Health clinics and hospitals will start weighing children as part of new anti-obesity measures.

Australia’s Liberal party has launched a new website modelled after rival campaigning organisations such as Getup!.

Experts say closing the Indigenous education gap would improve health outcomes as well.

A mother’s uterine fluid can give a growing foetus information on the outside world.

The Federal Government's $23.5 billion ‘Gonski 2.0’ school funding package has passed the Senate ...

A new study says masculine stereotypes of STEM subjects corrupt the self-concept of female students and their career aspirations.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has been near-universally condemned for saying students with disabilities should not be in mainstream classes.

Research suggests teenagers really do need to sleep in longer than adults.

A new study warns Australia has drastically underestimated the threat of climate change.

The Opposition says it will not support the Federal Government’s proposed citizenship changes.

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)’s Raijin supercomputer has been ranked Australia’s fastest.

Advocates want to make sure funding for important telehealth services stays strong.

Children with FASD are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about killing themselves ...

Social and economic disadvantage could be an evolutionary trigger for children to hit early puberty.

Giving birth – mankind’s most primal practice – will soon benefit from high-tech help in the form of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Authorities are investigating a work-for-the-dole program that has been accused of driving up poverty.

The Coalition has released a list of welfare “bludger hotspots” across the country.

The UN has issued an urgent call to improve the health and productivity of the world's oceans.

Experts say the federal government should establish a national injury prevention plan to cut the massive costs of hospitalisation of children.

Western Australia's chief scientist Peter Klinken has been made a Companion of the Order of Australia for his service to medical research and biochemistry.

The Queensland Government has put aside $500 million for two new high schools in Brisbane.

Feature Stories

More »

A giant chunk of Antarctica will soon break free, but what does it mean for the rest of the Earth?

Rates of autism diagnosis have increased 20 fold over the last 30 years, and no, it’s not because of vaccines.

NASA has sent a robot into space that will hitchhike through the Solar System on the back of an asteroid.

I went to a science talk looking for controversy but all I found was science.

‘Ninety-seven per cent of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming’ – a statement about agreement that not everyone agrees on.

Archived News

RSS More »