Artificial intelligence could revolutionise the monitoring of brain development in children.

Scientists say pollution presents a greater threat to global health than war, terrorism, and a range of diseases combined.

The Federal Government has pledged $3.5 million to support Stolen Generations survivors through community-led healing services.

Australia will soon have its first federal Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

People living with disabilities in Victoria are set to benefit from an increase in locally manufactured assistive devices.

The University of Queensland (UQ) is partnering with Emory University in the US to enhance vaccine research.

Researchers have discovered that babies can perceive multiple languages while still in the womb.

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For the last few weeks we have been bogged down in the very Earthly matters of royalty, budgets, politics, humanity and celebrity - all good prompts to look away, up into the infinite. 

Health authorities, politicians and scientists have been slowly introducing the world to the concept of ‘One Health’ - an all-inclusive approach to health that extends from the human body right through the global environment. 

This year’s Nobel Prizes honour discoveries that unwind our notion of truth, our understanding of ourselves and the human story, the complexities of cells and the very basics of the universe. 

XENOTRANSPLANTATION - sounds like something that would happen to an ill-fated crew member in Star Trek, but it is also a technical term for using non-human parts to treat or enhance our own bodies. 

I am Tim Hall; a red-blooded, beer-drinking, car-driving Australian male who has no interest in watching sports – at least, not the sports played by humans.

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