Opinion

people wearing facemasks queueing for coronavirus tests

Clear messaging about who needs to get tested is better than stigmatising people who are understandably worried about their health.

fernie swastikas hockey team 1922

Great care is needed when symbols can evoke powerful emotional responses, says UNSW's Rebecca Green.

A sea sponge under water

DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.

climate protester and sign

Australia faces a carbon tax being imposed on it by its trading partners. It's time to get ahead of the curve.

end gerrymandering protester

There's a sort-of natural law that ensures that where there are electorates some votes count more than others.

amager bakke power plant in copenhagen denmark

Waste-to-energy incinerators could help Australia deal with its mounting waste crisis, but burning rubbish may come with risks to public health.

a finger points to an electronic control panel

The Internet of Things will transform industry, agriculture, and our cities. But we need to consider carefully the risks as well as the rewards.

Joe Biden speaking at a lecturn on the campaign

If Joe Biden wins the US presidency, he will have succeeded where other vice-presidents have failed.

Close up of young woman taking keys from real estate agent after signing rental lease contract

The Commonwealth government must rethink rent assistance to lift Australians out of housing stress.

Person being anxious in a crowd

It's helpful to remember you're in an unusual situation with no perfect map of how to cope, or a 'right' or 'wrong' way to get through it.

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