Couples who are carriers of genes for recessive diseases don’t show any symptoms.
Photo by Drew Hays on Unsplash
Cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and fragile X syndrome are serious diseases, and most couples carrying the genetic mutations for these don't know it. Should they all be tested?
Central authorities are still important to create legitimacy in a cryptocurrency.
You may have imagined the blockchain would lead to a world without governments or institutions veryifying transactions, research shows that it probably won't.
Australia’s Trade Minister Steven Ciobo speaking after a meeting for the Trans Pacific Partnership in Vietnam.
Many provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been suspended after the United States pulled out. But there's still much to debate about the regional free trade agreement.
A still image from Pipilotti Rist’s Ever Is Over All, 1997, single channprojectors, players, sound system, paint, carpet, courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.
© the artist
In 1997 Pippilotti Rist walked down a street of cars and smashed their windows in a vivaciously feminist call to arms. You might recognise the homage to Risk's work in Beyoncé's Lemonade.
Different people have very different chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
There is usually no one factor that causes breast cancer. It's likely a combination of the effects of a person's risks combined with an element of bad luck.
Mike Cannon-Brookes (centre), and Scott Farquhar (3rd L), co-founders and CEOs of Atlassian Software Systems, smile during its successful entry into the Nasdaq in New York.
Australian tech firm Atlassian has recently warned that changes to 457 visas threatens to stunt industry growth. But is there more Oz tech firms could be doing to cultivate local talent?
Une conférence de l’OCDE vient d’être consacrée à la question brûlante de la règlementation de l’intelligence artificielle. Compte‑rendu.
Zora Kreuzer, Arcade (2017)
Liebler Facade, Fremantle.
The artists in this inaugural event have created works within, on and around the buildings of an old port town.
Luther’s act quickly came to be seen as the foundation of the Reformation, as shown in this centenary broadside, Göttlicher Schrifftmessiger, 1617.
Greed, guilt, fear, anger and love gave power to a spiritual movement that was catalysed 500 years ago this week.
There is little doubt that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming almost every facet of human life. How far this transformation will go and what the full ramifications for society will be are still…
Le protocole WPA2 (Wifi Protected Access 2) est un mécanisme pour sécuriser les réseaux sans-fil de type wifi.
Les réseaux wifi peuvent être piratés. Une nouvelle attaque appelée CRACK a été révélée. Faut‑il craindre pour la sécurité de nos données ? Pouvons‑nous contre‑attaquer ?
It’s all about evolution.
Animals that evolved in cold parts of the world usually have lighter skin. If a light-skinned animal has blood vessels close to the surface of their ear skin, this will make the ears look pink.
WPA2 has been cracked, so it’s time to update your router.
KRACK can only be used in certain circumstances, and there are some steps you can take to keep your internet traffic safe.
Artist’s impression of the collision of two neutron stars, the source of the latest gravitational waves detected.
National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet
Astronomers have finally confirmed the source of the latest detected gravitational waves was the collission of a pair of neutron stars, what they'd been searching for all along.
The Zadko telescope was set to study the optical glow following a gamma ray burst.
Efforts to see the afterglow from a neutron star merger were nearly thwarted by bad weather and a cyber attack on an Australian telescope.
George Hamilton, Meeting natives on the Campaspi plains, Victoria, June 1836.
National Library of Australia
George Hamilton published An Appeal for the Horse in 1866, a defence of animal welfare well ahead of its time. However, his compassion for Aboriginal people was conspicuously lacking.
Repeated ear infections and prolonged episodes of glue ear can result in permanent hearing loss.
Children with glue ear constantly struggle to hear at school, which may leave them frustrated, disengaged and unlikely to reach their full potential.
Is there such a thing as a victim-less steak?
Based on a seductive story of providing food with zero consequences, cellular agriculture promises to get rid of the ethical, environmental and health costs of animal husbandry. But is that realistic?
Paul Uhlmann, Batavia 4th June 1629 (night of my sickness), 2017, oil on canvas (detail, one of three panels).
Courtesy of the artist
The shipwreck of the Batavia and subsequent murders of 115 men, women and children have inspired many retellings. A new exhibition combines art and science to find new angles on an old tale.
Le siège de la NSA, près de Baltimore (dans le Maryland).
Les services secrets russes ont-ils dérobé des données stratégiques à l'agence américaine NSA grâce au logiciel antivirus Kaspersky? Les autorités américaines en sont convaincues, Kaspersky dément.