Curious Kids: If an insect is flying in a car while it is moving, does the insect have to move at the same speed?

Once the car is at steady speed, the insect doesn’t need to be pulled along anymore and it won't be able to tell that the car is moving.ShutterstockThis is an article from Curious Kids, a series...

A new blood test could detect early stage melanoma in more than 80% of patients

Blood can tell us a lot about our health. from www.shutterstock.comMelanoma kills more than 1,700 Australians every year, which is more than the national road toll. But the good news is it’s tre...

Workers' compensation doesn't cover gig workers – here's a way to protect them

Many gig workers are vulnerable to work-related accidents, so what can be done to ensure they are insured for injury and illness?Sam Saunders/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe rise in digital platforms supporting t...

Why Australians' religious freedom is worth protecting

As the government considers the Ruddock Review, a case for greater protections for religious freedom.ShutterstockThe government is expected to release the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review and its resp...

Decoding the music masterpieces: Rossini’s William Tell, and its famous overture

The cast of Victorian Opera's staging of William Tell. Victorian OperaAlthough it boasts one of the most famous sequences of music in existence, Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell is hardly a stap...

Indigenous peoples are crucial for conservation – a quarter of all land is in their hands

Maasai women on a conservation project in Kenya.Joan de la Malla, Author providedIndigenous peoples have a deep and unique connection to the lands they inhabit. This connection has persisted throughou...

AEMO's new electricity plan is neither a death knell nor a shot in the arm for coal

Wil Stewart/Unsplash, CC BY-SABeholders of the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) Integrated System Plan (ISP) see different futures for coal-fired generation: it’s either on the w...

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight: the science of beautiful sunsets

If you live in a place where the weather moves west to east, then an old proverb could help you predict the weather.TimOve/flickr“A red sky at night is a shepherd’s delight! A red sky in t...

Think the dual citizenship saga does not affect state parliamentarians? It might be time to think again

It has been widely assumed that any dual citizenship problems are confined to the federal parliament. But that may need a rethink.ShutterstockOver the past year, we have seen 15 federal parliamentaria...

How rising inequality is stalling economies by crippling demand

Aggregate demand is being hit by the concentration of income growth among the top earners and is now a drag on economic growth.ShutterstockRising inequality is a concern across the developed economies...