Imagine Hyde Park in Sydney without its tree cover … the impact on this space and the many people who spend time in it would be profound.
Cities around Australia have plans to increase their green space, but new research shows not all green spaces are equal. Good tree cover is better than grassed areas for residents' mental health.
Kingpin no longer.
AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File
The conviction of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who evaded justice in Mexico, is a win for US officials. But it's a pyrrhic victory in the war on drugs.
In February, thousands of women marched in Mexico City to demand that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador do more to keep women safe. The protest sign featured here reads, ‘Don’t be indifferent.’
Mexico is the second most dangerous country for women in Latin America. Yet the new government is slashing funding for programs meant to protect and empower women.
Living near green spaces is associated with better cognition.
Some previous research suggests people living in rural areas may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But these results tell a different story.
Under a new deal between the U.S. and Mexico, Mexico will send 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala to prevent migrants from continuing their northward journey toward the United States.
Mexico says it emerged from tariff negotiations in Washington with its 'dignity intact.' But that dignity comes at great cost to the migrants fleeing extreme violence in Central America.
VLocity trains run at speeds of up to 160km/h on four Victorian regional lines.
More than half a century after the first high-speed trains began running overseas, Australia is still waiting for the long-promised service. Right now, faster rail is a better short-term prospect.
Contraception forms an integral element of health care for women.
Whether women should need a prescription to get the pill has long been controversial. But making it available over the counter would compromise the provision of comprehensive women's health care.
Anglerfish have an enlarged fin overhanging their eyes and their mouth that acts as a lure – much like bait on a fisherman’s line.
We know very little about the deep sea and how its inhabitants, including anglerfish, will respond to change. In fact, more people have walked on the Moon than have been to the bottom of the ocean.
Blueberry mengandung anthocyanin yang dapat mengurangi risiko penyakit jantung. Jika Anda makan 150-300 dalam sehari, itu saja cukup.
Kita sering mendengar makan makanan tertentu dapat membantu kita mencegah penyakit. Tapi, klaim ini terbukti benar hanya jika kita memakannya dalam jumlah yang sangat besar.
Lake sediment tells an ancient story of trees, soil – and disaster.
Dr. Niklas Leicher, University of Cologne
Thousands of years of history tells the same story over and over: you ignore soil at your peril.
Social media helped some people cope with the Townsville floods earlier this year.
AAP Image/Andrew Rankin
Disaster information needs to come from all sections of a community at risk, and we need to leave nobody marginalised.
Dar a luz a un bebé humano, que tiene un cerebro grande y muy desarrollado, es arriesgado tanto para la madre como para el bebé.
Durante el parto, los bebés emprenden una compleja transición que les lleva desde el útero al mundo exterior.
Performers in Speechless, a new opera by composer Cat Hope, co-commissioned by the Perth Festival and Tura New Music. The opera is a response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2014 report into children in immigration detention.
Despite the exclusion of their creative work from mainstream opera companies, Australian women composers are creating spaces for themselves, writing work that tackles urgent social issues.
Delivering a human baby – which has a large, highly developed brain – is risky for mother and baby.
Babies undertake a massive transition during labour and delivery as they move from the supported environment of the uterus to independent existence.
Using a variety of statistical analyses, the authors have found no evidence of more employment in hospitality and retail because of reduced penalty rates.
Australia's Fair Work Commission concluded that cutting penalty rates would create more jobs. Our research suggests it was wrong.
Australia’s populist parties are polling much lower than their counterparts in Europe.
Kelly Barnes and Dan Peled/AAP
Australian populism is more of a long-term grumble about the state of the world than a sharp reaction to the threat of cultural loss.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which might reduce your risk of heart disease. If you eat 150-300 in a day, that is.
We often hear eating specific foods can help prevent disease. But these claims are best taken with a grain of salt (or turmeric). The benefits are likely only if we eat them in really huge quantities.
The coral reef of Rarotonga helped scientists create a better climate history.
El Niño events can affect millions of people around the world, causing drought in Australia and floods in the Americas.
Australian Community Media’s mastheads include The Canberra Times, The Newcastle Herald, The Border Mail (in Albury), The Illawarra Mercury (in Wollongong), The Ballarat Courier, The Examiner (in Launceston) and the Bendigo Advertiser.
The sale of Australian Community Media may signal better fortunes for regional publishing. But there are ongoing concerns about the viability of the local news business model.
David Gillespie’s new book is full of exaggerated claims that are often not backed up by science.
In his new book, Teen Brain, David Gillespie suggests anxiety and other problems are on the rise among teenagers due to smartphones and tablets. This could be true, but his claims are overblown.