High temperatures can make students restless, listless and unable to pay attention.
High temperatures have been found to have a negative effect on learning, so how are schools in northern Australia coping?
There’s nothing feral about this Australian wildcat.
Photograph by Angus Emmott
There's been a lot of talk about killing feral cats, with the government's recently announced war on cats, with a goal to kill two million by 2020. But let's embrace cats as part of Australia's environment.
For fear of injury and lack of space, playgrounds are becoming unimaginative and uninspiring.
New research has found that fears of playground accidents such as falls have led to considerable changes in school playgrounds, reflecting a climate of over-policing and surplus rules and regulations.
Go with the flow: scarce water has allowed Outback species to persist for millennia, where otherwise they might have died out.
The Outback covers 70% of Australia, and its water is precious and scarce. Yet there is no joined-up plan to monitor and manage Outback water, despite the wealth of species and communities that depend on it.
The white paper on developing northern Australia outlines a solid vision - now for action.
The White Paper on Developing Northern Australia represents the most comprehensive attempt yet to think through the development possibilities of the north.
Lucie de Beauchamp posting on the #distractinglysexy Twitter hashtag.
Lucie de Beauchamp
Sir Tim Hunt's careless comments about women in the lab may have proven a boon to feminism in science by attracting attention to sexism in science.
Phillip Toyne lobbied for the transfer of Uluru National Park back to its traditional owners.
Phillip Toyne, a co-founder of the national landcare program, died on Saturday morning after a long illness with cancer, leaving an indelible legacy of influence and achievement.
There are fewer than 50 Orange-bellied Parrots left in the wild.
AAP Image/Birds Australia
After falling victim to disease, there seems to be little hope left for Australia's most endangered parrot.
Mixed farming country near Binalong, New South Wales.
Among the plaudits for Joan Kirner it is also worth noting her pivotal role in the development of landcare in Australia.
Smoking is estimated to cause one in five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths.
The daily smoking rate among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is falling, but at 42%, it's still 2.6 times that of other Australians.
Looking over Palmerston and the East Arm of Darwin Harbour to the new $35B Inpex LNG plant. Many resources projects in the north are in beautiful, environmentally important places.
This year's federal budget outlined plans for infrastructure in northern Australia, but it will need to do more than build roads and rail to sustainably develop the north.
The Mad Max trilogy has had a tremendous influence on action cinema – and next week, the series resumes.
© Warner Bros.
George Miller's Mad Max films have aged remarkably well – perhaps because they have had such a profound influence on the films that followed them.
Heat is costing the Australian economy through productivity losses.
Heat stress image from www.shutterstrock.com
Heat cost Australia nearly A$7 billion in 2014, which is bad news given climate forecasts of hotter and more frequent heatwaves.
Mangroves are still be cleared for aquaculture expansion. Since 1989, 6600 hectares of Tanjung Panjang Nature Reserve’s original 13,300 ha of mangroves have been converted.
Mangroves, hectare for hectare, store more carbon than any other forests. But they are also among the most threatened. New projects in Indonesia show how mangroves might be restored.
Indigenous prisoners perform a welcome ceremony at the 2014 opening of Darwin’s $500 million prison, which is likely to be full by 2018.
The Northern Territory stands out for having one of the highest imprisonment rates in the world - much higher even than in the US - and it's hard to argue that this does the community much good.
More women are entering science but what levels do they reach?
Women play an increasing role in science today but there are still some barriers that can prevent them from reaching more senior positions.
TERN operates a number of flux towers that measure energy, water and carbon dioxide fluxes and their drivers in the vast expanse of northern Australia.
The NCRIS-funded Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) benefits pastoralists, business, tourism and Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Cutting it will hurt them all.
Willem Westra van Holthe (right) looks set to lead the Northern Territory following a late night leadership spill.
Late on Monday night, part of the Northern Territory’s Country Liberal government’s parliamentary wing overthrew the chief minister, Adam Giles. At 1am, somewhat surprisingly, Primary Industries Minister…
The debate around whether or not Taylor Swift should be in the running for Triple J’s Hottest 100 has sparked useful discussion about the role of the youth broadcaster.
This Monday on the Australia Day public holiday, Triple J’s annual Hottest 100 for 2014 will be announced live across the afternoon and evening. While the countdown is usually the ABC radio station’s highest…
Real and sustained engagement with Aboriginal people should be the starting point in rethinking Indigenous welfare policy.
In recent years, Tangentyere Council Research Hub has undertaken data collection in Alice Springs town camps as part of a longitudinal study of income management. The final report of around 300 pages was…