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.
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.
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).
Marriage? Babies? Bring it on, say Australia's young women
The future looks rosy for Mother’s Day as a survey of women in their twenties reveals 90 per cent want babies.
Dark days ahead if refugees turned away
A new book foreshadows dire outcomes for asylum-seekers if countries like Australia don’t rethink their harsh refugee policies.
Public pressure must end the ivory trade in Australia
As rhino and elephant body parts are pulled from a legal Australian auction taking place today, conservationists hope a current Senate Inquiry will be the beginning of the end for our domestic ivory trade.
Selfie tourists: travelling for the 'likes'
Why do we travel? Dr Robert Sinnerbrink, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy explains.
Will there be space travel in our lifetime?
To mark Star Wars Day - May fourth - we asked mechanical engineering lecturer, Dr Sammy Diasinos, if commercial flights into the galaxy will be taking off any time soon?
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.
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.
What you eat can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's
Australian cook and gourmet food producer Maggie Beer has teamed up with Macquarie Alzheimer’s expert Professor Ralph Martins on a cook book to boost brain health.