Earth is now firmly in the grips of its sixth “mass extinction event”, and it’s mainly our fault. But the modern era is definitely not the first time humans have been implicated in the extinction of a wide range of species.
What happens if interest rates hit zero? The Reserve Bank’s new computer model has some ideas, writes Isaac Gross.
Bureau of Meteorology researchers painstakingly analysed more than 40 years of data to work out exactly what is causing Australia’s spring bushfire phenomenon. Chris Lucas and Sarah Harris explain their findings.
Households are buying no more than they were a year ago, and the wage share of national income is the lowest since 1964, writes Peter Martin.
Every year a new batch of diets become trendy, with the latest including the mono diet, charcoal detox, Noom, time-restricted feeding and Fast800 – but is there any scientific research to support them?
Academics on casual contracts often feel vulnerable and of lower status than “permanent” staff members. Yet, they can minimise their exploitation as if it’s part of the authentic academic experience, writes Kate Bone.