Nuts do contain fat, but the evidence shows they won't make us gain weight if eaten in moderation. We have a few theories as to why this might be.
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.
While most women who have PCOS become pregnant, they often take longer to fall pregnant and are more likely to need fertility treatment than women without PCOS.
Banning fishing in no-take marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef does not protect sharks as well as received wisdom would tell you.
As curious social animals, humans are more trusting of people than we should be – especially when we're dealing with people over the phone, email or via SMS, in the absence of body language.
Australia's commitments to cut emissions are on a collision course with urban growth. We need a much more comprehensive strategy to make the transition to a sustainable built environment.
The farmer has long been held up in society as the 'real Australian', but this image ignores the role of agriculture in dispossessing Indigenous people of their lands and culture.
Most of us get thirsty when we need to drink more water. But there are other tell-tale signs that not all is well.
Food education in Australia tends to be patchy, and doesn't fully met the present and future life needs of students and their families.
Don't let your dog's poo go to landfill and contribute to our waste problem - compost it instead.
We have a tendency to eat more when we eat with others, but weight gain isn't inevitable these holidays.
Many people become more forgiving of poor service if there are Christmas symbols around.
Certains jeux très sophistiqués affichent clairement une visée éducative. Mais d’autres qui peuvent sembler plus traditionnels sont tout aussi riches, des jeux de cartes aux jeux de construction.
A parliamentary committee report recommends the Australian government investigate whether an opt-out system could help increase donation rates. But the evidence suggests it wouldn't.
It may not be popular, but an increase in the cost of alcohol would make us drink less and consume fewer kilojoules.
Aboriginal songs found in the notebooks of a Victorian anthropologist shed light on the mystery of a 'captive white woman' that has been debated for generations.
Having a stressed and depressed father can have serious implications for infants and relationships. And supporting a father who may be experiencing mental ill health means supporting the mother too.
The biggest issues of 2018, with The Guardian’s editor-in-chief Katharine Viner.
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In conversation with Andrew Dodd, Andrea Carson and Matthew Ricketson, The Guardian's editor-in-chief discusses the big stories of 2018 and what she sees as the major challenges of 2019.
Since leaving secure jobs in newsrooms, employment has been unstable for many former journalists – but job satisfaction has been surprisingly high.
The royal commission will examine the conduct of a defence barrister who became an informant to the police - supplying information on her own clients that had been given to her in strict confidence.