Energy policy models are only as good as the predictions they’re based on.
Much of Australia's energy debate is centred around 'models' of various policies. But how do they work? And what can they really tell us?
The eruption of Mount Agung viewed from Muncan Village in Karangasem district, Bali, on November 28, 2017.
Muhammad Fauzy Chaniago/AAP
The world watches and waits to see what will happen next at Bali's Mt Agung, an active volcano.
Managed in the right way, wind farms can actually help stabilise the grid, rather than disrupting it.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
New modelling suggests that Australia could use renewable energy to hit its 2030 emissions reduction targets, without it costing any more overall than maintaining the status quo.
Sexual violence survivors need more than recognition of what they have suffered.
As foreign Islamic State fighters return home, there needs to be proper prosecution of sexual violence in armed conflict.
Installation view of Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 17 November 2017 – 12 March 2018.
Photo: Tom Ross © Tom Ross
The paintings in Del Kathryn Barton's new show at NGV Australia are visually stunning and painstakingly executed. But the women depicted are often de-personalised objects or headless cauldrons of destructive passion.
A view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft, showing the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon (July 1969).
No human has been to the moon since 1972. But India, China and Russia would like to change that, and soon.
Of all the valid votes in the same-sex marriage survey, 61.1% said ‘yes’.
The same-sex marriage postal survey gave Australians a chance to create data for social change. And that's rare.
Australia’s Trade Minister Steven Ciobo speaking after a meeting for the Trans Pacific Partnership in Vietnam.
Many provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been suspended after the United States pulled out. But there's still much to debate about the regional free trade agreement.
Australian Federal Police/AAP
Small quantities of drugs are getting past customs and then being used to create much bigger batches of illegal drugs like synthetic heroin.
Is it his physics, his hair or something else? Brian Cox pulls record audiences around the world.
Packed venues, rock star status. What makes some scientists so damned marketable?
Crested pigeon in flight with the primary feathers spread and the narrow eighth primary is visible.
Crested pigeons make a rapid trilling sound when they take flight that can be used to warn others of danger. But what is it that makes the sound?
Protecting the patents of expensive medicines for longer would affect low-income countries.
Negotiators from 11 countries have been racing to resurrect the near-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this weekend.
Telstra will compensate more than 42000 customers for slow NBN speeds.
Australia's problems with the national broadband network run deeper than what can be solved through an investigation or more monitoring. Maybe we were just too optimistic.
Spesies baru ini memiliki kepala yang lebih kecil, dan warna “cokelat muda”‘ yang jelas beda dibandingkan dengan spesies orang utan lainnya.
Orang utan Batang Toru memiliki campuran fitur yang aneh. Pejantan dewasa memiliki bantalan pipi yang menyerupai orang utan Borneo, tapi perawakannya mirip orang utan Sumatra.
Tokoh utama pria “Ada Apa Dengan Cinta” (2002) Rangga, diperankan oleh aktor Nicholas Saputra, adalah proto-laki-laki baru.
Memasuki milenium ketiga, dunia perfilman Indonesia mulai memperkenalkan gagasan maskulinitas laki-laki baru. Dari Rangga hingga Khudori, mereka laki-laki yang menantang konsep Bapakisme Orde Baru.
A laser beam (yellow) causes a path of red fluorescence in a rare earth crystal.
Stuart Hay, ANU
Rare earth elements aren't actually that rare - but they certainly are useful. Erbium is used right now in the internet's optical fibre network, and could one day be applied in quantum networks.
The new species has a smaller head, and a distinctly ‘cinnamon’ colour compared with other orangutans.
A group of fewer than 800 orangutans in northern Sumatra has been recognised as a new species - and they are already under threat from deforestation.
Natural disasters, like historic flooding in South Asia, are always accompanied by disease outbreaks.
Extreme weather events are inevitably followed by disease outbreaks. So why not team health professionals with climate experts?
A scene from Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 2014 work Patyegarang. An Eora woman, Patyegarang became the main informant for William Dawes, the first European to sympathetically chronicle the language and culture of the Sydney landowners.
Just 210 of nearly 13,000 biographical entries in the Australian Dictionary of Biography are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women. A new project aims to change this.
Detail from Divide 2011 by Sam Jinks. Mixed media, 86 x 60 cm,
collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
The quest to create a robot that is indistinguishable from humans has become all-consuming for some scientists, engineers and technicians. The consequences could be both beneficial and catastrophic.