SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: A general view of the round eight NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Australian rugby league legend Peter Sterling says he will donate his brain to science following the discovery of a disease linked to repeated concuss(...)

Twin peaks: initial study results, presented recently at an American Society for Nutrition conference, have documented variations in how participants processed fats and carbohydrates, even among identical twins

A decade ago, spurred by the success of the Human Genome Project and the affordability of genetic sequencing, scientists began to explore the promise (...)

Even domestic tasks such as housework   can count towards to your daily activity. Photograph: iStock

1) Break it down Current guidelines recommend adults clock up at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity on five days a week (or 150 minutes a we(...)

Meth was sent across the  border into China or handed off at sea to criminal organisations like Chinese triads or the Japanese yakuza. Photograph: Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Like many across east Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the lunar new year. But rather than tea, sweets or clo(...)

 Gael Monfils: said he had suffered  a “small heat-stroke” for 40 minutes during his   match against Djokovic at last year’s Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Dean Lewons/EPA

Men competing in singles games at the Australian Open will get 10-minute breaks if the forthcoming Grand Slam’s notorious heat reaches hazardous level(...)

Sleep apnoea and snoring were once thought to be “disorders of middle-aged men”, but  latest research suggests snoring affects half of adult men, while sleep apnoea affects a quarter. Photograph: iStock

Sleeping disorders such as sleep apnoea and snoring are rising dramatically in line with an obesity epidemic globally, according to a world-leading sl(...)

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (second left) answers a question from the opposition in parliament as minister for home affairs Peter Dutton (right) listens  in Canberra on Monday. Photograph: Sean Davey/AFP/Getty Images

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, has shelved his government’s flagship energy policy, threatened to break up power companies and dumped n(...)

Rosie O’Shea is a lecturer and researcher in genetic counselling at the University of Sydney in Australia

This week, Rosie O Shea from Kerry on working as a lecturer and genetic counsellor in research and education in Sydney, Australia. Where are you from(...)

The PNG government said it would be studying how other countries were handling Facebook around the world, and the impact of government policies on private users of the network

The Papua New Guinean government will ban Facebook for a month in a bid to crack down on “fake users” and study the effects the website is having on t(...)

“Personal history can also give an unconscious preference for one or another”. Photograph: iStock

A short audio clip of a computer-generated voice has become the most divisive subject on the internet since the gold/blue dress controversy of 2015. (...)

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