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.
A 1 kilowatt solar PV panel can save about 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
By investing in solar panels and going electric for your motoring and heating, you can directly offset your greenhouse emissions. And in the long run, the upfront costs will repay themselves.
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On racist dog-whistling and on climate change, the "right" now finds itself on the wrong side of public opinion – so the acrimonious public debates on ideological lines may be coming to an end.
Brexit has been poorly handled by both major parties, and the only viable option now is to put a second vote to the people.
As the UK careens towards a disastrous "no-deal" Brexit, the only sensible option is to put another vote to the people, now the implications of leaving the EU are clearer.
Without a solid national plan to confront climate threats, there’s plenty more hardship on the horizon.
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With heatwaves, droughts and fires all on the rise, the federal government is urged to merge its separate strategies on disaster resilience and climate readiness.
Bagaimana memastikan dana riset yang ada mendorong riset unggul?
Besarnya alokasi dana untuk penelitian itu penting. Tak kalah penting adalah bagaimana membelanjakan dana itu agar mendorong inovasi dan penelitian yang unggul.
The amount of funding countries allocate for research is important. Equally important is spending those funds in ways that promote research excellence and innovation.
To move towards a knowledge-based economy, Indonesia needs to invest its research funds strategically.
Installation view: Quilty featuring Pancreatitis (Kenny), The Last Supper (Bottom Feeder) and Farewell virginity by Ben Quilty, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2019.
Photo: Grant Handcock.
Ben Quilty is the next big thing in Australian art. Will he be allowed - and will he allow himself - to explore and find his true potential as an artist?
John Gerrard Keulemans. Published by Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France)
Australia is losing mammals faster than any other country, as well as plenty more plants and animals besides. Extinction is theft from future generations – it's time to treat it as such.
The tattoo tools from Tonga (left to right) made from bird, human, bird and human bone respectively.
Tattooing tools made and used 2,700 years ago include two blades made on human bone.
Digital approaches mean people can access therapies from their own home.
Online therapies for mental health can be as effective as talking therapies. If we want to expand access to mental health care, it's important we embrace digital approaches.
As prime minister, republican Malcolm Turnbull said there would be no more moves towards an Australian head of state while Queen Elizabeth remained on the throne.
Bill Shorten is committed to an Australian head of state, but it will likely take lost priority to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Hezbollah supporters during a martyrs day event in November 2018 in Lebanon.
The proscription of terrorist groups are part of the process through which a country demonstrates its self-identity.
A new survey reveals community attitudes towards the use of personal data by government and researchers.
Australians aren't confident that the government can be trusted with their data, or that is has the right safeguards in place to protect it.
Current levels of population growth become a problem for Australians when investment in infrastructure like public transport fails to keep up.
Population growth in Australia is a problem mainly because of the lack of a coherent national policy to manage it. The focus needs to be on maintaining quality of life through sustainable growth.
If Bill Shorten becomes the next Australian prime minister, he will have much on his side but will need to be wary of low voter trust in politicians.
If Bill Shorten becomes the next prime minister, his government is likely to be more preoccupied with economic inequality than the Hawke or Keating Labor governments.
An undated portrait thought to depict Bennelong, signed “W.W.” now in the Dixson Galleries of the State Library of New South Wales.
History has typically depicted Bennelong as a tragic figure lost between two worlds - but sailors' journals suggest he still held authority after his return from the UK.
Research shows women’s participation in a peace process makes it more likely to be effective.
The US is negotiating a peace agreement with the Taliban, so it can safely withdraw its troops. But how can peace last in Afghanistan if women aren't at the negotiating table?
The ghost fungus emits an eerie green glow.
Wander in the dark forest and you might spot the radioactive glow of the ghost fungus.
People typically become sick between one and 21 days after being infected.
The bacteria that causes melioidosis usually lives 30cm underground in clay soil but is dredged to the surface during heavy rains and floods, and can enter the body through small breaks in the skin.