The ancient landscape at Yarrabubba preserves traces of the world’s oldest known asteroid impact.
The Yarrabubba asteroid landed 2.2 billion years ago. Around the same time, the icy Earth went through a big thaw.
Without a radical change of course on climate change, Australians will struggle to survive on this continent, let alone thrive.
For decades Australian scientists have, clearly and respectfully, warned about the risks to Australia of a rapidly heating climate. After this season's fires, perhaps it's time to listen.
All the research points to fortune, fame and security not necessarily leading to living happily ever after.
Research suggests Harry and Meghan would be well and truly in their right minds to be sick of royal fame and fortune.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg backed away from the surplus commitment at a press conference on Tuesday.
Changes to the government's targets in its budget update give it room to spend more.
Not all antibiotics kill all types of bacteria.
Antibiotics aren't a one-size-fits-all treatment – the one you had last time might not work on the infection you have at the moment. So how do doctors determine which one is likely to work?
Young people, like teen activist Izzy Raj-Seppings, have directly participated in prevention and emergency relief efforts this bushfire season.
One problem with the Australian Curriculum bushfire content statements is that they are relatively abstract and detached from children’s lived experiences.
We can’t stop jurors accessing the internet, but we can educate them and encourage self-regulation.
Does a fair trial exist in the social media age? The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute has released recommendations around juries and their smart devices.
Australian trans performer Marissa Minx on set in Los Angeles, recording exclusive behind-the-scenes footage for her fans.
In today's economy, adult video stars can't rely on films alone to make their income. Here's how they earn all of the rest.
Only a small fraction of engineers are women.
Building a strong 'engineering identity' is a key step towards bringing more women into the field, a new report has found.
Initial NDIS planning failed to recognise the unique needs and challenges of people with mental illnesses.
Some people with mental illnesses are unable to work or look after themselves but because their conditions are episodic, it's difficult to meet the NDIS entry requirement of having a permanent disability.
Eucalypt seeds don’t fall far from the tree, meaning repopulating large areas of forest will be difficult.
The nature of our fires is changing rapidly, and the adaptation of our plants and animals won't be able to keep pace.
Glossy black cockatoo populations on Kangaroo Island have been decimated. But a few precious survivors remain.
The destruction of recent fires is challenging our belief that with enough time, love and money, every threatened species can be saved. But there is plenty we can, and must, now do.
Many students’ lives have changed as they return to school, even those not directly affected by the fires.
Some students are grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. Even those not directly affected by fires may be distressed by stories they've heard or images they've seen. How can schools help?
Prison rates have stopped increasing for the first time in seven years. In fact, they’ve decreased by 1%.
Crime rates are down, but they were decreasing while imprisonment rates were increasing, so that doesn't really explain lower numbers in our prisons.
Implosion is the most dramatic way of demolishing a building but it’s also the most wasteful and hazardous.
The problems of demolishing high-rise buildings in busy cities point to the need to prepare for unbuilding at the time of building. We'd then be much better placed to recycle building materials.
DNA from relatives could be used in sentencing offenders.
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When DNA databases and behavioural genetics combine, your family's genes could play a role in criminal sentencing
US President Donald Trump has tweeted ‘Witch Hunt’ approximately once every three days since his inauguration two years ago.
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With President Donald Trump's frequent use of the term "witch hunt" he paints himself as a victim. The women persecuted in one of history's darkest chapters should not be forgotten so easily.
More than 50% of nursing home residents experience symptoms of depression.
Expanding suicide prevention frameworks to include aged care residents, aligning nursing home life with community living, and improving residents' access to mental heath services will be key.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepares to address the press on Monday after he said few people knew who his NSW Liberal colleague was.
Scott Morrison's salvo against the NSW environment minister, one of his party's progressives on climate change, was gratuitous and inept.
Three North American little brown bats with signs of white-nose syndrome, which is virtually certain to hit Australian bats without further action.
It's been a deadly summer for Australia's wildlife. But beyond the fires, we need to act now to protect bats -- which make up a quarter of Australian mammal species -- from a silent overseas killer.
Thirty years on, Bran Nue Dae still feels relevant.
Jimmy Chi's 1990 musical is given its first major stage revival – and leaves the audience singing along.
The very nature of law is that it’s ever-changing and open to interpretation.
Assuming machines could take the place of judges belies their role as the third arm of government and makers of law.
The 22-metre radio dishes of the ATCA telescope are 30 years old but still work just fine.
An upgrade for the Australia Telescope Compact Array will enable major new discoveries about the universe
We all struggle from time to time, but many people benefit from seeing a therapist.
You might need to visit a few therapists to find one you can connect and engage with. If cost or access are issues, you might even like to go online.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are still the top three players in the men’s game, despite the fact they have a combined age of 104.8 years.
Since 2003, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have combined to win 55 of the 68 Grand Slams that have been played. Is this the year for a new player to break through?