In an article first published on The Conversation, Dr GINA CLEO, of Bond University, reports on the findings of a new study looking at the habits of those who successfully lose weight...

DAVID ADAMS takes a quick look at the rise of the idea of the 'gig' economy...

As bans on single-use plastic bags become more commonplace, TREVOR THORNTON, lecturer in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at  Australia's Deakin University, looks, in an article first published on The Conversation,  at how many times shoppers need to use reusable bags to compensate for their larger environmental impact...

ALVIN JOHNSON looks at where the 'hadas' or common myrtle appears in the Bible...

The Special Olympics, a global movement celebrating inclusion, turns 50 this month. DAVID ADAMS takes a look at how it was started...

Last month, Pope Francis created 14 new cardinals. But what exactly is a cardinal?

DAVID ADAMS looks at the concept of "zero waste"...

DAVID ADAMS looks at the story behind the creation of one of the most famous monuments in the world...

ALVIN JOHNSON takes a look at the Biblical plant known as the 'eshel'...

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the start of Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service. So how did it all come about? DAVID ADAMS takes a look back...

With the on-again/off again summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to perhaps take place in just a few days, we thought it a good time to study up on the Korean Peninsula's tragic history. DAVID ADAMS takes a look...

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