Aretha Franklin performing in 1978. The gospel singer died in Detroit on Thursday aged 76.
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Franklin, who has died aged 76 in Detroit, was a church girl first and foremost. She was the master of the gospel form.
In contrast to common perceptions, Antarctic seafloor communities are highly diverse. This image shows a deep East Antarctic reef with plenty of corals, sponges and brittlestars. Can you spot the octopus?
Australian Antarctic Division
Life on the Antarctic seafloor is surprisingly diverse – and half of the species live nowhere else on Earth. Now scientists can accurately map this unique biodiversity.
Can geoengineering buy the coral reefs more time?
Oregon State University/Flickr
Climate mitigation efforts are unlikely to be enough to save critical ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef. We may need to consider more radical environmental engineering.
Residents near big solar projects are often concerned they cause glare and noise.
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Headquarters rooftop solar, Hong Kong/Wikimedia Commons
Big solar has a potentially bright future in cities, but we need to get the planning right first.
Some fish fared better than others amid the extreme temperatures of the 2016 heatwave.
Rick Stuart-Smith/Reef Life Survey
The 2016 heatwave that caused mass bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef didn't just kill corals - it also significantly changed the makeup of fish communities that call these reefs home.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull campaigning at a Tasmania factory for Brett Whiteley, the Liberal candidate in the Braddon by-election.
On Saturday, five federal seats will have a byelection, with particular attention being paid to tight races in Longman and Braddon. And all have implications for the major parties and their leaders.
PM-3A McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
US Army Engineer Research and Development Labs - United States Antarctic Program, Antarctic Photo Library
For just ten years Antarctica was home to a nuclear power station called "Nukey Poo".
Hobart’s Mount Wellington is now also known by its palawa kani name, kunanyi.
Tasmania's Aboriginal languages were decimated during the state's colonial violence. But members of the original community have reconstructed a language, palawa kani, which is now being used more widely.
Las vacunas deben mantenerse frías para seguir siendo eficaces. La falta de electricidad en zonas remotas dificulta esta tarea, lo que reduce el alcance de los fármacos que salvan vidas.
Most Australian children have such a glut of toys that parents are opting to give them gift cards so they can choose for themselves.
Many children receive gift cards or even ask for them so they can choose their own presents. But are youngsters ready to handle the wiles of advertisers and the complexities of 'credit' on a card?
Vaccines need to be kept cold to remain effective. A lack of power in remote areas makes this difficult, reducing the reach of the life-saving pharmaceuticals.
Ocean fish are changing where they live due to climate change.
Australia's oceans are warming faster than the global average, and fish are moving south as a result.
Widespread mangrove dieback in the Gulf of Carpenteria.
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY/AAP
Australia has seen an unprecedented number of widespread, catastrophic transformations in response to extreme weather events.
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is greeted by his supporters as he leaves the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
Malaysia's former leader is facing charges related to a wide-ranging financial scandal. The new government is sending a message that it's serious about cleaning up corruption.
Gradually reducing stamp duty and negative gearing would minimise the impact on investors.
Housing affordability has declined significantly over the past few decades. Slowly reducing negative gearing and capital gains, and switching to property taxes, could reverse this trend.
Is it really that hard to switch to paper or cloth bags?
Guus Baggermans | Unsplash
As major supermarkets 'ban the bag', the spotlight is firmly on sustainability. Retailers are racing to promote their green credentials to shoppers.
A study shows lot boxes in video games meet the psychological criteria to be considered a form of gambling.
A study investigating the psychological effects of loot boxes in video games shows that such mechanisms are similar to gambling.
Ring trees were made by binding young branches of young trees with reeds. As the tree grew, it formed a ring.
Tim Church/Timmy Church Films.
In the forests around the Murray River, Victoria's Watti Watti people have trained trees to mark significant cultural locations in the landscape.
Supermarkets are stocking more of their own brands even as they shrink stores.
Supermarkets and consumers might gain from more private label brands, but Australian suppliers are likely to lose out.
Woolworths has already announced it will open more smaller stores.
Several large retailers and supermarkets have announced they are going to downsize to smaller stores.