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Big History gets even bigger, with help from Bill Gates
Professor David Christian hopes his new book can encourage a global approach to solving the grave problems faced by planet Earth. And the founder of Microsoft is right behind him.
The strict media diet that helps fight screen addiction
Approaching technology in the same way we look at nutrition is key to preventing screen use becoming an addiction, says leading psychologist and family researcher.
Boarding school is tough for parents too
It's normal to worry about how children will cope with a significant transition like going to boarding school - but its important to learn to manage your emotions to reduce stress for both you and your child.
Coastline crisis: polar ice melting faster than we thought
Sea levels may rise six to eight metres as polar ice-sheets melt – and geological records from the last interglacial period are helping researchers uncover what rising seas mean for global coasts.
Review: Sydney Theatre Company's new play, St Joan
Medievalist Professor Louise D'Arcens - who researches how the Middle Ages continue to influence modern society and culture - reviews the STC's new production of St Joan.
More women in boardrooms but research finds masculinity prevails
Despite targets that are unlikely to be met, it's not all bad news when it comes to the number of women on Australian boards, says Professor Anne Ross-Smith.
Toddlers in child care need rich conversation: new study finds
Research shows the number of words toddlers hear daily from carers influences the way they learn to speak and ultimately their readiness for school.
What is ephemeral art?
Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences Michael Gillings explains.
What is the easiest language to learn?
Dr Nan Xu Rattanasone, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) explains.
New health service answers the crisis in cosmetic surgery
PODCAST: Professor Anand Deva talks about the world-first Breast Implant Check Clinic where his team is pioneering a new way of providing long term health care for women with implants.
Will we ever cure cancer?
Dr Alison Zhang, medical oncologist at Macquarie University Hospital, explains.
Why does a nation of republicans care about royal romance?
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.