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What's in the Government's higher education package?

One of the biggest surprises of the 2014 budget, the Coalition's plan to overhaul tertiary education, has twice been knocked back by Parliament.<p>The …

Higher Education

Healthier Jambalaya For Fat Tuesday

Our healthy jambalaya made with whole grain farro and succulent shrimp. Who could resist this spicy supper?!<p>Especially during the cold months, I love cooking jambalaya, a classic Louisiana Creole dish made with rice and spices. I enjoy it so much mainly because it’s an easy one-pot meal that tastes …

Cooking

Better Call Saul: is electromagnetic hypersensitivity a real health risk?

Better Call Saul, the long-awaited spin-off of Breaking Bad, has already thrown up some interesting questions: why is Saul chopping up cookie dough in a shopping mall? Will Mike Ehrmantraut ever let him out of the car park at the first time of asking? But perhaps most intriguing is the one raised …

Laotian Food Is The International Cuisine You've Been Missing

Sticky rice, laap, papaya salad: this is Thai food, right? Not originally. These well-known Asian dishes that have traveled the globe to appear on Thai restaurant menus everywhere are actually Laotian in origin. You might not have known that, because compared to neighboring Thailand and Vietnam, …

Thai Food

Babies fed by bottle 'could be more prone to allergies'

New research by University of North Carolina discovers breastfeeding boosts growth of bacteria in baby's gut, making digestion of solid food easier<p>Bottle feeding could make babies more prone to allergies, diabetes, heart disease and bowel problems as they grow up, a study found.<p>A baby's diet during …

Don’t let science fall victim to ignorance on DNA transfer IVF

The 'three-parent child’ label is being used to inflame controversy ahead of a crucial vote, but the technique is little different from red blood cell transfusion<p>I despair at the notion of a “three-parent child”. The idea is nonsense. But it is being used to cause such controversy that a promising …

DIY: How to make an awesome wall collage using your Instagram photos!

<i>DIY, short for "do it yourself", is a weekly column where I roll up my sleeves and go over everything and anything from field-stripped and fixing</i> …

When you wish upon a star: nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter future

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Scientists take first step towards Star Trek transporter

German engineers create a machine which can scan an object, destroying it in the process, then transmit it over the internet and recreate it anywhere in the world using a 3D printer. Could it be the first prototype of a teleportation machine?<p>German engineers have created a machine which can take a …

Queensland election 2015: Marchers 'Rally Against Newman', Greens call for restoration of upper house

The Greens have called for the restoration of Queensland's upper house, although they admit they do not know how much such a move would cost …

Australia

Video: The Legend of Chris Davenport

Professional skier Chris Davenport has been setting the bar high for other big mountain skiers for years. He is, without a doubt, one of the icons of …

Drug companies to blame for antibiotic resistance, says pharmaceutical boss

Although doctors are usually criticised for over-prescribing antibiotics, Karl Rottier the president of Dutch-based DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals blames drug makers<p>Drug companies’ poor practices are to blame for the rise of antibiotic resistance which threatens to make even the smallest infections …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Free Climbing El Capitan: In Pictures

Video: A Line Across The Sky - Climbing in Patagonia with Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell

We have another outstanding climbing video today, in a setting that is amongst the very best in the entire world. This short film takes us to …

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

Video: ASICS "Outrun the Sun" Trail Running Challenge

Last summer, ASICS hosted an incredible tail running event that challenged two teams of endurance athletes to "outrun the sun" around Mont Blanc in …

Adelaide man riding motorised Esky reported for driving unlicensed, unregistered vehicle

An Adelaide man spotted riding a motorised Esky has been reported for driving without a licence, police say.<p>An officer saw the Esky being driven …

Abbott has six months to get it right

<b>The next federal election may be two years away, but Tony Abbott's reckoning will take place within the next six months, writes Paula …

What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

It's a tradition as old as New Year's: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. In fact, we will resist sweets generally, including the bowl of M&M's that our co-worker has helpfully positioned on the aisle corner of his desk. There will be exercise, …

Scrabble squabble over cheating, playing ban settled in Melbourne court

A Scrabble player has had a one-year ban overturned but lost his battle to have his name cleared of cheating in a Melbourne court.<p>Mohammed A Hegazi …

Can a tan ever protect you against skin cancer? - Health & Wellbeing

Fact Buster<p>Q: Can a tan ever protect you against skin cancer?<p>A: While a tan blocks a very small amount of UV radiation, there are far safer ways to …

Bad luck, bad journalism and cancer rates | @BobOHara @GrrlScientist

Please, journalists, get a clue before you write about science<p>The big science/health news story this week is about cancer rates, with news outlets splashing headlines like “Two-thirds of adult cancers largely ‘down to bad luck’ rather than genes” (for example, here) or “Most cancer types ‘just bad …

Cancer

7 of the Best Cauliflower Recipes Ever

Back in the day, we used to breeze past cauliflower in the grocery aisle. Fast-forward to 2015, and our love for the versatile veggie couldn't be stronger. From spicy and roasted whole to whipped into a velvety soup, here are seven of the best cauliflower recipes guaranteed to make you fall in …

Cooking

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

The World’s Largest Clairvoyance Experiment Has Begun

I met with Hunter Lee Soik, the 33-year-old behind Shadow—an app that lets you record your dreams upon waking and enter them into a massive database.<p>Icelanders call it <i>Berdreymin—</i>the ability to see the future in dreams. On my travels collecting dreams from around the world, clairvoyance has been one …

Ministry changes to stifle any Bishop challenge

<b>The ministry changes are clearly aimed at shoring up the Prime Minister's own stocks, and this can be read as code for heading off any possible</b> …

Video: Bluetopia - Adventure in the Blue Mountains of Australia

If you needed more proof of the wonderful adventure opportunities that can be found in Australia, this video will certainly provided it. The 15-minue …

Get fact: 27 facts you might have missed in 2014

Get your final dose of facts for 2014 with 27 facts from ABC Fact Check that you might have missed this year.<p>Let us know your favourite fact by using …