Seeing the unseeable: how viewing crime scene photos can be beneficial

A forensic photograph featured in the film Unnatural Deaths. courtesy NSW PoliceForensic photographs are taken by specialists as part of police investigations. These crime-or-accident scene images are...

Comic-explainer: How does Islamic finance work?

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDInterest fuels the financial world. The money sitting in your bank account accrues it, and the credit cards in your wallet charge it. If you ever want money quic...

FactCheck: do bank profits 'belong to everyday Australians'?

Bank branch employees featured in the Australian Bankers' Association national advertising campaign.A lot of people don’t know that nearly 80% of all Australian bank profits go straight back to ...

So many public toilets are a last resort – why not a restful refuge?

Functional, yes. Possibly clean, too. But most of our public toilets aren't inviting.Kgbo/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAIn the late 1980s our friends living on Sydney’s Palm Beach in the old Beacon...

Can diet improve the symptoms of endometriosis? Sadly, there's no clear answer

Every woman and her disease are different, and each will respond in her own way to different types of foods.from shutterstock.comThere is no cure for endometriosis, a condition affecting one in ten wo...

Russia not so much a (re)rising superpower as a skilled strategic spoiler

Much of the interest in Russia centres around its experienced and skilled political leader in Vladimir Putin, speaking here with Donald Trump.ReutersRussia keeps posing a massive intelligence puzzle t...

The surprising benefits of oysters (and no, it's not what you're thinking)

Oysters can do a lot more than they're given credit for.Author providedThink of oysters, and what comes to mind? You’ll probably picture a plate of seafood with a generous squeeze of lemon, or y...

We should learn to work with robots and not worry about them taking our jobs

Humans and robots can work together to create jobs for the future.Shutterstock/Gennady DanilkinWe have all heard the dire predictions about robots coming to steal our jobs. Some would even have us bel...

Voters tell Barnaby Joyce to quit as leader - Newspoll

Barnaby Joyce is coming under fresh pressure to stand down with 65% of voters saying he should quit as Nationals leader, in a Newspoll that shows the scandal hitting the government and Malcolm Turnbul...

This Obumer Hangover Just Won’t Go Away

One of the primary accusations against President Nixon that caused him to resign was that even though he was never shown to be personally aware of any abuses committed in his name he fostered an env...