Science is one thread of culture – and entertainment, including graphic books, can reflect that.
'The Dialogues,' by Clifford V. Johnson (MIT Press 2017)
You might not think much about science topics as part of your everyday life. But science – like art, music, religion – is part of our culture, and scientists can help it reclaim its rightful place.
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week on Jan. 13 in Hawaii is part of the 125 year legacy of American occupation. Here, cars drive past a highway sign: “Missile alert in error. There is no threat” on the H-1 Freeway in Honolulu.
(Cory Lum/Civil Beat via AP)
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week in Hawaii is part of the 125- year legacy of American occupation.
A liquid biopsy is far less invasive than a standard biopsy, where a needle is put into a solid tumour to confirm a cancer diagnosis.
There are currently few effective and non-invasive methods to screen for early stages of cancer. But scientists have now developed a new blood test that promises to detect eight different cancers.
Desire, behaviour and identity are distinct, and do not always overlap.
'LGBTIQA+' is a term often employed to be inclusive – but it runs the risk of being so inclusive it loses all meaning.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance and the Coalition government are under pressure to fix long-standing problems with Sydney’s train system which have now come to a head.
The real challenge is finding appropriate ways to invest in public transport that will not only take pressure off the system but also support improved travel on all modes, including cars.
The latest data shows a big jump in jobs, but construction is slowing.
The number of jobs might be going up but the real test will be whether wages rise too.
Healthy eating should include thinking about the environmental cost of your food.
If your New Year's resolutions include improving your diet, it's worth thinking about eating healthier for the planet.
A statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in Moscow, Russia.
In the early 20th century a Russian scientist – regarded as the father of rocketry – made some novel predictions on where we would be in space in the 21st century. So how accurate was he?
An illustration from a 1914 edition of Anna Karenina.
Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is often acclaimed as the best novel ever written. The enthralling narrative explores love and family through intertwining plot lines, with Anna and her desire at the centre.
Indigenous peoples’ claims to substantive political voice transcend the symbolic.
To finally succeed, the idea of an Indigenous voice to parliament must be argued as one that is fundamentally democratic.
It’s misleading to say that withdrawing codeine-containing products from sale without a prescription will reduce codeine use.
The claim there is no evidence painkillers combined with lower doses of codeine are more effective in treating pain, is misleading. As are others in this debate.
At present, 15% of Australians experience food insecurity while 40% of food is discarded before it reaches the market.
Despite Australia being considered the 'lucky country', 15% of us still experience food insecurity. Meanwhile, 40% of edible food is thrown away before it even reaches the market.
Research shows that the Y chromosome may be able to protect itself from extinction in the short term. But what about in a future where we all reproduce artificially?
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has long been criticised for excessive ‘grunting’ during matches.
Grunting in tennis can be performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent.
Australians need better planning to cope with extreme heat.
Australia's scorching summers aren't just inconvenient: heatwaves are deadly. Yet new research has found many vulnerable people don't have a plan for extreme heat.
The painting Group of Natives of Tasmania, 1859, by Robert Dowling.
That colonial wars were fought in Tasmania is irrefutable. More controversially, surviving evidence suggests the British enacted genocidal policies against the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
Waking up to this every morning would surely give you more will to live.
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof.
Many of the challenges faced by social media companies come down to failures of design.
Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
US President Donald Trump is trying to head off Xi Jinping’s trade deals in East Asia.
Trump is trying to shape the US as a power in Asia and block China in the process, using techniques familiar to Beijing.
The surveyors start out with almost 100,000 graduate contacts, of whom less than 10% provide their supervisor’s details and of those supervisors, less than half participate in the survey.
An administrative link between a graduate's education and taxation records already exists, and it could be used to give us more accurate and detailed longitudinal analyses of graduate outcomes.