In many countries including America, computer models are being used to predict how a fire will burn.
The convergence of technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence and virtual reality may offer hope for the way we manage future bushfire disasters.
A scene from the Books of the Dead (based at the Egyptian Museum) shows the ibis-headed god Thoth recording the result of “the final judgement”.
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An estimated 1.75 million ibises were deposited at a single location in ancient Egypt. But the birds disappeared entirely from the region around 1850, and no one knows why.
Conservative Liberal MP Kevin Andrews and One Nation leader Pauline Hanson are leading a parliamentary inquiry into family law.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
The consequences of the parental alienation theory can lead to children getting a court order to visit or live with an abusive parent.
The traditional owners have won widespread support for their fight to protect Djab Wurrung Country and their sacred trees.
Djab Wurrung Embassy
Laws in other countries recognise 'rights of nature'. But even trees sacred to Indigenous Australian communities have no special protection.
The atmosphere of Mars is thin and very dry.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
The atmosphere of Mars is more than 96% carbon dioxide, but the planet is cold because its atmosphere is extremely thin, very dry and further away from the Sun.
Endless growth is not a sustainable option for fast-growing Australian cities like Melbourne.
The demands on land and resources from our fast-growing cities are unsustainable, as are the wastes they produce. Yet still our leaders act as if unlimited growth is possible.
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe (right) says he needs government help to boost the economy. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is yet to provide it.
Every one of the 13 economists surveyed by The Conversation thinks more stimulus is needed. None think it should all come from the Reserve Bank. Most think the budget surplus can wait.
Birth centres are a good option for women with low-risk pregnancies, but availability is limited.
Compared to women who give birth in a birth centre, those who give birth in hospitals are much more likely to have interventions – from epidurals, to labour augmentation and caesarean deliveries.
The school run for private school students is typically much longer than for government school students.
An analysis of trips to school has found the extra time and distance private secondary school students travel is a significant contributor to morning peak-hour congestion.
Ubud is host to expat yogis, digital nomads and a writers’ festival.
The road to three writers' festivals in three weeks prompts reflection on authors liberated by road trips - and those sharing the journey now.
Carbon productivity is the measure that matters, but we are hung up on the productivity of our workers.
Labor productivity doesn't matter as much as emissions productivity. Workers aren't a particularly finite resource.
When people weren’t asked about a proposed development in their area, they voiced their opposition.
Protect Taringa Facebook page
We need to change council planning rules that prevent community members from having a say on proposed development in their local area.
Many people who choose to study social work do so because of certain lived experiences.
A work placement is integral to a degree in social work. But many people who have a history with the justice system would be denied a working with children check, which most placements require.
Some people are more employable than others.
Graduate employment outcomes will determine 40% of the $80 million extra government funding for universities. This is a problem for three reasons.
Communications infrastructure and investing in skills will be vital to success in the 21st century.
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Australia is falling behind other countries in digital skills and infrastructure, but smarter planning and investment can turn things around.
Bernard Collaery’s whistleblower trial will be a key test of the National Security Information Act and the restrictions it places on defendants and the courts.
The purpose of the NSIA is to protect national security information from being disclosed in courts. But this can undermine a defendant’s ability to argue his or her innocence.
AAP Image/Sea Shepherd Australia
Queensland can no longer cull sharks in protected areas of the Great Barrier Reef, but it's time to move away from culls, nets and drumlines altogether. There are better ways to keep our beaches safe.
La peur du noir peut devenir une phobie.
Il est normal de ressentir des peurs, mais si elles se transforment en phobie, cela peut être très pénalisant, heureusement il existe des solutions.
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Pemanasan iklim akan mempengaruhi cara gelombang yang menghantam lebih dari 50% garis pantai di dunia, meningkatkan risiko erosi dan banjir.
On stage in front of around 50,000 in Houston.
India's Prime Minister Narenda Modi shared a stage with President Donald Trump at an event for the Indian diaspora in Texas.