Hip-hop artists such as American rapper Method Man are often accused of creating music than incites anti-social behaviour.
Often we form opinions of music because of how aggressive, depressing or joyful we perceive it to be. But studies into the effects of different music genres on listeners' moods throw up some surprises.
Residents of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip watch a parade by the military wing of Hamas to mark the anniversary of the war with Israel.
Although Hamas also wants a return to normalcy in the Gaza Strip, it is potentially a double-edged sword for the movement.
Antechinus on branch. If a predator appears, there aren’t many places to run.
The decisions an animal makes when escaping a predator can mean the difference between life or death.
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of infections in early life.
A Harvard University researcher last week suggested western women stop breastfeeding after a couple of months to reduce the risk of passing potentially harmful toxins on to infants via breast milk.
A boy contemplates the guns handed in during an amnesty for gang members in Panama City. How do communities respond to violence?
Many communities struggle with crime, violence and abuse, but they are not all the same. Those that look to local expertise for solutions offer hope in a world where success in preventing violence is rare.
Leader of The Greens, Richard Di Natale, speaking on ABC TV’s Q&A program.
Richard Di Natale, leader of The Greens, told the Q&A audience that India will no longer buying Australian coal but presenter Tony Jones said he thought that was wrong. We check the facts.
Flexischools fill a gap for disenfranchised youth.
Flexi schools are a relatively new form of alternative schooling in Australia. They have grown from just a few community-based projects to one of the fastest growing type of new schools in Australia.
How does our brain remember things: ask a mathematician.
Biology can only tell you so much about the workings of the brain. To understand how we think and remember things you need he help of a mathematician.
We need to teach students to think critically about what they know.
A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures.
The humble spread gets caught up in the home brew debate.
Vegemite has been used for many things over the years. But claims it was used to brew alcohol in dry Indigenous communities had many asking if that was even possible.
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK.
Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
The yellow-footed rock wallaby is just one of the rare species found in the Lake Eyre Basin.
Taking into account the rivers that drain into it and where they come from, the Lake Eyre Basin is one of largest inland draining systems in the world, the size of Germany, France and Italy combined.
Our democratic ship of state is in bad shape.
Campaigns are now more focused on how to manipulate the electorate so you can govern as you see fit once you get power.
Indian entrepreneur Gautam Adani, (pictured with former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Martin Ferguson) has risen from a modest beginning to become one of India’s most powerful businessmen.
The court decision to halt the Carmichael mine is a setback for Indian billionaire Gautam Adani - but does he really need the coal mine at all?
US President Barack Obama has unveiled the United States' most comprehensive climate policy so far.
US President Barack Obama's new climate plan aims to cut greenhouse emissions from the nation's coal-dominated power sector by 32% by 2030. Will it get through, and how will it affect this year's climate talks?
The use of Incirlik airbase by Turkish warplanes launching attacks across the border and its re-opening to the US Airforce reflect the domestic and international goals of Turkey’s campaign.
What prompted Turkey's punishing campaign against both Islamic State and Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria? The explanation for this sharp reversal of policy may lie in calculations for fresh elections.
Is the data correct that there are fewer bullies in elite schools, or is something else at play?
Recent survey data revealed that twice as many parents of public school students reported their children had been bullied compared to private school parents.
Townsville’s roads (pictured) may have their busy periods but is it the best place to start a solar charged ‘electric super highway’?
If you want to kick-start the "electric superhighway" in Queensland then it makes sense to start in a populated area with the busiest traffic.
Does this face look threatening to you?
We have evolved a tendency to find people with wider faces to be more threatening. But appearances can be deceving.
Music – as a tool of mobilising people against power – tends to suit a more progressive agenda.
Cold Chisel’s Khe Sanh was played at Reclaim Australia rallies in various cities last weekend – but won't be again, after a public statement by the band's frontman, Jimmy Barnes. Was it a good song choice?