Opinion

Opera House

Construction on Australia's most recognisable icon should have stopped once the roofs were erected, writes Xing Ruan.

molecules

Colour is a powerful tool for scientific storytelling, even if it's not quite true to the science, writes Kate Patterson.

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Disney's Moana is a remarkably accurate depiction of how Polynesian peoples navigate by the stars, and draws attention to the richness of Indigenous astronomy, write Duane Hamacher and Carla Bento Guedes.

pension age

Is Labor’s Jenny Macklin right when she says increasing the pension age to 70 would give Australia the oldest retirement age in the developed world? Rafal Chomik investigates.

Trump

Globalisation has increased wealth but deepened inequality. In the age of Donald Trump, the future of the global order will depend on how we explain that process, writes Lindy Edwards.

inequality

The IMF has been raising concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the fund's own policies and programs, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.

e-cigarette

The recent decision to effectively ban e-cigarettes will hurt poor and disadvantaged smokers the most, writes Colin Mendelsohn.

Emma Johnston

Unprecedented "marches for science" through major cities across the globe in April will bring leading scientists, including Nobel Laureates, together around  a political, and a more fundamental, challenge, writes Emma Johnston.

tyrant

We may not fare so well if we were to have a Prime Minister seeking to follow Trump's lead, writes George Williams.

apartments

We used to think '60s apartments were austere and badly built. Now, they appear as paragons of generosity, grace and certitude, writes Elizabeth Farrelly.

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