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Here's who'll benefit — and who might not — if net neutrality is repealed as expected

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to repeal net neutrality rules Thursday, a move that will likely have major implications for internet service providers, start-ups and consumers.<p>The hotly contested move centers on a set of regulations passed in 2015 by a Democratic-controlled FCC …

Secret Chamber? Cosmic Rays Reveal Possible Void Inside Great Pyramid

A large void has been discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, thanks to cosmic rays. If the large space turns out to exist, its function — which …

Curious Adelaide: Why do South Australians have a different accent to the rest of Australia?

South Australians are sometimes told they sound a bit posh, or a little more British than other Aussies.<p>Like30-year-old …

Language

Adelaideans wake to meteorological mystery and the earthquake that 'didn't happen'

Loud rumbles and shaking windows woke hundreds of residents across Adelaide in the early hours of Saturday but the cause of the disturbance remains a …

Meteorology

First embryo gene repair holds promise of wiping inherited diseases out of family's bloodline

In a first, researchers have safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes …

Genetics

Three ideas about time that will bend your mind - Science News - ABC News

According to some of the latest physics, time isn't exactly what we think it is. In fact, it may not even exist at all!<p>When our best scientific …

Physics

The rise of the ugly puffer jacket hides a cruel truth

Say what you like about Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, it turns out that he may be the most ethically conscious fashion person in the world.<p>…

Vladimir Putin

Magpies swooping? You should try making friends with them, expert says

Forget fake eyes and spiky helmets — if you want to avoid being attacked by magpies, just make an effort to be friends with them.<p>Swooping magpies are …

Central bankers get together to discuss their $US400 trillion problem

The gathering of the world's major central bankers at the Jackson Hole retreat in Wyoming could also be characterised as meeting of the world biggest …

Trans young people at alarmingly high risk of suicide and depression, report reveals

High school student Leon had already chosen his new name by the time he summoned the courage to tell his parents he was transgender or trans — a …

Mental Health
Dashcam
Crime

Charlottesville: The history of the statue behind the white supremacist rally

As the general in chief of the Confederate armies, Robert E Lee led the secessionist states of America to defeat in the civil war in 1865.<p>But even …

Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statue of general Dowling in Houston

Authorities in Houston have charged a 25-year-old man with trying to blow up a Confederate statue, federal prosecutors say, in the latest development …

USS Indianapolis: WWII warship wreckage found 72 years after being sunk by Japanese submarine

Civilian researchers have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a key role in the atomic bombing of …

Military

Aboriginal teens in remote NT community use hip hop to talk about mental health

At first glance, 16-year-old Ethan Jorrock seems like any other teen: he loves hip hop music, hanging out with his friends, and doing backflips on …

Mental Health

Philippine anti-drug crackdown death toll hits at least 60 over three days in renewed bloodshed

Philippines police have killed at least 28 more drug and crime suspects in the capital, bringing the death toll to 60 in a renewed bloody crackdown …

Asia

NASA Mars Curiosity rover: Five years on the red planet

Five years of roaming on the surface of Mars.<p>It has been five years since NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on Mars, lowered to the surface of the …

Mars

Same-sex marriage: What does the Bible really have to say?

As Australia faces a postal survey on same-sex marriage, we are seeing a steady stream of articles arguing the Yes or No case.<p>Many on the No side are …

Same-sex Marriage

Baby boomers hitting the bottle and bongs at alarming levels, health experts warn

Young people usually get the blame for binge drinking, but Australian health experts say it's their parents and grandparents who are abusing drugs …

Treating insomnia with architecture: How a house is helping heal childhood trauma

For 50 of his 61 years, Brett Lockwood has kept odd hours. He rarely sleeps before 3:00am and the slightest human sound can jolt him fully awake.<p>So …

Wicked Campers still on Queensland roads despite laws to crack down on offensive slogans

Six months after laws to crack down on the offensive slogans used by companies like Wicked Campers were passed, the Queensland Government is yet to …

National Science Week: The 10 times new discoveries amazed us in the past year

Wiping out bad genes from family bloodlines, finding not one but seven Earth-sized planets around a single star, and unearthing a dinosaur brain — …

Companion robots: What are the ethical implications of intimate human-machine relationships?

Machines are being used to streamline everything from cleaning to medicine, but can they help ease loneliness in an increasingly isolated …

Australian Universities

10 Science Mysteries We Want Answers To

What is going on with all of these.<p><b>1.</b> The <b>impossible EM drive</b>... works? Since first hearing rumours about NASA's physics-breaking propulsion system …

Physics

Are these the most overrated people in history?

We asked a panel of expert historians to reveal who they consider to be the most overvalued personalities from the past. Some of them may well …

How do you know that what you know is true? That's epistemology

How do you know what the weather will be like tomorrow? How do you know how old the Universe is? How do you know if you are thinking rationally?<p>These …

Philosophy

Astronomers Capture the First 'Image' of the Dark Matter That Holds the Universe Together

For decades, scientists have tracked hints of a thread-like structure that ties together galaxies across the universe. Theories, computer models, and …

Dark Matter