To increase food production, climate challenges will need to be overcome.
Rwanda has developed a strong, decentralised health system and addressed many of the major financial and geographic barriers people faced.
In 2009, newspapers prophesied the death of the radio drama. However, as of 2020 audio fiction has become the fastest-growing strand in publishing, with tech, media and film companies crowding in.
‘The size, the grandeur, the peacefulness of being in the dark’: what it’s like to study space at Siding Spring Observatory.
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Three hours north-east of Parkes lies a remote astronomical research facility, unpolluted by city lights, where researchers are trying to unlock some of the biggest questions about our Universe.
That future is one of ever-changing data, analytics and computer infrastructure.
Women have a crucial role to play in development initiatives.
Many countries are struggling to reach the 90:90:90 goals because people have difficulty accessing treatment.
Antibiotic resistant superbugs kill 32 plane-loads of people a week. We can all help fight back.
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Antibiotic resistant infections already kill about 700,000 people globally every year. While scientists are racing to find new ways to fight superbugs, there's one thing you can do, too.
Population growth rates pose a lingering challenge to development efforts on the continent.
Women have to push through barriers to access higher education.
Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don’t want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?
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No wonder that, according to a new international survey, media companies are increasingly unhappy with their lot. In this episode we hear from the survey's author, Robert Whitehead.
To break the cycle of poverty and malnutrition, the government needs to ensure that children have access to sufficient healthy food.
Nearly all your devices run on lithium batteries. Here’s a Nobel Prizewinner on his part in their invention – and their future.
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M. Stanley Whittingham was one of three scientists who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries – used to power mobile phones, laptops and electric cars.
The more people come to a city, the bigger demand for buildings. These buildings need to be safe.
Ross Gittins on the government’s “surplus obsession”
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As the Australian economy continues to struggle, many argue that stimulus is needed, urging the government to abandon its "surplus obsession".
Two of the authors of the first Democracy 2025 report discuss the keys findings about what politicians see as faults in the current political system, and how they think it can be improved.
The solution to measles outbreaks is deceptively easy: vaccinate more children. This belies the challenges along the path to that solution.
Deputy PM Michael McCormack on the drought and restive Nationals.
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Following tensions in the Nationals party room over the bring-forward of the dairy code for Pauline Hanson, the Deputy PM admits that the party leadership mishandled the situation.
During almost all outbreaks, women provide the majority of care to the ill voluntarily in their homes at great risk and cost to themselves.
Combining and fermenting indigenous African grains can help counter malnutrition on the continent.