The energy required to power the massive, factory-sized data centres that computers rely on already consumes 5% of global electricity. And that energy load is doubling every decade.
The world seemed to be inching forward with CRISPR gene editing technology – but suddenly the forbidden fruit has been plucked, and some even worry that the CRISPR tree has been cut down.
Education through to the end of high school is a birthright in Australia but many kids are missing out on important parts of that birthright in ways that leave them feeling like losers and outsiders.
The loss of the Siberian unicorn shows just how vulnerable some animals can be to environmental change that can impact on their food supply.
A recent study suggests 12-18 months between pregnancies is ideal for most women. But is there actually such a thing as an ideal length of time?
Australia is proposing some of the toughest citizenship stripping laws in the world as it steps up efforts to curb extremist attacks - but the proposed law could run into significant legal hurdles.
China's so-called anti-dumping action against Australia is really an action against Australia's overuse of anti-dumping provisions. Barley producers are caught in the crossfire.
Indonesia, with its market of 262 million people, is more important to Australia than many Australians realise.
It is possible to both tax carbon emissions and enrich households. A report released by UNSW Sydney outlines how.
A recent decision not to hand down a life sentence to a man found guilty of burning his wife alive highlights the way domestic violence is often treated differently in the criminal justice system.