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Dark days ahead if refugees turned away
Is Facebook listening to our conversations?
Why does a nation of republicans care about a royal wedding?

Take a medieval fantasy, add a dash of Markle sparkle, and many of us are hooked on the idea that the commoners' time has come.

Will we ever cure cancer?

Dr Alison Zhang, medical oncologist at Macquarie University Hospital, explains.

Review: Glad I'm not a Kennedy

How would any one of us act when confronted by extraordinary events or the demand to demonstrate our true values? Philosopher Robert Sinnerbrink reviews a new movie on a 1969 car crash that some say changed the course of American politics.

Artificial Intelligence will improve our health system    

Australia has a once-in-a-generation chance to transform its health care if we spend some of the just-announced Medical Research Future Fund’s $240 million for Frontier Science on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Health and Medicine

Music may be key to returning memory to dementia patients

Music occupies a special place in our memories; so much so that it is being explored as a tool to help people who have lost their map to the past and their ability to remember.

Why the medical approach to back pain is broken

Many sufferers are wasting their money on treatments that don't work, a new study shows.

Zebrafish take science a step closer to an MND cure

A diagnosis of motor neuron disease is a death sentence for 800 Australians every year.  But there is reason for hope.

Science and Technology

How baker's yeast made in a lab is set to change the world

Science fiction is becoming reality as researchers move closer to creating the first synthetic complex life form.

Bright idea: Lights under boards may hide surfers from sharks

The quest to understand how sharks perceive their world has led Macquarie researchers to develop a surfboard with lights that could save the lives of surfers and divers.

Arts and Society

Anyone with an email inbox can be a victim of image-based abuse

But new laws and global co-operation mean offenders - including young people - can face stiff criminal penalties, as the arrest of three Dutch men has shown.

Why do siblings fight?

Professor Julie Fitness, social-evolutionary psychologist in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, explains.

Children who have music lessons are quick learners

Music lessons may one day be used for treating children and adults with certain kinds of learning impairment, researchers say.

Cyber tribes are the new agents of Indigenous change, research shows

Social media has given Indigenous Australians a louder voice than ever before, says Professor Bronwyn Carlson.

The Environment

Wetsuits that hide humans from sharks

A discovery about the eyesight of sharks has led to a real-life application that could save lives.

Drivers risk death when driving into flood water: new study

New research shows that most Australian drivers think they can work out when it is safe to enter flood waters - as foolhardy Hobart drivers proved during last week's natural disaster.

Wild Australian rice could be the key to feeding 11 billion people

Following nearly a decade of research, the discovery of a heat-tolerant protein in native rice is set to go live in field trials of genetically engineered wheat.

The Economy

Working from home is more productive, but bosses don't like it

The technology is available but your boss is the main barrier to more people working from anywhere, economists say.

Department stores will die by 2050

They have been part of the fabric of Australian life, but department stores are headed for extinction, says retail history lecturer, Dr Matthew Bailey.

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