Australia has suggested a UNESCO recommendation to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’ was motivated by politics. This is hardly the first such accusation levied at the organisation.
Collection of sediment DNA samples in the Main Chamber of Denisova Cave.
Our research has also uncovered major long-term changes in ancient animal populations at Denisova Cave, and has provided the first direct evidence of Homo sapiens having lived there.
Former National Party leader John Anderson and the newly re-elected Barnaby Joyce.
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The new deputy prime minister is the latest in a long line of leaders in modern Australia who have prioritised style over substance.
Regional NSW, home to a third of the state’s population, is still waiting for the promise of faster train travel to be delivered. Other states improved their regional services years ago.
Australia’s Prime Minister wants reform of the World Trade Organization to rein in China’s ‘economic coercion’. But it also needs to constructively engage with China on that reform.
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For the areas of cities with less than 10% green space, increasing that to 30% could cut the overall odds of residents becoming lonely by a quarter.
Voters line up to cast their ballots at a polling station in Ayahualtempa, Mexico, on June 6, 2021.
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Thirty-six candidates were murdered since campaigning began in Mexico last September, including numerous members of the president’s own Morena party.
The Su-re site has provided a historical connection between local Tibetans in the highlands with Nepali Sherpas in the Himalayan lowlands.
James Packer’s Barangaroo tower has not just changed Sydney’s skyline. It has changed the whole planning system.
La militarización de la guerra de México contra las drogas -y, a menudo, contra los consumidores de drogas- ha matado al menos a 150.000 personas en los últimos 15 años.
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A pesar de los límites de la iniciativa, la legalización de la marihuana sería un hito simbólico de gran importancia para un país inmerso en una cruenta guerra contra el narco.
Could music provide an unlikely source of inspiration for improving human relationships with forests?
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Following scandals over illegal logging, and with an appetite for rare, old-growth wood, the guitar industry is rethinking its environmental footprint. Australian companies are leading the way.
Tensions have been building over the last month following the killing of an Indonesian intelligence chief. The government has vowed to ‘chase and arrest’ all armed militants in the region.
In the 1700s ‘burial clubs’ emerged in response to fears of funeral poverty. These schemes persist today — along with marketing targeting the poor and vulnerable.
They overlook a vast body of evidence that crown fire – the most extreme type of fire behaviour in which tree canopies burn - is more likely in logged native forests.
A review of Question Time in the House of Representatives aims to make it more democratic and more edifying. But it’s not the structure as much as the culture that needs fixing.
Group visits and food are prohibited, and visitors must sit in designated chairs apart from their loved ones. Celebrating holidays in detention didn’t used to be like this.
It’s quite likely this virus will never be eliminated from the world. But even so, getting vaccinated enormously reduces your risk of severe outcomes like hospitalisation and death.
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It took just 5,000 years for large and well-organised groups of people to populate all corners of the continent.
Fibres that imitate the double helix of DNA can make artificial muscles more powerful than those found in nature.
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Our experts cast their eyes over this list of contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and non-fiction which undertakes impressive trapeze acts across genre boundaries.