Clouds and sun glint over the Indian Ocean.
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Brian Eno's Music for Airports, released 40 years ago, marked the formal beginnings of ambient music. It is still provoking composers and audiences to contemplate new ways of listening.
Clive Hamilton paints a picture of China’s unrelenting determination not only to control those within the country, but also to dominate the world using whatever means at its disposal.
Clive Hamilton’s book is perhaps a useful reminder that we must not be naïve about our relationship with China, but his prescription is the wrong direction for tackling the genuine issues he raises.
Multiple studies have found links between vitamin D and autism, but nothing is conclusive yet.
Autism and vitamin D: an in-depth look at what the new study actually found.
The merged union will especially benefit members of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia.
Super unions allow for more resources to be put into building union membership and other union activities.
One of the Vanguard satellites being checked out at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1958.
When Vanguard 1 – the "grapefruit satellite" – was launched in 1958, its only companions were Explorer 1 and Sputnik 2. Soon it may have thousands of descendants swarming around it.
Australian-born Justine Damond was shot and killed in Minneapolis by US police in July last year.
In Australia, far fewer people are killed by police firearms than in the US – there are clear ways to ensure we never go down that path.
Cane toads have been found from Perth to Sydney.
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND WILDLIFE/AAP
New cane toad traps that carefully imitate mating males successfully target breeding females. Males, meanwhile, will turn up for anything that sounds remotely like a toad.
Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix.
The privacy backlash over Cambridge Analytica and Facebook may lead to explosive consequences for academics.
Workers at Fukushima in January 2018.
On March 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck Japan. Translated testimony by the power plant's manager reveals how close the world came to a greater catastrophe -- and how much there is to be learned.
The detail of the government’s reforms remains elusive four months after commissioners Margaret White and Mick Gooda handed down their final report.
Implementing the Don Dale royal commission's recommendations will test the capacity to redress the 'systemic and shocking failures' it identified.
There is a strong relationship between a low socioeconomic background and low financial literacy.
Financial literacy is more than numeracy, it requires a healthy scepticism of financial institutions and confidence in making financial decisions.
There are calls for strong action, including criminal prosecution, following a fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car.
Elaine Herzberg's death will provide the impetus for clearer liability rules for self-driving cars. Australia is wise to adopt a wait-and-watch approach and maintain its human-first orientation.
Many mainstream schools seem to reinforce the message that the ATAR is everything.
In 2017, around 60% of domestic undergraduate university offers were reported as non-ATAR, meaning there's a diversity of pathways to higher education.
Specialist Disability Accommodation has enabled Ben Parkinson, pictured with his carer, to live in a home of his own.
The NDIS is allowing for Specialist Disability Accommodation for 28,000 people, with 17,500 already in such housing. The potential demand for this life-changing supported housing is even greater.
Detail from Francesco Rosselli (Italian) The Execution of Savonarola and Two Companions at Piazza della Signoria, 16th century, oil on canvas 112 x 138.5cm (framed)
Galeria Corsini, Florence
In 1497 Girolamo Savonarola burned books and art in Florence in the most infamous act of European cultural desecration. A year later, he met the same fate.
State curricula articulate principles of respect and ethics in relationships, but some don’t use the word ‘consent’.
The #MeToo movement has sparked discussions about appropriate sexual behaviour that teachers can build on in sexual education.
Some people thought Charles Darwin was suggesting that, over a very long period of time, apes turned into people. He was not.
The short answer is no. An individual of one species cannot, during its lifetime, turn into another species. But your question helps us think about life, evolution and what it means to be human.
What’s that rash? Here’s what to look for to diagnose a common skin complaint.
Here's a list of the most common rashes and what you need to look for.
A boobook enjoys its vantage point, courtesy of humans.
From falcons that hunt by the light of skyscrapers, to bears that sit in wait at weirs, animals are using human structures to help them catch a meal.
Politics podcast: Sarah Hanson-Young on the Greens Batman setback.
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Sarah Hanson-Young has strongly backed Richard Di Natale's push to purge those who leaked against Alex Bhathal in the Batman byelection.