Australia worked closely with the UK, Europe and USA in developing space capability in the 1950s and 1960s.
Australia was a significant global space player during the 1950s and 1960s. Now we're one of only two OECD countries not to have a space agency. What happened?
The US Federal Reserve is unwinding its bond buying program.
The market welcomed statements from the US Federal Reserve and the RBA, but there isn't much to be happy about.
In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners.
NSW has changed its laws imposing criminal penalties on someone with an STI who doesn't take "reasonable precautions" to not infect their sexual partner.
Macquarie has created an open banking pilot program.
Open banking will see customers use their data in a whole range of ways, including seeing how they are faring financially against people in similar situations.
Perdana Menteri Australia Malcolm Turnbull dan Presiden Indonesia Joko Widodo (kanan). Indonesia telah mengadu ke World Trade Organisation (WTO) mengenai bea anti-dumping untuk impor kertas A4 oleh Australia.
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Perselisihan perdagangan antara Australia dan Indonesia menyelidiki praktik anti-dumping Australia yang kontroversial di WTO.
Space isn’t just about rockets and missions to Mars: Australia must invest in space-based infrastructure to manage our resources.
There are local, practical implications linked to failed advancement of infrastructure projects that rely on expertise in space. Protecting Australia's water is just one example.
The mass of the Earth is big enough that the gravitational force it creates can pull the hard shape of ice, rock and metal into a sphere.
NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Imagine the Earth pulling everything it is made up of, all of its mass, towards its centre. This happens evenly all over the Earth, causing it to take on a round shape.
How likely is it that someone alive today may live for centuries?
Reader Adam Barclay, 44, wants to know if someone his age has any chance of living forever.
Going home after a total knee replacement and having regular physiotherapy means you recover just as fast as if you’d chosen to stay in hospital for your rehab. And it’s cheaper.
Private patients who stay in hospital for costly rehab after major knee surgery recover just as fast as people who go home and have physiotherapy. So, why pay more?
The number of Australians with no savings has increased.
Despite decades of economic growth and recent declines in income inequality, Australians are less financially resilient.
There is water on Mars - but it’s buried, and frozen.
Space exploration is exciting - but there are barriers for humans hoping to visit and even stay on planets. Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future.
Cities and their residents’ needs in public space have changed, but the type and function of the furniture are stuck in the past.
With cities becoming more dense and housing more crowded, people rely more than ever on well-designed public spaces, so why hasn't the furniture changed with the times?
Indonesian workers hold placards during an anti-WTO rally at a main roundabout in Jakarta.
A trade dispute between Australia and Indonesia shines a spotlight on Australia's controversial 'anti-dumping' practices at the World Trade Organisation.
Lionel Murphy, far right, sits beside Gough Whitlam at a media conference.
The release of the much-awaited papers from the parliamentary archives will lead to new appraisals of Lionel Murphy's life and work – including his alleged misbehaviour.
Melting Antarctic ice can trigger effects on the other side of the globe.
The climate secrets contained in an ancient tree that lived through abrupt global change reveal how Antarctica can trigger rapid warming in the north by dumping cold water into the Southern Ocean.
Junya Ishigami’s proposed design for the Cloud Arch.
AAP Image/City of Sydney
Australians displays a consistently miserly approach to public art, with typically miniscule budgets. Cloud Arch will demonstrate Sydney's cultural leadership - for a very reasonable price tag.
We don’t yet know why the High Court decided the way it did in upholding the validity of the postal vote.
To find the government's postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage valid, the High Court had to work through several quite technical constitutional and legal arguments.
Google is adept at throwing up news we don’t need in our searches. So it’s time to fight back.
Recently, I was in hasty need of multiple sources on a breaking news story, so I went to a well-known news aggregation website. But before I had even typed in my search terms, it was apparent that my options…
Commemorations to honour those who have donated their bodies for the study of anatomy not only contain symbolic objects like candles and flowers, but also song and online tributes.
We've come a long way since the dark days of grave robbing to provide bodies for dissection. Now, there are ceremonies and memorials to honour people who have donated their body to science.
Social connectedness supports our physical and mental health.
Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash
Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?