While it can make negative events worse, uncertainty also makes positive events more exciting.
Uncertainty is an unavoidable part of life but for many people, it triggers harmful levels of stress. The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to handle uncertainty better.
Researchers find that ice around Antarctica shrank quickly last decade, raising concerns over this buttress against melting land-based ice and future sea-level rise.
The best observations yet of a mysterious gas cloud that was heading for the black hole at the hear of our Milky Way reveal it may have more stellar origins.
Graffiti exists in our public spaces, our communities, and our streets – and it has many detractors. Why, though, don't we spend more time worry about the impact of advertising on public space?
It is hard to inquire about a suppression order you do not know exists because discussion of its existence and contents has been suppressed.
A science centre in Western Sydney would help young people engage with science and promote STEM in Sydney's fastest growing region.
Labor and the unions have decided to play the China card in the NSW election. Such scare campaigns ignore the facts, including that Australia has invested almost as much in China as China has here.
The death of a 23-year-old boxer and the lifting of cage-fighting bans in every state but Western Australia raise the question of why we allow violence that would be criminal outside a ring or cage.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including John Howard's address at University of Canberra's Future Leaders Congress and whether Prime Minister Tony Abbott should follow the Howard prescriptions.
Saturday's New South Wales election will be seen as a major test of whether a popular leader can sell the public a much-disliked economic reform policy.
With just a day of campaigning left in the New South Wales election, the result is already clear. Mike Baird's government will be re-elected – but the battle for 21 upper house seats will be crucial.
For artists and cultural workers, a change of government leads to a change of priorities – and often, opportunities disappear. So what do we know about the priorities for the current Minister for the Arts?
The higher education sector needs more competition to ensure prices stay low. One way to encourage new entrants into the market is to separate funding for teaching and research.
Fishing is a major threat to the Great Barrier Reef, but new research shows that areas closed to fishing just over a decade ago are home to bigger and more fish.
Christopher Pyne’s proposed cuts to ARC Future Fellowships will have devastating ripple effects well beyond those researchers who will miss out on research funding.
Employer groups are hoping a new deal on penalty rates will set a precedent, but the voices of young workers are missing from the debate.
The aims of safety and security are not always on the same team, sometimes with disastrous results.
Jolie Pitt has announced more surgery, this time to mitigate her risk of developing ovarian cancer. But this should ideally not have the same "Jolie effect" as her last operation.
In light of another tragic airline crash, it's natural to ask whether air travel is becoming less safe. In fact, air travel is safer than at almost any point in history.
Uncertainty about economic growth is driving record low long-term government bond yields, but there's more to the story.