We're finding more near-Earth objects all the time, and the challenge is to identify those that could potentially hit us. So how come we missed one that caused a huge blast in December?
Evidence from Australia shows the Ardern government's moves to eliminate certain firearms from New Zealand will improve community safety.
Any sign of hubris must be avoided, but a prudent opposition – especially with polls suggesting it's soon likely to be the executive – needs to be well prepared for the first days of power.
Invasive tropical fire ants spread by eating their fat useless sons.
The early days of science writing were largely confined to men, with women treated to texts labelled "for the ladies". Things have changed, but more needs to be done.
Children are constantly hearing about threats to their safety. Sometimes they find it hard to know if a danger is real, and they need help processing their fears. Here's what they need you to know.
The prime minister was wrong to absolve herself of blame for this crisis, but a solution can only be found if parliamentarians work together.
Deep Saini talks about the week in politics with Michelle Grattan.
As many as half of all temporary migrant workers are being underpaid. After a two-year inquiry, the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce has provided a blueprint to do something about it.
Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a school shooting on Valentine's Day 2018, was already a place of highly secure, gated communities, so the survivors instead united against guns and hate.
We've the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, but little to celebrate.
Rarely seen in the family album are photographs of funerals, burials and the suffering of those who are left to mourn.
New Zealand is the last major landmass to be settled. One of the sites of earliest occupation is under threat from development, despite its cultural significance for Māori.
Feral horses are a clear point of division between parties in this weekend's election. Labor has pledged to repeal the Coalition government's bill to preserve large numbers of brumbies.
This week the aged care royal commission heard evidence of long waits for home care, poorly trained staff and high fees. These 10 charts explain how the system works and why it's under such pressure.
The odds of winning are no better than even, and the costs of losing are enormous. We ought to limit forex to traders who can demonstrate their expertise.
Pell trial reporters, a judge and a media lawyer on why the suppression order debate is far from over.
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On the day George Pell was sentenced, several experts with wide-ranging experiences of suppression orders discussed how they affect the public’s right to know and whether the laws should be reformed.
The new laws are an improvement, but still allow for continued cruelty to animals in the name of testing, and need to be more stringent.
Islam is often seen as a monolithic religion, but this ignores the diversity of the people and their ethnicity and culture.
Australian evidence backs up the governments contention that immigration boosts rather than cuts living standards.