Movies like The Hunger Games imagine society's present problems getting worse—except for sexism and racism, which magically disappear in the future.
If a mascot is invented – if there is no “real animal” to preserve – then no-one can complain about lack of support for its conservation.
Whenever a government looks like it is about to sink a few things always happen - have they begun for Abbott?
The choices we make about what to eat should be based on good science, not some fantasy about a lost Stone Age paradise.
Victorian voters go to the polls this weekend having been bombarded with myriad spending promises from the Coalition and Labor.
The loss of such a young and talented player is truly tragic and will have an impact on cricketers everywhere.
It’s no secret that the global population is ageing. So where should we do it? Which country in the world will take the best care of us?
Life-threatening brain injuries are thankfully rare in cricket and other sports. But Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes' tragic accident shows how little control...
It appears that cup colour plays a big part in the way coffee drinkers perceive the taste of their morning cuppa.
Countering the claim that texting is ruining spines.
Social media helped export the conflict and meaning of Ferguson to the rest of the world — in a way news has never been before.

Time to act on domestic violence

“He didn’t even think what he was doing was wrong – he thought it was his right as my husband” – a perpetrator’s lack of knowledge that violence is unacceptable...
I have never met a president before.
Employers that have a "results-only work environment" hold workers responsible only for defined outcomes, not hours in the office or on the job.
Because website blocking always fails.
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