India has hit ‘dislike’ on Facebook.
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The decision of an Indian regulator to make Facebook Free Basics illegal saw reason trump propaganda.
This week minister for health Sussan Ley tabled amendments to our drugs act to allow the growth of cannabis for medicinal or scientific purposes.
We still look to plants, animals and foods to increase sexual desire, prowess or pleasure. But the scientific evidence shows experimenting with "natural" supplements can be risky.
With social media blurring the line between public and private more than ever, journalists need to think about how, and to what effect, they use advocacy hashtags in their messages.
These three tax areas have become mired in poor analysis and misconceptions.
It will be difficult to make headway on gender equality while it is framed as "women's issues" and no everyone's problem. The answer? Bring men on board.
In the wake of a leadership change in the National Party, a question hangs over how Barnaby Joyce will handle the added responsibilities of being deputy prime minister.
In some circles they call Fiona Nash the "Barnaby whisperer". It's said she's able to calm him down. In electing Nash their new deputy the Nationals have acted wisely.
Under new leader Barnaby Joyce, the Nationals – the most-successful minor party in Australia’s political history – will pretty much continue to be treated as the Akubra wing of the Liberals.
New York Fashion week starts today and the world will watch outrageous designs strut down the runway. How did New York become one of the great fashion centres of the modern world?
The economic news of the week wasn't that bad - but there's still plenty of timid types around.
The Commonwealth Bank's half year results suggest Australian banks are doing well despite the turbulence affecting banks internationally, however they may not be totally immune.
Women with urinary incontinence are often too embarrassed to seek help from their doctor. But there is more likelihood of a cure for those who receive treatment at an earlier point.
We're going to have to adapt to climate change, but some of the options on the table could do more harm than good if they destroy the ecosystems that protect us.
The long awaited discovery of gravitational waves has sent ripples through the scientific world. Here top experts respond to the historic announcement.
It takes something as stupendous as the merger between two black holes to generate detectable gravitational waves. Here's how such incredible cosmic objects form.
If you understand how a trampoline works, you'll be able to understand what gravitational waves are.
Here's a LIGO insider's description of how he got the news of a phenomenon that had first been theorized 100 years ago.
It is the physics discovery of the century – even bigger than the Higgs Boson. Here's how it happened and what it means, by a key member of one of the lead teams
A glimpse inside a truly extraordinary experiment.
The push to bridge the gender gap and encourage more women and girls into a career in science gets the backing of the United Nations special day.
Victorian child protection law reforms due to come into effect next month will give parents two years from when their children are removed to lift their game, before permanently losing custody.
Weiwei has taken Denmark to task for its asylum-seeker policy. Given Australia's decision to return 267 asylum seekers to Nauru, he should surely consider pulling his current Melbourne exhibition.
Governments and the aviation industry have welcomed new proposed aircraft emissions standards - which rather suggests that the new rules don't go far enough.