Journalists with the skills to dig into social media can discover connections between key players in complex, often global stories.
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From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
While Hillary was in the Situation Room with Obama, she pointed out, overseeing the demise of Bin Laden, Trump was on Celebrity Apprentice.
Donald Trump makes a point in the third presidential debate.
Democracy rests heavily on the idea that, though we may not like those who govern, they gained that power by fair means. Donald Trump is undermining that idea.
Pregnant women in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia were faced with the double fear of dying from Ebola as well during childbirth.
We found that less than 1% of published research papers around the time of both outbreaks, that related to the outbreaks, actually explored their gendered impact.
Young people see their financial future as their responsibility, but they need to be comfortable talking about it, new research shows.
Young people actually take responsibility for their own financial decisions but they fail to learn from their parents about how to handle money, new research shows.
Donald Trump has moved the goalposts of what is acceptable behaviour in a presidential candidate so far that we have no language adequate to critique or refute him.
Is someone watching your mail?
More and more examples of indiscriminate surveillance are coming to light. What can we do about it?
It’s been a busy week for the easily offended.
Sonic weapons usually leave no physical marks but can be devastating psychologically.
From Long Range Acoustic Devices used to disperse protesters to ear-splitting military drones to songs blasted on rotation to prisoners, ours is an age in which sound has been repositioned as a tool of terror.
South Australia’s blackout was a reminder of the importance of our infrastructure.
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While South Australia's storm hasn't yet been specifically linked to climate change, it's a reminder of the challenge of delivering essential services in a more variable climate.
Breast density appears white or bright on mammograms – so do breast cancers.
Women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Density also makes it harder for doctors to detect breast cancer on a mammogram.
The digital communications revolution has allowed Donald Trump to connect directly with hundreds of millions of Americans and take over the once-respectable Republican Party.
Australia ranks 134 out of 138 nations in terms of access to foreign markets.
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Australia's relatively small market size means it must rely more heavily on international markets to innovate.
Politicians and those who wish to preserve the progressive achievements of the past must make their own pivot to a better understanding of the real world concerns of ordinary, hard working folk.
Ping-pong balls pour from the ceiling onto a dancer.
Renowned American choreographer Jonah Bokaer's show Rules of the Game is an adventurous collaboration that doesn't quite meet expectations.
As day-to-day politics returns, Australian Internet users' interest in the news declines from its election-driven heights.
A Hanjin Shipping Co ship stranded outside the Port of Long Beach, California, one of many around the world.
South Korean Hanjin Shipping has ships and crews stranded in ports around the world as creditors and customers wait to see if the company can be saved.
Then editor-in-chief of The Australian Chris Mitchell, right, deep in conversation with the Australian Financial Review’s Michael Stutchbury in 2015.
The Australian's former editor-in-chief has written a sometimes thrilling book. But it raises profound questions about relations between media executives and the politically powerful and the trust between journalists and their sources.
Last night ABC’s Q&A scored its usual high ratings. Not for the first time, the ABC’s flagship public access current affairs program gave primetime commercial TV a run for its money. It’s not without…
Students with autism often need to take a break from the demands of the classroom.
Teachers' lack of confidence in supporting students with autism calls for a better understanding of the disorder and how it may affect learning.