Rob Brooks


We are not only judged on our looks, deeds and works, but also by the company we keep, writes Rob Brooks.

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Is it true that for our entire history humans have associated with about 150 other people? Darren Curnoe checks the facts.


The hyper-sexual world of music videos fascinates so many viewers because it promises that sex is all-around, fast and largely free of charge, writes Rob Brooks. 

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New research shows male songbirds sire fewer offspring if they rise late, but the opposite might be true for humans, writes Rob Brooks.


A special place should be reserved for those who inflict upon us all the burden of collecting meaningless data, writes Rob Brooks.

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How will the international Ebola crisis influence next week’s mid-term elections in the USA, asks Rob Brooks.

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We have little to fear from mutating viruses. It is the rapidly evolving ones that we should be worried about, writes Rob Brooks.

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A disturbing modification involving sexual assault in Grand Theft Auto 5 is swaying opinions on the influence of gaming, write Michael Kasumovic and Rob Brooks.

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Research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks

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Questions of paternity tap a deep well of human insecurity, writes Rob Brooks, who has consulted on a new documentary series on the issue.