Disaster of any kind throws qualities of leadership – or the perceived lack thereof – under the spotlight. People respond most to leaders who show empathy and authenticity.
The Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) has been found in Cairns. It’s just one of the introduced bees buzzing under the radar.
Bees innocuously buzzing 'round the birdbath may be a barometer for burgeoning bee invasions.
Hard at play: ‘technology corner’ can teach kids healthy boundaries around device use.
Children see adults on smartphones, looking up information they need to know, and being continuously connected. They want to copy this behaviour in their play and practise being an adult.
Magpies have a few clever tricks to help them find food.
Magpies have such good hearing, they can hear the very faint sound of grass roots being chewed.
Families can use various strategies to keep children connected with a parent who’s away for work.
While many families are busy planning how to spend their time together this Christmas holiday season, others are planning how to manage their time apart.
Drug-related deaths in rural areas rose by 41% since 2008.
Many rural communities have experienced economic decline in recent years and have poorer access to drug treatment services. This increases the risk of drug use and overdoses.
Scientists need your help to protect Australia’s insects and track their numbers.
Insects are vital to sustaining life on Earth – and their numbers are falling fast. So consider ditching the fly spray and see what you can do to help.
New research shows that Canadians who live in rural areas hold more punitive attitudes about crime and how to control it than their urban counterparts.
Those living in rural areas have more punitive attitudes toward crime and how to control it than city-dwellers, and it's a major component of the growing urban-rural divide in Canada.
Left, farmer Ian Turnbull being who was convicted of murdering compliance officer Glen Turner. Right, Mr Turner’s partner Alison McKenzie outside court. Tensions over land clearing can have tragic consequences.
Politicians and the media often stoke tensions between the city and the country. Nowhere is this more common than on the issue of land clearing – and the consequences can be tragic.
One in four of nearly 800 animals genetically tested were pure dingo.
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There is a myth that dingoes are extinct and wild dogs are all that remain in Australia. Our results show dingoes in New South Wales persist despite some mixing with domestic dogs.
A best boy does more than heavy lifting.
If you have ever watched a film's closing credits and wondered what a "best boy" does, asking a gaffer is a good place to start.
We wanted to find out how much classroom factors had to do with why some twins did better than others at school.
Previous research suggests teacher quality accounts for up to 30% of the reason some students get better marks than others. Our research on twin pairs turns that on its head.
The Masked singer forces us to rely on our listening skills, while distracting us with crazy costumes.
Hit television show The Masked Singer encourages us to hone our listening skills. In fact, the voice gives us clues about emotion and identity every day.
New research suggests feral cats can probably outsmart dingoes.
Cats have lived around dogs for tens of thousands of years. So using dingoes to control feral cats will not protect our wildlife.
Post traumatic stress is a common theme for female crime writers with a law enforcement background.
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A new batch of female crime writers are bringing their real life experiences of law enforcement to their work in a way that rings true for readers.
Semakin sering berhubungan seks tidak serta merta membuat kita semakin bahagia.
Australia must invest in sustainable agriculture.
The world needs to move towards sustainable agriculture – but what is that, exactly? Australia urgently needs coherent policy.
Some people feel so disconnected, they don’t even recognise themselves in the mirror.
Dissociation occurs when a person experiences being disconnected from their memories, feelings, actions, thoughts, body and even their identity. And one in ten might be affected.
Tiny fairy wasps are so small they can lay their eggs inside other insects eggs, but they punch above their weight when it comes to keeping pests down.
There is a link between exposure to natural settings and better psychological well-being.
For people who aren't able to spend time in nature every day, exposure to virtual natural environments could be an effective way of improving psychological well-being.