New documentary Beware the Slenderman follows the horrific stabbing of a 12 year old girl in the name of an internet myth.
From photoshopped images, to fake eye-witness accounts, to a real-life attempted murder, the Slenderman is the internet's urban myth.
Survey data show men are more likely to participate in sport for fun or enjoyment than women.
There is much work to do if Australia is to eradicate various barriers to participation in sport.
In virtual reality cinema, the audience chooses what to look at and when. What does this mean for traditional narrative storytelling?
Virtual reality cinema in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sander Koning/ANP
VR cinema explodes the frame, placing the spectator inside the space of the film. Audiences effectively edit it themselves, by choosing what to look at and when.
The photo of your child may look cute today but how will they feel when they’re all grown up?
Many parents love sharing photos of their children on social media. But they should stop and think about how it might affect their children, now and in the future.
Coal seam gas developments in Queensland near Chinchilla in 2013.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
The latest survey of residents in coal seam gas regions reveals continuing lukewarm attitudes towards the industry.
Diabetes-Related Foot Disease is very common.
Diabetes is on the rise and one of its most common complications is Diabetes-Related Foot Disease (DFRD). DFRD is difficult to treat but simple preventive strategies do exist.
Fans in Australia are held to ransom if they want to enjoy a beer at the footy or cricket.
Overpriced and low-quality beer at sports stadiums leaves fans feeling exploited. Here's how that can change.
Part of CSIRO’s ASKAP antennas at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia.
Australian SKA Office/WA Department of Commerce
It's almost impossible for any human to spot something unknown or unusual in the massive amount of data collected by our telescopes. So we're teaching an intelligent machine to search the data for us.
Cutting corners can be a sign of Machiavellianism.
Employees who ‘cut corners’ at work tend to be morally compromised, low in conscientiousness, self-focused and impulsive.
Tackling antimicrobial resistance relies on us tackling the interrelated areas of human, animal and environmental health.
The federal government is tackling antimicrobial resistance with a 'One Health' approach. But what is One Health and what can it offer that other approaches haven't?
The government has changed the rules so that another foreign investor can replace one who has pulled out of buying an off-the-plan dwelling.
The government says its changes to foreign investment will increase housing supply and make it more affordable, but that's relying on narrow and possibly incorrect assumptions about investors.
Our brains tell our bodies to move differently when we have pain.
Our brains tell our bodies to move differently when we have pain. And there is emerging evidence to show changing how we move could actually contribute to the development of chronic pain.
The problem with the current rezoning approach is that it leads to huge windfall profits and developments aimed at the upper end of the market.
The community needs affordable housing and that requires meaningful targets for new developments. The only ones who will lose out are landholders who make windfall profits from rezoning.
Exposing babies to multiple languages can help them detect differences in musical sounds from an early age.
For bilingual children, the constant switching between languages is like a frequent exercise for the ears and the brain.
Humanoids have the ability to provide real-time feedback to students.
While students enjoy learning with robots, research finds that teachers are more sceptical – worrying about their job security and technical capabilities of robots.
Could allowing environmentally sustainable whaling help end the impasse with Japan?
Wanetta Ayers/Wikimedia Commons
Recent legal and diplomatic wins over Japan's whaling stance have done little to help the whales themselves - while threatening to strain relations between pro-and anti-whaling nations.
Jockey Michelle Payne rides Prince of Penzance to victory in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.
We all know about Phar Lap, but what about the remarkable story of Walter Craig on Nimblefoot, or the market gardener who always knew when Poseidon would win?
New guidelines for screen time for children should make it easier for parents.
Updated guidelines for how much screen time children can have puts most of the onus on the parents to decide.
A simple heat pack can reduce pain and perineal tearing during childbirth.
Fear of perineal tearing is common as women prepare for childbirth. A simple warm pack can ease pain, prevent physical trauma and aid in recovery after your baby is born.
Cities like Dhaka are internally diverse, even contradictory. Such variation extends to the types of economic activity that take place in them.
As cities trumpet their liveability, creativity and greenness, many informal settlement activities are often relegated to the shadows.