While many support the idea, the health evidence suggests that it might be more beneficial for us to stay on standard time.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman and Rwandan minister for foreign affairs, Vincent Biruta, sign an enhanced partnership deal in Kigali, during her visit to Rwanda in March 2023.
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Anthropological fieldwork into ‘outsourced’ asylum measures in Nauru and Guatemala reveal how they actually work - and don’t work - in practice.
While some progress has been made, the coalition forces abjectly failed to achieve their central goals. But Australia has an opportunity now to make good on its promises.
South Africa’s laws designed to protect whistleblowers need urgent reform.
The Australian experience of deterring and punishing asylum seekers who arrive by boat should serve as a warning rather than a blueprint for the UK.
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Both countries have accepted very few Rohingya refugees to date, but new research suggests most Australians and New Zealanders are willing to resettle more.
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Indonesia hasn’t made a strategic effort to push bahasa Indonesia in Australia. That’s in stark contrast to how French and other languages are promoted in Australia, including through cultural events.
In a remarkable shift, pro sports leagues like the NFL have eagerly embraced gambling.
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With few regulations in place, gambling companies are going all-in to attract as many customers as possible – with younger, sports-obsessed and smartphone-savvy Americans particularly vulnerable.
The country’s history of state-sanctioned gambling goes back to the early 19th century.
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Australians lose more money gambling on sports, per capita, than any country in the world.
Virgin Orbit is launching satellites using a rocket slung under the wing of an aircraft.
Efforts to launch rockets into space from the UK need to demonstrate reliability.
This year sees three more states introduce voluntary assisted dying. But there are still several barriers to overcome.
Beavers dramatically change a landscape by building dams that create ponds of still water.
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Restoring entire ecosystems is a difficult and expensive process. Thankfully, certain species, called ecosystem engineers, can make restoration easier. Gaining social and political support is critical too.
The giant bird Genyornis went extinct in Australia around 50,000 years ago.
A puzzle over the identity of an extinct bird that laid eggs across Australia has been solved.
Less than a century ago, a slither of tiger snakes was abandoned on one of Western Australia’s tiny islets. Here’s how they adapted to survive.
Earthquakes originating underneath the ocean are often accompanied by tsunami warnings. Here’s what determines the tsunami risk.
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The findings have repercussions today: it is clear that slow-growing animals will be the most vulnerable to extinction amid shifting climates.
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These new sanctions target individuals and entities rather than whole countries, in the hope of punishing the true perpetrators and avoiding the incidental suffering of innocent people.
Australia’s approach is welcome but doesn’t go far enough. New Zealand’s plans are much bolder. Here’s how they compare.
Researchers discovered five new species of black corals, including this
Hexapathes bikofskii growing out of a nautilus shell more than 2,500 feet (760 meters) below the surface.
Black corals provide critical habitat for many creatures that live in the dark, often barren, deep sea, and researchers are learning more about these rare corals with every dive.
Firefighters battling to extinguish a wildfire.
Atmospheric dust storms often follow wildfires and have serious impacts on human health and ecology.