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14 October 2015

Good laws create freedom, not a nanny state

Good legislation creates greater freedom, rather than impeding it, argue Paul Griffiths and Roger Magnusson.

14 October 2015

Echo-less light observed for first time

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems have created states of light that have no echo. The breakthrough, published in Nature Photonics, could increase early detection of tumours and be applicable to other waves such as Wi-Fi, sound waves, radio and mobile phones

14 October 2015

Traumatic vaginal births putting women at risk

Women need better information about the risks associated with vaginal births, with close to 30 per cent experiencing substantial trauma, according to new research.

14 October 2015

Muslim teens need space and support to find their voices

Muslim teens throughout the Western world are looking for answers for the events around them, writes Hussain Nadim.

14 October 2015

Uncovering the mystery of migraine

It's a disease that has baffled health professionals for years, but our researchers have taken a significant step forward in understanding migraine.

14 October 2015

Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing

It's vital to ensure that youth put behind bars have been properly assessed before sentencing. This is particularly important for Australians affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).