Australia’s deep history was uncovered at Lake Mungo.
On the golden jubilee of the discovery of Mungo Lady's 40,000-year-old remains, we can reflect on Aboriginal Australia's vast history, which predates the arrival of Homo sapiens in both Europe and America.
The evidence for herbal remedies for colds just isn’t strong enough.
We asked an immunologist to assess the evidence for a popular cold and flu herbal remedy. She concluded there isn't enough evidence to support its use.
Our cultural discomfort with discussing any sort of loss means women are often met with a wall of silence.
Cliched comments like "it wasn’t meant to be" or "don't worry, you'll get pregnant" are hurtful and dismissive. Instead, acknowledge their loss, listen and let them grieve.
Virginia Edwards and Christine Foster were among the first same-sex couples to be married in Australia.
Six months after same-sex marriage became legal in Australia, none of the disasters the "no" side warned about have come to fruition, but there is still some way to go to achieve real equality.
Amazon has restricted Australians’ access to goods from its American site because of the GST reforms.
The complexity of the reforms might jeopardise the necessary cooperation of overseas businesses, and place consumers at risk of paying wrongly charged GST.
A curry-themed shoulder bag: ‘Curry’ is a word that no self-respecting subcontinental would own without a thousand caveats attached.
Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.
Improving mental health depends on distributing money more fairly.
An unfairness in how Australia’s mental health care is delivered can be seen in our data. The areas with the most need aren't getting the right amount of funding, or services.
Badeschi on the Spree River in Berlin.
Community proposals for public swimming pools are popping up all over the country. But individuals need to work with governments to ensure these projects actually get off the ground.
Clive Palmer (right) and former One Nation Senator Brian Burston announce the formation of the United Australia Party in Canberra.
Clive Palmer believes he can recapture the magic that saw him elected to Parliament in 2013, but what his new party – and others on the right – need is more discipline.
Nikki Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has announced the US will withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council.
The UN human rights council can certainly be improved, but the worst way to do that is by walking away.
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Australia's business-as-usual plan will not be enough to achieve our 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Eurydice Dixon was murdered in a busy Melbourne park - how can we make these spaces safer for women?
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Australia has guidelines for designing safe parks, but the stories of many women show these are not enough. We must involve women in co-designing these shared public spaces.
The daily fluctuations in the stock market can have a serious emotional impact on people watching their stock portfolios, when the less stressful strategy would be to pay attention to long-term trends.
Today it's estimated that we take in about five times as much information as we did 25 years ago, and that we process as much data in a day as our 15th century ancestors would have in their lifetime.
Doing them properly is key.
If you haven't had kids you probably haven't given much thought to your pelvic floor muscles. But 5 out of 5 experts say all women should regularly exercise them.
Safe access zones create a bubble of safety from certain conduct around abortion clinics.
Laws providing for safe access protect the dignity and safety of staff who need access to their workplace and women who need access to health-care services without harassment and intimidation.
Let your tea towel dry out after each use to reduce its bacterial load.
Yes, bacteria can accumulate on tea towels. But most of the bacteria the researchers found are not responsible for food poisoning or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
As the world prevaricates over climate action, Antarctica’s future is shrouded in uncertainty.
Hamish Pritchard/British Antarctic Survey
What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Will the icy wilderness we know today survive, or will it succumb to climate change and human pressure? Our choices over the coming decade will seal its fate.
Naiknya pergerakan penduduk global memudahkan penyakit menular menyebar.
Penyakit menular via kontak antar-orang dan juga kontak orang dan habitat hewan. Di negara maju ada pergeseran masalah dari penyakit menular ke penyakit tidak menular.
Everyone has to be vaccinated for immunisation programs to work.
Stating a majority of people won't benefit from a vaccine ignores the purpose of immunisation programs.
“Aitch” or “Haitch”? It’s long been a point of contestation among English speakers.
Felicity Burke/The Conversastion with apologies to Dr. Suess
An unspoken class war has long been waged around the pronounciation of the letter "h" - is it haitch or aitch? Despite a snobbish leaning to the latter, haitch makes more sense.