While the technology exists for zero emissions energy, we won’t achieve full sustainability without limiting growth and consumption.
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Can Australians be sustainable and enjoy endless economic growth? It's not likely
Violence towards people with disabilities has come about because they have been devalued and dehumanised, and no-one has taken responsibility.
The Senate inquiry into violence against people with disability shows the root cause of violence, neglect and abuse of people with disability begins with the de-valuing of their lives.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload chapters from a textbook onto a website and call it a course.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload video lectures to a website and call it a course. We need to start redesigning courses from scratch to find new ways to engage students.
The exhibition includes the kind of art not held in any Australian collection.
Sir Edwin Landseer, Rent-day in the wilderness, 1868. Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland
Anyone who has even a passing interest in art exhibitions or how culture can define a country should allocate a good few hours to contemplating these riches from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Replacing old apartments with new ones may not improve affordability.
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New research released today shows that changes to NSW strata law that allow the sale of apartments against the owner's wishes likely won't improve housing affordability or availability.
Class actions are often expensive and long-running.
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Mass redress systems, rather than class actions, may be the least costly and most effective way to deliver compensation to large groups.
Higher levels of military spending makes for more investment in new technology.
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Australia has never been like Silicon Valley or Israel, so we can't afford to rule out tax incentives to encourage startups.
It’s possible that had Einstein not conceived of general relativity, then we’d still be at a loss to explain gravity to this day.
Special relativity was inspired, but it took true genius to conceive of general relativity. Had Einstein not come up with it, it may have taken decades for us to figure it out.
APEC leaders in Manila this week.
Opposition against Investor-State Dispute Settlement clauses seems likely to fall away as Asian economies flock to the TPP.
Following a sustained and vocal campaign by the arts sector, the National Program for Excellence in the Arts has been canned.
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Following a sustained and vocal campaign by the arts sector, the controversial National Program for Excellence in the Arts has been rethought and renamed. Should we be celebrating or concerned?
Is it enough to recruit dancers and present them as interactive, moving art objects?
Xavier Le Roy
Is this a dance work, an exhibition, or a melding of the two? Xavier Le Roy's latest work, in Sydney, raises many questions, such as: Is it enough to present dancers as interactive, moving art objects?
All’s well … then one day you walk out the front door and into a freshly-nuked hellscape.
Do you run wild in Fallout, or vicariously hunt zombies in The Walking Dead? Three philosophers investigate the enduring appeal of the post-apocalypse.
Grandmother amusing her young companion in the waiting room of the Greyhound Bus Station, New York City, 07/1947 (National Records and Archives Administration, U.S.).
As adults, we’re often nostalgic for our childhood. A time when life seemed so much simpler. When we were free from the hassles of money, pressures of work and responsibilities of family and care. When…
Have questions about robots and artificial intelligence?
Is genuine artificial consciousness possible? Should we protect jobs from automation? Your questions on AI and robots answered here.
Mental illness is about brain function, not individual weakness.
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Severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and dementia are disorders that are ultimately traced to brain function, and not the manifestations of individual weaknesses.
PhD students taking part in a writing bootcamp at the University of New South Wales.
Research writing events have become a popular way for academics to develop their writing skills and socialise with others.
The coffins of people murdered by Islamic State are carried through the streets of Kabul in a demonstration against violence and terrorism.
Afghanistan has seen mass protests before, but Wednesday's was different. In a show of national unity and support for the political system, protesters called for continued international help.
As President Barack Obama extends America’s military presence in Afghanistan, Australia is determining what’s next for its military role.
After 14 years of continued military presence and a decision by President Obama to keep US forces in Afghanistan, what is the next step for Australia's role in the Afghanistan war?
Recent news reports that vegetable oil can cause cancer don’t rely on solid new scientific evidence.
Few media reports in the health sphere generate as much attention as those with screaming headlines about a new link between food and cancer, but they're not always based on the best scientific evidence available.
Author and ecologist Paul Ehrlich, speaking on Q&A.
Author and ecologist Paul Ehrlich told Q&A that humans, on average, have associated with only about 150 other people for millions of years. Is that right?