Drug consumers are using DIY kits in an attempt to find out what substances they’re ingesting – but these rudimentary kits won’t paint a full picture.
In the absence of any more sophisticated options, drug consumers are resorting to drug testing kits they can access themselves.
Domestic violence impacts should be considered when regulators make decisions about granting licenses for poker machines.
The uneven provisioning of poker machines across Victoria may be contributing to the incidence of domestic violence in areas with many poker machines.
The egg collected in the Central Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, in October 1983.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
A report from Habitat III in Ecuador, where 50,000 delegates are trying to change the world.
Q&A panellists discussed migration and refugees, but struggled to agree on what the numbers show.
On Q&A, panellists duelled over the numbers of migrants Australia takes a year. Is it 200,000 or 800,000? How many permanent and how many temporary? Let's check the facts.
The International Criminal Court at The Hague.
More needs to be done to protect women against sexual violence perpetrated in war.
Antonio Guterres from Portugal will become the next UN secretary-general.
There were seven highly regarded and qualified women who could have been selected as the next UN secretary-general. So why did the job go to another man?
US President Barack Obama welcomes news the Paris Agreement will come into force from November 4.
The Paris Agreement will come into force on November 4. Will Australia be part of the pack?
Australia’s oceans are home to extraordinary marine life.
Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world, a vast ocean territory that contains important natural and biological resources. And it needs protecting.
Christopher Pyne, Malcolm Turnbull and Steven Marshall have all spoken out on renewables in South Australia.
Storage is the issue politicians must deal with if we are to transition away from coal and gas based power generation.
A visualisation of simulation data showing light successfully trapped at a standstill.
Freezing light in mid-air isn't just the realm of Star Wars, as new research shows. But what do you do with the light once it's trapped? One option is to use it to develop new forms of computers.
Adelaide goes dark after wild storms caused the entire state’s power to fail.
AAP Image/David Mariuz
South Australia is recovering from a state-wide blackout, and fingers are pointing at the state's renewable energy industry and climate change.
Under proposed changes, the war crime of murder would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
EPA/Zouhir Al Shimale
Under proposed changes, the war crime offence of murder, in a non-international armed conflict, would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
Plants absorb carbon and store it in the land.
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Australia is pumping 6.5 times more carbon into the atmosphere than the land can absorb.
An icebreaker makes its way through Antarctica’s sea ice.
After record-breaking amounts of sea ice in Antartica, this year we're seeing record lows.
Loose and reckless rights talk increasingly characterises populist politics.
Donald Trump’s confusion about rights is perhaps no greater than that of many people, who are given little reason by political leaders to understand rights seriously.
Melting ice sheets – such as this one in Greenland – are one way the Earth amplifies global warming.
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New projections suggest the world could warm 3-7 degrees over coming centuries.
It took BP 87 days to cap the Gulf of Mexico spill.
BP's plans for the Bight say it would take 10 days to begin dispersing an oil spill at source, and 35 days for well-capping equipment to reach the site – making it likely that oil would hit the coast.
Asia is home to the world’s largest known stateless group, the Rohingya.
Unless managed more effectively, forced migration will have permanent and intensifying negative impacts on countries across the globe.
Christian Porter is championing a new approach to the way welfare is distributed in Australia.
The proof of whether an investment approach to welfare actually does improve outcomes for the disadvantaged is still some years down the track.