Parental views have a big impact on the decisions that children make, write Drew Adams and Natalie Chapman, so it's vital that mums and dads support their daughters in STEM careers.


Australia continues to see mixed signals across different aspects of the economic spectrum, writes Richard Holden.


Darren Curnoe reports on his recent excavation at the famous Niah Caves in Borneo.


Jenny Buchan outlines the problems within franchising in Australia and internationally and shares a wish list of possible solutions.


There is a need to move away from the perception that university entry is the only path to success in life, writes Merlin Crossley.


Belvoir's production of Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a timely reminder of the need for all Australians to listen to Indigenous voices, writes Caroline Wake.


Losing weight is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes but beliefs that it's harder to shed kilos when diabetic are unfounded, write Andrew Brown, Mike Lean and Wilma Leslie.


Adding just 20 cents to the price of a T-shirt in Australia would lift all Indian workers in the garment supply chain out of poverty, write Murray Ross Hall and Thomas Wiedmann.


The discovery of a new species of marsupial lion in north-west Queensland provides important insight into what habitats were like in the past, writes Anna Gillespie.


Australians can see the impact of dockless bike sharing on the streets of their cities. The data collected about user journeys is less visible but just as important, writes Christopher Pettit.