It’s the people that make the projects a success.
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A shift in our research funding model to fund individual people rather than whole projects could help support the best science.
Bradshaw rock paintings near King Edward River, Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Last week Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm was widely reported as suggesting that people other than Aboriginal Australians may have occupied the Australian continent in the past. At a doorstop…
The latest season of Orange is the New Black is currently screening on Showcase – but do female showrunners get treated in the same way as their male counterparts?
There's more prestige than ever on our screens – but there's also gender problem both in terms of the reception of female-centred shows – and the treatment of female creator-showrunners.
Eating three meals a day (rather than two) makes it easier to meet the body’s needs for many nutrients.
We're told to breakfast like kings but is the first meal of the day really one for champions, or chumps who've been taken in by the marketing of ready-to-eat cereal manufacturers?
If a way ahead on constitutional recognition is to be forged, it must be through political leadership and genuine public consultation.
The parliamentary committee's report highlights the deep division between those who want to advance Indigenous recognition through minimal constitutional change and those who seek more substantive reform.
Actor Taylor Kinney leaving the much loved City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco.
Using web data it's possible to work out which bookstores are the world's 'most loved'.
Two theories - efficient markets and behavioural finance - attempt to explain how our sharemarkets work.
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Do our share prices effect the wisdom of crowds, or the madness of crowds? It's the perennial economic debate.
The most powerful strategy for achieving happiness is to give up trying to be happy.
To pose the question of whether we can love happiness feels a bit like asking whether the Pope is a Catholic. Most of us believe we not only can love happiness, but that we should!
Performance artist Marina Abramovic is undertaking a residency in Sydney. This image from her 2009 work, The Drill at the Manchester International Festival 2009 Photo © Marco Anelli.
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It's hard to resist the extraordinary charisma of performance artist Marina Abramovic, who has just started a new residency in Sydney.
Housing has become just another investment asset - but the consequences are unsettling.
The widening cracks in Australia’s housing system can no longer be concealed. Seven leading Australian academics say this 10 point plan can help fix housing affordability.
Climate change will affect defence personnel themselves, as well as the kind of situations they find themselves deployed in.
AAP Image/Australian Department of Defence, Corporal Ricky Fuller
Nations such as the United States have treated climate change as a major security threat for years. The Australian government's forthcoming Defence White Paper cannot afford to ignore the issue.
The idea of the happy ending as appropriate literary fare for children is an illusion.
The very idea of the happy ending as appropriate literary fare for children is an illusion. Most fairy tales are full of darkness and violence, and as often as not do not end happily.
Inside Out’s five emotions are not a bad reflection of the emotional diversity within our own minds.
Pixar's new film, Inside Out, shows that chasing happiness along won't necessarily bring well-being, which is a view backed by the latest psychological research.
Many retirees have the option to deplete their financial assets to bolster their standard of living.
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In a system where the age pension is designed to be needs-based, a strong asset test seems like an appropriate tax on the practice of bequeathing assets like superannuation to the next generation.
It’s the technology highway which may drive economic growth.
In our first piece in a new series on economic theories that are changing the way we think, how is technology creating growth?
Blogger and media critic Anita Sarkeesian in a Feminist Frequency video.
Cyberhate would deny women their full democratic rights as citizens, yet this is trivialised and dismissed – just as sexual violence, discrimination and workplace harassment have been for decades.
Many of us expect, almost demand, to live a long life, in good health. Many of us won’t.
We have – in some of the world – sanitised death, but the custom of post-mortem photography reminds us death is closer to us than we might like to think. This article contains images of dead people.
How can you tell if you’re getting a great deal or buying a lemon?
Asymmetric information -- where one party to a potential transaction knows more about the deal than the other -- can cause markets to collapse. Luckily, we've invented a few tricks to deal with it.
Conflating suicide and mental health statistics with FIFO deaths is counterproductive.
Important recommendations made by the WA parliamentary inquiry to protect fly-in fly-out workers have been sadly over-shadowed by shallow reporting.
Citizens' juries are one mechanism to draw on informed public opinion to guide policy.
It is claimed 'tough on crime' policies reflect public opinion, but a properly informed public, via models such as citizens' juries, is likely to arrive at different views on prison and its alternatives.