The new approach to keep research ready to go could be useful for other health emergencies, including other infectious diseases.
All too often, researchers around the world act in competition when trying to answer research questions in an emergency situation, such as outbreaks of the flu. The UK is trialling a new approach.
Thousands of Queensland beachgoers have been stung by bluebottle jellyfish in recent months.
Better public awareness about Australian jellyfish is vital, especially as many Aussies head to the beach for likely the last time this Easter.
Joko Widowo (centre, left) and his running mate, Ma'ruf Amin celebrate with supporters after the ‘quick count’ results showed him the likely winner of the presidential election.
Jokowi's challenger, Prabowo Subianto, has vowed to contest the result and urged his supporters to the streets – and that win him leverage in the new administration.
Finance minister Grant Robertson (left) and climate minister James Shaw address school children during a climate protest, promising that New Zealand will introduce zero carbon legislation this year.
The latest report on the state of New Zealand's environment delivers a forceful official statement on climate change impacts.
The IKEA effect says ‘that labour alone can be sufficient to induce greater liking for the fruits of one’s labour’.
The IKEA effect is caked in myth, but the phenomenon of consumers valuing their own efforts is proven and potent.
Public housing in Paris (left) and Melbourne (right) has similar impacts on residents’ integration into the community.
Wissem Felah, Sandra Carrasco
Whether in Melbourne or in Paris, African immigrants face social and cultural challenges, which public housing can either add to or help overcome.
Today we’re asking: what Queensland seats are the ones to watch on election night? How to give Indigenous Australians a true voice in politics? And how can we improve trust in the political system?
The myth of ‘the Queensland voter’, Australia’s trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition.
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Today, an election-themed episode about some of the biggest policy questions Australia faces, featuring Indigenous academic lawyer Eddie Synot and political scientist Anne Tiernan.
The flu comes on rapidly and symptoms get worse over the first few days.
The 2018 flu season was mild, while 2017 was a particularly bad year. It's impossible to predict what the 2019 flu season has in store, but we've seen more cases so far this year than usual.
Pierre Bayle said all peoples’ beliefs and rituals should be tolerated out of respect for their fundamental humanity.
Pierre Bayle, one of the most widely read philosophers, said tolerance should be based on humanity, not on faith.
Religious beliefs about hierarchical gender roles can influence attitudes towards family and domestic violence.
Women experiencing family and domestic violence within faith communities can face attitudes and practices that encourage them to stay in relationships with their abusers.
Very few people have ever had the patience to study how long garden snails live in the wild.
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It has been reported that at least one snail lived as many as 14 years in captivity. His name was George and he lived in Hawaii, in the United States.
The living coelacanth in its natural environment off the South African coast.
Laurent Ballesta, Gombessa expeditions, Andromede Oceanology Ltd (from the book Gombessa, meeting with the coelacanth)
The discovery of a living coelacanth fish rocked the world in 1939, as scientists thought they had died out with the dinosaurs. A new study illuminates how its skull and tiny brain develop.
Morrison would remember that well – he was treasurer when it happened in 2016.
Morrison argues ATO can act before tax law passes. But in PEFO officials said while many budget tax measures can be legislated later without affecting estimates they can often go ahead on that basis
Regional councils monitor water quality in streams and rivers.
Freshwater data in the latest report on the state of New Zealand's environment suggest improvements in water quality are possible but many gaps in understanding remain.
Miranda Tapsell in Top End Wedding, a new Australian film about identity and belonging, directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires).
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Romantic comedy meets road movie in Wayne Blair's much anticipated new film.
International research suggests homeschooled students’ achievements are as good, if not better, than those of their schooled peers.
Do homeschooled children miss out on quality education from trained teachers? Research says no – homeschooled students do just as well, if not better, than those who go to school.
APRA and ASIC will do their jobs badly without public oversight. The government hasn’t agreed it will public.
The government has agreed to create an independently-chaired body to report on the performance of ASIC and APRA, but it hasn't said its reports will be made public.
Easter eggs with coloured foil might look pretty at Easter, but it can contaminate your recycling if it’s not dealt with correctly.
Navigating Australia's recycling crisis is even harder during festive seasons. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
More and more Māori words are commonly used by speakers of New Zealand English. The word aroha means love or compassion.
Usually, a minor language will adopt words from a dominant language, but NZ English bucks this trend. It has been borrowing a growing number of Māori words, not always to add meaning but to mark identity.