Museum collections are repositories of specimens and data, including specimens, tissue samples and vocal recordings.
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Taxonomists are becoming as rare as some of the species they work on, and this puts museum collections and conservation efforts under threat and increases the risk of biosecurity incursions.
The Gillard government’s carbon price had no effect on the aviation industry.
If Australia is to meet its climate targets, radical measures could be required to reduce emissions in sectors such as aviation.
With the help of environmental DNA, scientists are compiling a census of life in Loch Ness, which should establish if there is any scientific basis to the centuries-old legend of the Loch Ness monster.
Scientists are using environmental DNA to compile a census of life in Loch Ness and to establish if there is any scientific basis for the centuries-old monster legend.
Without floating sea ice, climate-weakened ice shelves are wide open to attack by waves.
AAP Image/Caroline Berdon
Since 1995, several ice shelves off the Antarctic Peninsula have abruptly disintegrated. A new analysis suggests that these events are triggered when ice shelves lose their buffer of floating ice.
Hoki is one of New Zealand’s most valuable export fish.
Leaked reports reveal that some of New Zealand's largest fishing companies have been under-reporting their catch of the commercially valuable hoki by hundreds of tonnes.
A life-like reconstruction of
Llanocetus denticrenatus, the second oldest “baleen” whale ever found.
Baleen whales are some of the least likely mammals, supporting their massive bodies by filtering tiny prey. New evidence from an ancient fossil sheds new light on how baleen evolved.
A male hihi on a flowering flax bush.
Inbreeding and male infertility could be impeding the recovery of one of New Zealand's threatened birds - the stitchbird, or hihi. Hihi sperm might hold the answer, and help raise funds for conservation.
Penggambaran penelanjangan Yesus pada proses Jalan Salib.
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Dalam kisah penyaliban Yesus, tidak banyak orang membahas kasus pelecehan seksual yang juga dialami Yesus.
The tenth station of the cross: the stripping of Jesus.
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Crucifixion was more than just physical punishment, it was also a devastating emotional and psychological act of violence.
Research found that media largely frame debate about oil and gas developments in New Zealand around how drilling should take place, rather than whether it should happen at all.
Researchers find that mainstream media in New Zealand tend to present fossil fuel development as positive for the economy, while framing opponents as irrational and extremist.
The team used hot-water drilling gear to melt a hole through Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf to explore the ocean below.
An international team has melted a hole through Antarctica's largest ice shelf to explore the hidden ocean below, and the shelf's vulnerability to climate change.
Many Australians celebrate Christmas, even those who don’t identify as being Christian.
If you're a non-believer, then staying away from Church may be the best thing for your psychological health this Christmas.
Snapper is one of the fish under New Zealand’s Quota Management system.
New Zealand’s fisheries are considered among the best managed in the world, but this perception doesn't match the facts.
Can we trust a robot that makes decisions with real-world consequences?
We are witnessing dramatic advances in the deployment of autonomous systems, but are we designing robots that can be trusted?
The skeleton of the extinct poūwa.
Jean-Claude Stahl / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
New research reveals that New Zealand once had its own species of black swan, the Poūwa.
Young people are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections, but they face several barriers to getting tested.
Despite significant medical advances, rates of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, including some old foes like syphilis.
Cancelled flights might be your worst nightmare, but imagine a world with no flights.
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With little hope of finding alternatives to jet fuel, we need to seriously consider a world without flying.
Australia can learn from the failings of New Zealand’s welfare system.
Australia should learn from the failings of New Zealand's investment approach to welfare.
Indigenous people have poorer health outcomes than their non-Indigenous counterparts.
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Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health.
The airline industry's promised technological solutions have not arrived, and they never will.