Been on a tropical holiday? You might have brought home more than just a new sarong and extra colour in your cheeks – perhaps a mosquito that spreads dengue, or another known as 'the BBQ stopper'.
The sense that the Berejiklian government had done enough to be re-elected proved correct, with a strong economy and a big infrastructure program enough to secure the Coalition a third term.
Caregivers using privilege to buy their children's way into, and through, education is not a Hollywood anomaly, nor the domain of elites. The middle class have been doing it in Australia for decades.
It's not unusual to be fed a whole lot of complex medical information by your doctor. Having an audio recording of the consultation that you can play later can help you take it in.
An observational audit found almost all of the parks in Sydney's inner west were substandard. But perhaps even more important was the issue of access.
Women's solo sex can be taboo even today. But in 17th century England it featured in many texts from poetry to medical books, suggesting knowledge or even acceptance of female self-pleasure.
The budget will include another round of tax cuts and provide about $600 million to pursue wrongdoers and help restore trust in the financial system.
At a time when we could expect anger, vengeance and resentment to take hold in a community so demolished by violence, Professor Mohamad Abdalla visited victims and found compassion and forgiveness.
If any other condition affected as many children and contributed to as many long-term health problems as obesity does, we would have had an action plan long ago. But it's not too late to start.
Research suggests that men who are exposed to cultural images of traditional masculinity have a greater vulnerability to sexual dysfunction than those who aren't.
The Democrats have 24 potential presidential candidates but, like Donald Trump, their two front runners are both men in their seventies: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.
The moss that grows in pavement cracks and on the edge of basketball courts in every town and city in Australia has a secret superpower.
As Muslims across New Zealand return to mosques and to work, employers and organisations can support their grieving process.
New Zealand's ban on semi-automatic weapons and assault firearms is one small step in a country that will need to address gaps in its security approach.
Children can't handle watching livestreamed massacres – and adults shouldn't have to.
We're finding more near-Earth objects all the time, and the challenge is to identify those that could potentially hit us. So how come we missed one that caused a huge blast in December?
Evidence from Australia shows the Ardern government's moves to eliminate certain firearms from New Zealand will improve community safety.
Any sign of hubris must be avoided, but a prudent opposition – especially with polls suggesting it's soon likely to be the executive – needs to be well prepared for the first days of power.
Invasive tropical fire ants spread by eating their fat useless sons.
The early days of science writing were largely confined to men, with women treated to texts labelled "for the ladies". Things have changed, but more needs to be done.