La mala comunicación o la desinformación en relación con las epidemias también pueden causar víctimas. De ahí la importancia de que las autoridades sanitarias manejen bien los mensajes que trasladan a la ciudadanía.
Poor communication and misinformation is yet another way an epidemic can cause harm. So it's important health authorities get their messaging right.
The very nature of law is that it’s ever-changing and open to interpretation.
Assuming machines could take the place of judges belies their role as the third arm of government and makers of law.
Chiens d aveugle.
Avant de rencontrer la personne qu’il guidera, un chien guide subit un entraînement très strict.
When delivered to an unsuspecting group, especially where children are present, swearing can amount to a criminal offence.
Here's when the law says it's okay to let rude words fly.
Australian families have been sitting down in front of the TV on New Year’s Eve for over 60 years.
From Clint Eastwood to Bert Newton – here's what Melbourne could watch on that new technology, the television set, to see in the new decade.
Come school holidays, your school-aged kids are more likely to spend longer on their screens than they do in term time. Here’s how to get them outside and active, with a bit of planning.
The average Australian school kid spends more time watching TV or gaming and less time being active over their summer holidays. Could more chores be the answer?
Public intoxication is illegal in every jurisdiction in Australia.
At what point does good-natured inebriation become criminally-tinged intoxication?
The Royal New Zealand Navy during a recovery operation on Whakaari/White Island, on December 13. Rescue and recovery efforts have been hampered by hazardous conditions on the island, and the danger of another eruption.
EPA/Royal NZ Navy
The tragedy at Whakaari/White Island highlights the need for consent forms to ensure tourists are fully informed when choosing to visit dangerous locations.
Although yellow fever does not currently exist in Australia, the species Aedes aegypti - which can transmit the disease - is found widely across northern Queensland. The virus remains a global health concern, but citizen scientists could help prevent its spread.
Nuisance-biting and mosquito-borne disease are ongoing concerns for health authorities. But an effective citizen science program is now showing how all of us can help beat the bite of mozzies.
Education minister Dan Tehan said the PISA results were ‘dismal’.
PISA tests only three subjects that aren't representative of an entire education system. Meanwhile, the test conditions are different across countries and comparisons are fraught.
China is fast becoming a middle-class nation.
Parents in Shanghai are aiming for their children to adopt Western style values – like self-discovery.
The electromagnetic spectrum we can access with current technologies is completely occupied. This means experts have to think of creative ways to meet our rocketing demands for data.
Free space optical communication will allow the same connectivity in space we already have on Earth. And this will provide benefits across a number of sectors.
A lot of people may think a guide dog tells a person when they can cross the road. But this is not actually true.
As part of their training, a guide dog will practise getting around some of the most common places the person they will guide needs to go.
The Adelaide Desalination Plant will be cranked up to full capacity to free up 100 gigalitres of water from the River Murray for use by farmers.
The Australian government is effectively spending A$95 million so it can sell water to farmers for A$10 million.
There is no clear evidence guns make police safer, but officers feel safer with firearms at their disposal.
There's no going back to the days when police did not carry guns. But now that they have them, their training must be unremitting. Australian lives depend on it.
Australia’s disability royal commission looked focused on the education system this week.
Thousands of Australian students are disengaged from school and leave early. Governments have provided alternative learning options for these students, but are these having unintended consequences?
All the indicators from climate science is that rain in many areas will be even more unreliable in the future.
The question in drought relief is this: do we want more or fewer people to be involved in a farming activity that is vulnerable to drought?
Andrew Hastie said the broad objectives of the identity-matching system were sound, but key changes were needed to ensure privacy and transparency.
Human rights groups say the bill is an attempt to introduce mass surveillance to Australia and an egregious breach of individual privacy.
A short story cycle is a hybrid of a novel and short story collection.
Short story cycles can satisfying a reader's need for deeper engagement and Rebekah Clarkson's Barking Dog is a great example.