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.
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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.
Semua jenis gula akan memberi jumlah kalori yang sama, baik dari buah maupun dari minuman ringan.
Kita sering disarankan untuk mengurangi asupan gula. Tapi jangan berarti berhenti makan buah. Makan buah utuh (bukan jus) itu jauh lebih sehat.
A new study calls for additional support from government, employers and the medical profession for cancer survivors wanting to return to work.
Australia loses nearly A$2 billion of GDP every year due to people with cancer leaving the workforce.
We’re all waiting to hear what shape Australia’s Space Agency will take.
What will Australia's space agency look like? Two experts agree it needs deliberate investment from government, and that it should facilitate participation across states and territories.
One of the last two surviving female northern white rhinos.
The death of the last male northern white rhino in the world raises an interesting question: when does a species pass the point of no return?
One of the Vanguard satellites being checked out at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1958.
When Vanguard 1 – the "grapefruit satellite" – was launched in 1958, its only companions were Explorer 1 and Sputnik 2. Soon it may have thousands of descendants swarming around it.
Labor leader Jay Weatherill concedes defeat as South Australians opt to toss the party out after 16 years.
While Labor lost in South Australia it was far from a disaster, and new Liberal premier Steven Marshall will need to move quickly to ensure he does not test voters' patience.
The outcome of the three-horse race between Jay Weatherill’s Labor, Nick Xenophon’s SA-Best and Steven Marshall’s Liberals is uncertain.
Much is in play for South Australia in this weekend's state election – politically and economically.
British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking in 2014.
Stephen Hawking inspired people with his work on black holes and other mysteries of the universe. Many were quick to pay tribute to the theoretical physicist who died today in the UK, aged 76.
The Great War uses scale models to depict catastrophe through a keyhole.
The Great War uses scale models to give a worm's eye view of titanic violence. In Kings of War, by contrast, lethal events are viewed from the unsteady perspective of leaders.