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Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Mother Tongue

by Rosemarie Milsom

People in the Hunter and around the country are using a unique community program to keep Indigenous languages alive.

Young crime is often a phase, and locking kids up is counterproductive

Business, Law and Politics 7 min read

Young crime is often a phase, and locking kids up is counterproductive

by Joel McGregor

Rising tensions have led to an Australia-wide spotlight on youth detention, but with offenders often having experienced childhood trauma, could better interventions be explored?

What is extradition and how does it work?

Business, Law and Politics 8 min read

What is extradition and how does it work?

by Associate Professor Amy Maguire

Many are watching closely after former Melbourne principal Malka Leifer, who is facing 74 charges of child sexual assault, was extradited from Israel after a battle of more than six years.

Net-zero, carbon-neutral, carbon-negative

Business, Law and Politics 8 min read

Net-zero, carbon-neutral, carbon-negative

by Dr Jessica Allen

Confused by all the carbon jargon? Then read this...

A leap of faith

Environment 13 min read

A leap of faith

by Rosemarie Milsom

Citizen scientists are teaming up with University of Newcastle researchers leading Australia’s effort to prevent the extinction of precious amphibians.

A life purpose born from mother’s trauma

Health and Wellbeing 11 min read

A life purpose born from mother’s trauma

by Carmen Swadling

Every day in Ethiopia 27 to 33 women die due to birth-related complications. Teketo Tegegne has made it his life’s purpose to protect new mothers and future generations.

Move over Lucifer, there\'s a new Seitan in town

Health and Wellbeing 6 min read

Move over Lucifer, there's a new Seitan in town

by Dr Kerith Duncanson

The vegan meat alternative with the devil in the detail.

The science behind \'that feeling\' when you stop spinning

Science and Technology 4 min read

The science behind 'that feeling' when you stop spinning

by Associate Professor Rebecca Lim

Want to know why you feel dizzy after you spin around? Lend us your ear...

Tempted by pills and potions to make you look younger?

Health and Wellbeing 7 min read

Tempted by pills and potions to make you look younger?

by Professor Clare Collins

Save your cash - a healthy diet is far more effective.

Why the competitive spirit takes over in auctions — and how you can stay in control

Arts, Culture and Society 6 min read

Why the competitive spirit takes over in auctions — and how you can stay in control

by Murray Bennet

Australian property prices are soaring in a wildly competitive auction market. Here's what you need to know to stay in control.

The next big thing in energy that’s already here – Hydrogen

Science and Technology 10 min read

The next big thing in energy that’s already here – Hydrogen

by Sheena Martin

Greenest ride? Why this hydrogen fuel produced from thin air and sunshine is sure to rev you up.

Tackling concussion

Health and Wellbeing 13 min read

Tackling concussion

by Rosemarie Milsom

A game-changing collaboration aimed at reducing the risk of concussion in sport is set to transform the way footy is played.

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