Kids commonly have falls or are injured during sports, but we’re only now learning concussions in kids have severe consequences.
New research has found a link between concussion in childhood and adverse medical and social outcomes as an adult.
A spate of French towns have banned burkinis. It’s the latest move in a long history of unease over women’s (and sometimes men’s) clothing.
The burkini bans, now overturned by a French court, are selective and ridiculous. But controversy over women’s clothing, and competing cultural notions of appropriate garb, are nothing new.
Cartier Island marine reserve is part of a network that covers one-third of Australian waters.
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Marine parks need to cover large swathes of ocean, but they also need to cover the right areas if they are to deliver the best conservation. New research off Australia's northwest suggests how.
As per tradition Malcolm Turnbull has hosted the annual Prime Minister’s XI cricket match.
Since his ascendancy, the currently trim and muscular-looking Malcolm Turnbull has – for an Australian prime minister – had unusually little to say about sport.
We want to ensure we are not setting insurmountable physical activity recommendations.
Recent reports claiming we need to do five times more exercise than we previously thought are incorrect. Current physical activity guidelines are enough to achieve health benefits.
City policymakers are realising creative workers don’t have to be permanently clustered together if they can collaborate as needed.
Cities seeking to attract creative industries have relied heavily on the cluster concept. New research suggests a technology-driven transformation of how the sector works calls for a new approach.
Gurindji ranger Ursula Chubb pays her respects to ancestors killed in the early 1900s at Blackfella Creek, where children were tied with wire and dragged by horses, and adults were shot as they fled. They were buried under rocks where they fell.
Brenda L Croft, from Yijarni
The Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made history 50 years ago by standing up for their rights to land and better pay. But a new book reveals the deeper story behind the Wave Hill Walk-Off, including massacres and other abuses by early colonists.
Lumps and bumps of all kinds crop up on our skin as we age, but how can you tell which ones you don’t need to worry about?
Most of the skin lumps we develop will be benign. Here are some of the most common, and how to tell them apart.
Check it out while you can.
Tourism Queensland/Wikimedia Commons
The ailing health of the Great Barrier Reef may be attracting more tourists, at least in the short term, with a survey showing many visitors were motivated to see it while they still have the chance.
The time savings calculated in road project planning are based on incorrect assumptions about driver behaviour.
Projects like Sydney’s WestConnex and Melbourne’s Western Distributor don't account for real world evidence of driver behaviour in estimating travel time savings.
Increasing land clearing could leave Australia hotter and drier.
Here's another reason to stop land clearing: it's making Australia hotter and drier.
What could be better than browsing in a bookstore?
Five years ago, the death knell was sounded for the bookshop. But the paper book, which offers hours of deliciously deep, screen-free reading, has not gone the way of Kodachrome. In fact, bookstores are staging a minor comeback.
Snow leopards are just one of the species still threatened by hunting.
Climate change gets a lot of the spotlight when it comes to saving wildlife. But bigger threats remain.
Protesters wearing masks of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin take part in a demonstration against the country’s ‘anti-gay’ laws outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation in London, February 2014.
Sport remains “one of the last bastions of cultural and institutional homophobia” in Western societies. But there is progress.
The health sector has been plagued by problems from privatisation similar to those in vocational education.
The presumption in government is that privatisation is always desirable, but many failures have led consumers to think differently.
Science graduates struggle to find jobs straight after graduation.
Confusing short-term jobs with long-term career outcomes is a distraction from the real issues in science higher education.
Farmers protest tightened land-clearing laws in Brisbane.
Moves to tighten land-clearing laws in Queensland and New South Wales have been met with outrage from farmers. So how can we get regulation right?
Malcolm Roberts was number 2 on the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation ticket.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
Contrary to the claims of One Nation Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts' that climate change is not happening, there is abundant evidence it is, but it might not be enough to persuade him.
Bill Leak’s portrayal of an Aboriginal father as neglectful is not representative of Aboriginal family life.
Courtesy the author.
Bill Leak's cartoon of a drunk Aboriginal father who doesn't know his son's name exemplifies a long tradition of white men's fantasies about the inferiority of Aboriginal people.
The roads are a common place to feel angry, but the most dangerous.
Every day, drivers get angry and aggressive, and the evidence is mounting that this can put themselves and others at great risk.