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  • Video

    Do you know how to make good decisions?

    Probably not… but here is how you can improve.

    COVID-19, climate change, renewable energies... we have to make tough decisions every day and it isn't always easy. N...

    Behaviour December 16, 2021
  • How many people can fit into Australia?

    We answer a reader’s question with some fiddly mathematics.

    My 6-year-old son randomly asked me this question: How many people can fit into Australia?– Hannah This is an inte...

    Mathematics December 16, 2021
  • How to stay young like a superhero

    Superheroes don’t lead healthy lifestyle, study shows.

    Want to get healthy and age better? Superheroes might be your fitness inspiration. Or not. In a new study, publish...

    Social Sciences December 15, 2021
  • Can mental healthcare be automated?

    As medical experts scramble to manage demand, how effective are digital interventions?

    Depression is predicted to become the leading global cause of loss of life years due to illness by 2030, yet fewer th...

    Body and Mind December 14, 2021
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    IVF corals have their first babies In 2016, the first IVF coral babies were released at Heron Island on the Gr...

    Society December 13, 2021
  • What's behind the belly button?

    The umbilical cord is cut, and the belly button left behind. But what happens inside?

    Our belly button is a reminder for life that once we were attached to and dependent on our mother, floating like a li...

    Biology December 9, 2021
  • Video

    A year of Cosmos

    What is it like behind the scenes at Cosmos?

    When it comes to big science news, 2021 really delivered. Between Delta, COP26 and billionaires in space, this year h...

    Society December 7, 2021
  • Conversation

    3 reasons the announcement to dump radioactive waste in South Australia is extremely premature

    The national nuclear waste storage facility will be at Napandee, near Kimba in South Australia. B...

    Radioactive waste from nuclear medicine facilities around Australia will be trucked to and buried near the South Aust...

    Physics December 4, 2021
  • The complex ethics of human history

    Researchers collecting and analysing ancient human DNA must navigate a minefield of ethical consi...

    Readers are advised that this article contains images of ancient human remains. At the end of this century’s firs...

    Ethics December 3, 2021
  • A stubborn optimist’s view from COP26

    The world of finance is making sense of climate change – and vice versa.

    The world has been to Glasgow and returned. Almost 200 nations and 120 heads of state attended COP26, but they weren’...

    Sustainability December 3, 2021
  • How to use drones responsibly in Kakadu

    Indigenous-led guidelines are necessary for conservation technology.

    Drones have transformed conservation and land management over the past decade, making it easier than ever to collect ...

    Ethics December 3, 2021
  • Pedalling towards better health

    A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather tha...

    Bicycle riders have long known that riding maintains fitness, and biking has been used as a tool to promote public he...

    Behaviour December 3, 2021
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