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The case for introducing rhinos to Australia

  • Written by Bill Laurance, Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate, James Cook University
The case for introducing rhinos to AustraliaAustralia could sustain wild rhinos, but should it try?Renaud Fulconis/International Rhino Foundation, Author provided

Rhinos in Australia might seem like an insane proposition – after all, we’ve had historically bad luck with introduced species. But on reflection it’s not quite as crazy as it sounds.

There are five species of...

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Ten classics of Indigenous design

  • Written by Dr Russell Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design, Deakin University
Ten classics of Indigenous designMurri sculptures (2012) by Reko Rennie (Kamilaroi) at Melbourne's LaTrobe University.LaTrobe University

Blak Design Matters is the first exhibition in Australia specifically dedicated to contemporary Indigenous design. Its curator, architect and academic Jefa Greenaway, describes the show as a snapshot that “takes the pulse of what’s...

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how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'

  • Written by Louise Grimmer, Lecturer in Marketing, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania
how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'Most Australian children have such a glut of toys that parents are opting to give them gift cards so they can choose for themselves.rawpixel/Unsplash

Western children have more toys, games and possessions than ever before. And Australia has one of the highest rates of average spending per child on toys. Faced with a glut of children’s toys...

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Does osteopathy work?

  • Written by Amie Steel, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
Does osteopathy work?Studies examining pain are hard to judge, since they're based on participants' self-reported pain levels. from www.shutterstock.com

Every year, Australian osteopaths provide around 3.9 million clinical consultations.

Osteopathy is a manual therapy developed by US physician Andrew Still in the mid-1800s, and it’s recognised by the World Health...

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  5. Explaining Australia's school funding debate: what's at stake
  6. So your child refuses to go to school? Here's how to respond
  7. US citizens can now publish models of 3D printed firearms online. What does it mean for us?
  8. A new study should be the final nail for open-plan offices
  9. Indigenous peoples are crucial for conservation – a quarter of all land is in their hands
  10. Rossini’s William Tell, and its famous overture
  11. Why Australians' religious freedom is worth protecting
  12. Workers' compensation doesn't cover gig workers – here's a way to protect them
  13. A new blood test could detect early stage melanoma in more than 80% of patients
  14. If an insect is flying in a car while it is moving, does the insect have to move at the same speed?
  15. AEMO's new electricity plan is neither a death knell nor a shot in the arm for coal
  16. the science of beautiful sunsets
  17. Think the dual citizenship saga does not affect state parliamentarians? It might be time to think again
  18. How rising inequality is stalling economies by crippling demand
  19. How an alien seaweed invasion spawned an Antarctic mystery
  20. A brief history of briefs – and how technology is transforming underpants
  21. Russia's World Cup widely hailed as success, but will the good vibes last for Putin?
  22. Australian jobs aren't becoming less secure
  23. CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing scissors are less accurate than we thought, but there are fixes
  24. The new national housing agreement won't achieve its goals without enough funding
  25. who really deserves the rewards from success?
  26. New Treasury secretary rolls the dice on his future
  27. the case for opting in
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  29. How ideas of 'adulthood', its rights and responsibilities, are changing around the world
  30. tracing the cultural history of the monstrous Lambton Worm
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  36. As Trump meets Putin, expectations may be high but the prospects are poor
  37. Curious Kids: Why do birds sing?
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  41. Government senator Dean Smith urges national debate about population
  42. is Australia's population the 'highest growing in the world'?
  43. New Zealand's zero carbon bill: much ado about methane
  44. why the ACCC says household solar subsidies should be abolished
  45. Breastmilk alone is best for the first six months – here's what to do next
  46. Michelle Grattan on Latham's liaison with One Nation in Longman, live sheep exports and the ACCC's criticism on energy
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