Margaret Dodd’s Bridal Holden, 1977, ceramic sculpture, 24 x 42 x 20 cm.
Clay Glen. Courtesy The Cross Art Projects.
When the General Motors Holden factory closes at Elizabeth in October, an Australian icon will no longer be made here. But the Holden has been remade through art.
Public housing tenants are much more likely than renters in other sectors to struggle to get repair and maintenance done.
Grenfell Tower residents tragically got the world's attention only after a disastrous fire. So what would public housing residents in Australia say about their living conditions?
Water mass enters the ocean from glaciers such as this along the Greenland coast.
Greenland's ice is largely responsible for the accelerating pace of sea-level rise. A new analysis shows that, while Greenland accounted for just 5% of the rise in 1993, that figure rose to 25% by 2014.
A successful science career is founded in a solid publication track record.
Journal Impact Factors are unreliable and may be gamed. But can they still offer value?
In political terms, the Howard government faced little opposition to the Northern Territory Intervention.
The Northern Territory Intervention implemented coercive measures that would have been unthinkable in other, non-Indigenous communities.
Pay rise? Why not, says the RBA governor.
For a whole lot of workers in Australia, cutting a better pay deal is very hard.
The Airds Bradbury residential development has open spaces but these lack the amenities of public parks.
New research shows many good intentions for creating urban environments that promote good health were not carried through. The solutions start with engaging more closely with residents themselves.
A very low-carb diet can prompt changes in your brain similar to that caused by the illicit drug GHB.
Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. Here's why.
Australia’s central bank has to deal with a Gordian Knot in deciding how to treat interest rates as conditions shift.
Image sourced from shutterstock.com
If former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is right, then the unmistakable implication is that the RBA should probably cut rates -- perhaps twice -- later this year.
It’s not clear how proposed extensive powers for the immigration minister strengthen the integrity of Australian citizenship.
A new bill gives the immigration minister a range of new powers that relate to various aspects of the citizenship acquisition process.
A view from the ‘Kimberley’ formation on Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating flow of water toward a basin that existed before the larger bulk of the mountain formed.
We could learn a lot from any mission to send people to Mars, such as whether there's life elsewhere in the universe or even the technology for new household appliances.
Many people who are dissatisfied with the scheme have reported they couldn’t find care providers to deliver their funded and approved plans.
The Productivity Commission has described the roll-out to the full scheme as “highly ambitious” and expresses concern it risks not being implemented as intended.
The prison system is tasked with several purposes: punishment, deterrence, protection and rehabilitation.
The largest increases in Australia's prison numbers have been in remand, Indigenous and women prisoners.
A cyclist rides along the Hume Highway. New research confirms that drivers cause most collisions between cars and bicycles.
AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the bicycle, we look at new research that confirms cars cause the majority of bike collisions. It's time to follow much of Europe and shift liability to drivers.
Society has long treated people with extra limbs as anatomical oddities. But having an extra body part or organ is surprisingly common and many people don’t know they have them.
Most people don't know if they have a hidden extra organ. But they're surprisingly common and often harmless.
Suited up to simulate the conditions of working outside on Mars. Jonathan Clarke (the author, left) with visiting engineer Michael Curtis-Rouse, from UK Space Agency (right).
Jonathan Clarke personal collection
One of the best ways to find out the challenges of living on Mars is to simulate living on another planet here on Earth. So what's it like to spend several months living the Martian life?
Treasurer Scott Morrison called a press conference this week to comment on March-quarter GDP figures.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says Australia will "grow into growth". Global economic conditions suggest otherwise.
We tend to consider certain people or roles as privileged and resilient.
If we want doctors to listen, be empathetic, solve complex problems, we need to invest seriously in their well-being.
What happens if your smart kettle is hacked?
'Internet of Things' devices come with many risks, but current laws may not protect us. Until they do, it may be best to steer clear.
Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 2011.
Stainless steel, 154 x 154 x 37 cm
© the artist, image courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London
EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection presents 64 works by European artists. Its best moments are both intimate and inquisitive.