Deborah Levy’s new novel, set in our pandemic-era present, contains the heat and desire of a European summer and the upward struggle of a soul. Jane Gleeson-White says she ‘read it like a thriller’.
Could plumes of smoke from the Black Summer of fire have cooled regions of the Pacific and triggered a La Niña? New research suggests it’s possible.
Beef gives permission to its feuding central characters and minority audience members to feel complex and nuanced emotions.
Grand mosques mark the urban space of major historical cities such as Mecca, Medina, Cordoba and Tunis. Now, Melbourne has its very own.
They tend backyards brimming with cactus varieties, consuming the produce. Prudence Gibson meets a hidden group of gardeners and ponders the allure – and – danger of psychoactive plants.
Is winning about mental toughness? How about coping with social isolation? Or will it be the one who’s in awe of a sunset?
Two decades of satellite data have allowed us to map fires across the country and identify areas facing high fire risks.
Life relies on a fine balance between energy in and energy out. But heating the world 1.2℃ means we’ve trapped an extraordinary amount of extra energy in the Earth system.
AI is going to fundamentally transform how nations wage far. By failing to address it, the defence review leaves Australia unprepared for the future of war.
Militaries around the world are scrambling to realise the ‘God mode’ of invulnerability and infinite ammunition promised by laser weapons.