A team effort: Dr David Reitze, of the LIGO Laboratory at Caltech, shows the merging of two black holes that led to the detection of gravitational waves.
The discovery of gravitational waves involved a team of more than 1,000 scientists from across the globe, including Australia. So how does such an international collaboration work?
Lettres chiffrées d'Henri IV à Jacques Bongars.
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Comment dégoûter le public de la science, et, encore plus fort, s’arranger pour se perdre soi-même dans sa démonstration laborieuse et jargoneuse ? Suivez les conseils de Michael J. I. Brown.
Girls star Lena Dunham suffers from endometriosis, a condition that affects one out of every ten women of menstruating age.
We must try harder to explore what causes endometriosis and not reinforce theories that imply fault on a woman's part, or are shaped by old ideas about women's roles and bodies.
Even if Zika sometimes causes pregnant mothers to have babies with microcephaly, this does not necessarily mean every infected mother would have an affected baby.
Despite all the hype around Zika, crucial questions remain unanswered. How great is the risk that infection during pregnancy would result in a baby with microcephaly? And what can be done to prevent this?
Northern rivers could increase Australia’s irrigated land by 50%. But we need to think about the environmental impacts.
It's full steam ahead for bringing vast increases in farming to northern Australia. In fact, probably too fast to adequately consider the environmental impacts.
Every state and territory in Australia permits sentences of life without parole.
As a country that claims to uphold the human rights of all – including those before the law – Australia should take notice of international practice when it comes to life imprisonment.
Girls are socialised early and told normal functions of the female body must be spoken of, if at all, in strictest privacy, indirectly, and not to men.
There are endless euphemisms for women's conditions and body parts. If you can't name a body part, how can you seek medical help if something appears to be wrong with it?
Bacterial vaginosis affects at least 12% of Australian women.
Few women have heard of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and often confuse its symptoms with thrush. But improper treatment of BV can lead to persistent symptoms and distress.
A reported 350 jobs will be cut from CSIRO’s staff.
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CSIRO is set to cut dozens of jobs from its climate research units, as part of a wider series of job losses to be formally announced today.
The amount of environmental degradation in China is a large economic burden.
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Transparency and accountability will help the Chinese government to tackle environmental problems that are hindering its chances for economic growth.
Payment card fees are ridiculously complex. When you pay by a card, the merchant pays a fee to its bank. Sometimes it will pass some, all, or more of the fee through to you, the customer, through a surcharge…
How can we keep students engaged at school?
Around one in five Australian school students are disengaged, leading to disruptive behaviours in class and students dropping out.
It’s all a matter of perspective.
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Former PM's business advisor Maurice Newman recently claimed that satellite temperature data tell a different story to data collected on the ground. He's right - but that's how it's meant to be.
John Curtin and Ben Chifley were successful in expanding the power of the Commonwealth – and thus that of the prime minister.
Alfred Deakin and his contemporaries invented the Australian prime ministership. But it was not settled as a platform for national leadership until John Curtin and Ben Chifley's time.
Nutritional lunches can be achieved with simple core foods such as bread, fruit, vegetables, dairy and meat, fish or egg.
Basic foods can fulfil a child’s nutritional needs at school and keep them energetic and alert.
Labor has announced it would fully fund Gonski if it wins government.
Labor has announced it will commit to fully funding Gonski, with a reform package costing $37.3 billion over the next decade.
But is this actually what the Gonski review recommended?
Vladimir Poutine et Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, en 2015. Moscou va construire la centrale nucléaire de Dabaa en Égypte.
L’intérêt pour l’énergie nucléaire, soutenu par des entreprises russes et chinoises, va grandissant sur le continent africain malgré les inquiétudes des spécialistes concernant la sécurité.
Celeb fitness guru Michelle Bridges has come under fire for recommending women jog soon after giving birth.
Michelle Bridges was this week branded “irresponsible” following an Instagram post of her workout one month after giving birth.
Tennis provides an excellent example of a sport of global significance being tainted by gambling’s influence.
The current controversy over match-fixing in tennis has some ironic elements. Anyone watching the Australian Open on free-to-air TV will notice the proliferation of sports betting ads.
An out of date operating system can let the hackers in to your computer network.
Microsoft warned back in 2014 that anyone continuing to use Windows XP, once it ended support, would be vulnerable to attack. So why are some organisations still using the old operating system?