Increased logging in NSW could affect threatened species.
More logging will occur in NSW if conservation areas are rezoned by the state government.
John Oliver presents Last Week Tonight. Is he merely preaching to converted?
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We may be living in a golden age of satire, but comedy has always struggled to communicate across political divides. Much of today’s satire may be preaching to the choir rather than proselytising to those outside the echo chamber.
Spirits were high when the Socceroos qualified for the 2018 World Cup, but the team’s chances in Russia are slim.
Interest in the sport is starting to wane as the Socceroos have struggled internationally and the A-League has failed to evolve.
The big global cities might be engines of growth but are also where the deepest troughs of poverty and injustice are found.
The largest cities in Australia and the US are both the richest and the most likely to push out low-income earners. Having cities of all sizes will increase people's choices of where to live and work.
Victoria’s proposed Indigenous treaty may run into problems over the issue of Aboriginal sovereignty.
Enthusiasm for Indigenous treaties at the state and territory level is misplaced. The power to bring about real change lies only at federal level.
The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges that food-delivery platform Foodora underpaid three workers.
That the Fair Work Ombudsman brought a case against Foodora suggests its workers are most likely to be classified as employees. This could dissuade other platforms from offering similar benefits.
Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo attended the recent AFL match in Shanghai, but the bigger picture is about reassuring China that Australia welcomes its investment.
Interviews with Chinese executives confirm the political debate about China is creating feelings of being unwelcome and apprehensive about investing in Australia.
The settings on traffic lights make pedestrians wait longer by giving higher priority to vehicle traffic.
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Everyone doesn't simply wait their turn at traffic lights. Signals are set up to enable a 'green wave' for cars and adjust to heavy traffic, making walkers wait longer no matter how many there are.
Most parents look online for information about their child’s health.
Parents aren't taught how to verify the health information they find online. So here are some ways to ensure the sources are credible and trustworthy.
The death threat looms large over Indonesian youth as their rate of smoking is high.
Indonesia has the region's highest rate of smoking among youths – one in five between the ages of 13 and 15 smoke. What should the government should do to stop youth from smoking?
Ancaman kematian dari konsumsi rokok juga mengintai generasi mudanya.
Apa yang harus pemerintah lakukan untuk menghentikan konsumsi rokok di kalangan remaja Indonesia?
Ant colonies direct traffic flows of millions of individuals along the best routes – army ants even manage inbound and outbound lanes – but how?
Insects aren't known for having big brains, and slime moulds and fungi don't have any. So how do they solve challenges that test the ingenuity of human transport engineers?
Indigenous Australians have a strong relationship with the natural world.
Traditional Aboriginal healers are recognised as having special facilities for healing in childhood and are encouraged to develop their skills. They are often taught by their grandparents.
Bernard Herrmann’s music for the final scene in Psycho fragments and breaks down, echoing the psychotic episode experienced by the character Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).
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In this episode of Close-up, Bruce Isaacs contrasts the unsettling musical score from Hitchcock’s Psycho with Howard Shore’s score for Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.
OK, you don’t need the poles. But you should pick up the pace.
A new study found those who reported walking faster were less likely to die prematurely.
Yes Niles, but are you really happy?
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Here are ten common misconceptions about what dogs need and how they communicate with us. Plus, a gallery of reader and staff dog pictures!
The Western Sydney aerotropolis is a ‘once in a century opportunity’, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told an investor forum this week.
Western Sydney Aerotropolis is Australia's first publicly funded airport project in more than three decades. It has bipartisan support, but its fate also depends on getting the policy settings right.
Will Sydney’s property market calm down now? Don’t bet on it.
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Foreign investment in Australian property has plummeted by more than half, signalling an apparent end to the China-fuelled real estate frenzy. Along the way we learned some useful lessons about boom and bust.
A stick insect in Borneo: variation and natural selection has resulted in insects with the astonishing ability to mimic features in their natural environment.
In this age of the pseudo-factual, its more important than ever to acquaint ourselves with the foundations of the scientific tradition, such as Darwin's Origin of Species.
Writing groups provide a space where the "rules of the game" of academia become clear.