Opinion

brain

Electrical brain stimulation is used to treat a range of conditions, from depression to epilepsy. But how confident are we that it works, ask Martin Héroux, Colleen Loo and Simon Gandevia.

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A decade after the first coordinated cyber attack, the players might be the same, but cyber operations have changed dramatically, writes Tom Sear.

lab

An innovative nation needs to maintain support for university laboratories, writes Ian Jacobs.

Plato

Universities need to revitalise the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, writes Merlin Crossley.

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We may have finally said goodbye to the destructive personal attacks of the past and moved on to figuring out what the Hobbit really is, writes Darren Curnoe.

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In striking out Bob Day's eligibility as a senator, the High Court has widened the grounds on which other members may be removed from Parliament, writes George Williams. 

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Like Australia, China traditionally commemorates those who served in war in April each year, and increasingly they do it via social media, writes Tom Sear.

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Kerrie Davies' book A Wife's Heart places her own story alongside that of Henry Lawson's wife, writes Christopher Kremmer.

corruption

While public hearings may encourage some witnesses to approach an anti-corruption commission, others may be deterred, write Gabrielle Appleby and Grant Hoole.

visa

Important sectors of the economy have been quick to point out the potentially huge negative impact the changes to 457 visas will have, writes Richard Holden.

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