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Why first-born children earn more, are better educated

Why first-born children earn more, are better educated

Mothers less likely to reduce drinking, smoking for later children

Will Great Barrier Reef recover from worst-ever bleaching?

Will Great Barrier Reef recover from worst-ever bleaching?

Environmental wonder suffering from major bleaching event

Can babies really be toilet trained from birth?

Can babies really be toilet trained from birth?

IT can be difficult to convince a two year old to quit nappies.

Young offenders need protection, not a public shaming

Young offenders need protection, not a public shaming

But is there merit in naming-and-shaming policies for children?

Local makes top 12 of 'deadly' social media users

Local makes top 12 of 'deadly' social media users

Local woman among some of the "deadliest" social media users

Why you don't need to fear terrorism at home in Australia

Why you don't need to fear terrorism at home in Australia

Terrorist attacks in Australia have claimed three lives in 20 years

Attorney-General "misled Australian people" over advice

Attorney-General "misled Australian people" over advice

Attorney-General George Brandis is facing calls to resign

Fact Check: Australia not being swamped by Muslims

Fact Check: Australia not being swamped by Muslims

Is Australia in danger of being swamped by Muslims? No

EXPLAINER: Can tattoo ink cause cancer?

EXPLAINER: Can tattoo ink cause cancer?

One in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals

EXPLAINER: Why is doping wrong anyway?

EXPLAINER: Why is doping wrong anyway?

What separates doping from carb-loading or supplements?

Pokemon GO gets gamers moving, but there's a warning

Pokemon GO gets gamers moving, but there's a warning

Pokémon GO sees gamers hit the streets but it comes with a warning

Election explainer: why can’t Australians vote online?

Election explainer: why can’t Australians vote online?

The Conversation explains the use of electronic voting

How Turnbull created this mess and won't recover from it

How Turnbull created this mess and won't recover from it

Twice now, Malcolm has blown it as leader of the coalition.

Major rebuff to Malcolm Turnbull as poll result hovers

Major rebuff to Malcolm Turnbull as poll result hovers

Michelle Grattan's analysis of the 2016 federal election

Juno just days away from insertion in Jupiter

Juno just days away from insertion in Jupiter

Why do we know so much more about Saturn than Jupiter?

Will Australia’s digital divide ever be bridged?

Will Australia’s digital divide ever be bridged?

The issue is shaping up as a sleeper in the current federal election

'Love drugs' now exist - how do we handle that?

'Love drugs' now exist - how do we handle that?

You have three wishes from the love genie, what do you ask for?

How to pick the good from the bad smartphone health apps

How to pick the good from the bad smartphone health apps

Not all health apps are what they seem, or even worth having

The real reasons alcohol makes us feel good

The real reasons alcohol makes us feel good

Why have we been drinking alcohol for the last 10,000 years?

IS IT POSSIBLE? How to live alongside flying-foxes

IS IT POSSIBLE? How to live alongside flying-foxes

THE conflict between urbanites and wildlife has a new battleground

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