Just turn back the clock to the Howard years.
Could our susceptibility to fatal virus infections, such as Ebola, be determined by a genetic predisposition?

Are clowns scary? Ha ha aaaargh

It’s the race that stops a nation … and is worth a cool A$6.2 million. So what goes into the raceday preparation for the equine stars of the show?
We’ve all experienced fear, but Halloween is the particular time of year when we look for that rush that usually accompanies feeling scared
Coca-Cola Life is being strongly promoted as “healthy” Coke elsewhere, but it may do more to improve the company’s finances than the health of its consumers.

Can zoos save the world?

Today, many zoos promote the protection of biodiversity as a significant part of their mission.
Farming cattle in northern Australia can be tough, especially in times of drought, but producers are increasingly turning to digital technologies to help them...
Turns out, the reasons people love and hate their work are largely the same across sectors.
As the host of the G20, Australia is in a position to lead the way. However, it sent out all the wrong signals by allowing Rupert Murdoch to lecture the world’s...
At some stage, you will die. You may not know the time, date or circumstance of your death, but you do know it’s inevitable. Contemplating this fact can be...

Comment: The government next door

Urbanisation in China has created a new middle class with unprecedented opportunities to create their own wealth. But, that doesn’t mean the Communist regime has...
The report on the 2014 Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion surveys, released on Wednesday, finds both continuity and change.
In four years, Australia moved from having the 19th-lowest rank to the seventh-lowest rate of child poverty but has not done as well in terms of youth...
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School weighs Satanic colouring book

A group has submitted a Satanic colouring book and fact sheets for children at Florida schools to challenge a practice of allowing Bibles in school.
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EXCLUSIVE: Australians who lost loved ones in the Holocaust say a program meant to compensate them for property taken by the Nazis is inadequate.