How much an ant can see depends on its size.
In an ant's world, the smaller you get the less you can see. So how does that affect an ant's ability to avoid hitting any obstacle as it walks about?
Companies like Amazon create value for investors through their people, their invented systems and processes, and their physical presence.
Traditional accounting calculates a company's value by measuring physical assets and how much they owe. But we can tweak this for today's economy by including people and their ability to innovate.
The first March for Science, April 22, 2017, Washington DC.
On the eve of the March for Science, a marine biologist explains why she's returning from abroad to speak out for science in the Trump era.
A corporate apology is always connected to the benefits it brings to the company. It is not a personal apology, it is a form of institutional positioning.
The message from autistic activists is clear: “nothing about us without us”.
When non-autistic people take the lead on autism research, support and advocacy without input from autistic people, we risk of getting the message wrong and missing key parts of the picture.
Feedback from teachers and school leaders was overwhelmingly positive, and students said they enjoyed the one-to-one time with teachers.
Results from a recent trial of England's phonics check in South Australia show teachers liked it and students need it.
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A new report unpacks the complex role social media play in the lives of Indigenous Australians.
Picture painted by a primary school child in Sri Lanka after the tsunami in 2005.
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It's understandable to want to shield children from the impacts of disasters. But research suggests that they should be given a voice in disaster planning and a role in reducing the risks.
Knowing how to ask for directions in another language is vastly different from studying and working using the language.
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Some learning apps promise to have you speaking a new language in two weeks. But truly learning a language requires considerable time, effort and commitment.
Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) in The X-Files is fond of joining seemingly unrelated dots to create a conspiracy theory – but in reality, the picture is more nuanced.
Conspiracy theorists are commonly seen as fundamentally irrational, with an all-encompassing obsession. But new research suggests they may have quite different motivations, beliefs and attitudes.
Knismesis occurs from a light touch, like a feather touching you and can happen on the skin anywhere on the body.
People have wondered for years and scientists still don't know for sure.
If Europe takes Australia’s lead on asylum seeker policy, it’s a race to the bottom.
As countries compete to deter asylum seekers, there's a vicious cycle in which governments seek to outdo each other by implementing progressively more restrictive policies.
Thousands of schools have been targeted and destroyed as part of the Syrian conflict.
Schools and students are often targeted during times of armed conflict. Abducted children can be recruited as soldiers and schools are ideal locations for military headquarters.
Unions negotiate for improved employment security and training opportunities.
Research finds union members earn more because they have more experience than their non-union colleagues.
Labor’s candidate for the Batman byelection, Ged Kearney, is a past president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
There are undoubtedly advantages for unions in terms of access and policy influence by having former officials as MPs.
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To stay up, the bird must overcome gravity with a force called 'lift'.
The glum business sentiment is in sectors related to consumer spending.
Business leaders some sectors are feeling less positive about the year ahead because consumers are spending less, according to our analysis of the outlook of leaders of Australia’s ASX 200 companies.
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The personal is now commercial – beauty, fashion and feminism.
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Sometimes I want to cheer online publications that combine politics, fashion and beauty for the way they are mainstreaming feminism. On closer inspection, though, it has produced some odd results.
The CSIRO has provided new estimates of population sizes for White Sharks in Australian waters.
How many shark encounters have there been at your local beach? Explore our interactive map to see 20 years of incidents between humans and sharks in coastal waters around Australia.
CRISPR provides a very targeted tool for editing DNA in plants.
Yes emerging technologies can pose risks - but regulation must focus on outcomes of the technology, not the technology itself.