To make the most of telescopes like the Square Kilometre Array, we will need the talents of people from across the full spectrum of society.
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A determined approach to improving diversity will also lead to better science.
Anthony Albanese has also criticised the government for attacking freedom of the press and the right to protest.
In this third "vision statement", the Labor leader has condemned online platforms for being unwilling to filter out false information.
The team used CRISPR on human embryos in a bid to render them resistant to HIV infection. But instead, they generated different mutations, about which we know nothing.
A number of things may have gone wrong when researchers edited Chinese twins Lulu and Nana's genome. Either way, the failed experiment is a cautionary tale for us all.
Angus Taylor addresses the house during Question Time.
The final parliamentary week for the year finished on a strange note with Angus Taylor's dispute with an American writer. On the policy front, the medevac repeal went through and cuts to the public service were announced.
Morrison would rather live with a problem minister in a key post than give a scalp to Labor.
The situation with Naomi Wolf is another case of Angus Taylor being sloppy with facts and refusing to clean up his mess quickly.
The federal decision to eliminate a department of arts came as a surprise to public servants.
Jade Ferguson/Opera Queensland
We care less about the arts when there is less to care about. The government of the day has backed Australian arts and culture into a corner and it must start telling its story better to survive.
This T. rex is very big, but was it a grown-up?
Sometimes the only way to tell the difference between a baby dinosaur and a grown-up one is to find fossils of them both together.
If the bill clears its final hurdle next week, Western Australia will become the second state in Australia after Victoria to legalise voluntary assisted dying.
A marathon round of amendments and parliamentary debate will likely see voluntary assisted dying implemented in WA in around 18 months. It's time to start preparing.
The smouldering ruins of a child’s bike lies amongst a property lost to bushfires in the Mid North Coast region of NSW last month.
Living in a bushfire-prone area means every decision - from plants to parking spots to holidays - is shaped by fire risk. We live and die by the advice we are given, and the advice we ignore.
Moths flutter toward light at night, but why?
Moths and insects cluster around lights at night. Why?
Sunshine Coast University Hospital uses evidence-based design to provide outside spaces with views that Indigenous people tell us they value.
Many Indigenous people tell us they find hospitals stressful, uncomfortable and alienating. Here's how good design can help.
Andrew Metcalfe, sacked by prime minister Tony Abbott, has done a full circle and is being appointed to head the new department of agriculture, water and the environment by Morrison.
Morrison said the shrinking of the number of departments was “to ensure the services that Australians rely on are delivered more efficiently and effectively”.
French rail transport is grinding to a halt. Teachers, truck drivers, lawyers and judges are also threatening to strike indefinitely.
The electromagnetic spectrum we can access with current technologies is completely occupied. This means experts have to think of creative ways to meet our rocketing demands for data.
Free space optical communication will allow the same connectivity in space we already have on Earth. And this will provide benefits across a number of sectors.
Latest figures reveal homocides in Australia are at historic lows.
The reasons the homicide rate is declining are complex, but a reduction in alcohol consumption and access to weapons are contributors.
In 2009, a Bob Brown-led Greens party voted against an emissions trading scheme – but they can’t be blamed for what came after.
Labor continues to be hung up on a decade-old Greens' decision to oppose an emissions trading scheme in 2009. But responsibility for Australia's climate policy void lies elsewhere.
While no test is perfect but the Programme for International Student Assessment rankings are pretty useful for understanding the skills young people are being equipped with.
The skills children learn at school have dramatic implications for their own future and the nation's productivity, living standards and income inequality.
At a molecular level, stresses and strains can make your body clock break into a sprint.
Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.
Doing away with the apostrophe is not just the beginning of the end … it’s the end.
The survival of the apostrophe is vital to the comprehensibility of our language. If those who have protected it are hanging up their red pens, it's time we all do our bit.
Australian women can have an early medical termination – which involves taking two oral medications – up to the ninth week of pregnancy.
Access to early medical abortion is an important part of women’s sexual and reproductive health care. Yet often country GPs don't offer this service.