Humans, and even pet dogs, are more than just products of genes. As Russell Bonduriansky writes, environments play a vital role in shaping us – even before conception.
Micro-factories have enormous potential to reduce waste, create jobs and provide business opportunities if the government and businesses get behind them, writes Veena Sahajwalla.
The immersive film Carriberrie uses virtual reality technololgy to invite the audience into a much-needed dialogue about the threatened culture of Australia's first nations people, writes Kate Gwynne.
Susan Kiefel's first year as Chief Justice of the High Court has been marked by a welcome degree of consensus, writes Andrew Lynch.
Wearing face masks to prevent disease and counter pollution is common in many Asian countries, but their effectiveness depends on the type of mask, write C Raina MacIntyre and Abrar Ahmad Chughtai.
Chris Turney, Jonathan Palmer and Mark Maslin suggest that a single tree provides a potential marker for the start of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch dominated by human activity.
Despite rates of spinal fusion being on the rise for chronic back pain sufferers, current evidence doesn't support its effectiveness, write Gustavo Machado, Christine Lin and Ian Harris.
Homeless people are over-represented in Australia’s prisons, and previously incarcerated people are over-represented among the homeless, writes Sophie Russell.
Allowing bereaved families to view images from crime and accident scenes can offer them a path to healing, write Kate Rossmanith, Hugh Dillon and Jane Mowll.
In a national advertising campaign, the Australian Bankers’ Association claims banks belong to all of us. But is that true? Mark Humphrey-Jenner investigates.