Child sex trafficking affects more than one million children worldwide, many of whom are left to suffer in silence.
Sex trafficking is the most common form of human trafficking. Globally, an estimated 4.8 million people are forced into sexual exploitation.
Bullying among siblings isn’t the same as teasing and occasional sibling spats.
Bullying among siblings is more likely to occur when parental resources such as time, money, attention and affection are stretched too thin between siblings.
The royal commission has scrutinised aged care staffing.
Aged care facilities are employing fewer registered and enrolled nurses and more carers, which saves money but results in sub-standard care.
The town of Schalkenmehren and its adjoining maar lake, Germany.
A maar is a volcanic crater, often filled with water. New research highlights the similarities between oral stories around the world that shed light on the formation of these craters.
Kate Miller-Heidke performs Zero Gravity during the Grand Final of the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest: an oddball, meteoric and sincere performance.
Long known as a spectacle of quirky Euro-kitsch, this year's contest more closely resembled singing TV shows such as The Voice. Notable exceptions, however, were Iceland's Hatari and our own Kate Miller-Heidke.
Celine Dion at this year’s Met Gala. Camp is not merely a matter of glittery dresses, but a mode of performance.
Many of the gowns and costumes at this year’s Met Gala attempted to capture the essence of camp, and in trying to do so missed the point of camp entirely.
La famille reste le cadre de référence des enfants, quand celui-ci évolue, ils peuvent être très déstabilisés.
La séparation d’un couple a de fortes répercussions sur la vie des enfants. Il est donc important d’amorcer un dialogue avec eux, tout en adaptant les explications à leur âge.
Many houses were flattened after Tropical Cyclone Evan, leading to the partial relocation of the Fijian viillage Denimanu.
Relocating communities to safer, less exposed areas can help people manage climate hazards, but it's not a viable solution for everyone.
People expect drivers to stop for them at pedestrian crossings, but what if they know autonomous vehicles will stop any time someone chooses to step in front of them?
How will people respond once they realise they can rely on autonomous vehicles to stop whenever someone steps out in front of them? Human behaviour might stand in the way of the promised 'autopia'.
All sorts of data is collected on Australian farms, such as stock numbers and crop details.
Farming data collected by governments, agribusinesses and banks is regulated in a piecemeal fashion, and ends up beyond the reach of farmers.
An illustration of Palorchestes azael, a marsupial tapir from the Pleistocene of Australia. There is evidence that this extinct species is depicted in rock art from the Kimberley.
Nobu Tamura/Wikimedia Commons
It is plausible to suppose that human memories of long-extinct creatures today underpin many stories we have generally regarded as fiction.
Who’s the boss in a smart home?
Smart home technology promises to make our lives easier, but how much control do we want this tech to have over our lives? And do we really trust it?
Significant changes in your child’s behaviour could signal they are being sexually abused.
Parents must encourage open conversations with their children from a young age.
Young people may have a harder time processing violent footage, as their brains are still developing.
Many teenagers may have seen the live footage of the Christchurch shooting. Here are some ways parents and teachers can help them process it.
A shade tree makes a big difference to the comfort of this couple.
Two trends in Australia, an ageing population and warming climate, are increasing the threat that heatwaves pose to our health. Increasing vegetation cover is one way every city can reduce the risk.
What would Artificial General Intelligence make of the human world?
We're on the road to developing artificial intelligence systems that will be able to do tasks beyond those they were designed for. But will we be able to control them?
Those aged 18 to 37 are twice as likely as older workers to have the most negative attitudes about ambiguity.
Generations Y and Z want interesting and novel work, but they lack the skills and confidence required to manage uncertainty when it occurs.
National programs have not yielded improved achievement rates in schools. We need to empower local people to take responsibility and collaborate to develop programs.
Participants in a virtual reality travel experience reported a sense of relaxation, similar to that gained from travel in real life.
Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.
The term ‘cisgender’ entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2015.
The prefix 'cis', meaning 'on this side of' is commonly used in chemistry and geography. More recently, it has become a way of referring to a person's gender identity.