from a young age helps kids learn maths and improves their financial literacy.
The art installation Snoösphere is designed to awaken the senses and ease anxiety.
Artworks in The Big Anxiety festival in Sydney shine a light on life from an autistic point of view, emphasising sensory experience.
Some gift cards can’t be used online.
The NSW government is set to mandate a 3 year minimum expiry period for gift cards, but it isn't clear that this will solve the problem of unredeemed cards.
Orang tua harus memahami apa nilai baik media sosial agar bisa membimbing anak-anak mereka menuju penggunaan positif.
Anda khawatir anak Anda tersesat dalam menggunakan media sosial? Ada hal-hal baik dalam media sosial yang perlu kita kenali agar memudahkan kita memandu anak.
Some cultures believe drinking alcohol will kill the germs that cause a sore throat or a tummy bug.
Wine has long been known for its disinfecting and cleansing properties. So can it kill flu and other bugs? And what about other types of alcohol?
Dissociative identity disorder is a serious and valid mental illness.
Dissociative identity disorder - previously known as multiple personality disorder - occurs when a child's development is disrupted by trauma, preventing them forming a strong sense of self.
Waluh, a one-day-old male baby pygmy hippopotamus (Cheropsis libereensis), swims with his mother.
Why are some animals resistant to waterborne disease? A reader wants to know.
In sentencing, judges usually consider and balance four main purposes of punishment.
In historic cases the potential for a sentence to rehabilitate, incapacitate or deter the offender is largely insignificant – leaving the focus solely on retribution.
Antennas of the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) at CSIRO’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia.
Technology is driving a revolution in the way radio astronomers study the universe, and it could lead to new discoveries.
Ok, which one of you is trying to get attention? I can hear it in your voice.
Did we evolve the capacity to produce sublime music simply to get more sex? Or are we driven by higher ideals related to living together in harmony? Maybe it's a bit of both.
There’s much more to mathematics than computation, and that’s where more contemporary technologies can improve primary mathematics.
Many parents are demanding less technology use in the classroom due to the amount of screen time children get at home. This story explores whether maths education and technology go hand in hand.
#WeLiveHere2017 aims to turn inanimate buildings into metaphorical sentient structures, with ‘mood lights’ expressing the feelings of Matavai and Turanga Tower residents about their neighbourhood’s redevelopment.
Nic Walker courtesy of #WeLiveHere2017
Residents of two high-rise public housing blocks are being given 'mood lights' to express how they feel based on their experience of the process of redeveloping their neighbourhood.