Oceanographic research at UNSW suggests the claimed lengthy voyage of a castaway fisherman could have occurred and he was lucky not to have ended up in the great garbage patch of the North Pacific.
Urban planning needs to address key barriers to downsizing, with fewer than one in 10 older people currently moving to smaller homes.
Is Asia on the edge of a major power confrontation that could lead to another world war, asks Geoffrey Garrett.
With cancer now the world's biggest killer, it's clear that we won't beat the disease with treatments alone, says Bernard Stewart, co-editor of the World Cancer Report. What's needed is more legisation to regulate our behaviour.
A new major in Real Estate Studies will commence at the Australian School of Business this year, offering students an industry-focussed, multidisciplinary curriculum to develop leaders in the evolving profession.
Current tax policies are affecting housing demand, resulting in increased prices as investors and cashed up owner occupiers engage in a bidding war, writes Helen Hodgson.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman helped steer American cinema back to an emotional integrity it had lost, writes Julian Murphet.
In the aftermath of the annihilation of Nauru's judiciary, will Canberra champion the rule of law, or will it let democracy be overrun for the sake of political interests, asks Rebecca Ananian-Welsh.
Isha Deodhar is just about to start her first year of university, but she already has big plans to combine her love for maths, science and engineering to solve the big problems facing society.
Conflict between men and woman pervades every sphere of human life, but decisions about reproduction cause the most angst, writes Professor Rob Brooks. CONFERENCE