Motorway sign warning of Tsunami, Wellington after a 7.5 earthquake based around Cheviot in the South island shock the New Zealand capital.
AAP Image/SNPA, Ross Setford
The threat of any tsunami following an earthquake can take time to assess, so it's important people who live in risk zones are ready for any event.
Medical law in Australia is based on the principle of patient autonomy.
The law should allow greater communication between health professionals, families and carers even if this impacts on patients’ rights of confidentiality.
For a long time it was thought during exercise there would be a reduction in blood flow to the diaphragm in favour of supplying blood and oxygen to the working limb muscles.
A stitch will usually ease if you stop or reduce the intensity of the activity.
The Pakistani flag flies at half-mast in honour of the victims of the bomb attack on the police training centre.
The Pakistani government has a complicated relationship with the army and militant groups. Until they are sorted out, security will continue to be jeopardised.
Labor’s Brendan O'Connor said fewer people are seeking work.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Shadow minister for employment Brendan O'Connor said the labour force participation rate was in "free fall" and that this showed "people have stopped looking for work". Is that true?
The Balleny Islands off East Antarctica - one of the many stops along the way.
Why spend three months completing a lap of Antarctica (and probably getting seasick along the way)? It's the only way to get vital clues about the remote Southern Ocean and its influence on the planet.
The GLEAM view of the centre of the Milky Way, in radio colour. Red indicates the lowest frequencies, green indicates the middle frequencies and blue the highest frequencies. Each dot is a galaxy, with around 300,000 radio galaxies observed as part of the GLEAM survey.
Natasha Hurley-Walker (Curtin / ICRAR) and the GLEAM Team
To the naked eye the universe we can see on a clear night is dotted with thousands of stars. See through radio eyes, then things look very different.
Family policies are about ensuring children get a good start in life.
Image sourced from shutterstock.com
Before fiddling with the design of paid parental leave, we need to be clear about the purpose of the policy.
Scott Morrison spoke to the Urban Development Institute of Australia on housing affordability.
A panel of experts on housing respond to Treasurer Scott Morrison's speech on improving the supply of housing in Australia.
Don’t underestimate an echidna.
New technology reveals that digging echidnas play a crucial role in Australia's ecosystems.
Western Australia’s government hopes its workers will look away from the mining sector towards industries like tourism and health.
Mining will continue to be a dominant force in Western Australia's future but the health sector is the more likely to deliver jobs and growth than tourism or agriculture, new research shows.
In the unregulated Australian rental housing market, rental leases are almost always short term.
The need for new housing solutions for these low-income groups is clearly a pressing requirement.
A still from the most recent Islamic State video, released last week.
Videos released by Islamic State have captured the attention of the world for years. But the media focus on its so-called 'slick, professional' video techniques runs the risk of mythologising the terrorist group.
It’s all fun until someone gets hacked.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and senior ministers have been criticised over their use of WhatsApp, which can leave users vulnerable if their phones are hacked, attacked by malware, or simply stolen.
Most people aspire to eat a healthy diet. But things change when we get to the supermarket.
Three in five Australian adults get sucked in by promotions and specials on junk food and sugary drinks at the supermarket, research released today shows.
There will soon be billions of connected smart devices, and they could be turned against us.
A recent massive distributed denial-of-service attack by compromised Internet of Things devices highlights a growing cyber security threat.
Some home buyers can’t afford to go through the regular channels so the rent-to-buy deals appeal to them.
People who engage in rent-to-buy schemes might not be protected under law and are often left in unaffordable situations.
Will our digital phrasebook finally be able to handle more than just simple snippets?
Auto-translation software has been pretty frustrating to use. But news of vast improvements to Google's translation software raises the prospect that websites will soon be browsable in any language.
Will I get arthritis if I crack my knuckles?
We've all had the experience of standing up and hearing a loud crack in our back or hip, so what's happening in our joints when this happens, and is it bad?
Houses are destroyed by tsunami floods following the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011.
We can't predict or prevent tsunamis you can improve your chances of staying safe by understanding the risk, being prepared and acting quickly when disaster strikes.