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Ways to Prevent Mental Disorders in Older Adults

Mental disorders are frequent in the elderly population. In fact, according to the World Healthy Organization, about 20% of people over the age of 60 suffer from one mental or neurological disorde...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

Chris Lilley's Lunatics has deadpan cringe, great dialogue but is more mawkish than outrageous

Chris Lilley as Gavin: an Instagram lord. Princess PicturesChris Lilley was in strife almost from the moment he started filming his new mockumentary series Lunatics, which has begun streaming on Netfl...

Alex Cothren, PhD Candidate, Flinders University - avatar Alex Cothren, PhD Candidate, Flinders University

How the UK is leading the world on flu research, ready to kick in quickly when the next pandemic hits

The new approach to keep research ready to go could be useful for other health emergencies, including other infectious diseases. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-NDThe next influenza pandemic is a cas...

Colin Simpson, Professor of Population Health, Victoria University of Wellington - avatar Colin Simpson, Professor of Population Health, Victoria University of Wellington

Grattan on Friday: The campaign with built-in R R for voters

Politically speaking, the Easter break is a blessing for a jaded electorate, at least a partial rest for voters’ eyes and ears in a campaign that’s started as an impossibly complex jumble ...

Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra - avatar Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Vital Signs: the 'ball-tampering' budget trick they don't want you to know about

Just not cricket: Politicians make promises but obfuscate how those promises will be paid for. ShutterstockThe first week of the federal election campaign has been dominated by heated disputes about t...

Richard Holden, Professor of Economics, UNSW - avatar Richard Holden, Professor of Economics, UNSW

Time, money and method: three things to consider if you're thinking about homeschooling your child

Homeschooling allows more creativity in the way the curriculum is delivered. Max Goncharov/UnsplashThis is the last article in our series on homeschooling in Australia. The series answers common quest...

David Roy, Lecturer in Education, University of Newcastle - avatar David Roy, Lecturer in Education, University of Newcastle

State of the states: Adani, economics and personality politics

The Adani coal mine has become a key issue for voters. Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDOur “state of the states” series takes stock of the key issues, seats and policies affecting t...

Nick Economou, Senior Lecturer, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University - avatar Nick Economou, Senior Lecturer, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University

Antibiotic shortages are putting Aboriginal kids at risk

At any time, almost one in two Aboriginal children living in remote areas will have a school sore. That means right now, there are an estimated 15,000 children needing treatment. School sores can be ...

Asha Bowen, Head, Skin Health, Telethon Kids Institute - avatar Asha Bowen, Head, Skin Health, Telethon Kids Institute

What and where is heaven? The answers are at the heart of the Easter story

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDThis is the second in a two-part series on heaven and hell by Bible scholar Robyn Whitaker. You can read her piece on hell here. My pious Baptist grandmother o...

Robyn J. Whitaker, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity - avatar Robyn J. Whitaker, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity

What is hell, exactly? We might joke it's other people, but the Bible has a more complicated answer

Hell is a complicated idea- and most Christians do not believe it has anything to do with fire and brimstone. Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDThis is the first in a two-part series on heaven an...

Robyn J. Whitaker, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity - avatar Robyn J. Whitaker, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity

In Abdul-Rahman Abdullah's Pretty Beach, a fever of stingrays becomes a meditation on suffering

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Pretty Beach, 2019, installation view, The National 2019: New Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, painted wood, silver plate ball chain, crystals, audi...

Ted Snell, Professor, Chief Cultural Officer, Cultural Precinct, University of Western Australia - avatar Ted Snell, Professor, Chief Cultural Officer, Cultural Precinct, University of Western Australia

Going to the beach this Easter? Here are four ways we're not being properly protected from jellyfish

Thousands of Queensland beachgoers have been stung by bluebottle jellyfish in recent months ShutterstockThe Easter long weekend marks the last opportunity this year for many Australians to go to the b...

Lynda Crowley-Cyr, Associae Professsor of Law, University of Southern Queensland - avatar Lynda Crowley-Cyr, Associae Professsor of Law, University of Southern Queensland

Australia’s epic story: a tale of amazing people, amazing creatures and rising seas

We have so much more to learn about Australia. Shutterstock/Lev SavitskiyThe Australian continent has a remarkable history — a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edg...

Michael Bird, ARC Laureate Fellow, JCU Distinguished Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, James Cook University - avatar Michael Bird, ARC Laureate Fellow, JCU Distinguished Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, James Cook University

The IKEA effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification

The IKEA effect says 'that labour alone can be sufficient to induce greater liking for the fruits of one’s labour'. ShutterstockThere are some anecdotes just so good that almost every story abou...

Gary Mortimer, Associate Professor in Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Queensland University of Technology - avatar Gary Mortimer, Associate Professor in Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Queensland University of Technology

Climate change is hitting hard across New Zealand, official report finds

Finance minister Grant Robertson (left) and climate minister James Shaw address school children during a climate protest, promising that New Zealand will introduce zero carbon legislation this year. ...

Robert McLachlan, Professor in Applied Mathematics, Massey University - avatar Robert McLachlan, Professor in Applied Mathematics, Massey University

Joko Widodo looks set to win the Indonesia election. Now, the real power struggle begins

Joko Widowo (centre, left) and his running mate, Ma'ruf Amin celebrate with supporters after the 'quick count' results showed him the likely winner of the presidential election. Mast Irham/EPAIndonesi...

Tim Lindsey, Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne - avatar Tim Lindsey, Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne

Curious Kids: How long would garden snails live if they were not eaten by another animal?

Very few people have ever had the patience to study how long garden snails live in the wild. Emily Nunell/The Conversation CC-NY-BD, CC BYCurious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question ...

Bill Bateman, Associate professor, Curtin University - avatar Bill Bateman, Associate professor, Curtin University

The myth of 'the Queensland voter', Australia's trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition

Today we're asking: what Queensland seats are the ones to watch on election night? How to give Indigenous Australians a true voice in politics? And how can we improve trust in the political system? S...

Sunanda Creagh, Head of Digital Storytelling - avatar Sunanda Creagh, Head of Digital Storytelling

The perfect pair whipping up a pizza in 60 seconds: Tom Walton and Roccbox by Gozney

Tom Walton is known for his low fuss, max flavour, healthy dishes. As a busy chef, restaurant owner and father, he’s always searching for new and exciting ways to get good food onto the table. When he came across the Roccbox by Gozney, the world...

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Are Shipping Containers Really a Good Choice for Sustainable Homes?

In the past shipping containers were simply used as secure vessels to transport or store cargo, bu...