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The Spodek complex in Katowice, Poland, will host this year’s UN climate summit. Shutterstock.com

As they meet in Poland for the next steps, nations are struggling to agree on how the ambitions of the Paris Agreement can be realised

As leaders and negotiators head to Katowice, Poland for this year's round of UN climate talks, it is clear that there is still much work to be done to meet the goals set in Paris three years ago.
Exemple de traces d'activité anthropique trouvées sur le site d'Ain Boucherit (Algérie) : un nucleus en pierre à partir duquel des éclats coupants ont été extraits. M. Sahnouni

Des traces de présence humaine de 2,4 millions d’années découvertes en Algérie

Des traces de présence humaine datées de 2,4 millions d’années ont été découvertes dans le nord de l’Algérie. Que révèlent-elles sur les hominidés ?
Brisbane’s South Bank parkland isn’t exactly getting out in the wild, but experiences of urban nature are important for building people’s connection to all living things. Anne Cleary

Why daily doses of nature in the city matter for people and the planet

Moves to connect people with nature for both the conservation and health benefits point to the need for people to experience nature as they find it in the city, rather than only out in natural areas.
Success with conservation of Kangaroo Island’s Glossy Black-Cockatoos can now be compared with other bird conservation efforts around the country. Ian Sanderson/Flickr

For the first time we’ve looked at every threatened bird in Australia side-by-side

New research has shown how to measure conservation progress for Australia's 238 endangered bird species
Donald and Melania Trump in Paris last week. According to the Washington Post, the president has made 6,420 false or misleading comments in 649 days. Ian Langsdon/EPA

Friday essay: turning up the level of civilisation

US president Donald Trump's industrial scale deception has dangerous implications everywhere. What then, can we do to foster a more civilised society?
After a positive start, Morrison’s relations with his Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo, cooled off after he suggested moving the Australian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Lukas Coch/AAP

In his first major foreign policy test, Morrison needs to stick to the script

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a busy summit season ahead of him. After early foreign policy stumbles, it's important he reads his briefs, listens to the diplomats and stays humble.
Lukisan tokoh manusia dari Kalimantan Timur. NB: Tokoh-tokoh manusia, awalnya berwarna merah tua, telah dilacak secara digital untuk memperbesar seni ini. Pindi Setiawan, Author provided

Temuan gua Borneo: apakah gambar cadas tertua di dunia di Asia Tenggara?

Lukisan manusia purba di gua-gua di Kalimantan Timur diyakini sebagai karya seni figuratif tertua di dunia.
It’s not just about the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland’s rainforests - particularly in the mountains - will also change thanks to a warming climate. Shutterstock

Climate change will make QLD’s ecosystems unrecognisable – it’s up to us if we want to stop that

The reality is that without human intervention, ecosystems will reshape themselves in response to climate change. The Queensland government has launched a climate plan for the state's ecosystems.
Paintings of human figures from East Kalimantan. NB: The human figures, originally mulberry-coloured, have been digitally traced over to enhance the art. Pindi Setiawan

Borneo cave discovery: is the world’s oldest rock art in Southeast Asia?

The cave paintings in Borneo show people and animals and are now thought to be the world's oldest example of figurative art.
According to Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, everybody lies to preserve social relations. www.shutterstock.com

Speaking with: ‘Everybody Lies’ author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz on why we tell the (sometimes disturbing) truth online

‘Everybody Lies’ author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz on why we tell the (sometimes disturbing) truth online. The Conversation21.1 MB (download)
In this episode of Speaking with, author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains why humans lie to each other, but often tell the internet the truth.
There are several health benefits associated with losing excess pregnancy weight. From shutterstock.com

Forget bouncing back, balance is the healthiest way to manage weight post-pregnancy

Your body has been changing over nine months, so naturally it will take a little while to change back. But there are some things you can do to achieve a healthy weight after having a baby.
Participants in a virtual reality travel experience reported a sense of relaxation, similar to that gained from travel in real life. Shutterstock

VR technology gives new meaning to ‘holidaying at home’. But is it really a substitute for travel?

Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.

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