The Nipah virus in India is just one example of a viral outbreak in 2018.
It doesn't just seem like the world is experiencing more viral infections than before – it's a reality. And the way humans live today helps viruses thrive.
Tagged European rabbit kitten infected with myxoma virus, but that died from rabbit haemorrhagic virus disease (RHDV).
Photo by David Peacock, Biosecurity South Australia
Feral rabbits previously exposed to myxoma virus are more likely to be killed by rabbit haemorrhagic diease, meaning that these two biocontrol agents can become even more powerful when used in tandem.
Children play between tents at a Turkish Red Crescent camp in Syria, May 2018.
Social media can act as the engine room for public engagement with refugees, allowing people to move beyond 'I should do something' to 'I will take action'.
A life reconstruction of
Brindabellaspis stensioi, an unusual placoderm fish from the 400-million-year old Burrinjuck reef in New South Wales, Australia.
Jason Art, Shenzhen
Brindabellaspis had eyes on the top of the head, facing upwards, and a skull stretched into a long and broad snout. Although around 400 million years old, it was clearly a specialised fish.
Among other things, Greer’s dismissal of “harm” also illustrates how misconceptions about rape inhibit prosecution.
The author and academic makes some valid points about rape, but to decriminalise it, as she suggests, fails to recognise bodily autonomy as a key marker of humanity to which women are entitled.
There’s a new kid in town inJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC.
The latest in the Jurassic World film franchise sees dinosaurs pitched as future weapons. So who's behind that monster idea?
Happy and Holy: Barry Otto as Tockey, Ruth Cracknell as Cecilia McManus, Graham Rowe as Denny, Ron Hadrick as O'Halloran in a 1982 production by the Sydney Theatre Company.
Photographer David Wilson.
The 1970s transformed Australian drama. It was a time of imaginative brilliance as the Empire wrote back.
Personalised care that lets people feel as though they’re living independently is better.
Outcomes are better when people with dementia are in home-like care rather than standard nursing homes.
Megachirella wachtleri walking through the vegetation about 240 million years ago in what is now the Dolomites region of Italy.
A new study of an ancient fossil has found it to be the earliest lizard known, so far. It shows they survived one the greatest mass extinctions on Earth.
An artist’s reconstruction of the ancient fish
A 400 million year old fossilised fish skull gives us very early and previously unknown clues about how boney fishes evolved into the vertebrates we see today on Earth - including us humans.
Annabel Matheson as Liddy in Terrestrial.
In Terrestrial, teenager Libby wants aliens to whisk her across the galaxy to escape her abusive father.
There are 1,113 Confucius Classrooms in 146 countries and regions across the world.
The review of Confucius Classrooms, which promote Chinese language learning, comes amid concerns about foreign influence, soft power and academic freedom.
People who work in the black economy come from industries as diverse as horticulture, retail, cleaning, construction and childcare.
The black economy is more common than we think – how many of us have paid tradies, gardeners or cleaners cash without the exchange of relevant paperwork?
Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz, 1954, Adelaide, For Stravinsky, oil and enamel on composition board.
Photograph Graeme Hastwell
As a young man, Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz joined the Resistance, helping Jews to escape Poland. After settling in Australia as a refugee, he became a pivotal artist, as a new show of his work attests.
How much would you trust a driverless car?
Do people really trust driverless cars to carry them safely to their destinations? New research shows that we are ready to use driverless cars in certain situations but not others, yet.
In the wild, when crabs and prawns are freely moving on the ocean floor, their shells usually have a dull colour.
Cindy Zhi NY-BD-CC
When crustaceans are cooked, some chemicals in their shells react with heat and change colour.
Wes Mountain/The Conversation
With a federal election looming within a year, our panel looks at what each state and territory has been handed in the budget - and why it matters.
Academics who are closely aligned to professional practices in health professions, engineering, teaching and social work also value work integrated learning highly.
Work Integrated Learning includes placements, internships and work experience. It is increasing as students are expected to be more work-ready and to contribute to the economy post-graduation.
Recent research found that media reports on women in the military are perpetuating male dominance.
Media reporting on women in the military plays an important role in cultural change. Recent research shows Australian newspapers focus on scandal and place responsibility on the women involved.
Does our body “switch off” when we sleep?
Mami Kempe / The Conversation
The most interesting part of our body that changes during sleep is our brain.