By Anders Furze
Although science says the earth is round, there are some people around who still think it's flat; two University of Melbourne experts look at why.
By Cheryl Critchley
On average, we keep around 17 secrets we've been told; but according to new University of Melbourne research, they often come with strings attached.
By Frederik Vervaet
The Roman emperor Augustus is often held up as a model statesman, but a University of Melbourne expert warns admirers should be careful what they…
By Yvette Maker & Jeannie Marie Paterson
Essential but often complex services need to be accessible for all, including those with cognitive disabilities. Here’s how you do it.
By Michelle Stratemeyer, Victor Sojo Monzon, Melissa Wheeler, Robert Wood
A two-year pilot implemented for the Victorian state government found simple strategies like de-identifying CVs and changing the language in job advertisements can have a…
By Michael Brear
Intervention by different governments in Australia’s National Electricity Market is becoming common, but without a coherent, national approach we risk reduced reliability, higher prices and…
By Vera Ignjatovic & Xavier Busuttil-Crellin
When you have a blood test, your results are compared to what’s considered ‘normal’ in order to work out suitable treatment, but this vital step…
By Julie Moschion
While the majority of the general public thinks drug addiction is the main reason for homelessness, the reality is quite different.
By Shaun Carney
When the young union legal officer Penny Wong, active in Labor politics since her university days, considered a run for federal parliament, she concluded that…
By Stephan Winter, Surabhi Gupta & Maria Vasardani
Can driverless vehicle technology replicate the human rules of engagement between pedestrians and drivers? When you’re about to cross a road and see an approaching…
By Jeannie Paterson & Yvette Maker
Combating bias and creating more inclusive AI is unlikely to succeed unless developers include those people who have been historically excluded or ignored.
By Tom Gerald Daly
Reimagining and safeguarding democracy, while charting a course between alarmism and complacency, requires new ways of thinking.
While many Australians are still coming to terms with having five Prime Ministers in as many years, what does the future look like for the…
By Ian Harper
Making our biggest cities more efficient, affordable and accessible will raise the living standards of nearly all Australians, but it will also require some compromise.
By Heath Pickering
Australian politics looks increasingly like a reality TV show, so what can be done to bring stability and end the near-constant Canberra coups?…
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