Scott Morrison has given a new name to an old policy.
Scott Morrison's pledge to spend billions on a Climate Solutions Fund is a thinly veiled rehash of the widely criticised Emissions Reduction Fund, which had much of its work undone by fine print.
The Tasmanian devil once thrived on mainland Australia.
It's often said you need to look to the past to learn about the future, and that's what the fossil record can tell about how the Tasmanian Devil survived in the past on mainland Australia.
Culex annulirostris mosquito and waterbirds are responsible for spreading Murray Valley encephalitis.
Murray Valley encephalitis virus is a rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus. Here's what you need to know about it.
Vancouver used traffic congestion as a ‘stick’ and the SkyTrain as a ‘carrot’ in a strategy to discourage car use and make the city a better place to live.
Instead of spending ever more on roads, we can learn from Vancouver's use of congestion as a 'friend' in managing the development of transport networks and of the city itself.
Maria Ressa was arrested in early February.
Maria Ressa's case is important because of what it says about the way governments are increasingly using the "rule of law" to silence the legitimate work of journalists.
Facial recognition is already in our schools.
New technologies like facial recognition are coming – whether we like it or not. We can't turn back the tide, but we can manage new technology to do the least harm and most good.
Alita: preparing for battle.
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We have robots that can walk and run but still a long way to go before the technology matches the cybernetic skills in the new science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel.
A favourite argument of coal proponents is the idea that if their mine is knocked back, someone else will simply dig up coal elsewhere.
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A NSW court's decision to rule out a coalmine on the basis of climate change could signal a turning of the tide in an arena where environmental litigants have previously struggled to gain traction.
Walking has a variety of health benefits.
Many of us are programmed to aim for 10,000 steps a day. This target is not right for everyone – but we can all benefit from setting step goals to increase our activity.
This retiring violet tucked away in the Australian bush holds the key to future generations of medically-engineered plants.
Dozens of brumbies were found dead near Santa Teresa in Australia’s remote interior.
Mass wildlife die-offs, such as those wrought by Australia's recent heatwaves, make for grim headlines. But the wider effects of extreme weather are more complex, and can be remarkably long-lasting.
It is just possible for the banks to regain our trust, but it won’t be easy.
Rebuilding trust is possible, but as the aftermath of the banking crisis in the UK shows, very difficult.
Technologies such as social media, SMS and tracking apps can be used by abusers to control and harass their partners.
With few contacts and no independent income, migrant women experiencing domestic violence can become further isolated from support by abusive partners controlling their access to technology.
Photo by Daoudi Aissa on Unsplash
Simply closing your eyes will protect your eyes from sunlight. But looking straight at it can cause serious damage.
The independent owner-operated businesses that bring life to run-down neighbourhoods often have a hipster ethos.
It's easy to scorn the gentrifying hipster stereotype, but many inner-city neighbourhoods benefit from the distinctive mix of businesses and activities they pursue. So why should the suburbs miss out?
Is the black-throated finch getting the legal protection it deserves?
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Just one out of a possible 775 development approvals was refused on the basis that it would harm the southern black-throated finch, despite this endangered species being protected by federal law.
The Australian funded Blackrock base in Fiji will be a regional hub for training of defence and security personnel.
Scott Morrison stepped up Australia's engagement with the Pacific by visiting Vanuatu and Fiji last week and announcing a bilateral partnership with the latter. Here's what he achieved.
Frenco, a zero-waste store in Montreal.
Zero-packaging stores provide a systemic solution to a globalised food industry dependent on plastic packaging.
Politicians are allowed to spam you with campaign texts.
Spamming in texts or by robo-calls may seem perverse, but it's unlikely to disappear. Here are some things you can expect leading up to the May election, and why they're allowed.
An artist’s impression of Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. It is the first planet that NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed to orbit in a star’s habitable zone - the region around a star where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could persist.
Life could exist in another solar system in a different part our galaxy. Or in another galaxy far away. We don't have the perfect technology yet to study such far away places but we're still trying.