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Universities are key to meeting our climate change challenge

Australia's bushfires are the canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change, writes Brian Schmidt. Here's how universities can act.

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24 Dec 2019

Your first point of contact and your partner in recovery: the GP's role in mental health care

GPs see 88% of the Australian population every year, putting us in a unique position in the health system to work with people with mental health concerns.

11 Dec 2019

The X17 factor: a particle new to physics might solve the dark matter mystery

The so-called X17 particle could help to explain dark matter.

9 Dec 2019

China's failed gene-edited baby experiment proves we're not ready for human embryo modification

A Chinese biophysicist’s attempt to use CRISPR technology to modify human embryos has triggered a series of concerns.

9 Dec 2019

Science needs true diversity to succeed - and Australian astronomy shows how we can get it

To make the most of the next wave of stargazing technology, we will need true diversity in our astronomical community.

2 Dec 2019

Fish kills and undrinkable water: here's what to expect for the Murray Darling this summer

I fear the coming months will be among the worst in history for Australia’s most important river system.

2 Dec 2019

Scientists re-counted Australia's extinct species, and the result is devastating

Our research has confirmed that 100 endemic Australian species living in 1788 are now validly listed as extinct.

27 Nov 2019

Researchers allege native logging breaches that threaten the water we drink

The Victorian government’s logging business is cutting native forests on steep slopes, in an apparent rule breach that threatens water supplies.

19 Nov 2019

When a tree dies, don't waste your breath. Rescue the wood to honour its memory

More concerning than the death of a tree is how we waste them afterwards.

19 Nov 2019

Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

We believe loneliness is as important an issue as climate change, the economy, or education.

2 Oct 2019

Australia is the runaway global leader in building new renewable energy

In Australia, renewable energy is growing at a per capita rate ten times faster than the world average.