Ruins of the Tower of St Roch, or Tower of the Patriarch, following the 1755 Lisbon earthquake by Jacques-Philippe Le Bas.
The big questions don't get much bigger. After the Lisbon earthquake killed thousands, philosopher Voltaire took aim at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and skewered his view that God is good.
Many sustainability-conscious people now find their cupboards stocked with plastic bottles of hand sanitiser, disposable wipes and takeaway food containers.
If you still have most of your teeth and they're tightly jammed together, flossing is important. But for some people, simply flossing might not be enough.
Anxiety and loneliness affect many people at the best of times. The pandemic-induced isolation and stress won't be helping, but cities can do many things to improve the 'emotional climate'.
More evidence has come in and confirmed what the government has been saying for some time. Children do get infected much less than adults with COVID-19 and when they do, they hardly spread it.
Restoring the reef represents one of the most significant science and technology challenges in the history of nature conservation.
Japanese internees starting to leave the train which brought them from Hay on their way to the Loveday Internment Camp Group in the Barmera area (1943, Renmark, South Australia).
Australian War Memorial/Photo: Hedley Keith Cullen
Reflecting on the wartime treatment of two Japanese Australians (or Nikkei) raises the spectre of our racist past - and can prompt us to consider the vulnerabilities of Asian Australians today.
Social isolation has led to art masterpieces being given new life on social media, but humans have been posing as art for centuries.
The ways the media cover health and medical issues can have a direct impact on people's behaviour. New research shows the quality of health reporting declined as media companies contracted.
John Tyndall used a beam of light to reveal floating motes of organic matter in the air which he believed carried disease.
Understanding that germs can cause illness was an important step in learning how to stop the spread of disease
The latest Doherty Institute modelling also indicates the spectre of 'unidentified community transmission' is very unlikely indeed.
When we unlock, we should do it cautiously, starting with small social gatherings, and we should test widely.
Stressed animals are more likely to harbour new diseases because their immune systems are compromised.
The court's decision reflects serious weaknesses in how warrants are issued and underscores the need for urgent reform.
The High Court handed down a mixed decision on the AFP raid on a News Corp journalist, highlighting just how fragile media freedom in Australia really is.
Nangala, an Alyawarr woman from Tennant Creek, with her granddaughter, beside her temporary housing.
Photo by Trisha Narurla Frank, provided with permission
Reducing crowding and repairing social housing can decrease the risk of COVID-19 in remote Indigenous communities. It will bring other long-term benefits, too.
Visiting women from the South Fly selling their crafts in an informal market on Boigu Island in the Torres Strait.
Australia has been tightening the border between PNG and the Torres Strait Islands in recent years, exacerbating poverty and the spread of tuberculosis in villages that depend on cross-border trade.
Quotation slips for the first Oxford English Dictionary.
A new book, which weaves fiction into the origin story of the Oxford English Dictionary, was declared a hit even before its release. Readers will judge whether it lives up to the hype.
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Sleep supports our immune function and helps us deal with stress. During this uncertain time, making sleep a priority is more than self-care – it's essential.