The rising influence of the gun lobby in Australia may have extended the prospects of duck season continuing for the foreseeable future.
Despite its unpopularity with the public and ongoing reports of endangered and non-game birds being killed - duck shooting season commences this month in Victoria, Tasmania and SA.
Don’t worry, 98% of health professionals surveyed didn’t know either.
Nearly all the weight we lose is exhaled.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen says the cost of cash refunds has exploded.
Scrapping cash refunds on dividends could make the tax system fairer. But super funds could invest less in Australian companies.
Most parents will tell you their kids love juice. It tastes good and often comes in convenient and child-friendly packaging. Is the occasional juice OK?
Construction of apartments will be a key thing to watch in 2018.
Statements from the RBA show it's little wonder markets are not predicting a rate increase this year.
Babs turned to technology to clone her dog Sammie.
Humans, and indeed pet dogs, are more than just products of genes – even before the moment of conception, environments play a vital role in shaping us.
Pain lets us know when there is something wrong, but sometimes our brains can trick us.
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Trust Me I’m An Expert: The science of pain.
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Our podcast Trust Me, I'm An Expert, goes beyond the headlines and asks researchers to explain the evidence on issues making news. Today, we're talking pain and what science says about managing it.
Francis Williams of the Naygayiw Gigi Dance Troupe in a scene from Carriberrie.
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A new virtual reality film showing at the Australian Museum immerses viewers in remote Indigenous communities. Such films can be a path to reconciliation and understanding.
Face masks are a common sight in Asia. Why?
Whether or not masks can protect against invading or escaping bugs depends on the type of mask and material.
Back pain affects one-quarter of Australians.
Rates of spinal fusion surgery for back pain are on the rise. This is despite little evidence that it's an effective procedure and studies showing many will have revision surgery within ten years.
Having a safe and stable place to live is key to breaking entrenched cycles of poverty and criminal justice system involvement.
Experiencing homelessness increases the risk of criminal justice system involvement, and experiencing imprisonment increases the likelihood of homelessness.
Nuclear bomb tests potentially mark the start of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene.
A forensic photograph featured in the film Unnatural Deaths.
courtesy NSW Police
Bereaved families strive to comprehend that there is nothing they could have done to prevent the death of their loved one. Viewing the crime-and-accident scene images can offer a path to healing.
Bank branch employees featured in the Australian Bankers’ Association national advertising campaign.
The Australian Banking Association says 'nearly 80% of bank profits go straight back to shareholders', the majority of whom are 'everyday Australians'. Is that right?
Functional, yes. Possibly clean, too. But most of our public toilets aren’t inviting.
Public toilets are an essential amenity, but most of them aren't places we'd want to go to unless we have to. What does the failure to provide more restful and inviting places say about us?
When staff make a mistake, hospitals should follow three simple steps to better care for patients and avoid litigation.
Litigation may sound like an obvious route for someone who experiences a medical injury. But it's a lengthy and stressful process, and rarely provides relief to patients and their families.
Looking through semitransparent cells – one day these could be big enough to make windows.
Solar windows would need to trap enough light to generate power, while letting through enough to keep buildings light. Thankfully, newly developed semitransparent cells offer to do just that.
Half of injuries at trampoline parks are among children aged ten to 14 years.
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While some indoor trampoline parks operate to a high safety standard, others don't, and there's nothing compelling them to lift their game.
By the time young people get to university, it’s far too late to be initiating education on sexual consent.
Some Australian universities have introduced a one-off sexual consent program to combat sexual assault and harassment on campus, but one-off programs are unlikely to be effective in the long term.
When a pain signal gets to the brain, it lets your brain know there’s a big problem so we can respond.
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In short, pain medicine is able to block the processes that cause the feeling of pain. To understand why, you need to know a bit about how pain works.