Confirmation bias: I believe, therefore it's true
Stirring controversy can lead to a reinforcement of deep-seated values, and hinder progress.
The pounding heart of a music city
The rich history of Melbourne pop music is being documented – along with the cultural conditions that gave rise to it.
A world in transition
All the framework used to make sense of the world's problems no longer seems to account for what we experience today.
The privacy scandal engulfing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica raises the question of how to regulate online networks where all users can produce content.
Religious freedom and the unhappy baker
Amending Australia's laws to protect religious freedom in the wake of the Marriage Act change is unnecessary, argues constitutional law expert Luke Beck.
Survival of the flimsiest
Despite the Coalition coming off second-best for the 30th consecutive Newspoll, PM Malcolm Turnbull is unlikely to face a leadership challenge.
My mind went a-wanderin'...
Spontaneous thought takes up a large part of our waking consciousness, but that doesn't mean it's bad – it just depends on when you do it.
What did the Queen know about the Dismissal?
The secrecy surrounding the details of the Whitlam government's removal exemplifies "our arcane and subservient status as constitutional monarchy".
Proposal fails the refugee test
Fast-tracking visas for white South African farmers is a misuse of Australia’s humanitarian program.
Putin on the glitz
Vladimir Putin focused on revived Russian pride in the lead-up to his unsurprising re-election for a fourth presidential term.