Traditional owners are contesting the validity of Adani’s land use agreement.
An appeal to the full court of the Federal Court still stands in the way of Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine.
Nobuteru Taniguc drifting a Tesla Model S in Tokyo, Japan.
Electric motors are used in everything from utes to mining trucks – because they pack plenty of oomph.
Eric Idle, from left, John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Sue Jones-Davies in Life of Brian (1979).
HandMade Films, Python (Monty) Pictures
As parody goes, this infamous Monty Python film is a pretty gentle, even, respectful sort. It is now more likely to be criticised for breaching the boundaries of 'political correctness'.
Known sweat-collecting stingless bees, Tetragonula sp., from the bee family Apidae.
Bees might not be able to survive inside a person's eye, but they can be drawn to disgusting food sources.
It’d be nice if all you needed to do was to produce more. In finance, that hasn’t been enough.
Boosting productivity isn't enough, no matter how much you do it.
The Australian Law Reform Commission handed down it’s report on changes to the family law system on April 10.
The Australian Law Reform Commission's report makes a radical new suggestion that federal family courts be abolished. It also recommends changes to laws concerning parenting and property division.
It’s not all doom and gloom – pathways to restore the health of our planet do exist.
The world is on the brink of creating irreversible damage to the environment if better policy isn't rolled out. Read the findings of the UN report.
The marriage equality debate raised questions of religious freedom that have yet to be resolved.
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The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
A new 50 cent coin marks the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Royal Australian Mint
A new 50 cent coin recognises the diversity of Australian Indigenous languages.
Swamp foxtail is prized in ornamental gardens across Australia.
Present in Asia and Australia, the origins of swamp foxtails have not always been clear. Genetic studies put uncertainties to rest.
Tigers have whisker hairs even on their front legs and chin!
Whiskers are not just ordinary hairs. They are thicker and go deeper into the tiger's skin and send messages to its brain about what is happening in the world around it.
We’ve underestimated the extent of mixing between ancestral groups throughout human history.
Estimating our ancestry is hard – because our backgrounds are much more mixed up than we thought. So don't take your DNA ancestry test results literally: they're just a prediction.
Pauline Hanson claims the Al Jazeera undercover “sting”, which has grabbed international headlines, was a media “stitch-up”.
One Nation, particularly in Queensland, has attracted voters who feel "left out" of mainstream politics. But the Coalition's intermittent courting of the party may end with this week's revelations.
Who’s making dinner tonight?
There are at least eight different ways to view gender equality. And this helps us understand why one of the biggest challenges for workplace gender equality is defining and measuring success.
Many younger people are politically engaged. We saw this in the recent student-led protests on climate change policy.
People under 18 can leave school, get a job, drive a car and pay taxes. Should they be allowed to vote too?
Marine parks are good for fish - especially if they’re in the right areas.
With strategic planning, the marine protected area network could be a third smaller, cost half as much, and still meet the international target of protecting 10% of every ecosystem.
Battita Dossi, Nymph of Spring (16th century).
Women's solo sex can be taboo even today. But in 17th century England it featured in many texts from poetry to medical books, suggesting knowledge or even acceptance of female self-pleasure.
Dutch vessel, Willem van Oranje, harvests sand off Kenya’s coast.
Kenya needs a national strategic environmental assessment which focuses on the use of sand for large scale construction.
Gurindji singers Thomas Monkey Yikapayi, Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpa and Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal sing ‘Wanji-wanji’.
Brenda L Croft
Wanji-wanji's lyrics have remained unchanged over thousands of kilometres and the past 150 years.
The ‘reality TV’ that is Married at First Sight may not actually be unscripted, but it does provide a demographic reality check.
Married at First Sight may not actually be unscripted 'reality TV', but it does provide a demographic reality check.