Opinion

Australia population census

You could compare election opinion polls to penalty shoot-outs at a World Cup final: there’s huge pressure to get it right and we remember the big misses most of all.

female gym

When you think of steroid users, it's likely you picture a male in the gym with huge muscles. But all sorts of people use steroids for all sorts of reasons.

stock market graph

Monday's share market surge was a pure as any a test of what the market thought of the election results.

kilogram weight

Today marks one of the biggest shake-ups in the history of measurement. But the new standards on how we define units of mass, length, time and so on are not easy to explain.

WWF climate change

What makes people more likely to trust a climate change message? If it looks too corporate, it's more likely to fail.

Burj Khalifa

It would be difficult, but we could probably build a tower over 2,000 metres tall, which would be like ten normal skyscrapers on top of each other! This is probably not a very good idea though.

Bob Hawke image from The Conversation

Bob Hawke led a set of economic reforms that modernised the Australian economy and set the stage for the prosperity of the last three decades.

Huawei

Trump's new executive order reflects a fear of sabotage, where an enemy such as China or Russia could turn off critical infrastructure like the internet or communications capability.

mother in prison

In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.

Flooded house in Brisbane floods, 2011

UNSW sustainability scientists have run their rulers over the major parties' climate policies to determine whether taking action against climate change is more expensive than doing nothing.

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