Opinion

Happymerlin cropped 0

The numbers used to measure performance in educational institutions create a lot of discussion - and angst - because of their obvious imperfections, writes Merlin Crossley.

Louisa degenhardt

Are opioids really the lifetime treatment of choice for someone who may live the rest of their lives experiencing chronic pain, sometimes worsening as they age, asks Louisa Degenhardt.

Seafood

Consumers must acknowledge that a constant supply of wild-caught fish is not sustainable and curb demand, writes Dr James Smith.

DNA2

Up to 90 per cent of the human genome really is junk DNA, contrary to recent headlines, writes Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley

Geoffrey Garrett

The United States is laying the foundation for an Asia-Pacific century that looks quite different from what most Australians imagined in the carnage of the GFC, writes Geoffrey Garrett.

Michael Hooper crop

For opera to flourish in this country, both the Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia need to commit to the ongoing revitalisation of opera itself, writes Michael Hooper.

Happymerlin cropped

With Australia lagging behind Europe and the US in research output, and with Asia catching up, urgent policy action is needed, writes Professor Merlin Crossley.

Amy reichelt cropped

Addictions can be difficult to kick, especially when we are surrounded by people and situations that trigger the habit. But psychological conditioning can break the cycle, explains Amy Reichelt.

Les field oped

Unless we can fill the void created by the loss of the Future Fellowships and other schemes, Australia's research horsepower will wind back significantly over the next few years, writes Professor Les Field.

Malcolm walter crop

Tourist "astronaut" millionaire Dennis Tito's quest to send an older couple to Mars could be a catalyst for further human exploration in space, writes Malcolm Walter.

Pages