The US Court of Military Commission Review has accepted the appeal lodged this week by former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks to overturn his conviction on an invented war crimes charge, and set a timetable for its hearing.
The donated brains of deceased Scots are to be sliced and studied in Melbourne, as researchers investigate whether there is a link between levels of the feel-good molecule dopamine and exposure to light.
Health insurer NIB is launching on Friday a controversial and long-mooted website that rates and compares allied health professionals such as dentists, optometrists and chiropractors.
Graphic footage of Australian bulls being mishandled in Mauritius has alarmed animal cruelty activists and renewed calls for tougher penalties on exporters.
A former software engineer from Belmore who worked for Google on a $160,000 salary has been refused bail over an allegation of hindering an investigation into a gang killing linked to the criminal group Brothers 4 Life.
BHP was among the companies helped by Australian spy agencies as they negotiated trade deals with Japan, a former Australian Secret Intelligence Service officer says.
When Diggers sign up, they swear to "serve Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors". The oath of affirmation for the Australian Defence Force says nothing, however, about racing the Queen's grandson on skis to the South Pole.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has defended charging taxpayers more than $5300 for attending three NRL games last year, declaring he will not pay back the funds because the trips were a legitimate part of his job.
Australian men have been done a ''great disservice'' by a massive growth in prostate cancer diagnosis that has led to many receiving unnecessary and invasive treatment, experts say.
In the world of toy shops and marketing, girls are still pink and play with dolls, and boys are blue and play soldier games. But a new campaign is out to change all that. By Rachel Kleinman.