This time last year, Australia was getting over a media storm about renewables, energy policy and climate change. The media storm was caused by a physical storm: a mid-latitude cyclone that hit South Australia…
What will happen to gold mines if royalties are raised?
The Western Australian government is trying to improve its budget position but businesses claim increasing royalties will deter investment.
Tom Petty was said to have died from a heart attack, when it was actually a cardiac arrest.
People generally assume all heart-related death is due to heart attack. But there are differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart failure – and none are synonymous with death.
We already have a great deal of high-quality information about what works, and what doesn’t, in our family law system.
The review of the Australian family law system is welcome, but it should not waste precious time and resources on data that already exist.
The first autonomous vehicles are already upon us, but once their use becomes widespread they will change cities as surely as the original cars did.
It's clear autonomous vehicles will disrupt our cities, their land use and planning. Whether they make urban life better or worse depends on how well we anticipate and adapt to their impacts.
An illustration of the collision of two black holes, an event detected for the first time ever by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
The SXS (Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes) Project
The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to scientists who helped pioneer the discovery of gravitational waves. Australia is playing an important role in gravitational-wave astronomy.
It’s hard to test therapies for rare cancers because there are too few people to study.
Rare cancers are hard to research given the few patients that have each type of cancer, so how can we improve treatment for these patients?
Japanese vessel washed ashore on Long Beach, Washington being inspected by John Chapman.
As well as thousands of deaths and huge destruction, Japan's 2011 tsunami carried potentially invasive species _en masse_ across an entire ocean.
Research shows young people are passionate about issues like marriage equality, but many do not understand how governments are formed and prime ministers elected.
Young people have a poor understanding of Australian democracy, which must be redressed by the education system if they are to become full citizens.
Polisi menyiram air pada massa di depan kantor Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta. Minggu malam 17 September massa mengepung LBH Jakarta setelah termakan hoaks bahwa ada “seminar PKI”.
Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS
Jawabnya: bila sudah ada alat lain yang bisa dimanfaatkan para politikus untuk ambisi politiknya.
Australia is one of the largest producers of natural gas.
Australia's prime location and Asia's growing demand make it unlikely that there will be less foreign demand for our gas.
A recent Monash University study of TV weather presenters has found a strong interest from free-to-air presenters in including climate change information in their bulletins. The strongest trends in the…
High-voltage power lines stand near an electricity substation on the outskirts of Sydney.
The energy debate in Australia is making daily headlines. This glossary of the energy debate is our attempt to decipher the language behind the debate in simple terms.
The Yarra River has been legally recognised as an indivisible living entity which deserves protection.
New legislation has recognised the Yarra River as a single, living entity. But what does that mean in practice?
Reports of Buruli ulcer cases are on the rise on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
The hallmark of a Buruli ulcer is a sore, usually on the legs or arms, which slowly enlarges over weeks to months.
Older people are most at risk during and after natural disasters like Hurricane Irma, which slammed into the coast of Florida last week.
AAP Image/NEWZULU/Julian Leek
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
As the opinion polls continue to show the government flagging, Malcolm Turnbull has slid into the ‘beleaguered’ column.
The Australian prime ministership has never been easy, but the most successful tenures have been those in which the person has matched the circumstances.
Des migrants attendent d'être secourus par l'Aquarius, le navire affrêté par MSF et SOS Méditerranée, à 30 miles nautiques des côtes libyennes, août 2017.
ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP
Loin d'arrêter les flux, les centres d’accueil proposés par Emmanuel Macron et l’Union européenne en Afrique du Nord risquent de mettre encore davantage en danger les migrants.
Refugees continue to make the journey between Libya and Italy, despite the risk of being turned back or sent to a detention centre.
Like Australia and the US before it, Europe is now flirting with the idea of processing centres for refugees in transit countries.
Melting Antarctic ice can trigger effects on the other side of the globe.
The climate secrets contained in an ancient tree that lived through abrupt global change reveal how Antarctica can trigger rapid warming in the north by dumping cold water into the Southern Ocean.