Melting ice sheets – such as this one in Greenland – are one way the Earth amplifies global warming.
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New projections suggest the world could warm 3-7 degrees over coming centuries.
In relation to this FactCheck on pensioners and poverty, Senator Jacqui Lambie told The Conversation: A well known and widely reported OECD Study - Pensions at a Glance 2015 - found that more than one-third…
Senator Jacqui Lambie, speaking on Q&A.
Senator Jacqui Lambie told Q&A that a third of Australian age pensioners are living below the poverty line and that it's estimated to rise to two-thirds within five years. Is that right?
Rika Hamaguchi from the Bangarra Dance Theatre performs at the culmination of the barrangal dyara exhibition.
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Jonathan Jones uses Aboriginal shields to create a skeleton of Sydney's Garden Palace, destroyed by fire in 1882. In song, dance and sculpture, he celebrates what has been lost and rediscovered.
Death and destruction are a daily reality in Syria as the civil war drags on.
Tourism will have to be a key element in future peace-building and peace-keeping strategies in Syria.
Aviation emissions are growing about 5% each year.
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An international meeting looks set to approve a mandatory system of carbon offsetting for international flights - a big step forward but one that might be hard to integrate with the Paris Agreement.
Most road-safety initiatives prioritise a rapid clearing of the road so cars can pass.
In contrast to increases in vehicle safety over the decades, we have seen little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians – and current innovations are still based on a car-centric approach.
Identifying repeat offenders doesn’t have to be complicated.
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One simple measure could go a long way to cracking down on illegal activity that is now widespread in Australia.
Carl Rahl’s Orestes Pursued by the Furies (1852).
The tale of a married woman who joins her lover in Paris, The Beauties and Furies is a modernist classic. Like Joyce's Ulysses, the action is concentrated in one city, but dreams are nightmarish in this city of night, not light.
Our mood is a transient frame of mind that influences how we think and view the world.
Many regions fundamental to mood are buried deep in the most primordial parts of the brain; that is, they are thought to have been among the first brain regions to develop in the human species.
Our language abilities are enabled by a co-ordinated network of brain regions that have evolved to give humans a sophisticated ability to communicate.
When you read this text, certain regions in your brain begin working more than others. Advanced imaging allows scientists to map the brain networks responsible for understanding language.
Blasted trees in the aftermath of a bomb test at Maralinga.
On September 27, 1956, an atomic mushroom cloud rose above the Maralinga plain - the first of seven British bomb tests. Why was Australia so keen to put UK military interests ahead of its own people?
Time spent weeding, potting and pruning can be as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.
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A growing body of research literature suggests time spent gardening is as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.
South Australia is leading the way on wind energy - but that’s posing problems for the electricity sector.
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South Australia's electricity price shock in July showed that Australia hasn't worked out how to put large amounts of wind energy into the grid.
The Hazelwood power station has been named Australia’s ‘dirtiest’ for its carbon emissions.
Victoria's brown coal Hazelwood station produces 5% of Australia's electricity, and 3% of the country's carbon emissions.
Improved funding will provide better opportunities for students.
An independent authority should control the tertiary funding system in Australia in order to best implement policy objectives.
BHP Billiton is reporting details of its tax thanks to new UK regulations, however its still not completely transparent.
A number of Australian companies have released tax reports to the public in a bid to show transparency, however those reports are still incomplete.
The SPARTAN re-usable space launch technology.
Whatever happens next in new space race will happen quickly. The opportunity is there for Australia to be involved, but it won’t be there for long.
The rise of the selfie can lead to a great deal of negative comparison and self-doubt.
Social media can have a damaging effect on body image, but the way to protect against that is learning how to view images critically.
Donald Trump lives by the ethos that confident and dramatic assertions get attention, and that such attention means people will buy into what he is selling.
Celebrity is all around us, but most academics are yet to take seriously the field of political celebrity studies.
Heterosexual couples who believe in marriage equality, and the civil celebrants who marry them, are using wedding ceremonies to protest marriage law in Australia.
Given the ubiquity of civil marriage and support for marriage equality, how do heterosexual brides and grooms who support marriage equality manage legal requirements at their weddings?
Should special deals with states and non-government sectors be removed?
A new school funding model being proposed aims to free up funds to help education ministers resolve their differences in state funding, and deliver needs-based funding in full.
The facilities were poor and some inmates were subjected to unsuccessful experimentation with a “vaccine” that used arsenic compounds.
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The lock hospitals inflicted incalculable traumas on Aboriginal people, wrenching them away from families and country.
Young actors give voice to what teenage boys think about porn – how often they watch it, who they watch it with and why.
Sol Rumbl, Ari Maza Long, Sam Salem and Jack Palit in Gonzo. Photo credit Sarah Walke.
Drawing on surveys and group discussions with teenage boys about their use of pornography, Gonzo provides a window into young men’s experiences that's in equal parts funny, engaging, and confronting.
Networking online might not be so good for your “social capital” overall.
Spending lots of time on the internet might be good for getting what you want in the short term but it might not work in the long term.