Drastic oxygen losses in the world's oceans millions of years ago coincided with mass extinctions. Scientists see this as a warning about how climate change could affect oceans today.
One of the state's most significant powers is the ability to remove children from their families. Potential reforms in NSW could expand this already racialised power in frightening ways.
Conventional wisdom across much of the Western world says there's a strong link between education and upward social mobility. Really?
Two theories on autism and sex differences are confirmed in half a million people.
Emoji can be used on social media to spread racism in ways that make it seem normal, mundane and acceptable.
The city where the Kyoto Protocol was signed resolved some years ago to move away from cars and towards low-emission alternatives for getting around. And it's making real progress towards that goal.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Recent hoax papers in humanities don't show what they claim, but need to be taken seriously.
The Maldives may end up with perfect conditions for reef island building, but no new coral to build islands with.
To be better prepared for future eruptions there's a need to understand and monitor poorly known volcanoes, even in remote places.
Ancient quarry workers left messages carved on walls like a 4,500-year-old form of social media.
The return of South Sudan's opposition leader
is likely to solidify the permanent ceasefire.
South Sudan faces numerous and serious challenges contributing to instability. But there are potential solutions.
Sperm donation websites are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the fertility world. But why are they so popular? New research explains the reasons why some men donate.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an enduring classic for girls, soon to be a major Hollywood film. Yet many of the book's themes and morals were imposed by the author's father.
The cave paintings in Borneo show people and animals and are now thought to be the world's oldest example of figurative art.
Record high Latino participation shows this growing voter segment will turn out for parties and politicians who tackle issues they care about. That's a big lesson for 2020 – and not just for Dems.
Several states now have their first female senator and more than 100 women will enter the House of Representatives.
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
Progress in malaria control has stalled. Research towards an effective vaccine is underway.