Tom Arup Environment Editor There is no reliable or consistent evidence wind farms directly cause human health problems, a major draft review by Australia's leading medical research body has found.
Bridie Smith The decision to cut staff at the Parkville laboratory of Australia's peak IT research organisation NICTA will isolate the agency from one of the world's top biomedical precincts, it has been warned.
Julia Medew Melbourne researchers have developed a blood test that could help prevent stillbirth, a tragedy that affects millions globally every year.
Bridie Smith Australian epilepsy specialist awarded top international accolade for women in science.
Melissa Fyfe and Tom Arup After a 17-month battle with the Baillieu government, the environment movement has received a key document that underpinned the controversial decision to return cattle to the Alpine National Park.
Adrian Lowe A program researching ways to prevent family violence deaths is at risk of collapse.
Clare Kermond Three years ago, when state governments began slashing the rates paid for selling power back to the electricity grid, many predicted that installations of solar systems would slow down drastically,...
Clare Kermond The proportion of Australians with solar panels more than doubled in the past three years.
Miki Perkins Healthy women giving birth in Victoria's private hospitals are almost twice as likely to have their babies delivered by caesarean section than those in the public system.
Carolyn Webb Staff of the National Trust of Victoria have been stunned to discover a murder mystery on their own doorstep.
Damien Murphy and Amanda Hoh Every surfer has been told at some point 'uou should have been here yesterday'.
Craig Butt Marc Moncrief The difference in academic performance between state and independent schools grows wider as students progress into high school, a Fairfax Media analysis shows.
Georgia Wilkins and Colin Kruger The head of Australia's biggest childcare operator, not-for-profit group Goodstart Early Learning, says incentives are driving private operators to set up shop in wealthy, inner-city suburbs, rather...
Tom Arup As coal heats, vapours containing volatile organic matter are released. That begins a chemical reaction with oxygen in the atmosphere. To start a fire just a spark is needed.
Jill Stark A recent study has found one in three girls and a quarter of boys are depressed.
Tom Arup The Napthine government faces a political backlash in the Latrobe Valley.
Farrah Tomazin An ad that came down heavily on employers was removed from television last year.
Sunny Hundal When publishing group Penguin abruptly accepted defeat in an Indian court and withdrew a controversial book last month, the backlash was so ferocious it took almost everyone by surprise.
Gina McColl Online shopping and limited trading hours have accelerated Queen Vic's decline as the place to shop.
Jill Stark It is a hot, dry Tuesday afternoon in a country Victorian classroom. As they do every day, the children of 4D are talking about their feelings.