Scientists have a few ideas about where dreams come from – but nobody knows for sure.
When we are asleep our brain does not switch off. It keeps working, but not as hard.
Nitrous oxide has been used as an anaesthetic for over 100 years.
Media-driven panic about drugs can create a perception more people are using the drug than they actually are, and when teens think 'everyone' is doing it, they are more likely to want to do it too.
Foodora was struggling in Australia even before regulators took an interest in its cost-minimisation measures.
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It is the Australian Tax Office, not the Fair Work Commission, making the big waves with the Foodora case and the future of the gig economy.
Young Australians use nightclubs as a place to relax and perhaps meet a new sexual partner. Many regard some phyiscal contact during the mating ritual as off limits – but still put up with it.
Nightclub-goers often regard the sort of sexually aggressive behaviour they witness as unacceptable, but they put up with it because it seems like lots of people – especially men – are doing it.
Check the position: Australian rider Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the Tour Down Under in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2018.
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Most long distance road cycling events are won or lost in the final sprint of any race stage. Here's one tip that could give you an extra 5kph advantage.
Virgin Australia is a dogged publicity hunter. The nation’s second-best known Minogue, Dannii, helped launch its first flight from Sydney to Hong Kong in June 2018.
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Virgin Australia’s great military blunder of 2018 is a case study in corporate social responsibility gone wrong.
It makes sense for children in the early stages of learning to read to be given decodable books.
Children in the early stages of learning to read should be given decodable books to practise and generalise their developing alphabetic skills.
Nature’s bank vault.
The sediments that accumulate beneath seagrass meadows can act as secure vaults for shipwrecks and other precious artefacts, by stopping water and oxygen from damaging the delicate timbers.
Les garçons apprécient bien plus la lecture de romans qu'on ne l'imagine souvent.
Si les jeunes garçons lisent moins que les filles, c’est dû à un certain nombre de clichés et d’habitudes quotidiennes. Quelques pistes pour inverser la tendance.
Motorists and governments have each been waiting for the other to take the plunge on electric cars.
The announcement of a new fast-charging network to link the major east coast cities will do much to encourage motorists to buy electric cars. But the power utilities need to get on board too.
Food helps recharge your batteries.
Just like a mobile phone, your body needs to be recharged every day. You need to eat food and drink water every day to keep your body going. Some foods are better than others at helping you stay well.
Anti-Apartheid protest in the 1980s are mere snapshots of time in the long journey towards equality, paved by the sweat and blood of those in the African National Congress and beyond.
Understanding the impact of Apartheid requires looking beyond Nelson Mandela's achievements to the bloody struggles of the African National Congress and international forces prolonging the violence.
Participants in a new peer mentoring outreach program aimed at reducing crime in the African community in Western Australia.
A new crime prevention program in Western Australia is training young Australians of African descent to become peer mentors to at-risk youths in their communities.
Perth air traffic control tower. As a pilot flies towards the destination, the air traffic control tower sends an interrogation signal. The aircraft automatically responds with a series of short pulses that let air traffic control know the identity of the plane and its altitude.
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Secondary radar is an important tool in the control of aircraft traffic, and helps make air travel safe. It was developed during dangerous times.
There are several flow-on effects from the recent Facebook hack.
There is always a tension between usability and security. People want systems to be secure so that their identities aren’t stolen, but they want those same systems to be easily accessible.
Countries such as England and Canada have adopted more progressive approaches to inclusive sex education than Australia has.
Sex, sexuality, respectful relationships, and gender all need to be discussed in schools as a measure to combat discrimination against LGBTQ people, rising rates of STIs and violence against women.
The Space Jam website circa 1997 – all those planets are clickable.
Web design has come a long way since the days of blue hyperlinks and flashy GIFs.
A new sex education program in England promises more balanced views of sexual and gender diversity.
It's time Australia came of age and followed England's example by introducing a relevant and diverse sex and relationships education program in all schools.
Positive education pairs traditional schooling with positive psychology interventions to improve wellbeing.
Positive education pairs the traditional focus of schools on academic achievement with positive psychology interventions to support student wellbeing.
No questions have been asked about Australia’s knowledge of torture committed by the US.
As a liberal democracy, Australia needs its own report on US torture in Iraq and has a legal and moral obligation to prevent torture.