Opinion

five people ride in on overloaded tinny through flood waters and rain

By following moisture from the oceans to the land, researchers worked out exactly how three oceans conspire to deliver deluges of rain to eastern Australia.

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Big data analysis has unveiled startling links between seemingly unrelated things, such as how a person’s physical elevation above sea level might influence their personality.

woman with 'still not asking for it' written on her chest above her bra

Laurie Penny’s new book Sexual Revolution offers a muddled perspective on this moment of profound cultural change, in contrast to Australian journalist Amy Remeikis’ powerful new work.

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Three-quarters of the academic journals that folded served the arts, social sciences and humanities. The losses weaken the academic communities and activities that formed around these journals.

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Alphabet, Apple, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have each taken some form of action against Russia – but the actual impact it will have isn’t clear.

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While some oligarchs have broken ranks with the Kremlin, there is no sign yet other elites are so discontented as to take action against Putin.

An open kit called The Extractor designed to extract venom from bites and stings

If what you’re reading seems too good to be true, it probably is.

A hairdresser blowdries the hair of a woman wearing a surgical mask in a hairdressing salon

Australia’s GDP was up 3.4 per cent last quarter of 2021, on the back of pent-up consumer spending. Other factors must drive future growth.

Trees are reflected by the calm waters of the Daly River in the Northern Territory

Tree rings are ‘nature’s weather stations’ and reveal far more of the Daly River’s history than scientific records can.

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Masks not only reduce your chance of getting COVID, they might stop you unknowingly transmitting the virus to colleagues, people in vulnerable groups or children who are yet to be vaccinated.

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