Opinion

Hands of a young person holding phone scrolling through Instagram images

New information Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children.

Night time silhouette of an industrial plant worker

Disclosure requirements work, forcing companies to own up to their customers and investors.

Angela Merkel peers out from a mass of wires and machinery

Only 7 per cent of Australia’s federal MPs have backgrounds in science. What would it look like if they were a majority?

an orthodox jewish man walks down a street in traditional clothing

The increased prominence of anti-Semitic incidents may have you wondering: has anti-Semitism always been part of the Australian social fabric, or are we facing a newer, more sinister trend?

sign on restaurant window stipulating people have to show proof of vaccination

If staff enforce the rules, they risk harassment and lost tips. But if they overlook unsafe behaviour, they risk further COVID transmission.

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The works illuminate what it has been like leading, working, and living through the pandemic.

Burnt tress after bushfires

Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.

Prime Minster Scott Morrison holds up the National COVID-19 Plan at a press conference

The problem with the plan to relax restrictions at 70 per cent and 80 per cent vaccination rates is it’s based on modelling that’s now obsolete.

a female worker bites a pencil in comical frustration while staring at her computer screen

You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.

A black and white spotted bird shown sitting on a branch

Under a new code, rural landholders in NSW will be allowed to clear up to 25 metres of land outside their property boundary. This will be devastating for the wildlife that live or migrate there.

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