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

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

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

Focus on new ‘umbrella’ species could save more Aussie animals

The Australian government could improve its conservation efforts by focusing on "umbrella" species like the koala.

U. Queensland • futurity
Jan. 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity australia endangered-species ecosystems earth-and-environment

Can easier access to e-cigarettes boost health?

Making electronic cigarettes easier to get could help boost health in Australia and New Zealand, researchers say.

U. Melbourne • futurity
March 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: addiction smoking electronic-cigarettes australia new-zealand health-and-medicine

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