All sorts of data is collected on Australian farms, such as stock numbers and crop details.
Farming data collected by governments, agribusinesses and banks is regulated in a piecemeal fashion, and ends up beyond the reach of farmers.
An illustration of Palorchestes azael, a marsupial tapir from the Pleistocene of Australia. There is evidence that this extinct species is depicted in rock art from the Kimberley.
Nobu Tamura/Wikimedia Commons
It is plausible to suppose that human memories of long-extinct creatures today underpin many stories we have generally regarded as fiction.
Who’s the boss in a smart home?
Smart home technology promises to make our lives easier, but how much control do we want this tech to have over our lives? And do we really trust it?
Significant changes in your child’s behaviour could signal they are being sexually abused.
Parents must encourage open conversations with their children from a young age.
Young people may have a harder time processing violent footage, as their brains are still developing.
Many teenagers may have seen the live footage of the Christchurch shooting. Here are some ways parents and teachers can help them process it.
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.
What would Artificial General Intelligence make of the human world?
We're on the road to developing artificial intelligence systems that will be able to do tasks beyond those they were designed for. But will we be able to control them?
Those aged 18 to 37 are twice as likely as older workers to have the most negative attitudes about ambiguity.
Generations Y and Z want interesting and novel work, but they lack the skills and confidence required to manage uncertainty when it occurs.
National programs have not yielded improved achievement rates in schools. We need to empower local people to take responsibility and collaborate to develop programs.
Participants in a virtual reality travel experience reported a sense of relaxation, similar to that gained from travel in real life.
Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.
The term ‘cisgender’ entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2015.
The prefix 'cis', meaning 'on this side of' is commonly used in chemistry and geography. More recently, it has become a way of referring to a person's gender identity.
Plastic bags, balloons, and rope fragments were among more than 100 pieces of plastic in the gut of a single turtle.
Autopsies of 1,000 turtles washed up on Australian beaches paint a grim picture of the impact of plastic debris. Even a single piece can be deadly, and on average 14 pieces equals a 50% fatality rate.
Evie Macdonald in First Day (2017), which won a prestigious children’s television award earlier this year.
Amid endless reviews into the future of local screen content, uncertainty reigns on issues such as the impact of Netflix, the fate of local content quotas and funding for original children's TV.
What you tell your children about your impending divorce should depend on their age.
Telling your children you and your partner aren't going to be together anymore is a significant change in their lives.
Giovanni Lanfranco’s Norandino and Lucina Discovered by the Ogre (1624): in many societies giants were long part of received wisdom.
Tales of giants can be found around the world - in Wales, in Australia, and the Pacific Islands. They helped people explain the sometimes cataclysmic changes to the environment they saw around them.
Only one-third of ambulance call-outs are to incidents classified as emergencies.
If you're unsure whether you need an ambulance, it's OK to call 000 for advice.
Dame Edna Everage is the drag persona of Barry Humphries.
There is still a lot of misunderstanding about what being transgender means and how it relates to drag.
White spot virus is highly infectious, and can kill more than 80% of farmed prawns within days.
It's possible the white spot virus is now endemic in Australia - in other countries where it has broken out, it has never been eradicated.
When cars, trucks, bikes and pedestrians come together at an intersection, design makes the difference between collisions and safety.
Collisions at intersections between motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians cause many deaths and injuries. Design that considers how each group approaches intersections improves everyone's safety.
The way user interfaces are designed can impact the kind of community that gathers.
Eliminating anonymity is often touted as a solution to hostile online behaviour, but research shows that agreeable people who are more likely to leave positive comments prefer to do it anonymously.