Anzac Day, a celebration of the Anzac soldiers, pictured, has become a contentious issue in the “history wars”.
The most popular history courses taught in Australian universities are still broad courses focused on significant historical events and periods, contrary to the recent IPA report.
Early life trauma can affect our hormone systems for the rest of our lives.
The "love hormone" system starts to develop in the womb and is important in helping us deal with stress.
Firefighting foams used to contain large quantities of PFAAs chemicals, but their use has been phased out.
This week’s ABC Four Corners episode investigated contamination at defence force sites and surrounding aquifers with chemicals called perfluoroalkyl acids or PFAAs. Around 18 sites are reported to be affected…
Where are the benefits from all that hard work?
Workers are more productive than ever and earning the same amount. So shouldn't they be working less?
The floor scrubber of the year 2000, as seen from the 19th century, complete with attendant human.
A common theme from science fiction is a vision of a world where humans do less work and machines do more. Why have we not yet reached that point?
A sacred paperbark tree at Djiliwirri, the most sacred homeland of the Indigenous elder and public intellectual, Dr Joe Gumbula, in 2004.
Dr Joe Gumbula was a master-singer of Manikay, the exquisite Yolŋu tradition of public ceremonial song. While the songs contain incredible knowledge, scholars have rarely treated them as an intellectual tradition.
No, you can’t blame (most) tooth decay on your parents. But for crooked teeth, the story’s a little more complicated.
Can you blame bad teeth on your genes? Here's why the answer is not as simple as you might think.
A space agency will allow Australia to sit at the table with NASA, ESA and other global agencies.
Australia's space sector responded positively to today's federal government commitment to a space agency. Our experts explain what must come next.
The things you see your cat doing are probably what it enjoys.
When humans are happy, they may smile, or laugh, or dance - but what do animals do? Melissa, age 12, wants to know how she can tell if her cat is happy and likes you.
Detecting cosmic ray particles: a water-Cherenkov detector seen against the night sky at the Pierre Auger Observatory in western Argentina.
Steven Saffi, University of Adelaide
Scientists say they now know that high energy cosmic ray particles that bombard Earth are coming from outside our galaxy. But the actual source still remains a mystery.
The South American horned frog packs quite a bite.
The South American horned frogs are ambush predators and use their powerful jaws to prey on large animals.
A few technologies have been created that are at least as good as doctors at diagnosing certain types of disease.
The first generation of medical artificial intelligence systems are already rolling out to clinics. What are the plus- and down-sides?
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
As Congress takes up the issue of immigration, we turned to our global network of scholars to get their perspective on how points systems work.
Yothu Yindi performing in 2000. Their songs offered hope and strength to generations of Yolŋu people.
The songs of Tribal Voice offered hope and strength to generations of Yolŋu people and gave audiences elsewhere a rare insight into the resolve and aspirations of Indigenous Australia.
“Snowball Earth” happened around 700 million years ago.
Earth's thermostat can fail spectacularly at times. Around 700 million years ago, huge volcanic eruptions triggered "Snowball Earth".
The latest trend in the video gaming industry is the creation of “whales,” people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing.
The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies.
Cooking with gold is in fashion, but the practice has been happening for centuries.
Modern chefs are serving up ice cream, cakes, even sushi covered in gold. But gold in food came into its own in late medieval Europe, when eating gold wad thought to be virtuous, and one could find gilded whole roast peacocks.
Soaring heating costs mean many vulnerable Australians endure cold houses and the associated risks to their health.
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The idea of a hot and sunny land is so baked into our thinking about Australia that we've failed to design and build houses that protect us from the cold.
As the marriage equality debate heats up, some Christian groups are depicting themselves as potential victims of discrimination.
In the marriage equality debate, those who once fought against protections for religious freedom are suddenly all for it.
Adelaide’s aims in becoming a smart city include better traffic flows and highly co-ordinated transport networks.
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Smart city thinking makes good use of rapidly developing technology to help make cities work better, easier-to-navigate, safer, healthier and more enjoyable places to live.