Diagnosing sepsis isn’t easy.
Intensive care unit image via www.shutterstock.com.
Even though sepsis is growing more common, doctors still have trouble diagnosing it.
We will soon be paying more for next day delivery of letters.
Unless Australia Post is freed to operate on an even playing field with its major parcel competitors, Australians can expect to see higher postage prices and more job cuts.
Persecution based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex variation is recognised as a legitimate ground for seeking refugee status.
It is estimated that there are 175 million LGBTI persons living in persecutory environments worldwide. Only around 2500 asylum claims founded on sexual orientation or gender identity are successful annually.
Innovators might be stifled if fees for patents rise too high.
European Patent Office European Inventor Award/Flickr
Rising fees for patents could stifle innovation in Australia. So what how much should we charge for patents?
How much does the way we speak affect the way people perceive us – and should it really matter in contemporary Australia?
Within Australia, there has historically been a clear social distinction between Cultivated (British-oriented) and Broad or General, distinctly Australian ways of speaking.
Switching to solar power can deliver over 100 million tonnes of emissions reductions by 2030.*
Australia can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% below 2005 levels by 2030, according to analysis by ClimateWorks.
Nursing homes are not set up or resourced to facilitate the independence of younger residents.
The Summer Foundation
More than 7,000 young Australians with disabilities are forced to live in nursing homes because they're unable to find suitable accommodation that meets their needs. But this may be about to change.
How content is taught at university is just as important as what is taught.
Teaching is at the core of what Australian universities do, yet it receives nowhere near the attention it should, and is in danger of receiving even less.
As always, funny young people are busy self-curating extreme carnival.
In Australia, from its beginnings, humour and irony have been small weapons in the armoury of the oppressed, the outcast, or those simply fed up with cultural uniformity.
Many Australians may not be as lucky with their IVF treatment as joyful new mum Sonia Kruger.
From "Joyful new mum Sonia Kruger" to the "back-to-front love story" of sperm donor romance, IVF patients across the country are being told their fairy tale ending is just an embryo transfer away.
Free-to-Air (FTA) television is in trouble. But the reasons are not as simple as you might think. The trouble is clear. Ten Network Holdings share price has tanked from around $1.50 in late 2010 to about…
US President Barack Obama speaks at the US-Africa leaders summit. The number of US programs and initiatives on the continent has grown exponentially.
Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Kenya is a clear sign American military and economic involvement in Africa will continue to rise amid growing Chinese influence.
Health professionals may be sentenced to two years in jail for the unauthorised disclosure of information about conditions in detention centres.
From July, doctors will no longer be able to fulfil their ethical and professional obligations to report mistreatment of detainees.
The enormous amount of press that Tesla received last month over the announcement of its battery storage system – the Powerwall – cannot be put down to just clever marketing. There are so many reasons…
Following reports of cruelty Queensland will separate the commercial and integrity arms of the greyhound industry.
Queensland will create a new statutory body to oversee the integrity of the racing industry, but it will only work with enough resources.
The Kirner government passed legislation in 1991 to enable a duopoly to establish poker machine venues in local hotels and clubs in Victoria.
Joan Kirner was persuaded by an eager pro-gambling lobby that the financial benefits would save Victoria – and her government. But they certainly didn’t save her government.
It’s time to go beyond improving the mechanisms for implementing existing laws.
Australia’s organ donation levels are low by international standards. At least twenty countries achieve better donation rates than Australia's 16.1 donors per million population (DPM).
Teaching children to code is nothing new but does that teach them enough about the IT industry.
Flickr/San Jos Library
Teaching children to code with computers is only part of the challenge to preparing people for a career in the IT industry. But it can also do more harm that good in some cases.
Heavy cannabis use is consistently associated with poorer attention and memory, and increased rates of metal health problems.
The legislative changes poised to increase the availability of cannabis are outpacing our understanding of the impact that the drug has on the brain.
Surfaces like this are able to be described thanks to the work of Nash.
John Nash is best known for his contributions to game theory, but he will also be remembered for his pioneering work in geometry.