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By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
© David Moore / AAP
False Profits
By Bill McKibben
Mental disorders are messy amalgams of biology, psychology and culture / ‘The Extraction of the Stone of Madness’ (c.1494), Hieronymus Bosch
Modern madness
By Nick Haslam
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Vox
By Margaretta Pos
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3For most of us, it is reassuring to think that scientific knowledge has some absolute quality of truth, something beyond the inevitable distortions of...
Ian Lowe speaks about the future of global energy supplies. As he puts it, our society's heavy reliance on oil and other fossil fuels makes us vulnerable for both economic and...
Part 1 | Part 2The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Together, they explain virtually everything...
Part 1 | Part 2The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Together, they explain virtually everything...
Part 1 | Part 2How do ideas and activity affect the brain? Can learning, reading and exercise have a positive impact on our brains and how they perform throughout our lives? Until...
Part 1 | Part 2 How do ideas and activity affect the brain? Can learning, reading and exercise have a positive impact on our brains and how they perform throughout our lives? Until...
Part 1 | Part 2 Looking at the brain to try and find out why men and women behave differently is something that has been going on for centuries. Today, the practice is still going...
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Nate Silver’s poker face
By Michaela McGuire
Mawson’s expedition. Photo by Frank Hurley. Courtesy of the State Library of NSW.
‘Madigan’s Account: The Mawson Expedition’
By David Day
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Following Shackleton
By Jo Lennan
The Australian Garden. © John Gollings / Taylor Cullity Lethlean
The Australian Garden
By John Hirst
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Solar eclipse in Queensland
By Ashley Hay

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