• Kids still need to exercise

    Open Forum     |      March 21, 2020

    As social distancing policies come into play and schools progressively cancel sports, excursions and extra-curricular activities, the temptation to fill the void with yet-more screen time should be avoided.

  • Learning the lessons

    Open Forum     |      March 18, 2020

    Australian governments at all levels should have learned a lot between the onset of the bushfire season and the first stages of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • Getting personal on PT

    Open Forum     |      March 15, 2020

    A research project aims to help Melbourne commuters make more efficient use of the existing road and transport network by tailoring individual journeys.

  • Australia could fare worse than China in the virus outbreak

    Open Forum     |      March 13, 2020

    Australia could see higher death rates from the novel coronavirus outbreak than China, due to our relatively older population and the more severe symptoms they suffer.

  • Taking the panic out of the pandemic

    Open Forum     |      March 6, 2020

    In the wake of Australia’s first coronavirus-related death on Sunday, the nation now has just a small window of opportunity to avoid hitting the panic button.

  • Helping wildlife bounce back on Kangaroo Island

    Open Forum     |      March 5, 2020

    A national wildlife recovery workshop has identified post-bushfire strategies for the Kangaroo Island dunnart, glossy black cockatoo and other endangered species.

  • Academy awards recognise Australia’s top scientists

    Open Forum     |      March 4, 2020

    Outstanding contributions to science have been recognised by the Australian Academy of Science with 18 current and future superstars receiving prestigious honorific awards.

  • The truth v. good stories

    Open Forum     |      March 3, 2020

    From hashtags to deepfakes, Dr Cameron Edmond from the UNSW Faculty of Art & Design addresses how to navigate the murky waters of online misinformation.

  • Fun and gains on the Adelaide fringe

    Open Forum     |      March 3, 2020

    Adelaide’s annual Fringe festival transforms the city into an eclectic and vibrant hive of activity, attracting millions of visitors and putting millions of dollars into the South Australian economy.

  • If you need somebody to trust, trust yourself

    Open Forum     |      March 1, 2020

    New research suggests a distrust of past experience may underlie obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and the findings could help patients and treatment providers understand seemingly irrational behaviors.

  • Job insecurity wears heavy on people’s lives

    Open Forum     |      February 28, 2020

    New research shows employees exposed to job insecurity over more than four years became less emotionally stable, less agreeable, and less conscientious.

  • Get social against skin cancer

    Open Forum     |      February 27, 2020

    90 per cent of young adults regularly use social media, and so it’s a resource which cannot be overlooked in the battle to combat disease, including skin cancer.