One key reason is to provide an increased deterrent in an increasingly turbulent region.
In the 19th century there was no formal or medical process for gender transition. When people crossed gender categories, they did so socially, sometimes for their entire lifetimes.
Vocational education and training is facing some big changes. The federal government is proposing a five-year National Skills Agreement with the states to start next year.
To give native species their best chance of survival, we have to embrace ecosystem-based conservation – rather than trying to rescue individual species in isolation.
First published in 1897, Dracula is the best-known vampire story in English. It has been endlessly adapted for screen, but today’s stories tend to dilute the horror at the novel’s heart.
A new proposal is reigniting an old debate about cosmetic surgery. Now it’s focused on what kind of training cosmetic surgeons should have before wielding their instruments.
In the first year of the pandemic, Australians were given a glimpse of a truth so unnerving that economists and politicians normally keep it to themselves.
Australia continues to support unlimited growth in fossil fuel production and export, flying in the face of the latest IPCC report. Mapped: 67 new coal, and 49 gas/oil projects.
Novels aren’t responsible for the climate crisis and probably won’t solve it, but there is plenty they can do. They can make us feel for lives unlike our own; modelling careful thinking and analysis.
The proposed Voice to Parliament is a First Nations advisory body. The way New Zealand have ensured Māori representation in Parliament could be a better way to approach Indigenous self-determination.
Digital media is facilitating spiritual practices in China, leading to the emergence of new online cultures and businesses.
The new tools are expected to free up space for workers by helping out with tedious and repetitive task. Here’s how it will work.
A wonky skull. Enlarged ear chambers. Asymetrical ears. It looks like the elusive night parrot has traded off vision for excellent hearing
Our research absolutely does not ‘state very clearly that cash has big advantages for gamblers’.
A study of 230 electric vehicles found only 25% of charging happens during peak demand periods. Their patterns of use also mean spare battery capacity could be fed into the grid at these times.
Talk of peace in Ukraine has taken a backseat to a media narrative promoting the continuation of the war. It’s time to pursue other ways to end the conflict – such as reconciliation.
Zircons formed in the hellish Chernobyl meltdown are changing how geologists understand their favourite crystals.
Already, climate change plays out in all parts of the world. Every further increment of warming will bring rapidly escalating hazards, including more intense heatwaves and heavier rainfall.
From the outset, even Crocs’ co-founders considered them ugly. But Gen Z are making the shoes their own.
Otago University has followed Massey in aspiring to be a “Tiriti-led” institution. But this implies being on the Crown side of the partnership – which is not where a university should be.
Why was Susanna Kaysen really hospitalised? Her memoir Girl, Interrupted turns 30 this year. It investigates whether she was ‘mad’, or medicalised for a ‘chaotic’ life that defied gender norms.
A new review has examined the research on vaping. It found Australia is in need of a pragmatic harm reduction approach.
Tens of thousands of satellites orbiting Earth will hamper astronomers’ efforts to study the Universe and spot dangerous asteroids, as well as brightening the sky and hiding stars from the rest of us.
Despite being in power for 12 years, Dominic Perrottet’s government is making an unusual pitch for re-election and giving Chris Minns’ Labor opposition a run for its money.
A child born now is likely to suffer, on average, three to four times as many climate extreme events in their lifetime as their grandparents did.