Opinion

elderly

A potential anti-ageing drug is likely to be more effective at maintaining health than extending lifespan, writes Lindsay Wu.

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Not only has income inequality in Australia grown over the past two decades, rich and poor are also more segregated in terms of where they live, writes Bruce Bradbury.

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Britian is in the midst of a messy divorce with 27 European countries and will need to negotiate all manner of deals from a position of abject weakness, writes Richard Holden.

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Sharing social knowledge is the foundation of our evolutionary success but in an age of unlimited information it's difficult to decide what to believe, writes Joseph Forgas.

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We naturally overestimate the risk of rare events, like shark attacks or terrorism. But there are things you can do to think more rationally about the real risk, write Ben Newell, Chris Donkin and Dan Navarro.

Cyclone Debbie

The category four cyclone – the fifth storm of this year's season, and the strongest so far – has buffeted the Queensland coast across a wide area centred on Airlie Beach, writes Liz Ritchie-Tyo.

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Like Julius Caesar, UNSW is changing its calendar for the better, writes Merlin Crossley.

nuclear bomb

Nuclear weapons threaten not merely those who have them, but all people who walk the Earth, write Toby Walsh and Rob Brooks.

social housing

Elizabeth Farrelly doesn't want to be one of the rich and powerful – she wants them to get out of the way and stop wrecking Sydney. 

Australian army

George Williams asks: What should Malcolm Turnbull do if he receives a call seeking our involvement in an ill-conceived foreign conflict? 

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