It’s been four decades since the first credible, global report on the effect of carbon dioxide on the global climate.
Scientists introduced credible climate change to the world in 1979, but it's taken decades for their message to sink in.
Mitchell Brindley is the first person to be convicted under WA’s new laws against image-based sexual abuse.
New research has found that young women, Indigenous Australians and people with disabilities are the most frequent victims of 'revenge porn.'
Penelitian tentang manfaat dan risiko penggunaan ponsel di ruang kelas bisa beragam.
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Pelarangan telepon seluler di sekolah sepertinya masuk akal, tetapi penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pelarangan total dapat menimbulkan beberapa masalah.
The teeth in these
Australopithecus africanus skulls contain important evidence about the nutrition of these individuals as they grew up.
A new study shows the enigmatic hominin species Australopithecus africanus may have breastfed young for around 5-6 years – a very costly practice for the mother.
Drips and other medical devices were potential sources of infection. But no-one expected to find hospital-acquired pneumonia and urinary tract infections.
A surprising number of people are catching pneumonia or urinary tract infections in hospital, a new Australian study shows for the first time.
Sculpture of ninth-century Persian scholar Al-Khwarizmi in Khiva, Uzbekistan. Latin discovery of Al-Khwarizmi’s work introduced the numerals 0-9, one of many ways in which Islamic cultures have contributed to Western civilisation.
Western civilisation and Islam are sometimes seen as diametrically opposed. Yet Islamic cultures have contributed much to the West, in language, philosophy and literature.
Susie Porter as Marie and Kate Jenkinson as Allie in Wentworth. The show’s drama revolves around a women’s prison.
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In the popular Australian TV series Wentworth, the setting of a women's prison is a pressure-cooker for drama. The setting also allows for greater representation of diverse female characters.
What to do with our old paper medical files now that records are going digital? As a recent Brisbane case demonstrates, not all files are heading straight for destruction.
Patient information dumped on the side of the road in Brisbane recently has raised the issue of how hospitals and clinics manage their old paper records.
Questions have been raised about the new private-sector roles of former ministers Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop.
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One in four former ministers go on to take lucrative roles with special interest groups after leaving politics. Our current standards regulating this practice aren't being enforced adequately.
Plectropomus leopardus from the Whitsundays.
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Strictly enforced no-take marine areas benefit everyone, from the fish to fishers.
Human-built structures are home to a wide variety of creatures.
When we build marinas, ports, jetties and coastal defences we introduce hard structures that weren’t there before, and which reduce the amount of sunlight hitting the water.
Socioeconomic disadvantage is a known risk factor for mental illness.
In Australia, the highest rates of mental illness can be found in the poorest sections of society. But poor people with mental disorders often struggle to access the care they need.
Jeremy Hunt (left) and Boris Johnson (right) are battling it out to be the next leader of the Tory party, and ultimately the next leader of the UK.
In keeping with the permanent state of political misery induced by Brexit, any outcome of the leadership contest and the subsequent UK-EU politics will make almost everyone unhappy.
Photographs of tattooed Japanese women in the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.
An exhibition at Melbourne's Immigration Museum explores tattoo traditions from Samoa, Japan and Melbourne, telling stories of culture, tradition and migration.
Pengungsi dari Somalia, Rahma and Anisa duduk di tepian sungai Ciliwung di Jakarta.
Dengan sikap pemerintah Australia yang menerapkan kebijakan keras terhadap pengungsi, mungkin saatnya pemerintah Indonesia bertindak untuk melindungi para pengungsi yang tinggal di wilayah Indonesia.
Homeless Somalian refugees Rahma and Anisa sit on the bank of the Ciliwung River at night hoping to catch a cool breeze in Jakarta.
With Australia applying deterrence policies, Indonesia might have to step up to ensure protection for refugees transiting in the country.
An advertisement for breast implants in Sydney in 2015. Advertisements often promote a ‘natural’ ideal of beauty, even when advocating surgical intervention.
Many historic ideas about women's beauty - from prizing firm breasts to emphasising the 'natural' - continue to resonate today.
Human challenge studies can be useful to test new vaccines and are increasingly being used internationally. Yet there are several ethical issues to consider.
Deliberately infecting people with a disease-causing agent as part of carefully considered medical research can be ethically acceptable or even necessary.
The research around the benefits and risks of mobile phone use in classrooms is mixed.
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Banning mobile phones in school may seem sensible, but research and similar moves elsewhere suggest a blanket ban may introduce some problems.
You might feel a bit off after your flu shot but this doesn’t last long.
The flu vaccine takes about two weeks to start working and only protects against influenza, so you can still get sick from other viruses after your flu shot.