Not eating animals might make you feel more virtuous, but is it good for your health?
Too often, politicians use matters of national security for nakedly political advantage. It's a dangerous ploy, and it's time it stopped.
If the next government is serious about protecting Australian businesses and families, here are seven concrete actions it should take immediately upon taking office.
Algorithmic guardians could be programmed to manage our digital interactions with social platforms and apps according to our personal preferences.
Australian Catholics are drifting from the church, and research shows sexual abuse scandals are a main reason why.
The plan to kill 2 million feral cats nationwide by 2020 makes for good headlines. But it's also a simplistic goal that won't necessarily deliver conservation benefits to native species.
China's refusal to take Australia's rubbish has started to bite, and it's clear we're not ready to deal with the consequences.
The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council's new report reveals that most cases of animal cruelty handled by the law are in fact animal neglect.
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.