Native ash forest logs in the Rubicon Valley.
Victoria has some of the most carbon rich native forests in the world. And we're cutting them down for short-lived wood products.
Religious beliefs about hierarchical gender roles can influence attitudes towards family and domestic violence.
Women experiencing family and domestic violence within faith communities can face attitudes and practices that encourage them to stay in relationships with their abusers.
Autumnal displays may be dimmed in the future.
Record-breaking summer heat might mean trees delay and mute their autumn hues.
Rosslynd Piggott Double Breath (contained) of the sitter 1993–94 (installation detail) various media.
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Rosslynd Piggott's artworks explore an uncanny, dream-like state. A new exhibition of her objects, installations and paintings is a memorable reflection of a major Australian artist.
Seen here with the Prime Minister, Karen Andrews is one of few recent ministers for science who has a university education in STEM.
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We've had ten federal ministers with titular responsibility for science since 2007 – five under the coalition and five under Labor. That variation and a lack of consistent vision has an impact.
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There are generally two kinds of federal election: one when the government is returned; the other when it is defeated. History tells us the former is far more common.
Parents are often anxious about whether or not their child is ready for school.
Research has found one-quarter of children in NSW delayed school entry in 2009 and 2012, with the tendency to delay varying according to where families live and their socio-economic status.
Tasmania’s fires may have released mercury previously absorbed by trees.
Huon pines in Tasmania have locked up significant amounts of mercury pollution from the state's mining industrial history. And that can be released back to the atmosphere in bushfires.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten now needs to commit funding for prevention, to reduce rates of cancer.
Labor's cancer care package is bound to be popular. But with around one-third of cancers preventable, both sides of politics need to invest in reducing cancer in the first place.
Much of what’s been promised would have had to happen anyway.
The promised tax cuts will benefit high earners in 2022 and 2024, but by then they'll need it.
It’s very difficult to separate anxiety and fear from the experience of pain linked with actual physical damage.
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Life without pain might seem like a blessing. But pain plays an important role in protecting our bodies from further damage.
Bushfires ravaged parts of central Queensland amid heatwaves in November 2018.
Australia's environment took a beating in 2018, as temperatures rose, rainfall declined, the health of rivers and ecosystems worsened, and floods, droughts and bushfires all took their toll.
Programs to counter violent extremism in schools tend to stigmatise a particular group of children.
We don't know the exact path towards radicalisation, so giving teachers signs to look for is dangerous.
The Mossy Red-eyed Frog is among hundreds of species threatened with extinction at the hands of chytrid fungus.
Jonathan Kolby/Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center
Chytrid fungus has caused declines in 501 amphibian species, according to a new analysis. Most of the damage happened in the 1980s, before the fungus itself was even discovered.
Peta Clancy, Undercurrent 1, from the series Undercurrent, 2018-19, inkjet pigment print, W120 x H85cm each image approx.
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There is a long history of cultural silence on the frontier wars that characterised Australia's colonisation. Peta Clancy's exhibition invites us to see this history in the Victorian landscape.
Drawing of a ‘bogan doll’ which featured in a 1984 edition of a student-produced Xavier College magazine Sursum Corda.
A 1984 magazine produced by students at Xavier College contains the earliest known reference to the word 'bogan' as we now understand it.
Pada 1989, WHO dan UNICEF) meluncurkan kebijakan 10 Langkah Menuju Keberhasilan Menyusui bayi yang baru lahir.
Banyak RS yang tidak mengizinkan bayi sekamar dengan ibunya atau hanya mengizinkan rawat gabung apabila ibu memilih kamar perawatan kelas 1.
Students are far more understanding of their religious peers if they attend classes about religious diversity.
Australian society is made up of people from different backgrounds and faiths. Teaching school children about religious diversity and traditions makes them more tolerant of religious minorities.
Gurindji singers Thomas Monkey Yikapayi, Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpa and Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal sing ‘Wanji-wanji’.
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Wanji-wanji's lyrics have remained unchanged over thousands of kilometres and the past 150 years.
CRISPR is a gene editing tool that can create permanent changes in the human genome.
Four months ago a researcher claimed he had used the tool CRISPR to edit the genomes of twin girls. Now prominent researchers and ethicists are calling for a temporary halt to this sort of work.