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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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Program participants doing yoga in the Alexander Maconochie Centre

22 Jul 2019

First-ever Australian study shows how yoga can improve the lives of prisoners

A small group of male prisoners has participated in an eight-week yoga program at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, which houses all adult prisoners in Canberra.

15 Jul 2019

Arctic ice loss is worrying, but the giant stirring in the South could be even worse

There are worrying signs Antarctica is changing faster than expected and in places previously thought to be protected from rapid change.

8 Jul 2019

Time will tell if this is a record summer for Greenland ice melt, but the pattern over the past 20 years is clear

No part of the planet is free from the impacts of human-caused climate change. But Greenland is experiencing the impacts particularly severely.

1 Jul 2019

Academia can help humans and large carnivores coexist

Conventional conservation approaches are unlikely to lead to effective coexistence between humans and large carnivores in human-dominated landscapes.

24 Jun 2019

Curious cases of chemical cross-kingdom communication

The idea of being able to send instructions to organisms in different kingdoms is fascinating.

19 Jun 2019

We asked people to do climate change maths. Their answers depended on their politics

In an ideal world, people would look at issues with a clear focus only on the facts. But in the real world, we know that doesn’t happen often.

14 May 2019

How do we go on?

Scientists can teach us how to exist in the face of existential dread.

23 Apr 2019

Logged native forests mostly end up in landfill, not in buildings and furniture

It’s time to recognise logging for short-lived wood products is a poor use of native forests.

18 Apr 2019

Why climate change will dull autumn leaf displays

Recent temperature trends and extremes have changed the growing conditions experienced by trees and are placing autumn displays at risk.

15 Apr 2019

STEM is worth investing in, but Australia's major parties offer scant details on policy and funding

Evidence from around the world shows that public investment in STEM can advance a strong economy, a healthy population and a sustainable environment.