The helmet of a heavily armed ‘secutor’, first century AD.
Rógvi N. Johansen, Department of photo and medie Moesgaard
Roman gladiators were unique and complex characters, and certainly not the sporting heroes they're depicted as in culture today.
A ‘thinned’ landscape, which provides far from ideal habitat for many species.
Legal vegetation 'thinning' is contributing to high rates of land clearing, potentially causing problems for threatened species and ecosystems.
The study looked at helping redheads to tan and protect them from the sun. But the redheads were mice, not humans.
A US study into whether a new drug can give us a tan without going into the sun generated headlines around the world. Here's what the study really says.
Members of the W&J Traditional Owners Council outside the Federal Court.
The Carmichael coal mine requires a crucial native title agreement to build key infrastructure. But an Indigenous group is bringing legal action against Adani, which may create a fatal roadblock.
CEO of CPA Australia, Alex Malley, has come under fire for the amount he’s paid in light of public scrutiny.
The amplified public concerns about executive pay that led to the cementing of reporting and disclosure into law, may start trend of voluntary disclosure among professional bodies.
A meerkat at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra. The Zoo has recently announced an expansion that will double its size.
AAP Image/Stefan Postles
Zoos' role in conservation is divisive, but in Australia they could be critical in securing and even recovering threatened species.
One nostril or two? Hard blow or gentle? Some ways are more effective and less risky than others.
If you have a blocked or runny nose, chances are you'll reach for a tissue or hanky for a good blow. But is your technique up to scratch?
The 14th SCINEMA screens across Australia June 7-19 2017.
Robust scientific experiments are objective and separated from human influence. But the way we think about and connect with science can present beautiful stories.
Australian authorities have been working to come up with a comprehensive response to terrorist threats.
There is good evidence that Australia's counter-terrorism strategies are working.
There are a number of ways the global community can protect the oceans.
The UN Ocean Conference provides a golden opportunity for countries to present their aspirations for sustainably growing their 'blue' economies.
Experts over time continue to disagree on what is the best email etiquette.
As a part of human interaction, emails are as nuanced and complex as the social world we find them, and it is unlikely that we can rely on a checklist of quick-fix rules.
Hundreds of women have complained of adverse reactions from transvaginal mesh implants.
Regulatory bodies approved some medical devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence before having data to prove their safety and efficacy.
In Australia animal testing is currently required for some potentially toxic new cosmetic ingredients.
Understanding Animal Research/Flickr
A bill has been proposed to ban testing cosmetics on animals in Australia. It will only affect a small number of animals, but it's an important step towards a global ban.
One down, two to go: Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo wins the first game of Go against Chinese grandmaster player Ke Jie, in May 2017.
The artificial intelligence that beat a world master at the game of Go is now to be directed at more complex global problems. So what can we expect?
A compactor at work on Australian landfill.
via Wikimedia commons
Australia sends 20 million tonnes of garbage to landfill every year. With thousands of sites across the nation, it's hard to track exactly how many there are, where they are, and what's filling them.
It’s really ok to be a grammar pedant.
Grammar pedantry recently contributed to the downfall of World Bank chief economist Paul Romer. But 'grammonds' are people to be celebrated not vilified.
Businesses struck by ransomware have to make some hard decisions.
Movies tell us that paying a ransom means the bad guys win, but in the real world it's not that simple.
‘We cannot talk about building truthful relationships without being honest about the racialised realities of our social world.’
The result of the 1967 referendum may well have made Australia appear less racist, but it did not address the inherently racist nature of the Constitution.
Hundreds of large old trees were removed when the Hume Highway was widened.
When the Hume Highway was widened, hundreds of nest boxes were installed to replace habitat for three threatened species. Four years of monitoring has concluded the program is entirely unsuccessful.
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band : is this the best popular music has to offer?
Paul Townsend, flickr
Dubbed the greatest album ever by Rolling Stone, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is turning 50. We asked six experts how it had stood the test of time and found opinions diverged widely.