The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular, but untrue, writes Brock Bastian.
If the key to reducing the health inequalities experienced by rural communities lies in better access to health care, then the federal government is treading a very delicate path, writes Damien Limberger.
New students can embrace everything uni has to offer at UNSW O Week, one of Australia's biggest celebrations to kick off the 2015 academic year.
The Australian government's response to the quashing of David Hicks' conviction for providing material support to terrorism has been underwhelming, writes George Williams.
It is synonymous with an Aussie summer but the humble backyard hose could be a breeding ground for legionella bacteria, UNSW research has found.
UNSW environmental engineer Stuart Khan will advise on new global drinking water guidelines following his appointment to a top World Health Organisation body.
All food-borne disease outbreaks are frightening, but the good news for this one is that hepatitis A is rarely life-threatening, writes Peter White.
New results confirm we are on the right track to understanding how molecules that coat DNA influence the activity of disease genes, writes Merlin Crossley.
The Shadow RBA Board recommends what the Reserve Bank should do, not predicts what it will do, writes James Morley.
The mental health issues faced by asylum seekers are exacerbated by the uncertainty and harsh conditions of detention, writes Karen Zwi.