When a fly’s feeling hungry, it will land on its food and vomit out a mix of saliva and stomach acids.
Bush flies and blowflies all vomit on their food, but other flies are a little more polite at the dinner table and don’t vomit at all.
In today’s apology, survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will receive formal acknowledgment of the systems that failed them and the harm done to them.
Today's apology is of great significance, not just to survivors but the whole country. Now political and institutional leaders need to tell us what changes will be made to ensure it never happens again.
Grief is an individualised process.
The process of grieving can happen in stages. But these stages are rarely experienced in the same way by one bereaved person and another.
Cairns has an extensive CCTV network, which as well as keeping homeless people under surveillance is sometimes used to help them.
Surveillance often results in people who are homeless being the target of enforcement measures. But a new study in Cairns shows surveillance can also be used to achieve more positive social outcomes.
Apple has removed several security tools from the Mac app store after they were found to be collecting unnecessary personal data.
Before you download antivirus and ad-blocker apps, do your due diligence on what personal information they want to access. Here are some tips on what to look out for.
Nauru’s people are struggling in the face of environmental change.
Nauru is best known as a site of Australian offshore asylum detention. But everyone on the island - not just refugees - is struggling with the issue of environmental change that threatens their lives and homes.
Installation view, David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948–2018, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2018, image courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
© The David Goldblatt Legacy Trust, photograph: Anna Kučera
In a contemporary culture that is saturated with images of death, homelessness and war, it is perhaps the quiet stillness of David Goldblatt’s photographs that make them a little unnerving.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended the Coalition’s spending on aged care services after announcing a Royal Commission into the sector.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the Coalition’s spending on aged care as preparations for a Royal Commission into the sector get underway. We asked the experts to crunch the numbers.
As much as bringing Morrison new problems, Wentworth has put in lights the ones that were already there.
Morrison remains wedged between his Liberal right wing ideologues and mainstream voters. The right claims to speak for the “mainstream” on climate (and other things) but it doesn't.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison concedes the Liberals lost the byelection in Wentworth on Saturday night- but postal votes have added uncertainty to the outcome.
After election night reports of a thumping win in by independent Kerryn Phelps, the Liberals have recovered significantly in postal votes - so much so, the result is now uncertain.A
Rhododendron lochiae, photographed on Bell Peak.
Image by Dan McLeod
European settlers suspected Australia's high tropical forests hid native rhododendrons.
A Quiet Evening Of Dance is a program from the “most controversial ballet choreographer in international ballet”
However jagged, industrial and shapeless an evening of Forsythe choreography may seem to an eye used to Swan Lake, it is always grounded in ballet.
The dingo, Australia’s largest mammalian carnivore, has a broad diet that varies across the continent.
A survey of 32,000 samples of dingo droppings and stomach contents reveal that this predator's appetite is as wide-ranging as Australia's landscapes. But medium and large mammals are top of the menu.
The entrenched practice of retail superfunds using superannuation trust funds as profit-making enterprises undermines the integrity of the whole superannuation sector.
We rightly expect trustees of superannuation funds to do their jobs. Much stronger behavioural controls and civil penalties are needed to ensure they do.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the General Assembly of the United Nations last month.
One year since Jacinda Ardern became prime minister, New Zealanders are refamiliarising themselves with the idea that the state can be a force for good.
The beaches of Koh Phangan are set within rocky crags made of granites, the type of rocks studied to piece Thailand to Australia.
Australia's slowly heading north to one day become part of Asia, but a study of the rocks tell us that's not the first time there's been a connection.
Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Sequestration, known as BECCS, is one of the technologies we may need to limit warming to 1.5 degrees.
Delays on climate action to reduce emissions means that we may have to consider technologies that strip carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But that will come at a cost.
Michelle Grattan discusses the week in Australian politics with Nick Klomp.
Environment Minister Melissa Price is accused of insulting Kiribati’s former president, saying he was only in Australia “for the cash”.
At a time when the future of many Pacific islands is under threat, a little compassion is in order, not barbs at their expense.
Roxy Jacenko and daughter Pixie (centre) at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in 2016. Pixie’s Instagram account has more than 100,000 followers and she has a signature line of hair bows.
A growing number of parents are making money out of their children by turning them into social media celebrities. But the chimera of corporate branding is no antidote for lives lived in precarious times.
Bears like Polly (pictured) are rescued from bear bile farms and sent to rehabilitation centres.
Bears in Asia are trapped in bile farms, where they are kept in small cages for decades.
Hand washing is an effective way to help prevent the spread of bacteria.
Millions of bacteria live on our skin without making us sick. It's when they manage to get through that they can be dangerous – particularly if they're resistant to antibiotics.
The Productivity Commission can build a case about the economic benefits of unclogging waiting rooms.
The strength of the Productivity Commission inquiry is that it will use an economic rather than a purely health lens.
Air could come rushing out of the housing market all at once.
The Reserve Bank is worried that a further tightening of lending standards could take the air out of the housing bubble quickly. Here's how.
Significant investment in public transport is essential to ensure the Central City CBD can handle the predicted growth in commuting trips.
Central City 2048 proposes one new rail line, three metro lines and almost 300,000 extra jobs for the new CBD, one of three proposed for metropolitan Sydney. Clearly, the investment needed is massive.