Electric scooters could solve the ‘last mile’ problem of urban transport if operators learn from the mistakes that plagued the introduction of dockless bikes.
Shared electric scooters appeal as a way to cover that awkward distance between public transport stops and your destination. But first e-scooter operators must solve the littering and dumping problem.
Kevin Jackson, Robyn Hendricks and Ty King Wall in the Australian Ballet’s production of Spartacus.
When Spartacus and 70 or so of his comrades revolted and escaped from their gladiatorial school near Capua in 73 BC, everyone imagined the matter would soon be dealt with. But his rebellion has continued to inspire political movements.
Salt water is fun to swim in – but it also carries the electrical signals vital for life.
We take salt water for granted, and often overlook how important it is for our own lives and in sustaining a healthy planet.
Indigenous people make up just 4.2% of the Queensland population, but are the subjects of 21% of domestic violence protection order applications.
A new study in Queensland shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are far more likely to be targeted by domestic violence protection orders than the general population.
Vincent Copley senior and Vincent Copley junior at Redbanks Conservation Park, Burra, in June, 2018. They are holding Ngadjuri book, with their grandfather and great-grandfather, Barney Waria, on the cover.
Photo: C.J. Taylor, Flinders University.
In the 1940s, the last initiated Ngadjuri man, Barney Waria, gave a series of interviews to anthropologist Ronald Berndt. Almost 80 years later, Waria's grandson wants to share this material with his family.
The southern elevation of Two Pavilion House, showing the separate pavilions that give the house its flexibility.
Image: Scott Burrows
People living with the change and uncertainty of this century need flexible and adaptable housing. Here we look at a couple of examples of what's possible.
Do people in Nosey Be Madagascar benefit equally from ecotourism income and training opportunities?
Efforts to conserve nature needs to include communities.
A prettier predator we have not seen.
20th Century Fox / Davis Entertainment
Scientists and soldiers deal with alien invaders in the new Predator movie, but how does the science stack up? With brains and brawn you'd think they'd know how to keep an alien tied down to a table.
Autonomous vehicles are coming to our cities – in fact, driverless buses are already on the road in Adelaide.
To maximise the benefits and limit the costs, the use of autonomous vehicles should be pooled and their access to the city restricted.
The MK 15 Phalanx close-in weapons system, on the USS Reuben James guided-missile frigate, fires during an exercise.
Flickr/US Pacific Fleet
We already have some autonomous weapons – so talk of any ban should focus on where we draw the line on what is acceptable, and what is not. Can we at least agree on that?
A handy source of information about questions big and small.
Google search histories can be used to reveal how much the public knows about climate change in countries all over the world - and how ready they are to take action to guard against its effects.
Conflict, and not the separation itself, is a greater predictor of how children will fare post-divorce.
Most parents worry how their child will fare after divorce. Most will be fine, so long as they don't witness conflict.
The GBR Foundation fills a gap in funding research that might be seen as too much of a risk by other agencies.
AAP Image/Alison Godfrey
Federal Labor has pledged to withdraw the A$443 million given to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. But the foundation's decisions are led by science, and free of undue influence, its chief scientist says.
The Goldilocks rule of pooing says you should go between three times a day and three times a week.
All experts agreed there's nothing to worry about if you don't go every day.
Many early education and care workers earn little above the minimum wage.
Valuing the skills and contributions of our educators and reversing the high rates of turnover is critical and can only be achieved through fair pay and rewards.
Difficile de rattraper le sommeil en retard…
Il nous arrive à tous de rogner sur notre temps de sommeil, en nous disant que nous le rattraperons plus tard. Mais les grasses matinées du week-end compensent-elles les nuits blanches de la semaine ?
The Timber Creek claim is being seen as a test case for future Indigenous land rights compensation claims.
The decision will have huge implications for Indigenous peoples who have lost their land rights and for state and territory governments that may be liable for compensation.
In Canberra you can build on land you don’t own.
In Canberra you can build on land you don't own, and it's cheaper.
A medieval engraving of the persecution of witches: historians are increasingly demonstrating that belief in witchcraft survived in Western Europe well into the 18th, 19th and even 20th centuries.
It is estimated that thousands of people are killed in witchcraft-related violence around the world each year. How can we tackle this problem today?
In refusing to strike out Smith’s claim, the court has accepted that it is arguable police could owe a common law duty of care to specific victims of domestic violence to protect them from preventable harm.
A Victorian woman claims police were negligent in failing to prevent breaches of protection orders against her ex-partner – a case that may open up new legal avenues in domestic violence cases.