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?
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.
We’ve all experienced fear, but Halloween is the particular time of year when we look for that rush that usually accompanies feeling scared

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...
There are a couple of things you might have learnt in science class that aren't quite right.
Delaying diagnosis out of ill-perceived and outdated concepts is unethical and simply no longer an option.

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Horrific and disturbing scenes are all in a day’s work for a paramedic. But when a 14 hour night shift stretches to 20 hours, the effects of exhaustion and fatigue can...
A new mother in Germany has used a curious tactic to distract staff at pharmacy while allegedly stealing cash.
EXCLUSIVE: Australians who lost loved ones in the Holocaust say a program meant to compensate them for property taken by the Nazis is inadequate.
Forty years ago today Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman and reclaimed the heavyweight boxing crown in the bout dubbed 'Rumble in the Jungle.'
A London skatepark is to become the first in Europe to get a heritage listing, a positive step in the push for the sport to become more mainstream.
Turns out, the reasons people love and hate their work are largely the same across sectors.
Child refugees on Nauru say they fear for their lives after claiming to have been beaten and threatened with death in recent days.