Mercury pollution, often released from gold mining and coal power stations, is a global problem.
For the first time research has shown that mercury released in the northern hemisphere ends up in Australia's tropics.
Exercise practitioners and personal trainers are taught to help us set goals.
Exercise practitioners are taught to help us set goals to get active. But the way we set goals may be unhelpful, or worse, make it even harder for us to exercise.
Rescue workers arrive to Juchitán, Oaxaca, which was almost completely destroyed in Mexico’s September 7-8 earthquake.
Shattered by powerful back-to-back earthquakes, Mexico is facing daunting damages across six states. Now Chiapas and Oaxaca, the country's two poorest states, which were hit first, fear neglect.
Mosses are sensitive to even minor changes in their living conditions.
Mosses are sensitive to even minor changes in their living conditions, and scientists traditionally tramped through difficult terrain to collect data on them.
Is Donald Trump hoping to trade dreams for bricks?
From south of the border, Trump seems to be using DACA as a diplomatic weapon in his ongoing power struggle with the Mexican government. That just hurts 800,000 people and helps President Peña Nieto.
Audible Australia’s Listen to Love podcast is an explicit attempt to shape the debate around marriage equality currently raging in Australia.
AAP Image/David Crosling
Podcasts like The Messenger, about refugees, and Listen To Love, about same-sex marriage, are bringing new voices to major issues. But as podcasts get political, it's unclear whether they'll be able to cut through complex debates.
At first glance, old industrial sites, like this one in Carrington Street, don’t look like much. But they provide vital spaces for creative precincts to flourish.
A new project documents who uses urban industrial lands slated for redevelopment. It reveals a vibrant but largely hidden sector at the interface between creative industries and small manufacturing.
Boron is often ignored, but it’s got a lot of important qualities.
Boron is the hidden ingredient in a lot of our technology. Get to know this plucky little element.
Smoke from hazard reduction burning has blanketed parts of Sydney, as firefighters prepare for a ‘horrific’ bushfire season.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
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.
Deep-set institutional corruption has led to a generation of misbehaving governors.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 abroad after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country's citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
Pegasus statue in front of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.
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This is not the first time Mexico's government has been accused of spying on and harassing citizens whose activities it finds inconvenient.
The Madjedbebe excavation in the Northern Territory.
Dominic O Brien/Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation
A new study pushes back the first known evidence of human activity in Australia – to 65,000 years ago.
Step one is not being afraid to reexamine a site that’s been previously excavated.
Dominic O'Brien. Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation
A team of archaeologists strived to improve the reproducibility of their results, influencing their choices in the field, in the lab and during data analysis.
The experience of journalists like Maria Ressa is all too common.
EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has faced online harassment campaigns designed to discredit and silence her.
Ishinomaki one year after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami
Understanding what parts of society are susceptible to natural hazards and why, is key for emergency services and risk managers.
A fully loaded semitrailer can cause 10,000 times more damage to roads than a family car.
AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
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.
Jones Beach Boardriders Club
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.
Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Entertainment
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.
Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters
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.
AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
Regulation of funeral products needs to be consistent to improve consumer understanding and choice.