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.
Staying alert and safe on the night shift not only affects workers’ health, but the health and safety of the people around them.
Taking a power nap on a night shift can leave you feeling groggy. And eating a large meal can reduce your alertness. So, what's a tired shift worker to do to make it through the night?
The type of fatty acid is what’s most important when choosing a spread.
Depending on the overall quality of your diet and intake of saturated fats, you may need to swap your butter for margarine.
Working within and across disciplines allows blue sky research to deliver real world impact.
Ensuring knowledge creates impact involves disciplinary excellence, communication, co-location and funding.
After Charlottesville, journalists need to ask themselves whether they’re OK with doxing.
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Doxing challenges traditional journalism. Its investigative role is circumvented by people disclosing information online quickly, and often inaccurately.
Australia’s first memorial to Indigenous service people.
Many of our public commemorations honour people and incidents that brought great harm to others. We need to look at what that says about us, and how we build more inclusive public memorials.
Bone is a dynamic tissue that is continually broken down and reformed throughout life.
Fracture risk is higher in older women than men, but in adolescence the reverse is true. These differences mean our approach to managing bone health for men and women changes across the ages.
Butterfly wings, like those of the monarch butterfly, have inspired scientists to create “structural colours”.
Scientists continue to invent new colours for new applications thanks to nanoscale structures.
Eco-houses at Scotland’s Housing Expo, Inverness. What is it like to live in a house like this?
There's an international push towards low-emissions housing. New research investigates what it's like to actually live in low-energy houses.
Inflexible online assessment policies are inappropriate for working students.
Universities need to better accommodate student employment to improve the retention of online students.
Our national wellbeing probably peaked with Australia’s population at roughly 15 million in the 1970s, when this photo was taken in Hunters Hill, Sydney.
Australia's GPI, a broad measure of national wellbeing, has stalled since 1974. So what has been the point of huge population and GDP growth since then if we and our environment are no better off?
Ask your child what their toys did while they were out today or invite them to help you read the mail.
Supporting early childhood literacy is not just about reading to your child. Research has found there are many and varied ways to increase literacy in early learning.
The South Australian bank levy could illicit a response from Canberra.
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Given the small percentages involved, South Australia's bank levy won't interfere with the federal government's levy, and would arguably be compatible with it.
There is a common misunderstanding that one particular Qur’anic verse perpetuates violence against women.
Islam’s position on domestic violence is drawn from the Qur’an, prophetic practice, and historical and contemporary legal verdicts.
Quentin Agius Aboriginal Cultural Tours’ Point Pearce tour, South Australia.
It is a problem in our efforts to build reconciliation that Australians appear not to be taking up the hospitality of their fellow Australians.
Police speak with members of the public outside the Buckingham Serviced Apartments in Brighton, Melbourne, following the violent attack on Monday night.
As difficult as it is to concede, lone-actor, grievance-fuelled violence cannot be solved simply by tightening justice processes.
Some travellers may forget that where they travel is not their home, and that cultural sensitivities may differ greatly.
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The trend of 'naked tourism' reveals something more than just bare bottoms – and it may call for some active interventions.
University students can cheat on any type of assessment.
It doesn’t matter how assessments are given to students, as students can still find a way to cheat.
South Australia’s Holden plant at Elizabeth will close permanently in late 2017.
Budget 2017 has allocated A$100 million to boost innovation and advanced manufacturing. But can it fill the hole left by automotive industry closures?
Each person’s unique gut microbiota composition is in continuous communication with the immune system.
The composition of bacteria in our gut regulates our immune system. Modifying it - through poo transplants for example - can control cancer risk, as well as response to treatment.