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.
Alberto Correu/ flickr
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.
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.