One of the concerns parents have if their baby needs surgery is whether the general anaesthetic will affect the child's developing brain. New research finds it won't.
There is little reason to think changes made to the Closing the Gap targets and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives will have much of an impact.
Including queer texts in the English curriculum has the potential to affect real social change, including in understanding and confronting inequalities.
Wander in the dark forest and you might spot the radioactive glow of the ghost fungus.
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan talk about the week in politics.
Twenty-five years ago, an Irish nun handed a report to the Catholic Church that detailed sexual abuse against nuns by priests worldwide. It was ignored. But now nuns are finally sharing their stories.
Australia has a well-earned reputation as a mining nation. Now we're moving towards mining 'off world', on the Moon.
To the public, nursing is much like teaching work – known to be valuable, but not worthy of much critical attention. Accordingly, nursing is rarely represented in any depth in popular culture.
For as little as $4 a day Indian workers process dangerous, toxic waste by hand. This unregulated, highly polluting industry is hidden away from police eyes.
The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group living China's Xinjiang region. It is now estimated over one million Uyghurs have been arrested and imprisoned in China's vast network of "re-education" camps.
Disorders affecting penis development are among the most common birth defects seen in humans, and rates are on the rise.
Early intervention is a proven way to address the burden of mental ill health. We just need to better understand who is at risk of developing a mental disorder – and how best to treat them.
Do regulators act in the public interest, or in the interest of those they are meant to regulate?
If the government really intends to “reopen” Christmas Island in any major way, it could find itself spending a lot of money there on few if any people.
The bacteria that causes melioidosis usually lives 30cm underground in clay soil but is dredged to the surface during heavy rains and floods, and can enter the body through small breaks in the skin.
A refugee law expert on a week of ‘reckless’ rhetoric and a new way to process asylum seeker claims.
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Today on Trust Me, I'm An Expert, a refugee legal expert busts myths about how proposed medical transfer rules would work, and described some of this week's border security rhetoric as 'reckless'.
Easy credit services like Zip trade on the individual's belief that their income rise in the future.
Some targets seem easier to meet than others, while some are just plain unreliable. Here are four things we've learnt from the last decade of Closing the Gap policy.
Love Studies, a relatively new academic field, looks at topics ranging from popular romance novels to issues of consent in the bedroom.
New technologies like facial recognition are coming – whether we like it or not. We can't turn back the tide, but we can manage new technology to do the least harm and most good.
We can't make it rain. But you are already helping if you don't use more water than you need. And you can talk to your parents about the planet getting warmer, because the heat makes drought worse.
There are numerous women guitar virtuosos, from Joan Jett to Orianthi to St Vincent. Why are they so conclusively excluded from the rock canon?
A study or more than 500,000 surveys shows university students demonstrate bias against women teachers, and particularly women from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Recognising animals as sentient means welfare laws must consider animals' feelings as well as their physical conditions.
Around one in five Australian mums will develop mastitis, a painful inflammatory condition of the breast tissue.