Brain training programs support healthy brain ageing – but you’ve got to choose the right one.
Many brain training programs are based on the principles of neuroplasticity. But a new study shows that less than 40% are backed by proof of efficacy.
For all its millions of female readers, romance fiction has been dismissed as sappy, trashy and dangerous to read.
Can a gender studies academic also write Mills and Boon novels? And can purple prose be as empowering as a pink pussy hat? The answer is yes, and yes again.
Drinking alcohol, not taking illicit drugs like ecstasy or LSD, is more closely linked with violence. Yet, media reports tend to say the opposite.
Media reports tend to link violence to illicit drugs when alcohol is far more likely to be to blame.
Children need to learn how to sound out words they haven’t seen before.
Many young children can give the false impression that they are learning to read, when in fact they are mostly guessing words from pictures or context. This test will help to identify these students.
How secure are you?
As gig work transitions online, knowing how to protect yourself and your devices has never been more important.
Children play on the beach in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. The country suffers from poor air quality and the haze often blankets the region.
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Research shows SMEs' engagement in corporate social responsibility depends on the strategic orientation of owners/managers toward CSR.
Branches are likely to keep evolving into smaller outlets focusing on sales and more complex transactions.
Customers still want personal interaction with their bank, but do banks need branches to deliver it?
Scientists have been looking for and finding ways to track various cancers in the blood for some time.
By measuring a cancer cell's DNA in the bloodstream, scientists can get a snapshot of the cancer itself, which is referred as a "liquid biopsy".
Badminton players need to excel in physical, tactical, psychological and technical traits.
Badminton is one of the most popular sports in the world (especially across Asia, Denmark and the United Kingdom), with over 200 million people playing worldwide.
In the 100m final, every hundredth of a second gained or lost in the race counts.
The fastest male and female sprinters attain incredible top running speeds with peaks in excess of 44km per hour and 38km per hour, respectively, in the men's and women's 100m races.
What really caused the Census servers to crash?
The evidence the Census servers suffered a DDoS attack is weak. A simpler explanation is that they buckled under load of Australians filling out their Census forms as asked.
Long-term use is not recommended because of the known side effects. But it took two decades, after its release in the 1960s, to recognise this.
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Benzodiazepines, like alcohol, are depressant drugs, sometimes referred to as “downers” as they make people feel relaxed, sleepy, less coordinated and generally slowed down.
Let your wireless fingerprint help catch a thief.
There are billions of wireless devices around the world and every one has a unique fingerprint. That can be very useful if a device is stolen.
Internships give students the skills to navigate real world situations like interviews.
Students who complete internships at university are better at managing their careers and are satisifed with their career choices, research shows.
Banksia woodlands are home to thousands of plant species.
The Banksia woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain are home to thousands of species, many unique. But they are gradually being swallowed by Perth, one of the world's most sprawling cities.
Believe it or not but ‘123456’ and ‘password’ are still used by people today as passwords.
Tech giant Microsoft wants to rid the world of "dumb" passwords to improve online security. But maybe it's the password itself we should dump.
Women face serious barriers to reaching the upper echelons of classical composing and conducting.
The rate of female composers working in Australia hasn't risen in seven years. At one leading ensemble, 41 of 47 composers commissioned have been men. What's going wrong, and how can it be fixed?
Major economic indicators have not changed since the federal budget.
Treasury is standing by the assumptions made in the federal budget.
Exercise can help alleviate some of the side-effects of cancer treatment.
Research shows exercise can improve outcomes of cancer patients while driving down health-care costs.
Despite the obvious limitations, we still keep trying to do many things at the same time.
Research regularly shows when people try to do two things at once, they tend to do both tasks more poorly than if they'd only attempted one at a time.