Tsunamis aren’t just bigger-than-average waves. Triggered by undersea earthquakes or volcanic eruptions like the one in Tonga, they are fast, massive and potentially destructive. Here’s why.
First uttered by Oliver Cromwell, the words David Davis used to ask Boris Johnson to step down have a storied past.
Rhino horn consumers have a strong preference for wild rhino horn.
Polling trends suggest more letters could make their way to the 1922 Committee.
Plus, a lawyer explains the legal battle over Canada’s discriminatory First Nations child welfare system. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
The Doomsday Clock has never before been as close to midnight as it is now. There is scant hope of it winding back on its 75th anniversary.
The Russian government, under President Vladimir Putin, has stepped up repression at home and aggression abroad in an effort to consolidate power within the country and on the world stage.
We investigated the initiatives schools around the world took to help support and maintain the well-being of their students and staff. We pulled out seven things that made a difference.
Maidenhair trees, Ginkgo biloba, can live for over 1,000 years and grow 35m tall. While they’re beautiful to look at, they’re also notorious for their vomit-smelling seeds.
New Zealand’s geographical distance will be no defence against the consequences of a protracted crisis. So why has there been so little discussion about the threats?
Treaties with First Nations people are being developed across Australia. However, without a history of treaty law in Australia, serious questions arise about the best approach.
The pandemic lifestyle we are all adjusting to is the life families of children with cancer have already been living. But there have been positives, too.
With Australia now in the worst stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, there could hardly be a worse time for Australian government to cut and restrict its Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
A truly mature relationship requires high levels of public participation and awareness, and this is what needs work with our northern neighbour.
Democracy is messy. It facilitates change, but through an imperfect process of self-correction. This requires patience, engagement, and commitment.
People living in sustainable dwellings may use less energy and water which leads to lower bills. But older people may suffer cognitive decline and struggle to use sustainable technology devices.
Despite the promising data on the level of student interest and applications since November, universities and governments have much work to do to restore Australia’s lost market share.
A youth-focussed exhibition about experiences of mental health is interactive and expansive, kicking down the barriers between science and art.
A discussion on what the latest Resolve poll means for the Coalition, George Christensen and Anthony Albanese's chances in the election.
With decreasing teacher degree completion rates and low teacher retention, Australia was already facing a growing teacher shortage before the pandemic. But it’s about to get much worse.