Right whales have been shown to be affected by noise pollution.
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The increasing use of the sea for human activities has resulted in a dramatic rise in noise levels.
Skilled migrants still make up a very important part of the Australian workforce.
The government needs to change conditions for migrant workers to secure Australia's economic future, a new report finds.
Vocational education plays a role in providing opportunities for low-achieving school students to engage further in study and get a job.
Vocational Education and Training helps low school achievers up skill and avoid disadvantage in the workplace.
Drug consumers are using DIY kits in an attempt to find out what substances they’re ingesting – but these rudimentary kits won’t paint a full picture.
In the absence of any more sophisticated options, drug consumers are resorting to drug testing kits they can access themselves.
The Turnbull-Abbott hostilities erupted in a very public manner this week over the terms of a ban on the importation of the Adler seven-shot lever-action shotgun.
Artist’s rendition of a raid on a Chinese gambling house, 1872.
National Library of Australia via Trove
Chinese gamblers in Australia were once prosecuted and had to stand up for their rights, now they are sought after by Australian casino owners.
Around 1.3 million households receive government rent assistance.
The effects of unaffordable housing cascade into other areas of life, in particular, affecting mental health.
Journalists with the skills to dig into social media can discover connections between key players in complex, often global stories.
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From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
Wind farms are pushing down the price of electricity in the electricity market.
Chris J Stewart, Starfish Wind Farm, Cape Jervis, South Australia.
South Australia's recent blackout raised questions about the role of wind energy in Australia's electricity network.
Gable Tostee was found not guilty of the murder of Warriena Wright, who fell from his balcony.
AAP/Dan Peled/Queensland Supreme Court
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
Savannasaurus was pretty small, by titanosaur standards.
Travis Tischler/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History
Dinosaur bones unearthed at one of Australia's richest fossil sites have introduced us to a new species: Savannasaurus, one of a family of huge dinosaurs that trekked here more than 100 million years ago.
Domestic violence impacts should be considered when regulators make decisions about granting licenses for poker machines.
The uneven provisioning of poker machines across Victoria may be contributing to the incidence of domestic violence in areas with many poker machines.
Donald Trump makes a point in the third presidential debate.
Democracy rests heavily on the idea that, though we may not like those who govern, they gained that power by fair means. Donald Trump is undermining that idea.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants Australia to be more innovative, but the loss of its car manufacturing industry could have the opposite effect.
The collapse of the car manufacturing industry will require more investment in R&D and technological innovation to ensure Australia doesn't fall behind.
Just what the doctor ordered - more cane toads.
It sounds weird, but releasing small cane toads ahead of the main invasion front can help predators learn to avoid the biggest, most toxic ones. Here's exactly how it works.
Qilinyu, shown here front and top left, with its kin
Entelognathus and small worm-like conodont animals swimming in the background.
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Next time you bite down on something you're eating, spare a thought for the evolutioniary leap made by an ancient fish that gave rise to our jaws.
A wax model of Ernest Hemingway at Madame Tussauds in New York.
Bob Dylan is now a literary celebrity. And next week, the Booker Prize judges will anoint another. The tag is still chiefly attached to men but women authors shouldn't despair: fame and good writing can be uneasy bedfellows.
Australia’s had a cooler and wetter winter, but the rest of the world has been hot.
AAP Image/David Mariuz
Since April 2015, each month has been the hottest on record and it's the longest hot streak on record.
Companies have been caught off guard by campaigns to divest from fossil fuels.
Most businesses construct climate risk solely through the lens of profitability and market opportunity.
Resveratrol is found at only trace levels in red wine.
You would need to drink over a thousand bottles of red wine per day to get the amount of resveratrol - the compound said to have many health benefits - needed to even have an effect.
Malcolm Turnbull’s week has been little short of disastrous and there will be more fallout.
Political pundits often talk about the 'transactional costs' of coups.
Mortgage tracker rates follow the cash rate.
Business Briefing: rate tracker mortgages.
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Rate tracker mortgages could provide some certainty for customers and increase trust in the banking sector.
Robert Lepage explores his past, and the notion of memory, in his autobiographical show 887.
We all store parts of our memory outside of our head: in our phones, our computers and our friends. In 887, Robert Lepage brings his memory to life in a gloriously intricate one-man production.
The egg collected in the Central Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, in October 1983.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
If you don’t have a problem, you don’t need to mess with it.
The modern lifestyle, particularly diet and hygiene changes, have altered our relationship with our microbes. But can we restore it?