OPEC’s leaders have less power at their fingertips these days.
OPEC's recent decision to cut supply is a classic move from the oil cartel playbook. But in today's era, there are many more players and game-changing technologies on the field.
Landing your feet quietly may help prevent running injuries.
Do you land on your heel or forefoot when running? Listening to your technique might give you a clue and reduce your chances of injury.
The kinds of activities volunteers can do have changed, from long-term activities to more short-term, episodic volunteering.
Volunteers in Australia are essential to the provision of a range of services. Yet Western countries – including Australia – have recently reported a decline in volunteer rates.
A march in Perth on Australia Day this year in support of Indigenous people.
Changing the date of Australia Day celebrations – as the City of Fremantle has done – is a move towards a less racist future. And when it comes to challenging insularity, there are other positive signs in Western Australia.
Virginia coalminers in the industry’s 1970s heyday.
Jack Corn/EPA/US Natl Archives & Records Administration/Wikimedia Commons
America's coal heartland is delighted with Donald Trump's election win. But like King Canute, he can't turn back the tide of the global market push away from coal and towards renewables.
Not dead yet, Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
When Facebook accidentally listed millions of users as "dead" in an embarrassing glitch it was a reminder that everyone needs to plan for their own digital death.
A Trump presidency is bound to put pressure on commodity prices in the long term.
Even though commodities rallied after the election of Trump, the benefit of this to Australia's budget could be short lived due to volatility.
Motorway sign warning of Tsunami, Wellington after a 7.5 earthquake based around Cheviot in the South island shock the New Zealand capital.
AAP Image/SNPA, Ross Setford
The threat of any tsunami following an earthquake can take time to assess, so it's important people who live in risk zones are ready for any event.
Medical law in Australia is based on the principle of patient autonomy.
The law should allow greater communication between health professionals, families and carers even if this impacts on patients’ rights of confidentiality.
For a long time it was thought during exercise there would be a reduction in blood flow to the diaphragm in favour of supplying blood and oxygen to the working limb muscles.
A stitch will usually ease if you stop or reduce the intensity of the activity.
The Pakistani flag flies at half-mast in honour of the victims of the bomb attack on the police training centre.
The Pakistani government has a complicated relationship with the army and militant groups. Until they are sorted out, security will continue to be jeopardised.
Labor’s Brendan O'Connor said fewer people are seeking work.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Shadow minister for employment Brendan O'Connor said the labour force participation rate was in "free fall" and that this showed "people have stopped looking for work". Is that true?
The Balleny Islands off East Antarctica - one of the many stops along the way.
Why spend three months completing a lap of Antarctica (and probably getting seasick along the way)? It's the only way to get vital clues about the remote Southern Ocean and its influence on the planet.
The GLEAM view of the centre of the Milky Way, in radio colour. Red indicates the lowest frequencies, green indicates the middle frequencies and blue the highest frequencies. Each dot is a galaxy, with around 300,000 radio galaxies observed as part of the GLEAM survey.
Natasha Hurley-Walker (Curtin / ICRAR) and the GLEAM Team
To the naked eye the universe we can see on a clear night is dotted with thousands of stars. See through radio eyes, then things look very different.
Family policies are about ensuring children get a good start in life.
Image sourced from shutterstock.com
Before fiddling with the design of paid parental leave, we need to be clear about the purpose of the policy.
Scott Morrison spoke to the Urban Development Institute of Australia on housing affordability.
A panel of experts on housing respond to Treasurer Scott Morrison's speech on improving the supply of housing in Australia.
Don’t underestimate an echidna.
New technology reveals that digging echidnas play a crucial role in Australia's ecosystems.
Western Australia’s government hopes its workers will look away from the mining sector towards industries like tourism and health.
Mining will continue to be a dominant force in Western Australia's future but the health sector is the more likely to deliver jobs and growth than tourism or agriculture, new research shows.
In the unregulated Australian rental housing market, rental leases are almost always short term.
The need for new housing solutions for these low-income groups is clearly a pressing requirement.
A still from the most recent Islamic State video, released last week.
Videos released by Islamic State have captured the attention of the world for years. But the media focus on its so-called 'slick, professional' video techniques runs the risk of mythologising the terrorist group.