Malcolm Turnbull announces changes to the Ministerial Code of Conduct in the wake of the Barnaby Joyce affair.
Malcolm Turnbull’s acknowledgement of gendered power imbalances in parliament reveals that the gendered nature of politics is under challenge.
CRISPR provides a very targeted tool for editing DNA in plants.
Yes emerging technologies can pose risks - but regulation must focus on outcomes of the technology, not the technology itself.
Researchers studied reef sands at Heron Island, Hawaii, Bermuda and Tetiaroa. In this photo, white areas show the predominance of sand on reefs.
Southern Cross University
Ocean acidification poses an increasing threat to the sediments that form the framework of coral reefs - within around 30 years, these carbonate sands may no longer be able to form.
The Urban Planning Exhibition Centre in Shanghai – good planning is immensely valuable.
Given the challenges Australian cities face, the need for urban planning based on solid research is greater than ever. Sadly, when it comes to research funding, planning is at the back of the queue.
Nationals backbencher Andrew Broad has called for Barnaby Joyce to stand down as party leader.
Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce is under intense new pressure.
Children develop the ability to compensate for memory failures only gradually as they get older.
Instead of nagging younger kids "not to forget", and trusting the power of the child’s developing memory alone, try to help them "offload" as much of the work as possible.
Hosting sporting events to spark an interest in language and culture is known as ‘soft diplomacy’.
For South Korea, hosting the Winter Olympics is a great opportunity to engage the world with Korean language and culture.
‘I am a migrant’ solidarity signs were displayed during the European Parliament debate on immigration and asylum in the Strasbourg plenary.
Fraternity is one of the three pillars of the French Republic, but social solidarity is fraying as citizens are criminalised for acting on their beliefs in the human rights of asylum seekers.
Martin Winkler and Virgilio Marino in Opera Australia’s 2018 production of The Nose at the Sydney Opera House.
Expatriate Australian director Barrie Kosky and Shostakovich's modernist opera The Nose seem made for each other. It was sung in an expressive English translation - and the tap-dancing noses brought the house down.
The 2014 film Ex Machina explored a dystopian vision of what could happen in a world where humans empathise with robots.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
When we include someone (or something) in our moral circle we feel a sense of moral obligation for their treatment. But the factors determining who is in or out are more complicated than you may think.
Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada are artists on ice, but behind their performance is years of training to be mentally tough during competition.
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For any athlete to deliver a gold medal performance, mental toughness is an essential ingredient. But what exactly is mental toughness — and how does an athlete develop it?
Living alongside humans gets noisier all the time.
From the oil that makes your petrol, to car parts, to the groceries and other things in your weekly shop, retail consumerism is driving a boom in the amount of noise in the world's oceans.
Heavy metal concert fans: there are striking differences in the emotional responses of fans and non-fans of death metal.
For non-fans, listening to death metal is a negative experience. But research has found the music has the opposite effect on fans, giving rise to positive experiences such as power, joy and peace.
Malcolm Turnbull will be relieved to have some time away from the Barnaby Joyce affair when he arrives in Washington this week.
When he meets the US president this week, the prime minister will talk about the North Korean nuclear threat, the rise of China, and the rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Employers can encourage employees to be more active through office design.
Research shows that corporate wellness programs don't really work. If companies want to boost employee health they should consider designing the workplace to encourage the right behaviour.
The use of the whip on Australian horse racing is still legal, but is it necessary?
AAP Image/Mal Fairclough
Banning the whip in Australian horse racing would only deter a minority of race enthusiasts from gambling or watching any events.
Australia is one of very few countries that does not recognise the right to a healthy environment.
Should Australia join the majority of the world and provide legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment?
What does a green star rating – One Central Park apartments in Sydney
received five stars, for instance – actually mean?
Buildings are central to creating more sustainable cities, and green ratings are often used to assess how well a building measures up against this goal. But the current system has serious flaws.
Face masks are a common sight in Asia. Why?
Whether or not masks can protect against invading or escaping bugs depends on the type of mask and material.