EDITOR’S PICKS

  • SpaceX’s recent Falcon 9 rocket launch proves humanity has come leaps and bounds in its effort to reach other worlds. But now there’s a quicker, safer and environmentally friendlier way to travel to the centre of the galaxy – and you can do it too....

  • Owain Emslie, Danielle Wood, and Kate Griffiths look at how we can work towards time and earnings equality between women and men in Australia. Grattan Institute research published recently shows the average 25-year-old woman who goes on to have a child can expect to earn...

  • ‘Is ‘minimally adequate treatment’ really adequate? Investigating the effect of mental health treatment on quality of life for children with mental health problems,’ Research at a Glance: The majority of children and adolescents, aged 8-15 years, with mental health problems in Australia did not receive...

  • Since we’ve been spending more time at home, we have taken on new interests, hobbies, and for some people, new pets. Many people have chosen backyard chickens as their new feathered friends and why not, as they come with amazing benefits including: Providing free fresh,...

  • National Science Week: August 15 to 23. Australia’s biggest science festival is splashing into real schools, school-at-home, and virtual classrooms. With this year’s activities migrating online, stories have local talent and national reach: ▪ Make a melon go boom—Brisbane ▪ Gamers: can you power up enough...

  • As numbers of young people with mental health issues increase in children, there’s a real need for parents and schools to understand the signs and symptoms, and to work together.

Celebrating Mothers

  • If you’re pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be feeling a unique type of stress, writes Monique Robinson. You might be uncertain about how an infection could affect your unborn baby. That’s over and above the stress you might be feeling about the pregnancy...

  • 6 things to think about if you have diabetes and want a baby and 1 if you don’t, report Freya MacMillan, David Simmons, and Tinashe Dune The number of people with diabetes is expected to increase from 463 million in 2019 to 700 million by...

  • If you have a baby, Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad report you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it. The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get...

  • Erica Sharplin wonders if we should be teaching our children to take ‘no’ for an answer. Can I have one Mum?” “No. Not now.” “Please Mum.” “No. I said not now. It’s nearly lunchtime.” “Ple-ease!” “I said no! Now stop bugging me about it!” “Please,...

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