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  • Eyes in the sky over the Pacific

    David Brewster     |      August 9, 2022

    Combining data from space platforms and terrestrial craft will boost Australia’s awareness of maritime activities, from illegal fishing to Chinese naval movements, in the Indo-Pacific.

  • Waste not, want not

    Mark Boulet     |      August 9, 2022

    Large households throw away the most food. In an attempt to stop the waste, a simple idea is showing great promise.

  • Bringing species back from the brink

    Philip McGowan     |      August 9, 2022

    Mankind has driven many species into extinction since the end of the last ice age, but controlling invasive species and protecting habitat can help support efforts to save those teetering on the brink.

  • Can virtual nurses ease aged care staffing woes?

    Micah Peters     |      August 8, 2022

    “Virtual care” has been mooted as a solution to aged care staff shortages, but better pay, mandated care time, and greater accountability and transparency regarding the use of funds would do more to make aged care a more attractive sector to work in.

  • Digital development in the Pacific

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      August 8, 2022

    Technological change is both an opportunity and risk for Pacific nations. Australia must take this into consideration when engaging in development programs.

  • When medical software goes wrong

    Megan Prictor     |      August 8, 2022

    The use of clinical support software is beneficial in most cases but if it malfunctions, a doctor’s duty of care makes them liable for any mistakes.

  • The nudge don’t work

    Grace Lee Hooi Yean     |      August 7, 2022

    The effectiveness of ‘nudging’ people towards beneficial goals remains uncertain, but the technique is still being tried across a range of commercial and public spheres, including environmental awareness.

  • Generation meme

    Intifar Chowdhury     |      August 7, 2022

    Research into media consumption shows that young people learn about politics through tweets, spoofs and memes today, rather than school, civic organisations and the traditional media.

  • Strange, new and deadly

    Jennifer Schumann     |      August 7, 2022

    While attitudes to some drugs, such as cannabis, are softening, an influx of new drug compounds to the streets and clubs are raising new concerns.

  • You can’t stand aside

    Brendan Nicholson     |      August 6, 2022

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has delivered a heartbreaking account of the impact of Russia’s barbaric war on his country to thousands of Australian students.

  • Planning Earth’s defence against cosmic objects

    Svetla Ben-Itzhak     |      August 6, 2022

    A large asteroid or comet on track for Earth would be a global threat and it would require national and international efforts to stop it.

  • Man is born free, but he lives in global supply chains

    ANU Editorial Board     |      August 6, 2022

    It’s hard to imagine a more thorough stress test for globalisation than the double whammy of a once-in-a-century global pandemic followed by a land war between two of the world’s major commodity producers.