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Charlie Pickering may be a witty and intelligent young man, but he’s too reassuring a presence compared to surveyors of the edge of chaos. ABC

Friday essay: why is Australian satire so rarely risky?

Today's screen satire frequently preaches to the converted. Fortunately, there are some notable exceptions that can skewer even the most progressive of viewers.
Iranian theatre company Verbatim Theatre Group performed Manus as part of this year’s Adelaide Festival. Mohammad Sadeq Zarjouyan

In Manus, theatre delivers home truths that can’t be dodged

This verbatim drama presenting the stories of eight Iranian asylum seekers detained on their island prisons delivers uncomfortable home truths.
An example of a typical dingo. Photograph depicts a male from K’gari-Fraser Island (Queensland). John Williams

The dingo is a true-blue, native Australian species

Of all Australia’s wildlife, one stands out as having an identity crisis: the dingo. New research has found the dingo is its own species, distinct from 'wild dogs'.
A modern arthropod (the centipede Cormocephalus) crawls over its Cambrian ‘flatmate’ (the trilobite Estaingia). Michael Lee / South Australian Museum and Flinders University

Life quickly finds a way: the surprisingly swift end to evolution’s big bang

Modern animals took over our planet much more quickly than previously thought. This has both welcome and disturbing implications for the future of life on our rapidly changing planet
Can’t sleep: these cloned macaque monkeys are missing a gene involved in regulating the sleep/wake cycle. Chinese Academy of Sciences via AAP

Cloning monkeys for research puts humans on a slippery ethical slope

Researchers in China have produce a world first: gene edited, cloned macaque monkeys. They say such animals will be vital for research on human health – but ethical concerns remain.
Homo erectus memiliki banyak hal yang menyerupai Homo sapiens - tetapi kita masih belum memiliki data genetika dari spesies ini. from www.shutterstock.com

Sebuah kisah dari Homo erectus, nenek moyang kita yang misterius

Tidak ada fenomena arkeologi yang telah memberikan perubahan besar dalam tahun terakhir selain bagaimana kita memahami garis keturunan kita. Dapatkah pada 2019 kita lebih dalam mengenai Homo erectus?
Homo erectus had many features in common with Homo sapiens – but we still don’t have a genetic profile for this species. from www.shutterstock.com

A snapshot of our mysterious ancestor Homo erectus

No area of archaeology has seen such vibrant change in recent times than how we understand our family tree. Could 2019 be the year we learn more about our mysterious ancestor Homo erectus?

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