A cohesive multicultural society such as Australia requires a core level of integration among its members.
There is a risk that if Australian citizenship is too hard to attain, it will create a two-tier system of permanent residency.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after dementia.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary since the 1817 publication of Dr James Parkinson’s seminal work on what he called the "Shaking Palsy".
Giant sloths: killed by rainy weather?
A burst of wet weather could have helped to kill off mammoths and other large herbivores, by transforming much of the world's grasslands into bogs and forests and depriving megafauna of food.
With the 457 visa scrapped, the new visa work program will have tightened work experience and English language requirements.
The Turnbull government is axing the 457 visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa but it might not have the desired affect on the labour market.
Companies relaxing degree requirements raises new questions about the value of a university education.
While more people than ever are graduating from universities, some companies are abandoning degree requirements altogether.
Syrian children, first aiders and civil defence volunteers showing their support of victims in the recent alleged chemical attack in Syria.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Fact Finding Team has not yet revealed the nature of the chemicals used in Khan Sheikhoun.
Changes in governance in the Arctic region could supply an example of how the two global powers can cultivate a peaceful co-existence.
The so-called ‘prison tree’: over time, myth has coalesced into a ‘fact’ for which there is no evidence.
There is no evidence to support the marketing of an ancient boab in Western Australia as a tree that once held Aboriginal prisoners. The story is a myth that elides the tree's deep significance to Indigenous people.
Hominin skull casts (L-R) Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, Homo ergaster, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis.
Roger Seymour/South Australian Museum
The brains of our ancestors grew larger and smarter thanks to an increase in the flow of blood to the brain
Over-the-counter medicines such as Ibuprofen and Voltaren are not without some risk.
Anti-inflammatory pain killers such as ibuprofen should no longer be available for sale in grocery stores, but instead restricted to pharmacies.
Pyrethroids can be found in some head-lice products.
An association isn't the same as causation – and as far as associations go, the one in this study was pretty weak.
Dental calculus deposits show this Neadertal was eating poplar, a source of aspirin, and moulded vegetation including Penicillium fungus, source of a natural antibiotic.
Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC
Neanderthals had a very varied diet based on what foods were available to them where they lived. They also knew what to eat when they were sick.
On expedition with Norman Tindale and local Aboriginal group at a rock shelter at Bathurst Head (Thartali) in eastern Cape York Peninsula, 1927.
Photo by Herbert Hale/South Australian Museum, Archives Norman Tindale Collection (AA 338/5/4/41)
Aboriginal people stayed settled in places across Australia for 50,000 years until Europeans arrived, showing a strong connection with the land.
The government is paying too much for pharmaceuticals that are no better than their cheaper counterparts. Let’s fix that.
Australia is spending more than A$500 million a year too much for pharmaceuticals because of a little known loophole that allows drug companies to overcharge the government.
Elections in Uttar Pradesh will be the most keenly watched.
This could be a year of reckoning for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. Five states, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur are set to go to the polls in…
Members of the youth wing of the National Front, Malaysia’s ruling coalition, hold placards during a protest at the North Korea embassy following the murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.
Keep the climate in mind when you’re choosing what to plant.
Plant species are reacting to climate change by adapting or migrating to better conditions. But this is not an option for gardens, so gardeners will have to be smarter about what they plant and where.
There are now 91 genes with known links to autism and intellectual disabilities.
Better genetic knowledge relating to autism and disability is expected to offer a stronger predictive capacity for families and health care providers, allowing better planning of care and support.
Fragrance is intimately linked with our memories and feelings.
J. Sibiga Photography/Flickr
Surely only a weirdo wouldn't enjoy the smell of flowers and pine forests? But as Kate Grenville writes in her latest book, fragrance causes untold misery to many of us.
There are many considerations that go into buying food, and science is just one.
Informing people about genetically modified food means more than dumping more facts on them.