The variability of herbal therapies from batch to batch means gathering reliable evidence of effectiveness is almost impossible, writes Susan Walters.
Fewer drug cheats at the Winter Olympics? Or are Winter Olympians simply better at beating the tests, asks Jason Mazanov.
With just seven members, the outcomes of judicial deliberation on the High Court can be affected by a single change in its ranks, writes Andrew Lynch.
The High Court’s approach to decision-making underwent a major change in 2013, with a move away from the high levels of dissent seen in recent years to a more consensus outlook, an analysis has found. OPINION
Physics helps us understand fundamental aspects of the world and underpins much of our advanced technological capability, so it is essential we encourage its study, writes Michelle Simmons.
Is the latest visual campaign to stop the boats – in the form of a graphic novel – enough to counter asylum seekers' fear, panic and desperate need of humanitarian refuge, asks Phillip George.
Major app developers make enormous sums from basic and derivative games, so why shouldn’t independent game makers like the creator of Flappy Bird do the same, asks Thomas Apperley.
The Abbott government is lining itself up as a purist in the neoclassical economics camp and business and the unemployed alike won't be spared, writes Lindy Edwards.
In a string of cases, the High Court has given its stamp of approval for the use of secret evidence and affirmed that Australians have no right to know the case against them, writes Rebecca Ananian-Welsh.
Charles Darwin was one of the greatest scientists of all time and his 205th birthday today is worth celebrating, but he should not be treated like a messiah or deity, writes Rob Brooks.