University education has paid a rate of return of around 15%.
Not only does higher education build the economy's skills and knowledge, but that it pays for itself and much else many times over.
How many species of frog are in the picture? Genetics often says ‘more than we thought’.
Michael Lee (Flinders University & South Australian Museum)
The Earth is full of many varied species from the largest mammals to the tiniest organisms. But we now think there could be ten times more species than was originally thought.
There is a a great mass of the electorate that are rarely polled accurately and rarely let their views known, yet determine electoral outcomes.
The economic slogans from all the major parties seemed to have fallen flat during this election campaign.
For an election that is supposed to be based on who will manage the economy better, the debate has been disappointing.
Solar photovoltaics, along with wind energy, now represent the bulk of new Australian energy.
Photovoltaics and wind energy now have such a large head start that no other low-emission generation technology has a reasonable prospect of catching them.
Receiving votes from the internet is the easy part. Proving that you got the right result, while keeping votes private, is an unsolved problem.
Despite years of research, nobody knows how to provide evidence of an accurate result while keeping individual e-votes private.
Brexit campaigners argue an Australian-style skilled migration system would limit migration and benefit the UK economy.
If it wins, Leave would strip European Union citizens of the automatic right to live and work in the UK in favour of an Australian-style “points-test” system for skilled workers.
Thursday’s vote will only be the third-ever UK-wide referendum.
How will the Brexit referendum work? And what distinguishes it from referendums that have been held in Australia?
The Fat-tailed Dunnart is found in box gum grassy woodland.
There's rarely good news in conservation - but we've been studying a program that actually works.
Polling is against Shorten.
AAP/Pool/Guardian, Mike Bowers
Shorten has decided to risk all, to hopefully create enough doubt in key seats, to shift enough votes, to get across the line.
It started with Labor, but both major parties now emphasise unity on most policy matters.
The 'party discipline' that has its roots in the Labor Party's precursor of the 1890s has stifled real political debate, making even the smartest politicians sound like hacks and act like sheep.
More people end up in hospital from cold than flu.
The “common cold” is common, most of us will have at least one or two per year. Despite this, there's a lack of good research looking into it, and ways to prevent and treat it.
Malcolm Turnbull is facing many of the same obstacles as James Scullin but in a less extreme form.
James Scullin’s prime ministership was ultimately cut short because, in the face of a great economic crisis, he did not appear to have a coherent plan.
The molecules that make up life may have arrived from space, and many are chiral.
NASA / Jenny Mottar
A new theory could explain why the key molecules of life - DNA and RNA - only come in one of two possible forms.
Both ACT-based seats in the federal parliament are held by Labor MPs.
Federal politics is intertwined with local ACT politics more than usual this year: there is a territory poll due on October 14 for the ACT Assembly. And the Barr Labor government is under pressure.
Former Liberal leader John Hewson predicts that Malcolm Turnbull is on track to be returned as Prime Minister of Australia.
Most voters suspect that whoever wins government, they will soon declare that “the economy is not as strong as we had hoped or been led to believe” – and that promises will need to be broken.
The early Earth may have been shaped by asteroid bombardment.
The discovery of the second oldest known asteroid impact site in the world can give us tantalising hints of the Earth's early crust.
Labor will cut the family tax benefit but less than the Coalition.
Labor's proposed reform of family benefits will impact on higher income families.
Most people against recognising Aboriginal customary law think there’s only one law in Australia.
Few in Australia understand the context and true meaning of customary law. Denials of its validity are often based on ignorance or on specific examples devoid of context.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (2L) defended the government’s decision to withdraw teachers from Aurukun’s school following the latest incidence of youth violence.
Media reporting and policies almost always tend to focus on what is wrong with Indigenous Australians. This is having unintended consequences.