A crowd of people moving at different rates is a form of turbulence.
You might be familiar with turbulence as you experience it on a plane, or as scholars describe combustible forces of social change. But understanding how it operates is far more complex.
The High Court found that Michael Trkulja could sue Google for defamation due to search results that potentially indicated that he had ties to Melbourne’s criminal underworld.
Google has lost a High Court appeal in defamation litigation brought by Michael Trkulja. It is time to consider that extending "safe harbour" to Google may be a good idea.
Australia’s romantic attitude to farming has done untold damage to the land.
The powerful ideological connection between Australia and agriculture is being increasingly scrutinised. A spate of recent books have recast basic assumptions about our relationship to the land.
The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges that food-delivery platform Foodora underpaid three workers.
That the Fair Work Ombudsman brought a case against Foodora suggests its workers are most likely to be classified as employees. This could dissuade other platforms from offering similar benefits.
The 35 m-diameter dish antenna of ESA’s deep-space tracking station at New Norcia, Western Australia.
Australia occupies a unique location vital for supporting NASA and ESA deep-space missions.
Following NASA's latest discovery of organic matter on the red planet, new findings in a salt lake in California could point to where to look for alien life.
Three allied male dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia.
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Researchers have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels – or “names” – to help them recognise each other in their social network, much like humans.
You may need to pop your ears by yawning when you go up in a plane.
Listen up. Today we're hearing all about why your ears pop when you go up, up, up and away.
Marine heatwaves can kill off species and alter ecosystems.
Marine heatwaves have had little attention until recently, but they're already having large effects.
Whether or not China and the US are successful in negotiating out of a trade war and restoring the integrated global economy, there will still be strategic tensions between the nations.
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We modelled a number of scenarios showing all increases in US or Chinese trade protection would cause international trade, and the global economy more generally, to shrink.
An increasing proportion of Japanese adults will remain unmarried their whole lives, and should be considered full citizens rather than underperformers.
An MP from Japan's governing party recently commented that single women were a burden on the state. But many young women, and men, are rethinking the lure of married life.
Sunset looking across Port Warrender to the Mitchell Plateau on the Kimberley coast. It is in Wunambal Gaambera country.
Mark Jones Films (with permission)
The first people to make it to Australia could have navigated their way by sea crossing, reaching the north-west coastline of the island continent more than 50,000 years ago.
Keeping up appearances at the Gold Bar in Subiaco, Perth.
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Ultimately, most regulatory interventions in nightlife precincts are about imposing particular ideas of social and moral order not only within these spaces but also in the city more broadly.
South Africa is the eight country in the world to adopt the 'Twin Peaks' model of regulating its financial services sector.
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Education policy experts run through the major changes for education in Budget 2018 for schools, VET and higher education.
Out there in space there is no air.
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Out there in space there is no air. If you took your helmet off, all the air you need to breathe would whoosh out.
Without new scientific work, we can expect another 30 years of reviews and critiques on the role of general capabilities in schooling.
The role of general capabilities in a subject-based curriculum has been a recurring theme in Australian curriculum history.
Former AMP CEO Craig Meller (left) and chairwoman Catherine Brenner.
ASIC and APRA don't lack power to sack bank directors. They the lack the willpower to do so.
There are significant political hurdles to be overcome before the report’s recommendations can be translated into action.
The recently released Gonski 2.0 report focuses on overhauling core aspects of curriculum and reporting, and proposes a move away from the industrial model of education towards individualisation.
Instead of having a separate regulator just for banks, the new system creates one to prevent financial crises, the other to ensure good market conduct and consumer protection.