Financial well-being isn’t always where you expect to find it, in part it depends on attitude.
Two new measures of financial well-being contain surprises and show many people believe they are doing better than you might think.
Australian states and territories have in the last decade reformed their animal welfare laws.
Our research compared penalties for animal cruelty issued before and after the law change in SA. We found the penalties did in fact increase, but reports of abuse haven't decreased.
Starting this year, teaching students won’t be able to register as teachers unless they pass a literacy and numeracy test.
Changes to the literacy and numeracy standards for new teachers in Victoria have raised questions about what makes a 'good' teacher.
Sea ice responds to changes in winds and ocean currents, sometimes with origins thousands of kilometres away.
Antarctic sea ice cover fell to an all-time low recently and hasn't yet recovered. Why? The initial answers could lie in an unlikely place – the tropics.
For many of us, a better diet means eating more fruit and vegetables.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
It has been a rollercoaster week for protestors outside parliament.
She stays on as PM but that doesn't leave her Brexit deal in any better shape.
Kelly Wiltshire and Ngarrindjeri elder Major Sumner examine middens damaged by off-road vehicle use.
The Coorong's Indigenous heritage is threatened by off-road vehicles and climate change.
Frenco, a zero-waste store in Montreal.
Zero-packaging stores provide a systemic solution to a globalised food industry dependent on plastic packaging.
A lunar base would likely be built using prefabricated parts in combination with large scale 3D printing.
Can China build a lunar base? Absolutely. Can human beings survive on the Moon and other planets for the long term? The answer to that is less clear.
Water-hungry crops like cotton and rice are still worth farming in Australia.
Crises in the Darling River have raised questions about cotton and rice farming in the Murray Darling Basin.
Scammers impersonating the Australian Taxation Office have fleeced Australians of more than $830,000.
As curious social animals, humans are more trusting of people than we should be – especially when we're dealing with people over the phone, email or via SMS, in the absence of body language.
Gillette’s ‘the best a man can get’ campaign exemplifies a new type of corporate political activism.
Gillette’s controversial advertisement is an important sign the #metoo movement has changed the global zeitgeist.
Can May turn this ship around?
The PM has pledged to hold cross-party talks after failing to get her deal through parliament. But time is running out.
Sydney’s Darling Harbour: popular but noisy and expensive. Here’s how we could do better to provide a safe place to work and play.
Cities around the world are redeveloping their waterfronts to be accessible and resilient to the effects of climate change. Here's where Sydney's Darling Harbour went wrong and what we can do better.
How many eggs a woman has left is not the most important aspect of her fertility.
The 'egg timer' blood test reveals the quantity of eggs women have, not the quality, which declines with age. It's also expensive and can give false low readings.
An artist’s sketch of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán at a 2018 pretrial hearing in a Brooklyn Federal courthouse.
Elizabeth Williams via AP, File
With its tales of bloody violence, corruption, international trade and entrepreneurial innovation, Guzmán's trial offers a telenovela-style explainer on Mexican cartels and their American clients.
Someone’s too hot and someone’s too cold.
Collage by The Conversation, combining images by Monika Wisniewska and Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock.com
Everyone has a different ideal temperature at any given time. It could be more comfortable to monitor people's body temperatures and adjust heating and cooling in response.
Current mood: Blue. Very blue.
No one is saying things are going well. But the really question is, could it ever have been any other way?
Colette, photographed by Henri Manuel.
The French writer's work and life make perfect cinematic subjects.
Politicians are allowed to spam you with campaign texts.
Spamming in texts or by robo-calls may seem perverse, but it's unlikely to disappear. Here are some things you can expect leading up to the May election, and why they're allowed.