Category: Features

Catholic Church divided over George Pell’s guilty verdict

By Brigitte O’Brien “Innocent until proven guilty.” Berna Byrne, 85, sits on her veranda overlooking Mt Coot-tha, a peaceful scene for a woman lost in thought. George Pell’s guilty verdict has caused Berna to question the foundations of her faith.

Where are all the women in STEMM?

By Laura Daly History has no shortage of accomplished scientists. When we think of extraordinary breakthroughs, names like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Stephen Hawking, and Galileo Galilei come to mind quite easily. But for most of us, it is harder

Combating the loneliness epidemic in our older generations

By Laura Daly Getting older is unavoidable. For many people, ageing will inevitably lead to a variety of physical health problems. The physical impacts of getting older are something we come to expect. But poor mental health as we age

The Deadly Science program helping to resource remote Indigenous schools

By Alexis Moran Deadly Science is a program helping to resource remote Indigenous children with books and knowledge at their schools. The program was developed by a young Indigenous animal technician and science communicator from the University of Sydney, Corey

Why the cyclists ‘died’ on Stanley Street

By Jorja McDonnell Passionate protesters from the cycling community came out early this morning, in a show of solidarity among Brisbane riders who have been injured and killed on the city’s roads. It follows an incident on April 20 at

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Farmers take to social media to fight new vegetation management laws

By Claire Boughey Queensland farmers assembled outside Parliament House in Brisbane this morning following months of social media campaigning to fight against the new proposed vegetation management laws. Farmers from around the state have been sharing their stories via social

Lego artist lands dream-job at Brisbane Airport

Brisbane airport has made a surprise choice for its new artist-in-residence. While his name may be unfamiliar, the material he works with certainly isn’t. Emily Kuehner reports.

One in four families are struggling to feed their children

More people in Queensland are living closer to the bread line than ever before. A new Salvation Army report indicates some families are struggling even to put food on the table. Lexy Haggard reports.

Can we blame university students for cheating?

By Emily Halverson Last year, 17 AFL players were served a one-year ban from the 2016 Premiership Season for doping at Essendon Football Club. This year the disciplined players are back enjoying footy, with very heathy pay checks to prove

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Nasal stem cells may help paraplegics to walk again

By Ashleigh Whittaker A new research centre that has begun pioneering research and already boasts a breakthrough in nasal stem cell science was officially opened today by the Queensland Premier. The Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research