Bulbophyllum alkmaarense: New Guinea is home to more than 2,400 species of native orchids.
With tarantula-like orchids and giant bananas, New Guinea is officially the most floristically diverse island in the world.
A scene from the Decameron painted by Carlo Coppede in 1916.
Written between 1348 and 1353, the Decameron is a prescription for psychological survival, a way of mentally distancing from today's death counts and grim economic forecasts.
Fully funding private primary schools would significantly decrease inequity in Australia. And it wouldn't cost the government too much more than it's already spending on education.
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The pending decision on the Narrabri Gas Project comes at a critical time for Australia's gas industry.
In the past decade, the Australian government has commissioned data analytics projects worth more than A$200 million. We have little information about what they involved.
We can’t expect young men to access reliable COVID-19 messages from people they don’t know, through media they don’t use.
Missing persons are sharing their stories and experiences as part of new research in Australia. The goal is to better understand what causes people to disappear.
As the crisis in Victorian aged-care homes goes on, the issue of whether to move all COVID-positive residents into hospital continues to generate debate. There are pros and cons for both sides.
The Albert Street public housing in North Melbourne.
Ghettos of crime, drugs and vice? Full of people bludging off the state? That's typical of the unfair stigma attached to public housing, and it distracts us from more fundamental issues.
There's no mystery about how to improve your grades. The same steps apply to all assignments to ensure the work you produce is as good as it can be.
Virgin Australia's cutbacks leave a big question unanswered. Can it ever become a sustainable competitor to Qantas under private equity ownership?
The president has already refused to guarantee he will accept the result of the November election, and there are many other ways he can undermine it in the minds of the voting public.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic book, first published in 1941, is a story of isolation, and seeing things anew.
The new Victoria lockdown will bring greater levels of uncertainty about jobs and prolonged social disconnection. We need rapid action to fix the mental health system to meet the demand for help.
Rezoning enormously increases the value of properties. Yet the developers who benefit don't want to pay, in the name of "certainty".
In happier times: Lachlan, Rupert and James Murdoch at Rupert’s marriage to Jerry Hall in 2016.
It is more likely the Trump administration, and the cosy relationship it has with Murdoch's Fox news, on top of differences on climate change, that was the last straw for James.
A state of disaster confers more power on the minister for police and emergency services to ensure compliance with the laws put in place to defeat the pandemic. It plays a powerful symbolic role, too.
Patting, shoeing, grooming, feeding, and even putting them in a stable - the list of seemingly benign human interactions that can confuse or upset horses is surprisingly long. On the eve of the official Horse's Birthday, we explain why.
Aboriginal people once used native grasses to produce bread. So let's resurrect Australia's ancient breadmaking tradition.
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Kanye West's recent outbursts have shone a spotlight on his struggles with bipolar disorder. The condition involves alternating periods of intense mania and severe depression.