Almost four in 10 millennials spend more time on their smartphones than they do engaging with people in real life.
Mavis Wong/The Conversation
As we all become mini publishers, we are losing the interactivity that fosters meaningful and healthy social interaction.
A parking attendant strolls through a rooftop car park in Melbourne.
There are thousands of empty parking spots in cities. So what can we do to make better use of this space?
Encouraging students to study science and maths at university is only one step in a complex pipeline that turns out specialist teachers.
Recruiting specialist teachers takes more than just encouraging them to study science and maths at university. Governments and wider society needs to come on board too.
Treasurer Scott Morrison may be happy with a budget in balance by 2019-20, but the rising burden on individual taxpayers is a worry.
Personal income taxpayers are shouldering more of the burden, while less revenue is coming from taxes on companies, capital and consumption. Only major reforms will change these sustained trends.
Liberal candidate Georgina Downer, Greens candidate Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner, Centre Alliance candidate Rebekha Sharkie and Labor candidate Reg Coutts at the Mayo candidates forum.
It's very hard for a crossbencher to get into the House of Representatives. But when they do, these small players can be difficult to blast out.
Police at the scene in Ellenbrook, Western Australia, where the bodies of a mother and her two children were found. Her 19-year-old son has since been charged with their murder.
The murder of a parent by their child, known as parricide, is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to better understand and prevent it.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but plastic straws are ruining the ocean.
Fans celebrate watching the World Cup on TV as France beat Croatia 4-2.
Fans have shown they're willing to watch major sporting events on devices other than traditional TVs, but the technology is letting them down.
Hobart’s Mount Wellington is now also known by its palawa kani name, kunanyi.
Tasmania's Aboriginal languages were decimated during the state's colonial violence. But members of the original community have reconstructed a language, palawa kani, which is now being used more widely.
After a long industrial campaign, Amazon workers in Italy have persuaded their employer to reach an agreement with them.
Tech companies overseas are signing collective agreements with their employees. Might Australia be next?
Most Australian children have such a glut of toys that parents are opting to give them gift cards so they can choose for themselves.
Many children receive gift cards or even ask for them so they can choose their own presents. But are youngsters ready to handle the wiles of advertisers and the complexities of 'credit' on a card?
Studies examining pain are hard to judge, since they’re based on participants’ self-reported pain levels.
There's some evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications.
The final word on omega 3 supplements and heart health.
Murri sculptures (2012) by Reko Rennie (Kamilaroi) at Melbourne’s LaTrobe University.
From the Budj Bim acquaculture system to the Aboriginal flag, Australia has a long history of Indigenous design excellence. Here is our pick of 10 contemporary design classics.
Australia could sustain wild rhinos, but should it try?
Renaud Fulconis/International Rhino Foundation
Would you pay to see rhinos in Australia's savannas or forests? It's not as crazy as it sounds – and could help save collapsing rhino populations.
Male-dominated sex ratios in Australia’s history still affect attitudes today.
Australia's convict past and male-dominated sex ratios have long-lasting effects on attitudes, impacting women's working lives.
Noise pollution is usually associated with aeroplanes flying overhead, not happy children.
Parks should service a variety of needs, not just cater to one group of people.
Euphanerops, a primitive jawless fish from the World Heritage site at Miguasha, Quebec, which has now been found to have paired hind limb structures and copulatory sex organs.
François Miville-Deschênes with permission
Sexual organs similar to what we see in sharks and rays today appeared many millions of years ago in much more primitive ancient fishes than was previously thought.
Europe has few options if Russia decides to attack the Baltics.
US President Donald Trump's attacks on allies and conciliatory actions toward Russia have made European leaders feel more vulnerable than ever.
The storm over school funding continues, and at its centre, how best to decide who pays.
Estimating parents' capacity to contribute to their children's schooling is both vital and politically sensitive. Schools with well-off parents get much less funding from government.