The war spurred surgeons to develop new techniques, such as traction splints and blood transfusions.
The first world war spurred a host of developments in the fields of science, medicine and architecture. Alongside these came new qualifications and professions, such as physiotherapy.
The spectacular layers of blue haze in Pluto’s atmosphere, captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
The dwarf planet Pluto is heading away from the Sun and that's having a devastating impact on its atmosphere.
Guests at the V.I.P Opening Feast, Eat The Problem.
Mona/Jesse Hunniford Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
A new exhibition and book urging us to eat invasive species are beautiful but come across as little more than an exquisitely designed elitist spectacle.
The Adani coal mine has become a key issue for voters.
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West Australian voters need convincing that the Coalition will be better than Labor at managing the economy. Meanwhile, the Queensland seat of Dickson has already descended into personality politics.
The IKEA effect says ‘that labour alone can be sufficient to induce greater liking for the fruits of one’s labour’.
The IKEA effect is caked in myth, but the phenomenon of consumers valuing their own efforts is proven and potent.
Keep up-to-date election campaign in each state.
Keep up-to-date with how the federal election is playing out locally. Our State of the States series takes stock of the key issues, seats and policies affecting the vote in each of Australia's states.
The marriage equality debate raised questions of religious freedom that have yet to be resolved.
Danny Casey (AAP)/Shutterstock
The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
Former Prime Minister Najib Razak arriving in court in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
The former Malaysian prime minister has repeatedly tried to delay his trial for corruption. But the new government is committed to making sure he has his day in court.
The performers in The Mares switch between roles using simple theatrical magic.
A new play draws on Greek myth and the modern world of racehorse breeding to explore present day violence against women.
Youth dance troupe Stompin performed their thought-provoking work Nowhere as part of this year’s Ten Days on the Island.
Jacob Collings, Lusy Productions
Despite the diversity of art and performance on display at the tenth Ten Days on the Island festival, key themes emerge: life, death, and Tasmania's colonial history.
Pets are a common sight in places like cafes overseas, but are generally unwelcome in many public places in Australia.
Pets are not welcome in many public places. As we increasingly choose high-density living, city planning and legislation should address creating opportunities for more human-animal interaction.
The Casey Station is part of Australia’s permanent outpost in Antarctica.
Buildings and human disturbance in Antartica is clustered in an ice-free zone that is essential to most of the continent's biodiversity.
A shade tree makes a big difference to the comfort of this couple.
Two trends in Australia, an ageing population and warming climate, are increasing the threat that heatwaves pose to our health. Increasing vegetation cover is one way every city can reduce the risk.
Chemical restraint occurs more often than we think in Australia’s aged care system.
Antipsychotic drugs are often used to "chemically restrain" aged care residents and control their behaviour. The system needs to change – but lessons from the US tell us it's not going to be easy.
Eastern quolls have been introduced in Booderee Nation Park as part of a rewilding project.
Rewilding is gaining popularity around the world, as a means to restore ecosystems to their ancient state. But just like Vegemite, Australian rewilding projects need to have a unique flavour.
Careers in health care, education and design are unlikely to be automated.
Choosing a career that is unlikely to become automated or done by artificial intelligence, and learning soft skills will give graduates better career prospects in the long run.
There are some great women guitarists but they struggle to make it into the rock canon.
There are numerous women guitar virtuosos, from Joan Jett to Orianthi to St Vincent. Why are they so conclusively excluded from the rock canon?
Lower Snug looking across North West Bay to Mt Wellington, Tasmania.
Alone and adrift in Melbourne, Cassandra Pybus returned on a whim to her childhood home of Tasmania. There, she rediscovered nature's power, encountering the island's difficult history as well as her own.
Smoke billows from a massive bushfire in southern Tasmania.
Climate change is making Tasmania more vulnerable to brutal fire conditions.
A cake made to farewell the last tenant to leave the Sirius building, which was built in Sydney at a time when governments saw the need to invest directly in public housing.
If we recognised social housing as infrastructure as essential as transport links, schools and hospitals, not properly investing in it could become unthinkable.