Children on the autism spectrum find it difficult to learn independently and manage their time. Parents can use these 5 strategies to help their child learn from home during the COVID-19 shutdown.
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Researchers built cheap air quality monitors using parts found at hardware and electronics scores. The results have big implications for anyone who travels outside near busy roads.
For many children, the pandemic means staying at home, not seeing friends or going to the playground. It's difficult to regulate emotions with so much going on. But there are ways parents can help.
Anxiety and loneliness affect many people at the best of times. The pandemic-induced isolation and stress won't be helping, but cities can do many things to improve the 'emotional climate'.
The federal government wants Australians to sign up to the TraceTogether app, which logs your social interactions via bluetooth. But how much privacy will we sacrifice to combat COVID-19?
Before you stock the pantry with chocolate this Easter, think twice about whether it's ethically produced.
Rear Window (1954)
Budding filmmakers needn't let isolation stand in the way of their cinematic dreams. Here are five and a half ways you can make movie magic at home.
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The heatwave highlights the connectedness of our climate systems: from the monsoon tropics to the southernmost continent.
With shelves empty, wartime pages of the Australian Women’s Weekly show us how Australians have dealt with food shortages in the past: with creativity, ingenuity and good humour.
Government schools remain open but many parents are already voluntarily keeping their children home in an effort to 'flatten the curve'.
Sleep might be a key factor in the link between greener neighbourhoods and better health. A new study shows living in an area with more tree canopy improves people's odds of getting enough sleep.
Every Cloud Productions
Miss Fisher is one of Australia's highest-earning small-screen exports. But it's biggest success has come from how it built a community of fans.
The fear of others panic buying toilet paper drives panic buying. This is not people acting irrationally. It is a case of 'coordination failure'.
The continued upward trend in our second-biggest source of emissions is a result of government inaction on a transport mix dominated by trucks and cars and a lack of fuel-efficiency standards.
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein (centre) has been convicted of rape in the third degree and a criminal sex act in the first degree.
Achieving justice in response to sexual violence is complex, and we should treat the Weinstein conviction with some caution.
We can answer this question by looking at the differences between the first, second and third layers of our skin.
Netflix’s new show fails to critically explore the alternative therapies it promotes.
Alternative therapies have a lot to offer consumers. The Goop Lab only serves to set back the wellness cause.
Neanderthal hunting grounds in southern Siberia — the Charysh River valley, with Chagyrskaya Cave in the centre of the photo.
Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Neanderthals living in a cave in southern Siberia made distinctive stone tools that can be traced to their ancestral homeland in eastern Europe — an intercontinental journey of more than 3,000 km.
“Will it grow back Mum?” Younger family members want reassurance at Colo Heights, among the blackened trees and loose soil.
Indigenous kinship networks link each plant to the next and connect us to Country. Honouring this way of being and engaging in fair collaboration might give power to our heartbreak.
The University of Wollongong Illawarra Flame House demonstrates how a typical Aussie fibro home can be transformed into a net-zero-energy sustainable home.
Buyers pay more for a home they know has a good energy rating. That's worth an extra 2.4-9.4% in the only part of Australia where energy ratings must be disclosed at the time of sale.