The MK 15 Phalanx close-in weapons system, on the USS Reuben James guided-missile frigate, fires during an exercise.
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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.
L'asthme a fortement progressé dans les sociétés occidentales au cours des 50 dernières années.
Dans les sociétés occidentales, de plus en plus d’enfants et d’adultes sont asthmatiques. Que savons-nous exactement des causes de cette affection ?
Building more roads will not help reduce congestion.
Busting congestion requires some creativity - and evidence-based methods. Here are four of these.
It all comes down to incentives and the size of parliament.
Our revolving door prime ministers are the result of the politicians being too responsive to what we think, and there being too few of them.
Asthma usually develops in childhood, so why does it happen to these unlucky kids?
More kids these days have asthma, and more people in the Western world, so do we know what causes it in the first place?
Being assigned overseas is no longer a career choice for a single breadwinner, but involves compromises between couples or within families.
The rise of professional couples has added to the complexity of ensuring overseas assignments are a success for both employer and employee.
You may still feel losing a wallet more than finding it.
A new study claiming to debunk this core part of behavioural economics suggests we really need a new and improved model for loss aversion.
If you try to go too long without sleep, your body will just force it upon you.
If we don't get enough sleep, can we catch up later? Experts are divided.
Prison represents only a temporary disruption in tobacco use for many smokers.
The only quitting tool most Australian prisoners have access to is nicotine lozenges. These are being mixed with tea leaves to create a smokable product known as "teabacco".
Giant sharks are no smiling matter for Jason Statham.
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The Meg has all the typical monster movie cliches including some terrifically bad dialogue. But what about the science?