Mathematical models, video games and experiments with ants can all further our understanding of the dynamics of war.
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Fatal stabbings are the leading cause of homicide in countries with restricted access to firearms, including Australia. New research could help solve these cases.
The Titan disaster happened in international waters, in a commercially operated vessel, and with victims of different nationalities. Any details that emerge will likely be treated with sensitivity.
The awarding, and revoking, of military medals is more complex than it appears, and is no replacement for the proper investigation of alleged war crimes.
The way Australia’s school system is structured is especially unfair on students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Dendrolagus goodfelowi, or Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo.
The ancestors of kangaroos once lived in the trees – but their evolutionary history is murky. Here’s everything we know so far.
The explosive evidence heard in the case also underscores the need for the Army and the Australian public to reckon fully with the conduct of Australian forces in the Afghanistan campaign.
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In order to combat racism and misinformation, it is vital for non-Indigenous people to have informed conversations about the referendum with those around you.
You can’t tape off an entire ocean. But ‘aquatic forensics’ is an emerging field, with techniques borrowed from archaeology, marine biology and more.
Research shows uncertainty and delays in visa processing have a terrible affect on applicants’ mental health, and the government must be mindful of this.
Climate change is bringing heightened droughts, heat stress and floods. For our fruit trees, that means tougher conditions. To prepare means mining their genomes to hunt for resilience.
The immigration minister still retains ‘god-like’ powers in visa matters, but the ruling is at least an opportunity to make the process clearer, fairer and more transparent.
Our foreign policy may need to deal with twin challenges brought about by climate change.
Ultraviolet radiation at specific wavelengths is great at killing germs – but when used incorrectly, it can also cause health risks.
Offsetting carbon emissions sounds great. In practice, it’s often used to maintain the high-emissions status quo.
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The 1982 Franklin Dam protests were a defining moment in the history of Australia’s social movements. But such campaigns may well be impossible today.
Burial land is running low in certain parts of the world. It’s about time we started to consider the environmental cost of our final resting place.
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Teachers are increasingly copping abuse from parents and it’s undermining their desire to stay in the profession.
A major review of the Australian Research Council follows years of concerns about political interference, tedious red tape and inadequate funding.
The remains of murder victims often turn up in suitcases, bins, and similar items. Forensic researchers in Australia are leading the way in helping to solve such cases.