Women played a role as both readers and authors in the history of science writing.
The early days of science writing were largely confined to men, with women treated to texts labelled "for the ladies". Things have changed, but more needs to be done.
There’s no trading strategy that will deliver better returns than chance.
The odds of winning are no better than even, and the costs of losing are enormous. We ought to limit forex to traders who can demonstrate their expertise.
Students are far more understanding of their religious peers if they attend classes about religious diversity.
Australian society is made up of people from different backgrounds and faiths. Teaching school children about religious diversity and traditions makes them more tolerant of religious minorities.
In a search of social science literature on pornography, none of the definitions reviewed mentioned consent.
Describing non-consensual acts as pornography minimises the importance of consent.
Coercive control is a form of domestic violence based on a subtle but persistent form of emotional and psychological abuse.
Advocates say the recent quashing of Sally Challen's murder conviction brought attention to a hidden feature of domestic violence. But it may have also painted Challen as an unstable woman.
Although WhatsApp is described as en encrypted messaging service, it’s not as secure as you might think.
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Facebook seems to be shifting its focus more towards privacy. But this might have some unexpected repercussions, as highlighted by recent research on the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
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The Aussie accent has been lambasted as "lazy", but this view doesn't come from the facts.
There are thousands in the Australian community who say they would sponsor a refugee’s resettlement, but only if the program was reformed.
The current community support program that allows Australians to sponsor a refugee's resettlement is flawed. It exploits the goodwill of the community while shifting costs away from the government.
An example of a typical dingo. Photograph depicts a male from K’gari-Fraser Island (Queensland).
Of all Australia’s wildlife, one stands out as having an identity crisis: the dingo. New research has found the dingo is its own species, distinct from 'wild dogs'.
The pumped hydro expansion in the Snowy Mountains is expected to be the largest renewable energy project in Australia.
Everything you need to know about pumped hydro.
Juries force lawyers to talk in a language the lay person understands.
A hung jury does not necessarily undermine a verdict in a subsequent trial – it more likely means some of the jurors from the first trial agreed with the final verdict.
The ways in which older women maintain meaningful social connections are many and varied – in this case, they do volunteer work for a greyhound adoption service.
What matters to women as they grow older, as the city's population changes and urban development continues apace? You don't know unless you ask them – and they have so much to contribute.
Most recommended courses last between three and seven days.
There’s little evidence that longer courses of antibiotics benefit patients so why are they prescribed?
Perdana Meteri Inggris, Theresa May tiba untuk pertemuan dengan para pemimpin Uni Eropa di Brussels, Belgia pada 14 Desember 2017.
Jika Anda bingung tentang kebuntuan di Inggris terkait penarikan diri dari Uni Eropa, atau Brexit, ini mungkin membantu mengerti beberapa hal.
Issues such as how best to smooth the transition to renewable energy still need much more policy certainty.
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Australia's current greenhouse emissions target is not ambitious enough, and we're not on track to hit even this modest goal. But the potential is there to hit zero emissions by mid-century if we try.
Some doctors’ websites make false claims to encourage women to have genital cosmetic surgery.
Some doctors' websites give the impression that women's genitals that diverge from the "ideal" need surgery. This is nonsense – genitals are as diverse as our faces.
A US-China grand bargain makes sense on the mutually beneficial assumption it would lay the foundations for a bilateral world order.
Trade wars are generally bad. But far worse for Australia is that the US and China make peace through a deal to establish a bilateral world order.
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge is the fastest marathon runner, so far.
Number crunching the winning race time for marathon athletes can tell us when the men are likely to break the two-hour barrier. But what about a target barrier for women marathon runners?
Vulnerable groups are being excluded from society due to their lack of ability to speak national languages.
In Victoria, the law handles an average of 100 cases of animal cruelty each year.
The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council's new report reveals that most cases of animal cruelty handled by the law are in fact animal neglect.