Developments in technology mean that we can use automation to reduce accidents on oil rigs.
From predicting suicide risk to chatbot therapy, artificial intelligence is all the rage in suicide prevention. The question is, can it really work?
In the wake of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, an ethicist examines the state of autonomous vehicle development.
There's a common, popular and well-studied method to ensure new technologies are safe and effective for public use – even if researchers don't fully understand how they work.
After Columbine, teens weren't taking to the streets to call for more gun regulations. So what's changed?
At least half of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol. But prevention programs at US colleges and universities don’t address what that means for bystanders.
While some indoor trampoline parks operate to a high safety standard, others don't, and there's nothing compelling them to lift their game.
One in four patients who stays overnight in hospital endures a complication.
The shipping industry can learn from oil spills – if it wants to.
If government and industry overhype autonomous vehicles, the public may expect too much, be disappointed and reject the new technology.
Cold water drowning kills many people every year. But can it also provide curative benefits? We asked an expert.
The benefits of walking are widely promoted, but most Australian communities still aren't walker-friendly. Young people, who rely heavily on walking to get around, are clear about what has to change.
Until late November, Bali's high economic dependence on tourism led its Tourism Board to dismiss the dangers of the Mount Agung volcano. This severely undermined the reputation of destination Bali..
In the last few years, significant resources have been devoted to changing attitudes towards domestic violence – so why aren’t the numbers going down?
Natural disasters expose people to toxic gases, bacterial illness and other serious dangers. How can people maximize their safety as they return home?
The first set of ethical rules on how self-driving cars should operate have been adopted by the German government.
Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
Many African countries are sitting on vast and under-utilised oceanic territories that have the potential to unlock enormous economic value, if properly governed.
Flying cars have been the stuff of science fiction for years, and now companies are now starting to look at such options. But what will it take to get our cars off the ground?
The next financial crisis might be caused not by greed, but a human bias towards safety.