Birdwatchers are keeping the location of the newly rediscovered night parrot a closely guarded secret.
With the right approach to data security, scientists' discoveries of the locations of rare and sought-after species needn't leave a trail for poachers to follow.
Ironically, one of the biggest advantages of a bot-based application system is that it can come across as more personal than a human.
If companies are using automated software in hiring, then job applicants should be able to use the same technology.
Malcolm Turnbull’s speech reminded his Liberal colleagues that he has not stolen the party and his leadership is legitimately Liberal.
Malcolm Turnbull's claim that Robert Menzies' party was meant to be one of the 'sensible centre' has some validity – but it may also be that that centre has shifted significantly, too.
If you have bought an Aldi “The Spiral Spring Mixer Tap” you should not use water from it for drinking or cooking until investigations of reported lead contamination is complete. What we know The media…
So-called “unconventional” deposits of oil and gas are found in shale, a type of layered, fine grained rock.
Gas buried in the Northern Territory's Velkerri Shale was produced in a "slime world" that existed nearly a billion years before the first complex life on Earth evolved.
Beyond the gender wage gap there is a problem of persistent underemployment.
Focusing on the gender wage gap means we don't address increasing insecure work. Women face both higher unemployment and underemployment rates than men.
A lot has changed since the Outer Space Treaty was signed in 1967.
NASA Image and Video Library
Who is responsible for space debris? What laws should apply to humans living on another planet? Who has rights to mine asteroids? The Outer Space Treaty needs an update to address such questions.
Intersex people are born with sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit binary notions of male or female bodies.
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Until we safeguard every child from all forms of violence, opposition to genital cutting will not be an Australian value.
The health scare surrounding nanoparticles might lead to people abandoning formula unnecessarily, with serious impacts on babies’ health.
A widely publicised study that cast doubt on the safety of milk formula was misleading, based on dubiously reported studies and may have serious consequences.
A new report has claimed public patients are worse off with increased numbers of private patients in public hospitals.
There may be some benefits to public hospitals treating more private patients.
Red-eared sliders were once popular pets but are currently banned in Australia. These turtles are still regularly found in the wild and being kept as illegal pets.
Exotic pets may rank highly on the novelty and excitement scale, but little is known about their ownership in Australia.
Floods in places such as Queensland may depend on how soaked the catchment is, not just on how much it rains.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
Analysis of flood gauge data suggest that floods are becoming less frequent in many parts of the world. Despite that, more people and property are at risk, particularly in developing countries.
Mud oysters played a largely unappreciated part in Australia’s history.
In colonial times Australia's waters were teeming with mud oysters that provided food, cement, and cleaned the oceans. Now a 20-hectare man-made reef aims to restore some of their former glory.
The new map was created using data from rocks found in locations including Madagascar.
You would not recognise Earth if you saw it 500 million years ago - the lands, oceans, climate and life were all very different. Scientists now have a new map of the deep history of Earth.
Engaging in cognitively stimulating activities can help build your resilience to cognitive decline.
Activities that engage your brain, such as learning a new language and completing crosswords, as well as having high levels of social interaction, can reduce your risk of dementia.
Your photos can tell law enforcement a lot about you.
Photos are full of information, from your location to phone model, and digital forensics can help extract it.
Some types of MND start with a loss of grip. But what causes this?
While research for a cure for MND is underway, first we need to know what causes it.
$70 million is tiny sum in the scheme of the federal government’s expenditure to manage asylum seekers who arrive by sea.
The case provided a platform to lay bare the ugly reality of conditions in detention, and the role of the Commonwealth and its contractors in producing and sustaining those conditions over many years.
Specimens in herbaria include “pickled” plants in pots (shown here), dried specimens and fruits or seeds preserved whole.
Ainsley Calladine, State Herbarium of South Australia
Australia's herbaria are a priceless repository, holding around 8 million samples that map historical and current distributions of native and introduced plant species in Australia.
Enormous sediment cones in a cave at Naracoorte. Two people in overalls show the scale of the area.
Layers and layers of sand and sediment collected in Naracoorte Caves create windows into what Australia was like in our recent past.