The “feeling” of hitting a well-timed tennis shot is lost in exergames.
Exergames should be used to replace sedentary video games, not traditional physical education.
Few thought she'd go the distance when she first came to power. That was more than a decade ago.
Big Issue sellers get social contact and dignity out of their work, but it’s not a secure pathway out of poverty and homelessness.
Big Issue sellers get social contact and dignity out of their work, but it's not a secure pathway out of poverty and homelessness. Social enterprises enable small steps; governments can do much more.
Detecting cosmic ray particles: a water-Cherenkov detector seen against the night sky at the Pierre Auger Observatory in western Argentina.
Steven Saffi, University of Adelaide
Scientists say they now know that high energy cosmic ray particles that bombard Earth are coming from outside our galaxy. But the actual source still remains a mystery.
What may be deemed in the public interest today may not be so in a decade’s time.
Despite arguments that it is too loose, ambiguous and easy to hide behind, the 'public interest' is an integral part of the discourse, law, regulation and governance of modern democracies.
The US Federal Reserve is unwinding its bond buying program.
The market welcomed statements from the US Federal Reserve and the RBA, but there isn't much to be happy about.
Gil Birmingham (Cory) and Jeremy Renner (Martin) in Wind River: grieving fathers who come together in the realm of the dead.
Production Co: Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Film 44, Ingenious Media
American cinema mines Greek myth most strongly at times of profound social anxiety. In the age of Trump, we are already seeing key political battlegrounds framed as underworld quests in film.
Outcomes for first peoples in Australia lag behind the non-Indigenous population.
Australia was ranked top of the world in terms of the efficiency of our health care system and health outcomes, but only seventh in terms of equity.
A worker inspects solar panels at a solar farm in China.
What do China, India, South Africa and Mexico have in common? They all reduced the carbon intensity of their economies without sacrificing economic growth. Other developing nations can do the same.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says it’s on track to get all the papers out by September 25.
It's a rare example of direct democracy – albeit non-compulsory and conducted by mail.
Reports of Buruli ulcer cases are on the rise on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
The hallmark of a Buruli ulcer is a sore, usually on the legs or arms, which slowly enlarges over weeks to months.
There are some cities which score highly in both measures of the innovation index, like Hobart.
Innovation is focused on regional centres that have research and development institutions, but more than 150 regional areas have potential to match this innovation, research finds.
Megabots, coming soon to sports channels?
Screenshot from Youtube
US and Japanese tech companies are building fighting megabots to kicktstart what they envisage as a sporting franchise on the scale of Formula 1.
Politics podcast: Tim Nelson on what to do with Liddell.
AGL chief economist Tim Nelson says preserving the Liddell power station may not be the best solution.
In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners.
NSW has changed its laws imposing criminal penalties on someone with an STI who doesn't take "reasonable precautions" to not infect their sexual partner.
Is populism a poison or a cure for democracy, or both, depending on the circumstances?
Louis Boilly/Wikipedia Commons
We’re not sure if the cure, the populist outsider, will work and make life better. but we are willing to experiment as the old certainties of representative politics wither.
Flu seems to be more deadly than colds, here’s why.
Why is it the flu virus is so deadly compared to the common cold virus?
The travelling stock routes are a precious national resource.
Australia's iconic stock routes are now public land, used for everything from conservation to recreation. A government review may change that.
The South American horned frog packs quite a bite.
The South American horned frogs are ambush predators and use their powerful jaws to prey on large animals.
Surrogacy is fraught with uncertainties. Proposed regulation, inspired by the way the caring professions are regulated, would protect the surrogate and provide certainty about legal parentage.