Science

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Environment

We checked if Melbourne really is a dog-friendly city.

The city looks, smells and sounds very different to our most popular animal friends, so we mapped Melbourne to see if it is a City for Dogs

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Sciences & Technology

Birds are the ultimate architects, designing their nests for every climate

Whether it’s a dome, cup or pendant, new research shows bird nest designs match specific climatic conditions, giving hope that some can adjust nesting behaviours for changing weather conditions

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Environment

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Opinion

Our deadly commitment to fossil fuels just keeps going

The government’s new gas strategy not only continues the extraction of carbon in the form of methane, but expands it

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Sciences & Technology

Going back to the future for food crops

New sensing techniques can detect drought tolerance in ancient relatives of wheat and barley. Making it possible to use these traits to breed new food crops for a warmer world

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Health & Medicine

How a simulation is informing COVID-19 vaccine policy after our ‘return to normal’

A new model can simulate thousands of ‘individuals’ – each with their own vaccination and infection histories – tailoring vaccine schedules as new COVID-19 variants emerge

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Sciences & Technology

Bushfires are changing the ‘hidden’ understorey in our forests

New research finds that more frequent and intense fires are changing Australia’s forests, but to save the understorey, we need to change our approach

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Politics & Society

Who stewards the forests?

What happens to the biodiversity and communities whose lives depend on a piece of land when that land is acquired? A new book explores the limitations of environmental law in India

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Sciences & Technology

Mathematicians moved by dance, karate and building a better world

To mark Women in Mathematics Day, two early career mathematicians – Dr Wei Huang and Dr Astrid Zeman – share their inspirations, achievements, ambitions and hobbies

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Sciences & Technology

Dark matter might be ‘light’

We don’t know the mass of dark matter particles, so researchers are developing new techniques to look for new, lighter types

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Politics & Society

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Opinion

Australia and China should cooperate for the security of Pacific Island Countries

Rivalry between Australia and China in the South Pacific is harming the prosperity of the region

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