The use of Incirlik airbase by Turkish warplanes launching attacks across the border and its re-opening to the US Airforce reflect the domestic and international goals of Turkey’s campaign.
What prompted Turkey's punishing campaign against both Islamic State and Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria? The explanation for this sharp reversal of policy may lie in calculations for fresh elections.
A water treatment pond.
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The Bureau of Meteorology recently released for the first time comprehensive national data on recycling and desalination.
We know a lot about what climate change will do, but ‘when’ is a tougher question.
What we think we know, don't know and things that might surprise us about climate change and the environment.
The revolution of the past three decades has not been kind to the people who have experienced the destruction of their industries, jobs and communities.
Something similar to E.P. Thompson’s story of England in the first three decades of the 1800s has happened in Australia between the mid-1980s and today.
Biomedical science has made our lives immeasurably better, but it’s time to accept that too much medicine can be as harmful as too little.
By forgetting that medicine postpones death rather than saving lives, we persuade ourselves it might somehow keep extending our life and come to view death as a failure of medicine.
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Financial stress is more likely to cause Australians to drop out of home ownership. Why?
The discovery of Kepler-452b raises questions that go to the heart of religion.
NASA/AAP/ Artist's impression of Kepler-452b.
Kepler-452b's discovery last week has raised the perennial question: are we alone in the universe? While the find's scientific import is huge, it also poses questions that go to the heart of religion.
Is the data correct that there are fewer bullies in elite schools, or is something else at play?
Recent survey data revealed that twice as many parents of public school students reported their children had been bullied compared to private school parents.
AI researchers should work to make future battlefield robots more ethical.
If military robots are inevitable, then AI and robotics researchers should work to make them ethical, not retreat by calling for an ineffectual ban.
A piece of aircraft wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island.
The aircraft part found on an Indian ocean island is said to be from a Boeing 777 but the challenge now is to determine if the wreckage is from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370.
Townsville’s roads (pictured) may have their busy periods but is it the best place to start a solar charged ‘electric super highway’?
If you want to kick-start the "electric superhighway" in Queensland then it makes sense to start in a populated area with the busiest traffic.
It might be nice if buying the right to emit greenhouse pollution could be made a bit simpler.
The term 'carbon tax' is a political poison in Australia, thanks to the previous carbon tax which was actually an emissions trading scheme. Yet ironically, many economists prefer a tax over an ETS anyway.
Avril Thomas - Female nude study (2015). Charcoal on paper. Magpie Springs Winery and Art Gallery.
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Held annually in venues all over South Australia for the entirety of August, SALA’s magnitude and reach, its extraordinary range of exhibition venues, both conventional and left-of-field, make it unique.
Bland or grand?
The reduction of brands at major department stores could actually be a good thing for customers.
The immune system protects us from the constant onslaught of viruses, bacteria and other types of pathogens we encounter throughout life. But it can sometimes misbehave.
Adam Goodes continues to demonstrate through dignity and presence of mind, that he is an empowered Aboriginal man.
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Adam Goodes' actions – from his celebratory dance to his decision to temporarily withdraw from the AFL – epitomise the concept of male Indigenous dignity.
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Telcos are positioning themselves to be at the top rather than the bottom of the content food chain.
The film of Rosalie Ham’s 2000 novel The Dressmaker will gain greater recognition for the author.
Rosalie Ham's 2000 novel The Dressmaker is about to gain greater recognition thanks to a film adaptation featuring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth. We now know more about how that happened.
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Bronwyn Bishop's entitlements claims and the ministerial reaction to the issue.
A board shake-up offers the Abbott government the opportunity to be visionary through implementing the NDIS’s spirit and intent.
The NDIS is a social policy reform that, at its heart, requires an understanding of the lived experience of people with disability.
Too much meat is bad for our health and the environment, so why not tax it while giving veggies a free pass?
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If GST was added to meat, the government could raise billions of dollars in revenue while also encouraging shoppers to eat more veggies - a lipsmacking prospect for public health and the environment.
Rain approaching the Pinnacles in Western Australia – how best to understand what past climate change has had on the region?
Scientists are about to embark on a two month mission to find out how Australia and its reefs coped with climate change in the past, and therefore how it should cope with any future change.
Bright students might enjoy MOOC content, but do they deserve credits from their high school?
While MOOCs can provide some great content, the teaching and assessment methods probably aren't appropriate for high school students.
Australia’s Bumala-y Yuurrama-y seems to be accepted only when confined to matches between Indigenous players, yet all New Zealanders feel able to embrace the Haka.
While AFL player Adam Goodes polarised Australians by performing an Indigenous war dance, New Zealanders unite in celebration of the Haka. The difference in approach to Indigenous culture is telling.
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There is an air of mysticism attached to high-growth companies: but in the main, they followed five golden rules.