Survey gauges Australian optimism amid pandemic

A recent survey finds Australians feeling optimistic about their own finances, but less so about the country's overall.

Sam Burt-Melbourne • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 economics optimism australia society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Ancient rocks may determine earthquakes in Australia

"We found that in regions where weaker rocks are present, earthquakes may rupture faults under low friction."

Lito Vilisoni Wilson-U. Melbourne • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earthquakes plate-tectonics australia science-and-technology rocks

Curious Kids: why do so many dangerous animals live in Australia?

Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world.

Louise Gentle, Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
June 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: evolution animals australia curious-kids snakes

Fossils reveal Australia’s 600-pound kangaroo, 20-foot lizard

The Barada Barna people discovered the fossil remains of some remarkably large Australian megafauna, including huge kangaroos and lizards.

Lito Vilisoni Wilson-U. Melbourne • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: fossils australia lizards featured science-and-technology kangaroos

Fossils reveal Australia’s 600-pound kangaroo, 20-foot lizard

The Barada Barna people discovered the fossil remains of some remarkably large Australian megafauna, including huge kangaroos and lizards.

Lito Vilisoni Wilson-U. Melbourne • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: fossils australia lizards featured science-and-technology kangaroos

Elaphrosaur: Rare dinosaur identified in Australia

The elaphrosaur roamed Australia 110 million years ago and was related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: dinosaurs fossils reptiles australia

Most Aussies approve of government COVID-19 response

In a new survey of Australians, 60% say they're moderately or very satisfied with their government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sam Burt-Melbourne • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety australia money government society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Peacock spiders show more of their colours

A new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: animals australia spiders

How Australia's response to the Spanish flu of 1919 sounds warnings on dealing with coronavirus

Bickering between the states and Victoria's initial silence on the outbreak made the 1919 Spanish flu pandemic worse.

Frank Bongiorno, Professor of History, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University • conversation
March 22, 2020 ~11 min

Tags:  coronavirus  australia  spanish-flu  flu-pandemic

The battle against disinformation is global

A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.

Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance; Cybersecurity Program Chair, IU-Bloomington, Indiana University • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~10 min

Tags:  european-union-eu  spain  twitter  europe  facebook  deepfakes  disinformation  misinformation  australia  india  france  new-zealand  indonesia  russia  united-kingdom  malaysia  information-warfare  social-media-and-democracy  russian-information-warfare  christchurch-call

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