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The world’s largest rock art collection could be destroyed within this century

The rock art at the Murujuga covers 36,857 hectares. Located five kilometres north-east of Dampier in the Pilbara, Western Australia, the surrounding …

Australia

Traditional Owners commemorate 150 years since Flying Foam Massacre

The Flying Foam Massacre is one of Australia’s more brutal massacres of Aboriginal people.<p>In 1868, on the orders of the State Government’s resident …

Indigenous Peoples

Living with the locals: Six extraordinary first contact stories of friendship and survival

Not all stories of first contact between European settlers and Indigenous Australians were fraught with violence and mistrust.<p>Whether lost or …

Australia

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological …

Neuroscience

China's Social Credit System seeks to assign citizens scores, engineer social behaviour

Chinese authorities claim they have banned more than 7 million people deemed "untrustworthy" from boarding flights, and nearly 3 million others from …

What anti-Adani protestors can learn from the Jabiluka blockade | Scott Ludlam

Like anti-Adani protesters today, those who stood up at Jabiluka were attacked. It’s good to remember that people can prevail<p>One of Australia’s proudest land rights struggles is passing an important anniversary: it is 20 years since the establishment of the blockade camp at Jabiluka in Kakadu …

Are Lithuanians obsessed with bees?

Lithuanian, the most conservative of all Indo-European languages, is riddled with references to bees.<p>In mid-January, the snow made the little coastal town of Šventoji in north-west Lithuania feel like a film set. Restaurants, shops and wooden holiday cabins all sat silently with their lights off, …

Lithuania

Most Australian Indigenous languages came from just one place, research claims

Burketown, Queensland, named as origin of dominant Pama-Nyungan family of languages<p>Most Indigenous languages in Australia likely originated from a remote spot in far north Queensland as recently as 4,000 years ago, before slowly spreading across the country, a new study has claimed.<p>The paper, …

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous rangers: expansion call as support from One Nation voters revealed

Indigenous ranger groups have called for the Queensland and federal governments to expand support for their land management and employment programs, after polling revealed backing from more than 80% of Queenslanders.<p>Galaxy polling commissioned by Country Needs People, a coalition of Indigenous …

Did Homo erectus speak?

Early hominins who sailed across oceans left indirect evidence that they might have been the first to use language<i>By Daniel Everett</i>Read at Aeon

Linguistics

On prejudice

An 18th-century creole slaveholder invented the idea of ‘racial prejudice’ to defend diversity among a slave-owning elite<i>By Blake Smith</i>Read at Aeon

Black History

Two’s a crowd

Zany and earnest, political yet puckish, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari were philosophy’s most improbable duo<i>By Edward Thornton</i>Read at Aeon

Polari: The code language gay men used to survive

Polari was spoken to skirt the UK’s strict anti-homosexuality laws. Though largely forgotten, some of its words can be found in dictionaries today.<p>“Bona to vada your dolly old eek!”<p>That may seem like a string of nonsense words from Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat or Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork …

Benjamin Lay: The Quaker dwarf who fought slavery

<b>He stood only about 4ft (1.2m) tall, yet what Benjamin Lay lacked in stature he made up for in moral courage and radical thinking. He was a militant vegetarian, a feminist, an abolitionist and opposed to the death penalty - a combination of values that put him centuries ahead of his …

Traditional Owners lose their fight to stop uranium mine in WA

The proposed Yeelirrie mine, located in Western Australia’s Mid-West region, is set to exploit the state’s biggest uranium deposit, which lies below …

The salacious Middle Ages

Medieval people feared death by celibacy as much as venereal disease, and practiced complex sexual health regimens<i>By Katherine Harvey</i>Read at Aeon

How did Uluru form? - Science News - ABC News

Uluru is the most iconic natural landform in Australia — and its formation is an equally special story of creation, destruction and reinvention.<p>The …

Macron faces national debate over anniversary of May 1968 protests

French president has not yet decided how to mark 50 years since nationwide rallies that defined an era<p>The black and white images of students lobbing cobblestones over barricades in the Latin Quarter of Paris in May 1968 are still clung to as defining a significant moment in modern French …

Where are the new Australian musicals? Waiting in the wings

This week’s nominations for the Helpmann Awards, which recognise the performing arts in Australia, have caused a storm of discussion, particularly …

Far from being in crisis, 2017 was a great year for Australian musical theatre

In June this year, the annual Helpmann Award Nominations sparked concern that original Australian musical theatre was in crisis. John Frost, one of …

Astrobiology studies in the Hamersley Ranges look at early life on planet Earth

Astrobiology researchers are searching for clues to how life evolved on Earth by studying geological forms in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.<p>…

Are University Admissions Biased? | Simpson's Paradox Part 2

Simpson's Paradox

Plague reached Europe by Stone Age

<b>Plague was present in Europe during the late Stone Age, according to a study of ancient remains.</b><p>Writing in Current Biology journal, researchers suggest the deadly bacterium entered Europe with a mass migration of people from further east.<p>They screened more than 500 ancient skeletal samples and …

Epicentre of learning: the dairy farm teaching scientists how earthquakes form

A farm in New Zealand with an active fault line running through it has become a mecca for geologists seeking to unlock secrets deep underground<p>When dairy farmers Gray and Vicki Eatwell purchased a block of farming land just outside the tiny west coast village of Whataroa in New Zealand, the …

When evolution is not a slow dance but a fast race to survive

We all know what Neanderthals looked like: the beetling brow ridges, thick nose, long skull, massive bone structure – and probably red hair and …

Princeton University

From the Nullarbor to the nuclear age: what fossils reveal about South Australia's past

As an archaeologist working in the remote areas around Woomera and the Nullarbor Plain, my understanding of South Australia was first informed by rocks and soil. There were fossils of extinct boneless animals underfoot, caught in the shadows of a long-evaporated sea. The angles of deliberately …

Kuhn, Thomas S.

Thomas S. Kuhn (1922—1996) Thomas Samuel Kuhn, although trained as a physicist at Harvard University, became an historian and philosopher of science …

Philosophy

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Cover of the first edition<p>Author<p>Thomas S. Kuhn<p>Cover artist<p>Ted Lacey<p>Country<p>United States<p>Language<p>English<p>Subject<p>History of science<p>Publisher<p>University of …