Dogs and cats spread their fleas to many other species.
Everywhere humans go, we take our pets. Fleas are along for the ride, spreading everything from typhus to bubonic plague.
The short answer is that it depends on the material the cups and plates are made of, and even what shape they are.
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Have you ever been told not to put metal in the microwave? Edie, age 8, wants to know why.
The story of where we come from evolves almost every year.
The story of where humans come from is growing as new evidence -- and new methods of analysis -- emerge all the time.
The cast of Muriel’s Wedding: the Musical, a co-production between Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures.
© Lisa Tomasetti
From Muriel's Wedding to a suite of budding new shows, 2017 was a great year for original Australian musicals.
Penggalian di gua kapur Leang Bulu Bettue di Sulawesi Justin Mott (Mott Visuals)
Justin Mott (Mott Visuals)
Ornamen dari tulang dan gigi yang ditemukan di gua di Sulawesi memperkaya pengetahuan kita mengenai budaya dan tradisi manusia-manusia yang paling awal mendiami wilayah Asia Tenggara.
Yes, it’s a beautiful part of the world, but what sets Ballyhoura apart is the deliberate focus on a warm, local welcome.
The big cities are still magnets for tourists, but often they find the smaller towns offer a more satisfying taste of local life. It's why rural tourism can be 'the perfect small town business idea'.
We’re a nation of medication hoarders, and that can be dangerous.
If you look into your kitchen or bathroom cabinet, chances are you'd find some unused medicine, much of it expired. Here's what to do with it.
War was not always about fighting, and in times of relaxation soldiers were able to indulge many other activities.
State Library of Queensland
Our histories tell us armies make men, but in World War II, conflicted provided a rare and surprisingly open space for men to experiment with their femininity and sexuality.
Penduduk asli Australia menciptakan seni rumit ini di bebatuan seperti ditampilkan di Arnhem Land.
Sejarah asal-usul manusia modern perlu ditulis ulang menggunakan kisah-kisah yang didapat dari penemuan-penemuan di Asia dan Australia, termasuk Indonesia.
Slightly more optimistic economic figures gives Scott Morrison and the Turnbull government a boost heading into 2018, as the charts explain.
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Seven charts on the highlights from the government's mid year update of the budget.
Every December Australia's air travel peaks, as we travel to family and friends (or flee on holiday). Many buy carbon offsets for these flights – but what do they actually do to our carbon emissions?
Indigenous Australians created elaborate rock art, as shown here in Arnhem Land.
Researchers in human evolution used to focus on Africa and Eurasia – but not anymore. Discoveries in Asia and Australia have changed the picture, revealing early, complex cultures outside of Africa.
Apps can be digital toys used by children to design, create, build, investigate and imagine.
Apps which encourage children to develop language, literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills through play are excellent gifts this Christmas.
Increasingly, the language of ‘national security’ is invoked to protect a government’s broader interests.
New laws aiming to crack down on foreign interference in Australian politics suggest the concept of 'national security' is continually expanding.
Miles Davis circa 1970.
Miles Davis's 1971 album A Tribute to Jack Johnson sits uneasily within both jazz and rock genres, but its indefinable nature should be celebrated.
Hukuman publik di Aceh dan sanksi sosial dijatuhkan pada orang-orang yang ditemukan berada dalam hubungan sesama jenis.
Pekerja LGBTI yang ditempatkan pada penugasan internasional besar kemungkinan mengalami tantangan lebih dibanding ekspatriat umumnya .
Christmas lists usually suggest the latest and greatest technology, but blocks are still the best toy you can buy your child.
Blocks probably won't top Christmas wish lists, but they have many benefits including developing fine motor skills, social, cognitive and language skills, and spatial reasoning and language.
Online shopping is quick and fun. There are ways to make it eco-friendly.
’Tis the season for online shopping – which means a month of shipping. Here's how to reduce your delivery footprint.
Shandon, an inner-city neighbourhood in Cork, Ireland, dates back to the 1600s.
Image: Kieran Hoare, used with permission
A suburb in the Irish city of Cork sets the standard for involving the community in heritage building conservation. Public engagement is the key to managing the inevitable conflicts.
The old Pratt Street power plant in Baltimore in the US is now home to commercial uses. But the heritage preservation is compromised by advertising that is not sympathetic to the building style and design.
Adaptively re-using buildings can preserve heritage while enabling new uses that help make cities more liveable and sustainable.