If intrusive thoughts of kale get between you and a good conversation, it’s time to reassess how you think about food.
This exaggerated focus on food can be seen today in some people who follow movements such as "raw", "clean" and "paleo" eating.
One of the major works on display in The Photograph and Australia at the Art Gallery of NSW, Tracey Moffatt’s I made a camera (2003). Photolithograph. Collection of the artist. © Tracey Moffatt, courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Art Gallery of NSW.
A major photography retrospective opened at the Art Gallery of NSW on the weekend, but what does The Photograph and Australia tell us about our present and past?
Malcolm Fraser has passed away at the age of 84.
In his time in office, Malcolm Fraser oversaw the acceptance of southeast Asian refugees and led economic and social welfare reforms.
The constitutional status, rights and obligations of Australian citizens are by no means clear, despite recent legislative reforms.
Australia's Constitution contains few constitutional rights or protections, and most of those that do exist are not predicated on citizenship.
Research infrastructure, such as the H-1NF at the Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility, enables our world leading science.
Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility
Australia needs to take a longer term view of research infrastructure funding in order to prevent it from becoming politicised.
The demand for jobs among Australia’s young people is far outstripping supply.
We need different solutions to help Australia's unemployed young people get on a pathway towards working or learning.
Nutrition celebrities draw us in with fancy blogs, colourful cook books, stylised food photography and inspirational stories.
Nutrition celebrities often promote strict diets that eliminate entire food groups. Not only are they based on flimsy evidence, some of their advice can lead to serious harm.
It’s not always as ostentatious as Dubai, but our coastlines are home to ever-growing numbers of manmade structures.
Urban sprawl has spread to the sea, as more and more man-made structures are being built along the world's coastlines. Just as we do on land, we need to think about how to build sustainably at sea.
This is a close up view of the jawbone from Ethiopia.
The age of early humans has just been pushed back further than first thought thanks to the discovery of an ancient jaw bone in Africa. So just how old are early humans?
Tony Abbott’s latest “Captain’s call” comes as the government commits more troops to Iraq.
Tony Abbott's decision to grant the defence forces a 2% pay rise could come back to bite him as the public service sees a double standard.
What is it that makes Venus a hottie? Is it her hip-to-waist ratio, or just her slenderness?
"The Birth of Venus", Sandro Boticelli c1486.
Is there an ideal body shape that is universally attractive? A recent study shows that beauty is more complex, and diverse, than that.
Advice to favour plant-based foods and reduce meat intake should now be considered part of healthy dietary advice given by doctors and nutritionists.
The high meat intake in Western countries is not only bad for waistlines but also for the environment.
Facilities like the Australian Synchrotron are relied upon by scientists across the country, and could shut down if research infrastructure funding is withheld by the government.
Cutting vital research infrastructure funding because the higher education reforms are stuck in the senate could end up costing the country dearly.
Australia has a wealth of great science communicators, such as Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. But we need even more.
There is a wealth of science communication going on, but it's still not enough.
Australia’s cybersecurity approach has suffered from a lack of leadership.
It's critical the government recognises the link between cybersecurity protection and the strength of our digital economy.
NSW deputy senior Crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen, SC, has challenged ICAC’s power to investigate her alleged conduct.
ICAC argues that the alleged conduct of Margaret Cunneen and her son amounted to perversion of the course of justice.
Aboriginal stories dating back many thousands of years talk of a fire from the sky in an area now home to the Henbury meteorite craters, in the Northern Territory.
We can learn much about meteor strikes in ancient Australia by examining the oral traditions of indigenous people.
Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum is reportedly for sale – and a new museum is planned in the west.
NSW Premier Mike Baird is not the first politician to realise the political value of supporting the arts in western Sydney – and his current tilt at the west is well advised.
Viral mutation, or ‘genetic drift’, could impact the viability of some drugs being developed to combat Ebola.
Scientists around the world are trying to develop effective treatments for Ebola infection. But a process of viral mutation, known as "genetic drift", could potentially compromise their efforts.
A screenshot from one of the most popular science channels on YouTube – but what makes these videos so popular?
Everyone's looking for an audience for their videos on YouTube, and there are plenty of science videos out there. But not all are popular so what makes one more interesting than another?