Scorching temperatures in Jammu, northern India. This month has seen records smashed in nearby Rajasthan.
The city of Phalodi has set a temperature record for India, hitting 51℃. Until now, India's smog problem has curbed extreme temperatures. But that could be about to change.
Jane Jacobs holds up documentary evidence at a 1961 press conference during the campaign to save the West Village.
In an age of data-driven urban science, we need to remember how Jane Jacobs gave voice to the multiple languages, meanings, experiences and knowledge systems of a vibrant city.
What does the data say on boat arrivals around the time of the 2011 live export ban?
What does the data say about the number of boat arrivals around the time of the 2011 live export ban?
Two views of the Australian economy.
Scott Morrison and Chris Bowen kept to their lines, but both ignored Australia's most compelling economic issue.
Perception is everything when it comes to Great Barrier Reef tourism.
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All mention of Australia has been removed from an international report on climate change on the grounds that it would damage tourism. Here's the evidence.
Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Martin Scorsese’s 1976 film, Taxi Driver.
Still from Taxi Driver, 1976
Bruce Isaacs analyses the iconic 'You talkin' to me' scene from Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.
La Trobe University becomes the first in Australia to move towards fossil fuel divestment after pressure from students, staff and alumni.
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La Trobe University is the first Australian university to commit to divesting fully from fossil fuels, but will it have any impact?
Does your mum list all your siblings' names before she gets to yours? Don’t worry, she doesn’t love them more.
How often has your own mother forgotten your name? Does she ever cycle through the names of each of your siblings – and perhaps even the family pet – before getting to yours?
As the opinion polls remained tight between the two major parties, there were costly gaffes this week from both sides.
Competition among aged care providers may not necessarily be the answer to better aged care.
Increasing competition among aged care suppliers may not mean better services, due to market failures.
Antarctica’s delicate ecosystem could be under threat from invasive species.
A warming Earth could see invading species arrive in Antarctica via the floating "taxi service" of the sea. That could be a threat to the southern continent's delicate ecosystem.
The Coalition has fundamentally altered the architecture of Indigenous policymaking and delivery since 2013.
Serious policy focus on Indigenous affairs has been notably absent during the early weeks of the long election campaign.
A typescript for the Female Eunuch with photo of a young Greer on a book.
Germaine Greer archive: 2014.0038.0001. Picture Nathan Gallagher, copyright University of Melbourne
The Greer archives brim with notebooks and papers from her time as a student of the traditional humanities. And reading The Female Eunuch for evidence of the Bard reveals a new kind of book, one that is deeply informed by this scholarship.
Pragmatism, not idealism, will give Brazil’s Atlantic forests the best chance of survival.
Across the world, an area bigger than Russia is officially classed as "degraded land". We'll never restore its wildlife to what it was – but there are pragmatic steps we can take to improve things.
Ruling the roost: flying-foxes can suddenly arrive in huge numbers when the right trees bloom.
Flying-foxes can cause conflict - just ask the people of Batemans Bay, NSW. But plans to disperse them won't necessarily work without understanding these highly mobile animals' behaviour.
Diplomats and officials from 17 countries met in Bangkok in May 2015 to discuss how to deal with the thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees.
Plans for more robust architecture on forced migration need to be more advanced. Countries in our region must not rest on their laurels.
Manufacturing makes for good photo ops, but spending by Australian companies is no cause for celebration.
Worse than expected business investment in both manufacturing and mining provides another nod towards secular stagnation.
The Australian dairy industry could consider a regulation model like that in Canada.
Government intervention in the crisis facing Australian dairy has opened the gates for suggestions of other types of regulation.
There’s nothing that everyone wants in a partner. But there are characteristics most men or women find attractive.
We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent. But when it comes to the processes behind choosing a romantic partner, science knows surprisingly little.
An artist’s impression of a transiting Jupiter-mass exoplanet around a star slightly more massive than the sun.
Many of the new planets found in other star systems have some extraordinary orbital behavior. So what's going on?
Sending children out of class isn’t an effective way to manage bad behaviour.
Schools need to avoid practices that exclude badly behaved students and instead offer more ongoing, personalised support.
Malcolm Turnbull digs up potatoes with farmer Eric Coleman while Barnaby Joyce leans in for a smell.
Mark Textor, the Liberal pollster, has raged against the modern addiction to polls, in an article this week that shows he can indeed walk both sides of the street, as insider and observer.
Research suggesting middle aged women will be worse off under super changes overreaches.
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NATSEM’s analysis of the Government’s super tax could easily mislead.
Higher earning women aged in their 50s are penalised by prospective super changes.
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Modelling the proposed superannuation policies on gender has revealed unintended consequences.
Ancient air bubbles preserved in Antarctic ice.
The Ellsworth Mountains Project
What gaps have the CSIRO cuts left in climate research?