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With a federal election looming, we can expect a lot of tried and true tactics from our politicians as they desperately try to win our votes.
It would be nice to blast dangerous nuclear waste far away from Earth, or into the Sun where it won’t cause any harm. However, it’s not as simple as it sounds.
At the end of the day, the problem is that no-one on Earth wants nuclear waste stored near them, and it's not safe or cost-effective to blast it into space.
En jouant avec leurs enfants, les parents les aident à développer leur vocabulaire et à mieux appréhender leur environnement.
Le potentiel éducatif des jeux dépend plus de la manière dont on les utilise que de l’étiquette apposée sur leurs emballages.
A history of dispossession and transgenerational trauma underlie the day-to-day struggles of Indigenous people.
A diagnosis of mental illness is only one in a number of risk factors for suicide. And for Indigenous Australians, a history of dispossession and disempowerment plays a much bigger role.
Thursday night football in the community of Wadeye, about 420 kilometres south-west of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Primary prevention programs with a footballing focus aim to change behaviours and attitudes among men towards women.
Compiling images from real American politicians with the help of the Victoria Police Criminal Identification Unit, the authors built six “ideal” candidates to test how attractiveness shifts votes.
Rodrigo Praino, Daniel Stockemer/Social Science Quarterly
Research shows that in elections with low information and poor engagement, candidate attractiveness plays a significant role in how people vote.
How much sleep we need depends on us as individuals and varies by age.
Five out of five experts agreed not everyone needs eight hours of sleep.
Kathleen Petyarre looking across Atnangker country, Northern Territory, December 2000.
Photograph Ian North; courtesy Wakefield Press
Petyarre, who won the Telstra prize for Indigenous art in 1996, has died in Alice Springs.
The Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The site is the centre of Australia’s naval industry.
Australia's naval shipbuilding projects could anchor the future of advanced manufacturing in the national economy.
Palliative care nurses, social workers and people from the funeral industry are among those who work as death doulas.
You've more than likely heard of birth doulas. But nowadays, death doulas are providing support at the end of life. How they fit into existing structures of care remains to be understood.
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land was created over 30 years ago, but has only now received its Australian premiere.
This play is in fact two plays woven together, one being a tragic love story, the other a farce set in a mythical land.
A crowd at Martin Place, Sydney, celebrates the news of the signing of the Armistice on November 11 1918.
Australian War Memorial
This year marks 100 years since the fighting stopped in the first world war. The commemoration of the armistice, Remembrance Day, remains potent but is also changing with the times.
The performers in Sutra, which saw its Australian premiere at the OzAsia Festival.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s fusion of the choreographic universe of contemporary dance with the kung fu techniques of the famed Shaolin monks is both masterful and unexpected
As German Chancellor for 13 years, Merkel has been a dominant figure in European politics.
After 18 years as leader of her party, and 13 as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has announced that this will be her last term. How has she changed Germany and the world?
A DJ provides the soundtrack of Damascus in While I Was Waiting.
A group of diasporic Syrian actors in Marseilles came together with a few remaining in their home country to create this touching, hard-hitting play.
Darcy, played here by Colin Firth in the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, has morphed from dreamboat to vampire in recent fiction.
A Mr Darcy Halloween costume anyone? How the brooding hero of Pride and Prejudice has been reinvented as a vampire.
‘The biggest disco on the planet since 1979’: Dancing Grandmothers take the stage in Adelaide.
Josang Young Mo Choe
Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ah tnravelled up and down her native land, videotaping older women dancing.
Far too much of Australians’ diet comes from foods that have virtually no nutrients.
A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows we're eating less junk food than before, but still far too much.
A member of a rare group of 410-million-year-old jawless fishes from Australia meets a mate.
along the shoreline (artist’s impression).
New research shows shallow, near-land seas similar to Bass Strait were critical in the early days of fish evolution. These are the waters we need to protect now to ensure ongoing biodiversity.
Around 60% of aged care residents require more than four hours of care per day.
The biggest system failure in aged care is staffing. We don't need to wait until the royal commission is over to fix it – this can be done now.