In a year of coral bleaching, power blackouts, electricity arguments and Donald Trump, 2016 made the previous year's climate of environmental optimism rather difficult to maintain.
Bald-faced lies are fairly rare in Australian politics but, in 2016, weasel-words and cherry-picking were common. Politicians and public figures are experts at disguising opinion and ideology as fact.
Who got it right and who got it wrong in 2016? Take The Conversation's 2016 FactCheck quiz to find out.
The year 2015 escalated many of the tensions that have existed on university and college campuses for a long time. It will be remembered as the year of student activism.
It's another year in Arts + Culture, so in case you missed it we've collected all the best coverage of screen, theatre, music, books and culture in one place.
This was the year of the health review – mental health care, Medicare, private health insurance, the pharmacy industry ... and the list goes on. But how much movement was there on policy?
A look back at a year marked by terrorism, gun violence and clashes between police and African Americans.
From California’s drought and fracking in the US to the pope's encyclical and the post-Paris future of climate change, environment and energy stories rose to global importance this year.
Science + Technology covers an awful lot of ground. Here's what we chose to focus on during 2015.
Our scholars delivered a steady supply of research and analysis on what was a busy year in business and economics.
2015 started as it finished, with terrorist atrocities, intractable conflicts and political upheavals that toppled several leaders, including Australia's prime minister, Tony Abbott.
Amid the usual doom and gloom, 2015 brought one big environmental triumph: the first truly global climate deal.
In 2015 we heard plenty of assertions that sounded a lot like facts -- even when they really weren't.