The origins of our days of the week lie with the Romans. Three are named for planets, the other four gods.
The charges against a Sydney man for allegedly acting as an 'economic agent' for North Korea are set against the background of recent tougher UN sanctions against the rogue nation.
To explain why we have a mitochondria, we have to go back about two billion years to a time when none of the complexity of life as we see it today existed.
Cohabiting couples can sign an agreement to avoid legal uncertainties in the case of a relationship breakdown.
The hallmark of a Buruli ulcer is a sore, usually on the legs or arms, which slowly enlarges over weeks to months.
A 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Mexico on 8 September 2017. Fortunately, initial fears of a damaging tsunami hitting the coastline now appear unfounded.
How exactly do the stars twinkle in the night sky? As it turns out, the answer is full of hot air... and cold air.
The Dera Sacha Sauda episode has several important questions, mostly related to the crisis of spirituality and modernity in India today.
The anti-fascist movement, or 'antifa', has undergone more of an evolution of progressive militancy than a birth.
Georgina, age 5, wants to know why rainbows are round.
Quetiapine, sold under the brand name Seroquel, is a short-acting antipsychotic drug to treat major mental illnesses. It has also been increasingly prescribed off-label for insomnia.
Whether or not a prospective citizen would face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK comes down to their individual circumstances.
The government seems determined to give voters a voice on marriage equality, and equally determined not to be bound by what those voters say.
Some people think the sky is blue because of sunlight reflected off the ocean and back into the sky. But that's not the real reason.
Unlike most domestic criminal law, the laws governing the behaviour of Australian armed forces apply to criminal conduct alleged to have taken place overseas.
Given the Turnbull government only has a one-seat majority in the lower house, the immediate stakes of the challenge to David Gillespie's eligibility are as high as they could possibly be.
It is obviously important to protect the institutional integrity and independence of the judiciary – but the judiciary and judicial decisions should not be immune from criticism.
Islam’s position on domestic violence is drawn from the Qur’an, prophetic practice, and historical and contemporary legal verdicts.
An outline of the ways laws to restrict the activities of terrorist suspects have evolved.
Australia sends 20 million tonnes of garbage to landfill every year. With thousands of sites across the nation, it's hard to track exactly how many there are, where they are, and what's filling them.