Detail from Alex Seton’s A Durable Solution? - a series of memorial plaques naming the 12 men who have died under our ‘care’.
Sullivan & Strumpf
Alex Seton's sculpture A Durable Solution? dominates the protest exhibition at the forthcoming ALP national conference. He has also created an official memorial to Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Editing just one gene in an embryo could create many unanticipated side-effects once the baby is born.
Genome editing technology has, and will always have, limits. Limits that are related not to the technology itself but to the intrinsic complexity of the human genome.
Outgoing Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy and wife Renae as Guy acknowledges defeat in the recent Victorian state election in which he had tried to appeal to voters’
fears over street crime, race and terrorism.
At one time, law and order was seen by some as a sure-fire voter winner in elections - but that's changing after a concerted effort by Victoria's opposition appeared to backfire badly.
ACCC Chair Rod Sims released the preliminary report of the Digital Platforms Inquiry into Google, Facebook and Australian media on December 10 2018.
The ACCC would like closer scrutiny of digital platforms such as Facebook and Google – in particular with regards to user privacy, market power and operational algorithms.
It is a national shame that Indigenous people make up 2% of the general population, but 28% of the prison population.
Indigenous Australians are vastly over-represented in the prison population, but the success of a new program is offering hope that it can be turned around.
Estatua de la Unidad, en Narmada, Gujarat, India. Representa a uno de los héroes nacionales, Sardar Patel, artífice de la unidad del nuevo país surgido tras la independencia de los británicos en 1947.
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El partido del primer ministro indio Narendra Modi quiere enviar tres señales a su electorado: enfatizar la supremacía de los hindúes, atraer turistas y mostrar al mundo que el país puede permitirse gastos así.
Rohingya women and children being moved on a truck south of Yangon, Myanmar.
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The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
Private corporations have now become the arbiters of community standards, making decisions about what content is permissible to circulate.
Sexual subcultures create space for critical social conversations and the formation of meaningful political alliances.
How the float was greeted, 35 years ago on December 10, 1983.
The Australian, December 10, 1983
Floating the dollar 35 years ago was a leap into the unknown. Here's how it has served us well.
Flooding in Sydney last week was the latest example of Australian cities’ lack of resilience to a more extreme climate.
Australia's coastal settlements are highly exposed to the impacts of climate change. Climate-resilient urban landscapes that can cope with large amounts of water need to become the new normal.
Single parents have been made worse off by the Howard, Rudd, Gillard, Abbott and Turnbull governments. It’s time to take stock.
Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.
High-profile conservatives such as former PM Tony Abbott and commentator Alan Jones often complain that freedom of speech is being stifled, but the research does not support that view.
While some complaint that anti-discrimination laws stifle freedom of speech, there is good evidence that they make a more harmonious, safe and equal society.
Negative gearing makes it hard for renters to become home owners. Now would be a pain-free time to wind it back.
The best time to shut down negative gearing is when few people are taking it up. That time is now.
While personal digital assistants might be helpful, that help is likely to be limited.
It probably won't surprise you that if you ask Alexa to give you the best price on a product, the assistant will usually offer the price that's available on Amazon.
Jiankui He claims he has used CRISPR to edit the genomes of twin girls.
The world seemed to be inching forward with CRISPR gene editing technology – but suddenly the forbidden fruit has been plucked, and some even worry that the CRISPR tree has been cut down.
The tools on our smartphones are enabled by a huge network of mobile phone towers, Wi-Fi networks and server farms.
The energy required to power the massive, factory-sized data centres that computers rely on already consumes 5% of global electricity. And that energy load is doubling every decade.
‘Four uprights, red and black’ [TP62] c1965
polyvinyl acetate and pigment on hardboard
122 x 183 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, gift of Frank Watters 2018, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © The estate of the artist
Forty-five years after his death, the Art Gallery of New South Wales has mounted a major exhibition of Tony Tuckson, focussing on his intensely personal Abstract Expressionist works
A lot of people have spent a very long time wondering what causes cancer – and scientists still can’t say for certain why an individual person might have it.
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I have worked on this problem for many years, and to be honest it still blows my mind to really think about just how complex it is.
An artist’s impression of Siberian unicorns (
Elasmotherium) walking in the steppe grass on a cloudy day.
The loss of the Siberian unicorn shows just how vulnerable some animals can be to environmental change that can impact on their food supply.
South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.