• To bat or not to bat? That is the question

    Neil Martin     |      December 2, 2021

    Many things which traditionalists loved about the game of cricket have been lost in recent years, and the age-old toss of a coin before the match might be next on the chopping list.

  • Taking the stress out of Christmas

    Emi Berry     |      November 30, 2021

    The run-up to Christmas can be stressful for a variety of reasons, but you can reduce your stress and make the most of the festive season by applying some of these helpful techniques.

  • The secret to successful negotiating

    Sanae Okamoto     |      November 8, 2021

    Whether we are aware of it or not, people negotiate in every aspect of their daily lives – from persuading a child to eat its vegetables or haggling over the future of the planet at COP26 in Glasgow.

  • The mind monster

    Rebecca Keogh     |      October 31, 2021

    Halloween is the time for scary stories, but why are some people more easily spooked by stories than others? It could be down to the way their inability to picture stories in their minds.

  • The value of creativity

    Ben Knight     |      October 16, 2021

    What is creativity, and why is it essential in our lives?

  • The perils of power

    Daniel de Zilva     |      October 2, 2021

    We need leaders who understand that power corrupts, and who are humble enough to listen to both expert advice and the public.

  • Holidays from nothing

    Monica Thielking     |      September 16, 2021

    Children in New South Wales are facing two weeks of ‘holidays’ from online learning. The best way to help them enjoy it might be to do nothing at all.

  • When two hearts beat as one

    Open Forum     |      September 15, 2021

    People unconsciously synchronize bodily functions like heartbeat and breathing when they share an experience, such as a live performance or a personal conversation, according to new research.

  • Marriage for the modern age

    Alan Stevenson     |      July 24, 2021

    Although societies around the world have diverged and changed radically over the ages, marriage has remained a constant theme. Given our lengthening life expectancies, are further reforms required?

  • Is your love life an open (Face)book?

    Jorja Fraser     |      July 14, 2021

    Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s School of Health and Biomedical Sciences are looking for your help with a new project examining issues of jealousy and surveillance on the Facebook social media platform.

  • Face to face

    Tyne Sumner     |      July 11, 2021

    New research looks at how the human face is represented in writing from the medieval to contemporary eras, revealing how we have interpreted human emotion for centuries.

  • Hola, salut, hello, ciao

    Ben Knight     |      July 11, 2021

    There’s never been a better time to start learning another language, and there could be some unexpected upsides.