Hand washing is an effective way to help prevent the spread of bacteria.
Millions of bacteria live on our skin without making us sick. It's when they manage to get through that they can be dangerous – particularly if they're resistant to antibiotics.
Detail from Witchetty Grub Dreaming, Jennifer Napaljarri Lewis, Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu.
Courtesy of the artist
A new exhibition pairs paintings by Indigenous Australian artists with microscopic images captured by scientists. The parallels, as this gallery of pictures shows, are intriguing.
While robots in classrooms are still very new, some early examples of success are emerging.
Robots in the classroom are highly engaging and motivating for students, and can have a cascading effect on learning across an entire school.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours - depending on how much sun it’s exposed to, it can get darker and lighter.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours and mine! It changes colour depending on how much light it's exposed to.
It isn’t clear whether or not block subjects are a form of cramming or not.
Block subjects at university are receiving a lot of attention, but research says they may not be as effective for learning.
Australian cricket captain Steve Smith makes a media mea culpa after the ball-tampering scandal.
AAP Image/Brendan Esposito
Cricket Australia's cultural problems are a lesson for corporate Australia, particularly for those companies whose own cultural problems have been exposed by the banking royal commission.
Changing to daylight saving time can impact our mood, our risk of heart attack and how much exercise we get.
Daylight saving time begins this weekend, which means many of us will get an hour less sleep. But the health effects go beyond sleep – and can last two weeks or more. Here's what the research says.
Berlin Wall, 1988. The fall of the Berlin Wall signifies the end of the Cold War and the victory of liberal democratic values.
Though the fall of the Berlin Wall did not bring along the utopia many had hoped for, it is a symbolic moment for the victors of the Cold War.
Suporter sepakbola Indonesia dalam sebuah pertandingan sepakbola di ajang SEA Games tahun lalu di Selangor, Malaysia.
Mengapa tragedi terbunuhnya suporter bola terulang lagi? Apa yang bisa kita lakukan untuk mencegahnya?
Air asin menyenangkan untuk berenang - tapi juga membawa sinyal listrik yang vital bagi kehidupan.
Studi tentang air garam sederhana adalah studi kurang menarik dibandingkan dengan ilmu yang lebih menarik tentang lubang hitam atau menyembuhkan kanker.
Referee Matt Cecchin at a match between the Penrith Panthers and the Warriors.
AAP Image/Joel Carrett
It's not easy being a ref. Everyone's your critic, and you have to run more than 8km each match to keep up with the play.
When a stream enters a culvert, the flow can be concentrated so much that water flows incredibly fast. So fast, in fact, that small and juvenile fish are unable to swim against the flow and are prevented from reaching where they need to go to eat, reproduce or find safety.
Our new invention tackles one of the greatest impediments to fish migration in Australia: culverts, those tunnels or drains often found under roads.
Electric scooters could solve the ‘last mile’ problem of urban transport if operators learn from the mistakes that plagued the introduction of dockless bikes.
Shared electric scooters appeal as a way to cover that awkward distance between public transport stops and your destination. But first e-scooter operators must solve the littering and dumping problem.
Kevin Jackson, Robyn Hendricks and Ty King Wall in the Australian Ballet’s production of Spartacus.
When Spartacus and 70 or so of his comrades revolted and escaped from their gladiatorial school near Capua in 73 BC, everyone imagined the matter would soon be dealt with. But his rebellion has continued to inspire political movements.
Salt water is fun to swim in – but it also carries the electrical signals vital for life.
We take salt water for granted, and often overlook how important it is for our own lives and in sustaining a healthy planet.
Indigenous people make up just 4.2% of the Queensland population, but are the subjects of 21% of domestic violence protection order applications.
A new study in Queensland shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are far more likely to be targeted by domestic violence protection orders than the general population.
Vincent Copley senior and Vincent Copley junior at Redbanks Conservation Park, Burra, in June, 2018. They are holding Ngadjuri book, with their grandfather and great-grandfather, Barney Waria, on the cover.
Photo: C.J. Taylor, Flinders University.
In the 1940s, the last initiated Ngadjuri man, Barney Waria, gave a series of interviews to anthropologist Ronald Berndt. Almost 80 years later, Waria's grandson wants to share this material with his family.
The southern elevation of Two Pavilion House, showing the separate pavilions that give the house its flexibility.
Image: Scott Burrows
People living with the change and uncertainty of this century need flexible and adaptable housing. Here we look at a couple of examples of what's possible.
Do people in Nosey Be Madagascar benefit equally from ecotourism income and training opportunities?
Efforts to conserve nature needs to include communities.
A prettier predator we have not seen.
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Scientists and soldiers deal with alien invaders in the new Predator movie, but how does the science stack up? With brains and brawn you'd think they'd know how to keep an alien tied down to a table.