Should teens drink alcohol? Ideally, no. But in the real world, here are some tips on how to minimise harm.
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Our study found it wasn’t cafes with access to sugar-rich food that led to more miner aggression. In fact, gardens were where we recorded the highest amount of aggressive behaviour.
Wood feeding termites (
Microcerotermes spp) inside their nest.
Termites are about to experience a significant global expansion in their prime habitat, thanks to climate change. Here’s what that means for deadwood.
A scanned lace monitor lizard (
Varanus varius) image produced by using new technology.
The number of live animals seized by the Australian Government has tripled since 2017, with blue-tongue lizards and sulphur-crested cockatoos frequently captured.
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A technique called ‘energy arbitrage’ allows owners of local ‘microgrids’ to make a profit by designing the network to buy cheap power, store it and sell it back at a higher price.
The edge of the Thwaites Glacier extends into the Amundsen Sea in western Antarctica.
If and when the Thwaites Glacier melts, it will result in nearly 0.6 metres of sea level rise, but it holds back another three metres of sea level rise lurking within the Antarctic continent. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
To maintain our role as a global food bowl, Australia has to keep innovating in agricultural technology.
Russian reservists are now being conscripted after president Putin announced changes to his military plans.
If someone who lives in a six-person household gets COVID, you’d expect, on average, two others to get it too.
The AFL grand final is a celebration of a unique game, Australian made and owned, with a goal of competitive balance.
Brazilian fans during the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa. The boost to tourism came later.
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The era of hosting mega-sport events because they increase tourism may be over.
In my research into the Bali bombings and their aftermath, I have spoken to many people who were there or lost someone in the attack.
The company’s profits will sustain these efforts in perpetuity.
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Yvon Chouinard’s gift is unusual due to its structure but is also part of a trend. Many billionaires and large foundations are now funding these causes.
A golden-rumped lion tamarin.
Do you know zoopharmacognosy is? Some animals use trees to treat themselves.
There is no such thing as “too young” to start the conversation about consent and children’s literature can help.
After Anita Lane died, former collaborator Nick Cave said she “despised the concept of the muse but was everybody’s”. Meera Atkinson highlights her achievements – with help from those who knew her.
The first interim report of the Commission’s five-yearly productivity inquiry glosses over inequity.
Earth has liquid rock inside. Here’s what happens to that rock to make lava happen.
Chalmers knows there must be a reckoning. But when, and in what form?
Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian people for less than 20 minutes to outline his plan for partial mobilisation and referendums in areas held by invading Russian troops.
Vladimir Putin’s televised address to the Russian people is a desperate attempt to raise the stakes over the war in Ukraine.