Fact or fiction? Either way, an alien still seems menacing.
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Stephen Hawking raised the public profile of grand science, and speculated about the future of artificial intelligence, as well as contacting aliens. Does science mix easily with science fiction?
A Wildebeeste, or Gnu.
Africa's famous animal migrations are increasingly blocked by fences, erected by farmers to keep their livestock safe from disease. But a new approach aims to deliver healthy beef and healthy wildlife.
Cane toads have been found from Perth to Sydney.
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New cane toad traps that carefully imitate mating males successfully target breeding females. Males, meanwhile, will turn up for anything that sounds remotely like a toad.
The thorny devil, one of Australia’s many remarkable and unique animals.
Most of Australia's plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth. This remarkable biodiversity requires a bolder, brighter conservation vision.
Photo Jorge Alvarez Romero.
New global communities of concerned citizens can help protect iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef. But the scope of these remote communities must extend beyond mere 'slacktivism'.
Being bullied as a child, being female, young, and neurotic are significant predictors of whether you might be bullied in the workplace, one survey found.
Our study showed that the majority of employees chose to continue attending work despite suffering repeated abuse at work.
Oysters can do a lot more than they’re given credit for.
Oysters aren't just good for a feed. They also give a vital boost to coastal ecosystems, which is why efforts are underway to restore Australia's once-abundant oyster reefs to their former glory.
The new way of getting investors involved through crowdfunding will be treated just like any normal share issue — without any special tax offsets, write-offs or capital gains tax relief at all.
New crowd-sourced funding legislation for startups is meant to provide incentives for investors - but it doesn't quite achieve that goal.
Fantasy and science fiction author Ursula Le Guin has died, aged 88.
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Le Guin's A Wizard of EarthSea and The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas are just two examples of her prolific and influential writing career in fantasy and science fiction.
Many students reported regularly going without necessities including food, medications, fuel and prescribed textbooks.
The percent of students going without food or other necessities has risen since 2012, with students indicating work-study balance was impacting their daily lives, study success and mental health.
Australia’s coastline has moved before thanks to changes in sea level.
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People have been forced to move in the past thanks to changes in sea levels that affected Australia's coastline.
There is public appetite in Queensland to expand and enhance the state’s Indigenous ranger program.
Indigenous ranger programs have now been running successfully for a decade. Given Queensland's size and large Indigenous population, there's a strong case for expanding the program in that state.
You might dress like this once a year, but for eclectus parrots it’s a way of life.
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From mistletoebirds, to bush turkeys, to the festively plumaged eclectus parrot, Australian birds can more than hold their own when it comes to embracing the Christmas spirit.
Sukseskan resolusi Tahun Baru Anda.
Jika Anda ingin sukses menjalankan resolusi Tahun Baru, pendekatan behavioris dapat membantu Anda menciptakan kebiasan baru dan sehat.
A Chinese road-building corporation felling rainforest in the Congo Basin.
Chinese investment is driving an unprecedented investment boom in global infrastructure. But despite its claims to be pursuing green development, China's building bonanza is harming the planet.
A chain used for land clearing is dragged over a pile of burning wood on a drought effected property near St George, Queensland.
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The failed attempt to reinstate land clearing regulations in Queensland has prompted 'panic clearing', pushing Australia into the global top-ten deforesters.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation will contest ten of 12 northern electorates.
Major voter concerns for North Queensland reflect the expectations that minor party preferences will determine the election outcome.
The return to a full preferential voting system in Queensland might increase informal voting and backfire on Labor.
The real reason for Labor's return to full preferential voting was to assist them in garnering preferences from the Greens - but it may end up strengthening the LNP.
A long-term monitoring project in Simpson Desert provides crucial information about the ecosystem.
Australia is among seven countries contributing to more than half of the world's biodiversity loss. Yet next month, a crucial network of long-term research sites will lose funding.
Don’t look down … do we develop a fear of heights because of past bad experiences or are some of us just born that way?
There are two schools of thought to explain people's height phobias: evolutionary and behavioural.