Delivering a human baby – which has a large, highly developed brain – is risky for mother and baby.
Babies undertake a massive transition during labour and delivery as they move from the supported environment of the uterus to independent existence.
Using a variety of statistical analyses, the authors have found no evidence of more employment in hospitality and retail because of reduced penalty rates.
Australia's Fair Work Commission concluded that cutting penalty rates would create more jobs. Our research suggests it was wrong.
Australia’s populist parties are polling much lower than their counterparts in Europe.
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Australian populism is more of a long-term grumble about the state of the world than a sharp reaction to the threat of cultural loss.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which might reduce your risk of heart disease. If you eat 150-300 in a day, that is.
We often hear eating specific foods can help prevent disease. But these claims are best taken with a grain of salt (or turmeric). The benefits are likely only if we eat them in really huge quantities.
The coral reef of Rarotonga helped scientists create a better climate history.
El Niño events can affect millions of people around the world, causing drought in Australia and floods in the Americas.
Australian Community Media’s mastheads include The Canberra Times, The Newcastle Herald, The Border Mail (in Albury), The Illawarra Mercury (in Wollongong), The Ballarat Courier, The Examiner (in Launceston) and the Bendigo Advertiser.
The sale of Australian Community Media may signal better fortunes for regional publishing. But there are ongoing concerns about the viability of the local news business model.
David Gillespie’s new book is full of exaggerated claims that are often not backed up by science.
In his new book, Teen Brain, David Gillespie suggests anxiety and other problems are on the rise among teenagers due to smartphones and tablets. This could be true, but his claims are overblown.
APRA and ASIC will do their jobs badly without public oversight. The government hasn’t agreed it will public.
The government has agreed to create an independently-chaired body to report on the performance of ASIC and APRA, but it hasn't said its reports will be made public.
Silver moss can survive almost total dehydration.
The moss that grows in pavement cracks and on the edge of basketball courts in every town and city in Australia has a secret superpower.
Many older Australians prefer to stay at home than enter residential aged care – but the process of securing home care is riddled with complexities.
An elderly lady needs to change the time a carer visits to help her shower. The reality of today's market-driven home care system means she has to call a centralised 1800 number to arrange this.
You don’t have to quit bread, but make sure it’s wholegrain.
When it comes to weight loss, there's no such thing as a quick fix. But some foods will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Country voters may be deciding the fate of NSW in the upcoming election.
In 2019, the expectation is that the National Party will lose many seats and put the NSW Coalition government majority at risk.
Though #MeToo has changed some aspects of media reporting, there is still much to be done.
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The #MeToo movement brought to light the extent of sexual violence in the community, largely through the media. But there is still a long way to go to overturn stereotypes and shut down online abuse.
Carbon storage in Australian mangroves can help mitigate climate change.
One surprising potential benefit of sea-level rise is it helps coastal wetlands store more carbon.
We’ve been told there are many benefits of eating our veggies. Could they improve our immune system too?
There are many things we can do to support our immune systems. It turns out going vegetarian might be one of them.
Aktivis hak asasi manusia Filipina mengadakan demonstrasi di depan kantor Biro Investigasi Nasional (NBI) di mana CEO dan Editor Eksekutif Media Online Rappler, Maria Ressa ditahan, di Manila, Filipina, 14 Februari 2019.
Wartawan Filipina Maria Ressa menghadapi kampanye pelecehan online yang dirancang untuk mendiskreditkan dan membungkamnya.
Penggunaan gadget dengan intensitas rendah lebih baik untuk anak-anak.
Pakar memperingatkan bahwa waktu penggunaan gadget yang berlebihan meningkatkan risiko obesitas, kebugaran fisik yang rendah, kecemasan dan depresi.
Gerald Butts, alors secrétaire principal du premier ministre Justin Trudeau, à son arrivée à une rencontre des premiers ministres. M. Butts a démissionné en raison d'allégations selon lesquelles le cabinet du premier ministre s'est ingéré pour empêcher les poursuites criminelles contre SNC-Lavalin.
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Les risques d'influence politique sur le processus juridique sont importants, dit cette ancienne procureur. Au pays, les poursuites doivent être dans l'intérêt public, un critère discrétionnaire...
Gerald Butts, principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is seen on April 20, 2018. Butts resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.
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The SNC-Lavalin affair raises fundamental questions about how decisions to prosecute are made, and what role elected politicians should have in that process -- if any at all.
Nuts contain “good” fats.
Nuts do contain fat, but the evidence shows they won't make us gain weight if eaten in moderation. We have a few theories as to why this might be.