As the name suggests, Windy Hill near Cairns gets its fair share of power-generating weather.
Leonard Low/Flickr/Wikimedia Commons
There are calls from the backbench and elsewhere for the federal government to safeguard the future of coal. But do those calls make economic sense? A look at Queensland's energy landscape suggests not.
The 2018 Lowy Institute Poll shows Australians have a very inflated perception of the size of our aid program.
New research shows that most Australians have an inflated idea of how much we spend on foreign aid, yet still believe we should invest more.
A feral cat snapped by a remote camera in the wild.
The average Australian feral cat kills 225 reptiles a year, which adds up to 596 million in total, according to a new estimate. Pet cats, meanwhile, kill a further 53 million.
Cocos Malay photo from the 1910s showing a wedding procession that is still practised today with the groom pictured going to the bride’s house accompanied by members of the community.
Wikimedia Commons/From the book 'Coral reefs and islands' authored by Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954, Published by Lovell Reeve & Co. , Ltd. London. Photo digitized by Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
In the 1800s, a group of Southeast Asians were taken to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia, by an English merchant. Their descendants are seeking Indigenous status from Australia.
Foto Orang Kokos dari tahun 1910an di arak perkawinan yang masih dilakukan sampai sekarang, terlihat pengantin pria di foto dalam perjalanan ke rumah pengantin perempuan di dampingi sanak keluarga di Kepulauan Kokos.
Wikimedia Commons/Dari buku 'Coral reefs and islands' penulis Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954, Penerbit Lovell Reeve & Co. , Ltd. London. Digitasi foto oleh Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Pada 1800an, sekelompok Melayu dibawa ke Kepulauan Cocos (Keeling), sekarang bagian Australia. Keturunan mereka sekarang memperjuangkan status orang asli dari Australia.
Only around half of at-risk Indigenous Australians are taking preventative medication for heart disease.
A new study has found too few Indigenous people are getting health checks, despite their elevated risk of heart problems.
The latest Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts tell us waste production is rising with GDP, but the information is incomplete and widely ignored.
Water and energy use are becoming more efficient, which is good news for both the economy and the environment. But Australia has yet to realise the value of national environmental accounting.
According to new research, public servants hold unfavourable assumptions about deliberation by members of the general public.
New research showed a professional cadre of public servants who prefer to consult with each other over the general public.
Wollemi pines once covered prehistoric Australia.
Wollemi pines have survived for hundreds of millions of years. Once covering Australia, they now survive in a few isolated spots – but they're coming back in a big way.
While major brands like Coca-Cola have stuck by FIFA and the World Cup, others have not.
Compared with years past, the build-up to the Russia World Cup has been relatively subdued from a marketing and advertising standpoint.
Un orang-outan de Tapanuli.
En Indonésie, sur l’île de Sumatra, une nouvelle espèce d’orang-outan a été récemment découverte. Mais cette population de 800 individus est gravement menacée.
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), The Persistence of Memory, 1931, Oil on canvas, 9 ½ x 13" (24.1 x 33 cm).
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously © 2016 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
All of the big names are present in this show – from Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo to Roy Lichtenstein and Cindy Sherman – and represented by some of their best-known work.
Life in the human herd is complex, and we are unavoidably inter-dependent when it comes to our health. Population health science looks at the things that cause ill-health in the first place.
For decades, state and federal governments have shed environmental budgets and staff. Now it's up to volunteers to fill the gap.
Southern Australia's debate may be exacerbated by climate change, but it's not that simple.
US leaders have lashed out at China, but would likely be unwilling to start a war in the South China Sea.
US Navy handout/EPA
China has taken an incremental approach to cementing its control over the disputed waters, making the US and its allies powerless to stop it.
Argentina is just one of a handful of crisis-stricken nations asking the International Monetary Fund for help.
Some US$4.6 trillion has been made available to stave off financial crises across the world. The problem is that much of this funding is now spoken for, and the list of stricken nations is growing.
The protection of the flu vaccine is minimal, and may not be worth it.
Research shows for every 100 healthy adults vaccinated against influenza, 99 get no benefit.
Forecasting income tax a decade into the future is a tricky proposition.
AAP Image/Joel Carrett
The income tax cuts in the 2018 federal budget are likely to be modestly regressive, giving high earners a lower share of the overall tax burden. But by 2028 income tax will be higher across the board.
Diseases low on the hierarchy of prestige are often difficult to diagnose and treat.
In the hierarchy of diseases, those suffering from 'high prestige' diseases benefit from strong community and clinical support, while others are left in the dark.