Getting enough sleep can help our memory, waistline and our performance at work.
If you need an alarm to get up in the morning, you're probably not getting enough sleep.
Justin A. Welbergen
We need balanced media reporting about bat-borne diseases to help avoid vilification of Australia's under-appreciated creatures of the night.
As little as three squares of chocolate can make dogs sick.
Chocolate poisoning in dogs remains a problem, particularly at Christmas.
The mouth of the Murray River delivers vital nutrients to marine life in the ocean beyond.
Low flows in the Murray River in recent years have harmed tiny marine plants called phytoplankton, with consequences for local marine species and management.
Effective leadership requires leading by example, but Australia’s human rights record has drawn increasing criticism at home and abroad.
On Human Rights Day, and with Australia set to take up a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, here's a must-do list for this country to become a credible advocate for human rights.
En cas de guerre spatiale, bon nombre des infrastructures dont nous profitons seraient menacées.
Évoquer la menace d’une guerre spatiale fait immanquablement penser à de la science-fiction, mais c’est une hypothèse que les juristes prennent très au sérieux.
Zimbabwe’s Defence Force has taken control of the country’s political affairs.
By intervening in Zimbabwe's politics the military could plunge the country into a prolonged period of uncertainty. Could President Emmerson Mnangagwa be its saviour?
Nothing to stop high energy weapons being deployed in orbit around Earth.
Australia is playing a major role in developing legal guidelines that would govern how any war in space is played out. The authors of MILAMOS hope the manual is never actually required.
The continent of Australia is a mixture of land masses of differing ages.
The world's oldest known material is from Western Australia. But for much of Australia's geological past, the eastern states simply didn't exist. They're relative newcomers to our ancient continent.
Right now there are more than 20,000 objects in space.
By taking on the role as leader in space traffic management, Australia can gain international power and exploit commercial opportunities.
If more people live in the Adelaide Hills, they are more likely to be exposed to bushfires.
What decisions can we make today to reduce the future risk of hazards like floods and fire? Particularly in a time of climate change, modelling various plausible futures helps us plan for uncertainty.
The postal vote hasn’t really resolved the marriage equality issue for Turnbull.
After an ugly and unnecessary postal survey, Malcolm Turnbull has had a win – but the conservatives in his government will still be pitching for a fight.
You can eat and cook with whole hemp seeds (right), hearts (centre) and ground seed (left).
Hemp seeds are now legal as a food product in Australia. They won't make you high, but they are very nutritious.
Discovering causes of SIDS is difficult, since diagnosis is one of exclusion.
SIDS is diagnosed when no other cause of death is found, but SIDS infants do have some characteristics in common.
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.