The dark band is the Dark Doodad Nebula, a place where new stars and planets can form.
A three-dimensional look and listen at a dark cloud in space sheds new light on the mystery of how our solar system formed billions of years ago.
Malcolm Turnbull has put Peter Dutton at the head of the Home Affairs super portfolio.
The recent creation of the Home Affairs super portfolio has added another four agencies to the national intelligence community. Here's how they work together.
An ad for cotton thread drawing on the scene in Gulliver’s Travels in which Gulliver is tied down by Liliputians.
In its abridged form, Gulliver's Travels has become a children's classic. But in full, it is a misanthropic satire, scathing of politicians.
Some have set the course for electoral victory, others have tanked. In any case, federal budgets are important moments in the life of governments – especially those that are a little wobbly.
Energi terbarukan dari air.
Karena berlokasi di khatulistiwa, energi matahari di Indonesia tidak banyak berkurang sepanjang tahun. Ratusan situs penyimpanan energi hidro ditemukan di Bali.
Annual water requirements of a PHES-supported 100% renewable electricity grid would be much less than the current fossil fuel system, because wind and PV do not require cooling water.
Many Muslim women in Australia struggle to secure a religious divorce when trying to leave abusive relationships.
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Divorce in the Islamic community is a complex subject, battling misperceptions and entrenched stereotypes.
The incoming head of the Australian Defence Force, Lt-Gen Angus Campbell (left), understands the importance of Australia’s relations with its nearest neighbours.
The incoming Chief of the Defence Force, Angus Campbell, will need to focus his attentions on an array of conventional and non-conventional security concerns in the Indo-Pacific.
Indigenous Australians – just on 3% of the population – comprise at least 10%, and generally 12%, of elite footballers.
Where else but on the sports field can an under-educated and even a troubled Aboriginal youth achieve celebrity status and social mobility?
Drinking one unit of alcohol reduces your life expectancy by 15 to 30 minutes.
It was a hot year for many Australians.
An annual assessment of the health of Australia's environment shows mostly stable conditions in 2017, but ecosystems on land and at sea suffered ever higher temperatures.
Both the Foreign Minister and Attorney General have stated Australia will investigate and prosecute alleged perpetrators of international crimes.
Talks should include barriers to women’s participation in peace and security institutions, countering violent extremism, foreign fighters, sexual violence in conflict, and the Rohingya crisis.
Gosses Bluff impact crater in the Northern Territory.
NASA’s Earth Observatory
Large asteroids have hit Australia over many millions of years and the evidence is in the landscape, if you know where to look.
Rocks being removed to make way for farming.
Across large ares of Australia, rocky outcrops are being obliterated to open up more land for farming. But many of these "bush rocks" are refuges for fragile ecosystems.
The carbon farming initiative gives pig farmers the opportunity to earn carbon credits for reducing methane emissions from manure. The proposed change to this government policy may stall, or even end, this market.
Proposed changes to the government's climate change policies may stall, or even close down, the market for 'carbon farmers' to profit from reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Solar photovoltaics are now the world’s leading source of new electricity generation.
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Solar photovoltaics and wind power are on track to supplant fossil-fuel-based electricity generation by the 2030s. The only thing holding back the renewable revolution is politics.
The Victorian mountain ash forest has been severely affected by fires and logging. To determine the actual health of the forest, we need to look at the quality, not just the quantity of what remains.
In the aftermath of fires or logging, conservation needs to focus on recovering the health of the remaining vegetation, not just the size of the forest or woodland.
Jacky Green, Yee-haw, Money trucks, 2017, 87 x 100cm, acrylic on canvas. “We hurt when we see those trucks driving through our country.”
An exhibition dealing with "development" in the Northern Territory, shows there is political power in storytelling through the visual arts.
Paul Signac, France, 1863-1935, La bouée rouge (The red buoy), 1895, oil on canvas, 81.2 x 65 cm.
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France ©photo Musée d'Orsay / rmn
The Impressionists were obsessed with the science of colour, which is celebrated in a new exhibition in Adelaide. At least 50 of the paintings have never previously been exhibited in Australia.
Evidence isn’t always as straightforward as it might first seem.
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Brain-zapping, the curious case of the n-rays and other stories of evidence.
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You've had an x-ray before but have you had an n-ray? Of course not, because they're not real. But people used to think they were. Today, on Trust Me, I'm an Expert, we're bringing you stories on the theme of evidence.