A fully loaded semitrailer can cause 10,000 times more damage to roads than a family car.
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Australia should follow the lead of other nations like New Zealand and Switzerland and increase the charges for heavy vehicles on roads, proportionate to the amount of wear and tear they cause.
Marc in het Panhuis demonstrating that surfers require fins in their surfboards for stability and control during manoeuvres.
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3D printing looms as a gamechanger for the surfing industry as surfboard and fin technology become increasingly high-tech.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman: she fights better than a man, but prioritises peace.
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In a world where public avenues for violence are increasingly open to women, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman presents us with an ethical and feminist model of fighting femininity.
Some 13 people ‘disappear’ in Mexico every day, and the country is on track to record 30,000 homicides this year.
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A controversial report claims that Mexico is more violent than Afghanistan and Yemen. It's wrong on the details but right that Mexico is, in effect, a war zone.
A recent study has highlighted the need for tighter regulation within the funeral industry.
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Regulation of funeral products needs to be consistent to improve consumer understanding and choice.
Will Trump’s America lose out on the next big thing in business?
Mexico and Canada are about to turn medical cannabis into North America's most lucrative new market.
The pigments can look very different when viewed with terahertz ‘eyes’.
Artworks can look very different if you view them with more than the unaided eye, and that can help you spot the fake from the genuine.
The Conversation Global asked scholars from around the world what they thought of Emmanuel Macron's victory, and what means for their country.
Scientists felt strength in numbers at April’s March for Science. But those who speak out individually may suffer career repercussions.
It's not a new phenomenon that scientists who challenge the orthodoxy or policy positions suffer career ramifications.
Press freedom is being undermined by the global trend towards mass surveillance and data retention.
On World Press Freedom Day, we must deal with the threat data collection and surveillance poses to journalism.
Brian Reed, host of S-Town, somewhere in the woods of Bibb County, Alabama.
The podcast S-Town has been both rapturously reviewed and described as 'morally indefensible' for its intrusion into the life of a mentally ill man. But it validates, rather than violates, a fierce, flawed life.
The first round of France’s 2017 presidential contest sent two political outsiders to the second round. What’s next in this key European election?
France must now choose between two candidates with strongly opposing visions. The outcome of the May 7 run-off could radically alter France, as well as its position in Europe and in the world.
Mexican protesters confront the marines sent in to disband them.
A controversial law to officially engage Mexico's armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
Drinking coffee at work has a range of benefits.
Workplace productivity is about more than fancy gadgets. It's about taking care of your body and mind, even away from work.
Robert Menzies knew the Liberal Party would never be able to govern in its own right.
The formation of the Liberal-National coalition significantly changed Australian politics. But the Nationals' influence has waned as Australia has become more urbanised.
Changes in leadership behaviour may help with volunteer retention.
A new training course designed to help volunteers feel like a key part of the team could help to reduce attrition rates among Australia's estimated 240,000 volunteer emergency service workers.
A civil guard informs people of an ongoing raid as part of a corruption probe in Torrejon de Ardoz near Madrid, Spain.
Can Spain learn from a decade marked by high-profile political corruption scandals involving money embezzled from regional governments and mismanagement in urban planning and construction?
‘Neither criminals nor illegals’: activists painted the U.S.-Mexico border in protest against US President Donald Trump’s new immigration reform.
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Draconian new US deportation policies are the last straw for Mexico's government, which has endured months of Donald Trump's insults and aggression.
Sweat creates evaporative cooling for your body, with the amount required determined by your size and shape, not your gender.
They say 'men sweat, while women glow'. But new research shows gender is not the reason for different levels of sweating.
People go to the beach in large numbers and for many different reasons, and sometimes that’s a recipe for conflict.
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In many ways, the conflict we see on our beaches may be a small price to pay for the free and open access to our beaches, which Australians have long fought to preserve.