The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know

Huge fires are raging across multiple regions of the Amazon Basin. Guaira Maia/ISARecord fires are raging in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, with more t....

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It's not just athletes who get Achilles tendon pain, but exercising is the answer

Basketball fans around the world were recently sickened by the footage of NBA star Kevin Durant’s Achilles tendon rupturing during a game. But whi....

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Australia's energy woes will not be solved by reinforcing a monopoly

Australia's energy market has a logjam, Sean Davis/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAThe possibility of blackouts affecting half of Victoria has attracted plenty....

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Tim Fischer had his blind spots, but he was an unsung champion of an Asian-facing Australia

Amid the tributes to former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer and the stories of his authenticity, courage and quirky interests – like trains and mili....

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VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on Tim Fischer's legacy - and Scott Morrison's first year

Michelle Grattan talks about the sad news of the passing of former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer with Unive....

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Catastrophic Queensland floods killed 600,000 cattle and devastated native species

In February, about 600,000 cattle were killed by catastrophic flooding across north Queensland’s Carpentaria Gulf plains. The flood waters rose sud....

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Four home traps that contribute to the gender pay gap

KPMG says Australia's gender pay gap declined from $3.05 an hour in 2014 to $2.43 in 2017. www.shutterstock.comAustralia’s gender pay gap is dimin....

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Australia wants to install military technology in Antarctica – here's why that's allowed

Technology, such as satellite systems, can be used for both military and scientific purposes. ShutterstockThis week, the ABC revealed that the Austra....

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Why some feminists oppose allowing people to choose their sex on birth certificates

Legislation in Victoria would allow people to change the sex on their birth certificates with just a declaration, not sex reassignment surgery. Shutte....

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Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

Plant extinctions have skyrocketed, driven in large part by land clearing and climate change. Graphic Node/Unsplash, CC BY-SAEarth is seeing an unprec....

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