A new study of ancient shoulder bones from Ethiopia has important implications for understanding the course of our evolution, writes Darren Curnoe.
A modest amount of 'grandmothering' can lead to the evolution of an extended lifespan, suggests Rob Brooks.
A group of female dolphins has been learning from their mothers to use sponges to help catch fish for at least 180 years, a study has found.
If Tony Abbott wants to undo his damaged reputation with women, he needs to start in the right place. Simply calling himself a feminist will only lead to more trouble, argues Rob Brooks.
To suggest that some forms of rape earn that name more legitimately than others, as Todd Atkin has done, is to defend the agenda of the rapist, argues Rob Brooks.
It's high time we learned to adapt to our land of droughts and flooding rains, rather than failing time and time again to try to make it adapt to us, writes Richard Kingsford.
Indigenous collaboration and bush skills are shedding new light on what killed off Australia's unique megafauna.
A project to develop low-tech fish farming systems in Papua New Guinea is providing a new source of cheap food and income for thousands of people.
A number of introduced plant species have become more like natives, suggesting rapid evolution could happen far more frequently than previously thought.
UNSW students have achieved impressive results with their research presentations at a major petroleum engineering conference.