Right whales have been shown to be affected by noise pollution.
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The increasing use of the sea for human activities has resulted in a dramatic rise in noise levels.
The government needs to change conditions for migrant workers to secure Australia's economic future, a new report finds.
In the absence of any more sophisticated options, drug consumers are resorting to drug testing kits they can access themselves.
Chinese gamblers in Australia were once prosecuted and had to stand up for their rights, now they are sought after by Australian casino owners.
The Turnbull-Abbott hostilities erupted in a very public manner this week over the terms of a ban on the importation of the Adler seven-shot lever-action shotgun.
The effects of unaffordable housing cascade into other areas of life, in particular, affecting mental health.
From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
South Australia's recent blackout raised questions about the role of wind energy in Australia's electricity network.
Dinosaur bones unearthed at one of Australia's richest fossil sites have introduced us to a new species: Savannasaurus, one of a family of huge dinosaurs that trekked here more than 100 million years ago.
The uneven provisioning of poker machines across Victoria may be contributing to the incidence of domestic violence in areas with many poker machines.
Political pundits often talk about the 'transactional costs' of coups.
Democracy rests heavily on the idea that, though we may not like those who govern, they gained that power by fair means. Donald Trump is undermining that idea.
It sounds weird, but releasing small cane toads ahead of the main invasion front can help predators learn to avoid the biggest, most toxic ones. Here's exactly how it works.
Next time you bite down on something you're eating, spare a thought for the evolutioniary leap made by an ancient fish that gave rise to our jaws.
Bob Dylan is now a literary celebrity. And next week, the Booker Prize judges will anoint another. The tag is still chiefly attached to men but women authors shouldn't despair: fame and good writing can be uneasy bedfellows.
Since April 2015, each month has been the hottest on record and it's the longest hot streak on record.
Most businesses construct climate risk solely through the lens of profitability and market opportunity.
You would need to drink over a thousand bottles of red wine per day to get the amount of resveratrol - the compound said to have many health benefits - needed to even have an effect.
Business Briefing: rate tracker mortgages.
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Rate tracker mortgages could provide some certainty for customers and increase trust in the banking sector.
The Conversation's experts respond to the third and final US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
We all store parts of our memory outside of our head: in our phones, our computers and our friends. In 887, Robert Lepage brings his memory to life in a gloriously intricate one-man production.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
The modern lifestyle, particularly diet and hygiene changes, have altered our relationship with our microbes. But can we restore it?
A new SBS doco will spark more questions about if and how we should eat meat.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.