Smoke from hazard reduction burning has blanketed parts of Sydney, as firefighters prepare for a ‘horrific’ bushfire season.
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In 2013 a mild and dry winter led to some of the most destructive bushfires in NSW history. Now new modelling shows 2017 record-breaking winter warmth has created worryingly similar conditions.
Canberra has asked for a national postal vote on marriage reform - could a sample survey be a better option?
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Australians will be asked to complete a voluntary, non-binding postal vote on marriage reform. Wouldn't it be easier - and cheaper - to do a sample survey instead?
Dogs can reliably sniff out human blood, even after two years of environmental degradation.
Blood-detection dogs work paw in hand with scientists and Australia's police to solve crimes and missing persons cases.
A model wears one of the author’s original zero waste designs.
The scale of fast fashion is so massive it can easily eclipse sustainability initiatives. We need investment in new technologies to revolutionise the industry.
A half inch heavy duty drill made by Australian company, Sher.
Even our most anonymous objects, like the portable electric drill, are sources of cultural expression. It's time to learn their history.
The Australian Transactions Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has launched civil proceedings accusing the CBA of being complicit in money laundering.
The Australian public may be vulnerable to crime and terrorism directly funded through the Australian banking system.
Decriminalisation allowed sex workers to step out of the shadows and into active participation in public life.
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Full decriminalisation of sex work is advocated by many health and human rights organisations around the world. Sex workers in New South Wales kick-started the process 40 years ago.
A girl broadcasts at Three Minute TV, a live streaming talent agency in Beijing.
Streaming video is exploding in China, but regulators are trying to keep control.
We need to consider whether values are the basis of beliefs about inequality.
Who do you trust? Increasingly the answer seems to be nobody, especially when it comes to inequality.
Orca family group at the Bremer Canyon off WA’s south coast.
The government aims to dramatically reduce the areas offered full protection and expand zones where fishing is allowed, while also claiming that this will still deliver good conservation.
We know blood is vital for life, do we know why?
Illuminations: Blood Equality by Jordan Eagles (USA) Image credit: David Meanix and courtesy of artist as part of Science Gallery Melbourne’s BLOOD exhibition
Everything you never knew about the red stuff in your veins.
Data big and small have come to education, from creating online platforms to increasing standardised assessments.
We should consider how artificial intelligence will impact how we teach, what we teach, and its potential to ethically support innovation and improvement in education.
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Since the advent of sex-testing female athletes in 1968, international sport organisations have been wrangling with the underlying purpose, efficacy and impact of efforts to ensure that “real women” were…
New funding vehicles could finance large scale agricultural programs.
There is a lot of potential in borrowing ideas from the startup world to complement foreign aid funding.
Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor.
Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th, and first female, Doctor Who, an announcement that has been a long time coming.
Many people in culturally diverse populations in Western Sydney have lived in Australia for many years, if not several generations.
Reasoned debates on sustainable migration intake levels are important. But transport and health infrastructure shortfalls in Western Sydney won't be solved by reactive anti-immigration attitudes.
Michael Bloomberg will present new guidelines for reporting on the risks of climate change.
The G20 will see new guidelines for how companies report the risks of climate change. This will allow investors to compare companies and make more informed decisions.
ABC journalist Adam Harvey was shot in the neck while reporting in the Philippines in June 2017.
The Walkley Award's decision to axe the award for international reporting comes at a time when the skills and roles of international journalists are under threat from a changing media landscape.
Giving up alcohol for a month might help you feel better in the short term, but no-one knows if taking part in these campaigns promotes long-term healthy drinking habits.
Many of us might be tempted to give up alcohol for a month as part of a highly publicised campaign, like Dry July. But how successful are these campaigns and how do you measure any long-term benefits?
Chinese authorities are cracking down on new media.
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Like regulators elsewhere, Chinese authorities are unlikely to keep up with new forms of online media.