Autonomous vehicles can only travel at speed at close quarters in the absence of human drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
Self-driving vehicles that constantly roam the streets looking for passengers could overwhelm cities. But, if kept in check, these vehicles could be useful for improving urban transport.
Think of the ranking system like a queue. The closer you are to the front of the queue, the more likely you are to get a university spot.
The ATAR is mainly used as an efficient way for universities to decide which students can be offered a place in a certain course.
Some of the many poetry books published in recent years by UWA Publishing.
The WA based publisher has a strong commitment to Australian poetry, publishing both 'big name' writers and smaller voices.
If NSW takes on the coroner’s recommendations, it will be among the most innovative and evidence-based states in Australia on drug policy.
Pill testing, no more sniffer dogs and fewer strip searches are some of the ways the NSW coroner says will reduce drug deaths at music festivals.
If we can’t afford natural stone, like marble, it’s tempting to choose engineered or artificial stone instead. But at what cost to those who breathe in the silica dust when cutting it?
What lessons can Australia learn from tackling asbestos to manage this latest preventable occupational hazard?
When children write freely, they say they escape from everyday thinking.
What children say about free writing is similar to how professional authors describe the creative process. Teachers should give kids freedom to explore, providing guidance when it's due.
No drug is 100% safe.
A person's drug experience can be influenced by many different things, such as heat, access to water and dosage.
Yibin is the latest Chinese city to get the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) system, or trackless trams.
Installing light rail is costly, as Sydney has found, but it's the gold standard for public transport along road corridors. What trackless trams can do is rapidly expand such services at low cost.
More students get into university without having an ATAR than those with one.
Universities are increasingly accepting more students into degree programs without an ATAR. Here are some of the most common ways in.
Fully Sikh is a significant cultural and artistic achievement that feeds our hunger for sharing stories.
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From Perth’s Barking Gecko Theatre and the Black Swan State Theatre Company, Fully Sikh is Australia’s first professional theatrical work about growing up Sikh in Australia.
Orang yang belum mengalami ketergantungan narkoba sering tidak tahu mengapa begitu sulit untuk menghentikan kebiasaan itu.
Narkoba mengaktifkan dopamin dalam jumlah yang jauh lebih besar dibandingkan kegiatan pengaktif dopamin lainnya, seperti makan dan seks.
Merasa tidak enak jika kaki diam, serta lebih enak ketika kaki digerakkan? Mungkin Anda mengidap sindrom kaki gelisah.
Two cannabis plants per person and four per household will be legal in the ACT from January 31.
What will the new legislation mean for cannabis users in the ACT? And will other jurisdictions follow?
Self-injury is associated with underlying psychological distress, and increased suicide risk. But people who self-injure aren’t doing it to end their life.
Stigma can make people who self-injure reluctant to disclose their experiences and seek help. One way to combat the stigma is to debunk some of the most common myths that surround self-injury.
This week’s attack on Saudi oil facilities appears to be the latest effort by Iran to escalate tensions in the Persian Gulf to push back on the US ‘maximum pressure’ sanctions campaign.
Iran's goal is to sow discord and inflict pain on energy markets, while avoiding crossing a threshold that prompts retaliation from the US. This is a fine line to walk at the best of times.
Stylish? No. Effective? Probably not.
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Magpie attacks aren't as common as you (and the media) might think. But here are a few tricks to get you through swooping season unscathed - and a few classic tactics that don't work.
Robo-debt letters may not be just, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are illegal.
Robodebt isn't slowing down, and its being augmented with other ways of belittling beneficiaries.
Drug testing risks further marginalising welfare recipients.
There's no evidence drug use is a barrier to job seeking. And testing can't distinguish between one off, irregular or regular use.
The aftermath of a bushfire at Holsworthy, New South Wales.
A startling phenomenon occurs after a fire tears through a landscape. So what is it in bushfires that gives plants this kiss of life?
NAPLAN’s numeracy testing is not at the same level as the mathematics curriculum students are studying.
The questions in the NAPLAN numeracy tests are often years behind the level of mathematics students following the curriculum are studying that year.