New research suggests even the earliest humans mingled with Neanderthals.

The number of home-schooled children in Queensland has almost doubled in the last five years.

ACOSS wants Newstart recipients to receive an extra $95 per week.

The Prime Minister has dodged questions about the ongoing ‘sports rorts’ scandal, as new details deepen the dodginess.

South Australia’s youngest bushfire victims will receive counselling and a backpack of supplies when they return to school next week.

Victoria's Attorney-General has called for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of her Order of Australia award.

New government grants are being offered for academics pursuing research on Australian history and culture.

Eighty of Australia's top academics have declared an “urgent need for deep cuts” to Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

Religious organisations are fighting moves to make gay conversion therapy a crime in Queensland.

A new study suggests regulations designed to limit lead levels in children may be working.

Welfare recipients may soon be asked to report their actual wages.

Scientists have 3D-printed the vocal cords of an ancient Egyptian priest.

Advocates say children with autism languish unduly in emergency departments and mental health wards.

Pressure is increasing on the Federal Government over the biased allocation of sports funds.

The world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope is ready to run.

Years of plant research have been destroyed by hailstorms in the ACT.

A new independent national taskforce is tackling the significant deficit in the numbers of women studying engineering.

A long-running study has found people no longer believe working hard will lead to a better life.

A review of the NDIS has found it is plagued with delays, frustrating and difficult to understand.

Australia’s catastrophic bushfires and smoke haze are presenting a risk for the nation's third most valuable export.

New studies suggest whooping cough is evolving into a superbug.

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