The risks of a new Cold War between the US and China are real: here's why

The US and China find it extremely difficult to see the world from the other’s perspective.AAP/EPA/Roman PilipeyDonald Trump is making good on his trade war rhetoric with China, announcing tarif...

Study of 1.6 million grades shows little gender difference in maths and science at school

Boys and girls perform about the same in STEM at school so why the gender gap later in life?Shutterstock/LightField Studios There is a stubborn stereotype that maths and science are masculine.But our ...

New colour change wristbands help you balance too much sun vs not enough – no matter your skin tone

Different skin tones need different amounts of UV light to activate vitamin D in the skin. from www.shutterstock.com The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiations have both harmful and beneficial effect...

What causes schizophrenia? What we know, don't know and suspect

The causes of schizophrenia are largely unknown.Nicola Fioravanti/UnsplashSchizophrenia is one of the world’s top ten causes of disability. It develops between the ages of 16 and 30 and often pe...

Why trackless trams are ready to replace light rail

CRRC Zhuzhou Institute developed the rubber-tyred autonomous rail transit (ART) system, or trackless tram, which has already been trialled in Zhuzhou, ChinaWikimedia, CC BY-SAI began my life as an act...

Mandela My Life is a welcome tribute to a hero, but avoids difficult questions

Detail from Father of the Innocents, from the series, Mandela A Life's Journey, by John MeyerMelbourne MuseumReview: Mandela My Life, Melbourne Museum.What is the role of commemorative exhibitions tha...

How did the fish cross the road? Our invention helps them get to the other side of a culvert

When a stream enters a culvert, the flow can be concentrated so much that water flows incredibly fast. So fast, in fact, that small and juvenile fish are unable to swim against the flow and are preve...

Battle won. Our budget woes are behind us

The government’s final budget outcome for 2017-18 is a deficit of A$10.1 billion. That’s an extraordinary A$8.1 lower than the May estimate just months ago, and more than A$19 billion lowe...

Antarctica's 'moss forests' are drying and dying

Lush moss beds in East Antarctica's Windmill Islands.Sharon Robinson, Author providedThe lush moss beds that grow near East Antarctica’s coast are among the only plants that can withstand life o...

Poll wrap: Labor drops in Newspoll but still has large lead; NSW ReachTEL poll tied 50-50

Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears to be enjoying a honeymoon period, with the Coalition up two points on two-party preferred in the latest Newspoll.AAP/Mick TsikasThis week’s Newspoll, condu...