Clouds and sun glint over the Indian Ocean.
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Brian Eno's Music for Airports, released 40 years ago, marked the formal beginnings of ambient music. It is still provoking composers and audiences to contemplate new ways of listening.
What’s that rash? Here’s what to look for to diagnose a common skin complaint.
Here's a list of the most common rashes and what you need to look for.
The ‘Bicycle Snake’ in Copenhagen separates pedestrians and cyclists, allowing both to navigate the city more safely.
Cycling Embassy of Denmark/DISSING+WEITLING
New analysis reveals just how little is spent on cycling and walking projects around Australia. No state's spending on cycling is more than 1.5% of its road funding.
The increasingly bleached coral at Black Point on the Cobourg Peninsula is a worrying sign of what’s to come for other coral reefs in Australia.
Coral bleaching has struck the Northern Territory, adding urgency to the need for better national management strategies for our warming oceans.
Peter Dutton’s sympathy for white South Africans has long historical roots.
Peter Dutton’s call for 'civilised nations' to rescue white South African farmers draws explicitly on a long history of equating civilisation with a global white identity.
The causes of MRKH syndrome are still unknown.
Most affected women won't be aware of the condition until puberty, when their first period never comes.
Vegetation ‘thinning’ in Queensland - a practice that was originally designed to restore forests and woodlands to a ‘representative state’.
Queensland's new draft land-clearing laws aim to put the brakes on years of environmental destruction. But the bill contains several loopholes that are likely to stymie progress.
Hawking had a cult-like following among academics and non-academics alike.
Stephen Hawking was a highly creative scientist, pushing past assumptions and playing with "what if" scenarios to take physics to new levels.
The design for Paris Rive Gauche incorporates a mix of uses and access to green spaces.
Paris Rive Gauche/SOA Architects
France is transforming old industrial wastelands in cities like Paris, Lyon and Nantes, so what are the secrets of its success?
The world’s biggest burn of illegal ivory.
The destruction of a massive haul of illegal ivory was supposed to send a message to poachers and those who trade in the tusks. Did they notice, or can the ivory be used to help elephant conservation?
People who are unable to tan and who have moles on their skin are among those at heightened risk of developing melanoma.
Australians over the age of 40 can now calculate their risk of developing melanoma with a new online test.
In Australia, cocaine is most commonly snorted.
Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit substance in Australia, after marijuana.
Wild leopards in the Indian city of Mumbai may be helping to save people’s lives.
Steve Winter/National Geographic
Wild leopards that live in an Indian city park like to dine on stray dogs, which new research says may help reduce the number of potentially deadly dog bites on people.
It may opens doors but follows wherever you go.
AP Photo/Benny Snyder
Congress changed the tax system to benefit companies with overseas operations but failed to help Americans actually living abroad, who still face punitive taxation.
Spider silk is a bit like a cross between steel and rubber.
Mai Lam/The Conversation NY-BD-CC
Some spiders produce silk than can actually be stronger than steel and 50 times as light.
Detail from Saint Michael and the Demon, a neogothical stained glass window from Saint-Martin de Florac Church.
The Vatican is training priests to recognise and deal with the demonically possessed. This re-emergence of the Devil in popular Western culture is part of a new engagement with an enchanted world.
But it depends on whether you’re a healthy weight to start.
We found that over 12 years, women who had an unhealthy weight and had yo-yoed didn't gain more weight than women who had never yo-yoed.
Long-term, transformative investments in universities do not fit well with the short-term, budget constrained priorities of governments.
For universities in Australia to get the most out of philanthropic donations, they need to develop persuasive cases for giving, and work with staff, communities and donors towards shared goals.
CryptoKitties is a blockchain-based game.
When we lust for riches, fear being left behind and identify strongly with some moral cause all at once, reason and willpower don't really stand a chance.
The Emissions Reduction Fund is not capturing enough emissions from the most polluting industries.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
Australia's flagship climate policy, has spent more than $2 billion on emissions reductions, yet big businesses could wipe all this out. Time to resurrect the idea of a simple carbon tax.