Flowers may take advantage of visual illusions to attract bees.
To learn about how humans, animals and insects experience vision illusions, we had to find a way to ask bees what they saw.
The university sector has a relatively relaxed stance on staff-student relationships and should consider adopting standards like those for health professionals.
Financial control is a form of abuse and includes controlling access to household money, such as not having access to bank accounts.
Emotional and economic abuse in relationships are often intertwined as people who insult and shame their partners will also try to control their income and assets.
Highton Shopping Village in Geelong.
Low-density suburbs can cause social isolation that's harmful for individual and community well-being. But research confirms we can plan neighbourhood centres so they become vibrant social hubs.
The YES vote will mean many workplaces should update their HR policies to reflect changing laws and attitudes toward same-sex marriage.
The yes vote in the marriage equality postal survey will have broad reaching implications - including into LGBTIQ+ policies in the workplace.
With a hot summer forecast, keeping cool will put a strain on financially vulnerable households.
Cooling off this summer will be more expensive than ever, putting at risk the very young, the elderly and people with health conditions.
The latest storefront advertisements from lingerie retailer honey birdette have drawn a wave of criticism from the public.
Lingerie retailer Honey Birdette has drawn a wave of criticism for its depictions of women in its storefront advertising. How are are some advertisers working to break the old stereotypes?
We need to look behind the sharing economy’s apparently informal, casual intent to consider the impacts on people’s lives.
In cities dominated by globalised market forces, how can we achieve social equity and justice? For any sharing economy idea, we need to ask what will it do to fix the big problems confronting us all.
Jason Isaacs as Georgy Zhukov in The Death of Stalin.
Main Journey, Free Range Films, Quad Productions
Armando Iannucci plays fast and loose with history in his farce The Death of Stalin. But its depiction of the cult of personality that can develop around political leaders is bitingly relevant.
Stony Creek drain: untidy and often slightly threatening, informal green space still has value for residents, which appropriate intervention can enhance.
Residents often have concerns about informal green space but some still use it. Work to enhance these areas should aim to resolve these concerns without destroying what residents do value.
A Bitcoin futures market will take some of the risk out of the currency.
The introduction of Bitcoin futures contracts will remove a lot of the financial risk associated with the cryptocurrency.
A classic example of successful issue management is the NRA’s actions in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.
In the wake of the Vegas shooting, the NRA has turned the public's attention away from the core issue of banning guns by using a business strategy called issue management.
Michaelia Cash has refused to resign over misleading parliament, claiming she was unaware of one of her staffer’s actions.
Australia's minimal legal and political regulation of ministerial advisers has led to an accountability deficit.
Finally, some policy certainty for the electricity sector?
AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
The federal government has announced a new National Energy Guarantee focused on electricity reliability, after deciding not to implement a clean energy target.
For suburbs like fast-growing Tarneit in the Wyndham area, ‘hard’ infrastructure gets priority, leaving ‘soft’ social infrastructure to catch up later.
Traditionally, new communities first get hard infrastructure – schools, hospitals, transport – and 'soft' social infrastructure comes later. Liveability and public health suffer as a result.
‘HOW MUCH has my health insurance gone up?!’ There’s a simple reason premiums are increasing.
The government's latest changes to private health insurance won't affect the cost of premiums.
Land clearing is once again on the rise in Queensland.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
The outgoing Threatened Species Commissioner has downplayed the importance of land clearing as a threat to Australia's plants and animals. But it's the biggest threat, and magnifies the others too.
The Holden auto plant in Adelaide.
While previous auto plant closures have seen many workers become long term unemployed, but firms, unions and the government have worked hard to retrain and transition workers.
In Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, just over a third of dwellings are within 400 metres of a public transport stop with services every 30 minutes, but the proportions are much lower in other cities.
Governments, developers and urban planners all aspire to create liveable cities. Yet when it comes to Australian cities, the rhetoric and reality don’t quite match.
The Greening the Pipeline 100-metre pilot park at Williams Landing is the first step in transforming 27 kilometres of the heritage-listed main outfall sewer into a linear park and bike track.
Greening the Pipeline, courtesy of Melbourne Water
Tree plantings are making a visible difference to Melbourne’s west. It's the result of a collaborative model of greening, one that Australian cities need to apply more widely.