There's a good case to argue that columnist Chris Kenny would have been better served if he'd simply laughed off The Chaser skit that caused him so much offence, writes Mark Rolfe.
The key problem facing Labor leader Bill Shorten is one he has in common with every past leader: remaining true to Labor values, while adapting them to a changing Australia, writes Mark Rolfe.
Research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks
It's inevitable that some communities will live with a disproportionate burden of industrial air pollution unless we independently assess emissions data, write Donna Green, Jayajit Chakraborty and Mark Taylor.
Questions of paternity tap a deep well of human insecurity, writes Rob Brooks, who has consulted on a new documentary series on the issue.
Thanks to both professional and recreational surfers, the diversity of Australian surfboard design has never been greater, writes Miles Park.
Any big cuts to the CSIRO's budget put at risk the fundamental research that is critical for future innovation, writes Ben McNeil.
The bacterium that causes whooping cough has evolved – most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease – with a possible reduced effectiveness of the vaccine as a result, a new study shows.
UNSW will host a public symposium on renewable energy on Tuesday 15 April, to be addressed by leading scientists and industry experts on solar, wind and other technologies.
In a step forward for patient safety, a new electronic “safety net” for hospital medical tests has had significant success, with no results going missing under the new system.