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How 'Earthships' Could Make Rebuilding Safer In Bushfire Zones

Friday, 6 March 2020, 11:01 am | The Conversation

Recent disastrous bushfires have rebooted debate about how to (re)build in the Australian bush. Questions are being asked about building standards , whether a fire-proof home is possible , the value of fire bunkers when it’s too late to leave, and if we ... More >>

COVID-19 has now reached New Zealand. How prepared is it to deal with a pandemic?

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10:52 am | The Conversation

COVID-19 has now been confirmed in New Zealand in one case, but as yet, there is no evidence of transmission to others. Pandemic planning is focused on keeping the novel coronavirus out. More >>

Polly knows probability: this parrot can predict the chances of something happening

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10:40 am | The Conversation

Kea were able to correctly guess the most probable scenarios, by evaluating various physical and social cues. Previously, only great apes and humans were known to be able to understand probability. More >>

The closure of AAP is yet another blow to public interest journalism in Australia

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10:24 am | The Conversation

AAP has struggled in recent years as newspapers and radio and television stations have sought to cut costs. Its influence in Australian history, however, will not soon be forgotten. More >>

COVID-19 Has Now Reached New Zealand. How Prepared Is It To Deal With A Pandemic?

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10:17 am | The Conversation

New Zealand joined 48 other countries affected by the novel coronavirus last week when health authorities confirmed the first COVID-19 case . The news prompted panic buying of supplies in some places, but it had long been expected . More >>

Polly Knows Probability: This Parrot Can Predict The Chances Of Something Happening

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10:06 am | The Conversation

Avian experts have repeatedly demonstrated the remarkable brainpower of birds. Parrots, in particular, have established a reputation as skillful imitators – a talent that requires a complex network of neural connections. More >>

The closure of AAP is yet another blow to public interest journalism in Australia

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 9:56 am | The Conversation

AAP has struggled in recent years as newspapers and radio and television stations have sought to cut costs. Its influence in Australian history, however, will not soon be forgotten. More >>

Is it possible for everyone to live a good life within our planet’s limits?

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 5:11 pm | The Conversation

No country manages to balance sustainability with meeting basic human needs – but Vietnam comes closest. More >>

Turkey And Russia Lock Horns In Syria As Fear Of Outright War Escalates

Monday, 2 March 2020, 10:14 am | The Conversation

As the nine-year Syrian civil war enters its final turn, Turkey and Russia, long-time allies in Syria, are on the brink of war over the Syrian province of Idlib. More >>

Logging Is Due To Start In Fire-ravaged Forests This Week. It's The Last Thing Our Wildlife Needs

Monday, 2 March 2020, 10:12 am | The Conversation

New South Wales’ Forestry Corporation will this week start “selective timber harvesting” from two state forests ravaged by bushfire on the state’s south coast. More >>

A Year From The Christchurch Terror Attacks, NZ Intelligence Records A Surge In Reports

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 9:37 am | The Conversation

The Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15 last year have prompted a significant rise in tip-offs about people expressing extremist views, according to a report by New Zealand’s Security Intelligence Service ( NZSIS ). More >>

I tried to believe capitalism and the planet can coexist

Monday, 24 February 2020, 10:13 am | The Conversation

I've seriously tried to believe capitalism and the planet can coexist, but I've lost faith More >>

Julian Assange extradition case finally heading to court

Monday, 24 February 2020, 10:12 am | The Conversation

Julian Assange's extradition case is finally heading to court – here's what to expect More >>

Australian Unis May Need To Cut Staff And Research If Government Extends Coronavirus Travel Ban

Friday, 21 February 2020, 10:16 am | The Conversation

Australian unis may need to cut staff and research if government extends coronavirus travel ban More >>

Why NZ is more exposed to the economic effect of Coronavirus

Monday, 10 February 2020, 5:26 pm | The Conversation

Why New Zealand is more exposed than others to the economic chills of China’s coronavirus outbreak More >>

Coronavirus is international education's biggest crisis

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:03 am | The Conversation

There are more than 100,000 students stuck in China who had intended to study in Australia this year. As each day passes, it becomes more unlikely they will arrive in time for the start of the academic year. More >>

Expedition reveals the violent birth of Zealandia

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:01 am | The Conversation

Expedition reveals the violent birth of Earth’s hidden continent Zealandia, forged in a ring of fire More >>

Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the coronavirus power

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 11:00 am | The Conversation

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread. More >>

How contagious is the Wuhan coronavirus?

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 11:45 am | The Conversation

Cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have increased dramatically over the past week, prompting concerns about how contagious the virus is and how it spreads. More >>

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO's decision explained

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 10:46 am | The Conversation

The World Health Organization’s decision to not declare the novel coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern, or PHEIC, will surprise many. The number of reported cases and deaths is doubling every couple of ... More >>

   

 

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