Molecular geneticist Rebecca Johnson's first job at the Australian Museum was to solve a crime.
Latika Bourke Former NSW Labor premier Morris Iemma has launched a blistering attack on the Labor Party, saying moves to kick veteran Martin Ferguson out of the party are "petty and vindictive" and shows the party is "intolerant and incapable of embracing divergent views".
Gareth Hutchens It’s a shame that scientists have to stoop so low.
Sally Pryor The art world is in mourning today with the news that Betty Churcher, the inimitable former director of the National Gallery of Australia, has died.
Anna Patty Community and Public Sector Union members are protesting against new staff agreements they say threaten to cut their rights and conditions in return for annual pay rises of up to 1 per cent.
Judith Ireland There are fears more than 100,000 mothers will be forced to give up work if the Abbott government cracks down on the number of hours parents have to work in order to get childcare subsidies.
Peter Hannam It may not have felt it but Sydney has just had one of its warmest March months on record with the city also clearly on the dry side.
Latika Bourke, Matthew Knott Christopher Pyne's bid to deregulate tertiary fees has suffered a major setback with the influential Group of Eight universities withdrawing support for any more compromises aimed at securing crossbench support.
Latika Bourke Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has taken the first step towards forming her own political party by formally applying to set up the Jacqui Lambie Network.
A photo reportedly showing a Vietnamese girl in tears beside her pet dog, which had been put out for sale at a street-food stall, has gone viral and provoked discussions about the dog-meat trade.