What does a green star rating – One Central Park apartments in Sydney
received five stars, for instance – actually mean?
Buildings are central to creating more sustainable cities, and green ratings are often used to assess how well a building measures up against this goal. But the current system has serious flaws.
Research shows play-based programs for young children can provide a strong basis for later success at school.
Research shows play-based learning programs enhance children's learning outcomes and teaches them skills relevant to the 21st century, such as problem-solving and creativity.
Seagulls travel together in groups, but prefer to be alone when they feel sick.
Birds can usually sense when they are not feeling well and like many other creatures, seem to seek out-of-the-way places to be alone.
South Korea continues to have a problem with abandoned babies and ongoing overseas adoption despite economic growth.
The 1988 Seoul Olympics shed light on South Korea's institutionalised practice of international adoption.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller (centre) has laid the first charges from his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
The indictments issued against a company and 13 individuals show a determination to disrupt the presidential campaign, but there is no allegation of collusion with Donald Trump's team.
Generally once a fortnight, someone at home will place the recycling bin out for a truck to drive past and empty your bin.
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Magnets, air blowers, centrifuges, crushers: your recyclables go through a lot before they get turned into something else.
Adani faces court over allegations of concealing the amount of coal water released in Caley Valley Wetlands last year.
The federal government considered prosecuting Adani's potential environmental negligence over the history of its Australian CEO.
Former senators Scott Ludlam, Nick Xenophon and Sam Dastyari announce the public interest journalism inquiry in May 2017.
The recommendations of the Senate inquiry into the future of public interest journalism are unlikely to get much traction, but the very real issues it was investigating remain unresolved.
Point Cook is an example of the ‘super-diverse ethnoburbs’ that are home to new migrants of relatively high socioeconomic status from a mix of many countries.
Australia has had a large influx of skilled migrants in recent decades. Better educated and more highly paid than past generations of migrants, they are also creating a different sort of community.
Antioksidan bisa merugikan jika dikonsumsi secara berlebihan.
Antioksidan sebenarnya bagus untuk kita, tapi tidak semua antioksidan sama.
Healthy eating should include thinking about the environmental cost of your food.
If your New Year's resolutions include improving your diet, it's worth thinking about eating healthier for the planet.
When a house is better sealed, the quality of ventilation becomes more critical.
Our health depends on the quality of air indoors, where most of us spend 90% of our time. The easiest solution is to open a window, but what if that's not an option?
Expectant mothers have long complained of inattention, forgetfulness and reduced cognitive functioning during pregnancy. They weren’t wrong.
New research has found mums can expect to experience cognitive changes during pregnancy.
Despite the marketing hype, antioxidants can be harmful when consumed in excess.
Antioxidants are meant to be good for us, but not all antioxidants are equal.
Re-examining a survey of international studies on the price of beer, any tax increase will be only half as effective as planned in reducing consumption.
A new survey shows economic studies frequently report effects to be much larger than they actually are, leading to inflated claims about policy effectiveness and public benefit.
Feral horses in the eastern Alps.
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Victoria's new plan to control feral horses aims to remove up to 400 a year from the eastern Alps. But without considering aerial culling, the plan seems unlikely to get to grips with the problem.
Rabaul is famous for its twin volcanoes, which erupted simultaneously in 1994.
Unknown photographer Image supplied by David Bridie and Gideon Kakabin
An exhibition at the Melbourne Museum tells the history of colonialism in East New Britain, PNG, from the perspective of the local people. This is history from the ground up, told through film, art and music.
Men and women rate warmth and trustworthiness as very important in their potential partner.
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash
What movies tell us is important in a parter – a nice smile or money – are exaggerations of fundamental evolutionary needs that actually do matter.
How responsible are migratory animals for spreading diseases?
Migratory animals are often blamed for the global spread of disease. However, recent research indicates they may not be the primary culprit.
An artist’s depiction of the new Apple store proposed for Federation Square.
Apple’s interest in Federation Square, and in co-opting the idea of the public square in general, goes beyond the quest for profit.