With the year drawing to a close and a season of unfettered indulgence approaching, a new government-funded healthy lifestyle program being rolled out in response to rising rates of childhood obesity.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced Australia will take on 12,000 refugees, as millions flee conflict in Syria.

A top level expert in electronic engineering has warned that the Coalition’s National Broadband Network is a bad deal for Australia.

Archaeologists may have spotted the buried remains of a giant prehistoric monument close to Britain's famous Stonehenge.

Australian researchers have gathered a set of advanced devices that will allow them to peer into the tiniest corners of the universe.

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) wants combat sports banned at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

A high-tech approach to presenting important Indigenous issues has won a national award as part of GovHack 2015.

Child safety campaigners Bruce and Denise Morcombe have launched a mobile phone app to help parents track their children.

Researchers have provided an update on the best known ways to tell if a child has autism.

Experts are exploring the long lasting value that accounting can bring to Indigenous communities.

Research by the University of New Sales Wales indicates first-year university students from Queensland lag well behind those from other states on maths and physics.

The Australian Education Union says teachers on the Northern Territory’s Elcho Island are being strong-armed into adopting “direct instruction”.

The inquiry into the Hazelwood mine fire in Victoria has heard allegations that a Melbourne University researcher was pushed to change her wording to protect the Health Department from blame.

Evidence of a previously unknown ancient sea monster has been uncovered in the USA.

A large scale study has identified what could be a big problem in psychological research – a lack of reproducibility.

Local universities are beginning to show their support for marriage equality.

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