Mosquito control in the Torres Strait can be tough but it provides protection of the mainland from invading exotic mosquitoes.
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A new study shows how Australian authorities are battling the invasive Asian tiger mosquito in Torres Strait, reducing risks of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks.
Calum Barbour as the drug dealer in Trainspotting.
It's one thing to read Irvine Welsh's grim tale of 1980s Scotland - it's another to see it happen three feet away from you.
Industrial emissions have blown across Mount Isa for decades.
Mark P. Taylor
Glencore has admitted responsibility for air pollution in Mount Isa, but its latest report puts the onus on residents to minimise their exposure to lead contamination in their homes.
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu is making a historic visit to Australia.
Rather than boycotting the Israeli leader's visit, we should instead demand that he put forward some concrete proposals for a meaningful peace process.
Australian banks’ capital levels must be ‘unquestionably strong’, according to the Financial Systems Inquiry.
Some argue, determinedly and erroneously, that when functioning correctly bank capital levels are almost magical things.
How do you really know if vitamin and mineral supplements really ‘help your heart’ or ‘boost your mood’?
If the Therapeutic Goods Administration implements new proposals to regulate complementary medicines, you can be more confident they actually do what they say on the packet.
A strong, certain price signal could see the dawn of a new period of investment in renewables.
Labor has been criticised for vacillating about about its 50% renewable energy ambition. But its proposed emissions intensity scheme could boost green energy without any hard target at all.
Women are more likely to intervene than men.
Preventing sexual violence is everyone's responsibility, but we need to be careful about how we do it.
PewDiePie apologises in a video blog last week.
The world's most famous YouTube vlogger has been at the centre of a media storm over perceived anti-Semitism. But amid the demonisation, some nuance is needed.
Political calculations drove the Abbott and Baird governments’ decisions on investing taxpayers’ money in the WestConnex project.
Reckless government investment decisions are sadly the norm when it comes to transport infrastructure. Three key checks on the decision-making process can help ensure taxpayers get value for money.
In trickle-down economics , accommodating for big business creates flow on effects for other smaller parts of the economy.
The basic idea of trickle-down economics is that giving economic help to companies or people at the top of society should generate benefits for those in layers further down.
Senator Jacqui Lambie, speaking on Q&A.
During a Q&A discussion about climate change, Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie said it was four degrees hotter 110,000 years ago. Is that right?
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie speaking on Q&A.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie responded to The Conversation's request for sources and comment regarding our FactCheck on her climate change comments.
Can a power nap increase productivity? Will it affect your sleep at night?
Companies such as Google, Nike and Ben & Jerry’s encourage or allow napping at work, providing employees with napping facilities such as napping pods and quiet rooms where they can nap if desired.
With the steelworks under a cloud, Whyalla continues to fluctuate between hope and despair.
Decades of expansion for Whyalla were followed by decades of contraction. Whyalla has seen optimism and idealism but also, if not despair, then its close neighbours, alienation and apathy.
Diana (Xiaojie) Lin as the mother in Little Emperors.
China's demographic experiment come to life in Little Emperors, but not always successfully.
A study has found there are differences in the brains of people with ADHD.
This week, the prestigious journal The Lancet published a large study identifying objective differences in the brains of people diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A swift, certain and fair approach is designed to encourage offenders to comply with the conditions of their sentence.
Following Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence, should the state change the way it sentences offenders?
The Turnbull government should be focusing on giving new businesses, not small businesses, a tax cut if the aim is ‘jobs and growth’.
Based on evidence, policies which seek to encourage job creation and innovation via a tax cut should preference large or new businesses, rather than small ones.
New South Wales is the state that has suffered the biggest fall in available public housing stock since 2009. This has led to protests.
Although the federal-state agreement does it inadequately and lacks transparency, an enduring program of federal funding for operational expenses is essential to sustain the social housing system.
If all the over-55s got walking, we could save almost $2 billion in health care costs each year.
Walking has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, bowel and breast cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes. New data shows it also reduces the need for hospital care.
There has been a rapid increase in the amount of resources tied up in buildings.
There will be huge environmental impact if we keep using raw materials as we did in the 20th century.
The idea of human-animal hybrids often leads to people picturing something like an ancient Greek monster, such as the Chimera.
The concept of creating human-animal hybrids can be eerie, but that's only because of the way our minds tend to categorise things.
The ‘sky in silver lace’ is Vivienne’s euphemistic metaphor for the encroaching hard times.
The Melling sisters — like Alcott’s March sisters and Austen’s Bennetts — are four girls who become women during the course of Robin Klein's trilogy of novels. The Sky in Silver Lace is the most bittersweet of the three.
Females offend against younger victims and are less discriminant about victim gender.
A key point of difference between male and female sexual abusers of children is in the power relationship with their victims.