EU votes for outdoor ban on common insecticide over danger to bees

EU votes for outdoor ban on common insecticide over danger to bees

Posted April 28, 2018 07:43:53 Photo: The move follows a number of studies linking the use of the insecticides to population declines in bees. (ABC Rural: Lara Webster) European Union countries have backed a proposal to ban all use outdoors of insecticides known as neonicotinoids that studies have shown can …

Marketing makes our favourite animals seem common as they slide towards extinction – Science News

Marketing makes our favourite animals seem common as they slide towards extinction – Science News

From Attenborough to Sesame Street, most of us have grown up surrounded by images, and plush toys, of iconic animals — from Africa, Asia, and sometimes Australia. Key points iconic species Whether it is fluffy toys or advertisements on television and billboards, our favourite iconic animals are used to sell …

Candles are a popular gift, but they’re also an ‘avoidable’ and common fire hazard

Candles are a popular gift, but they’re also an ‘avoidable’ and common fire hazard

Updated March 31, 2018 09:28:11 Photo: Prue Adam’s teenage daughter’s bedroom was ignited while she was out walking the dog. (ABC News: Prue Adams) Nothing really prepares you for the news your house is on fire. That was our family’s experience in January. Candles in glass containers on a window …

Indigenous languages come from just one common ancestor, researchers say

Indigenous languages come from just one common ancestor, researchers say

Updated March 28, 2018 06:40:00 Photo: Proof that indigenous languages all come from the same root. (ABC Newcastle: Robert Virtue) After decades of debate, Australian researchers say they have finally proven a theory that all Indigenous languages descend from one common language. Experts from Western Sydney University and the University …

Sergei Skripal poisoning: It’s common practice for spies to work in embassies. So when is a diplomat a spy?

Sergei Skripal poisoning: It’s common practice for spies to work in embassies. So when is a diplomat a spy?

Updated March 27, 2018 21:53:45 Photo: Vladimir Putin’s network of spies has been “severely degraded” in the West, an analyst says. (Reuters: Sergei Karpukhin) It is common practice for countries to post spies in their embassies and some say Australia is no exception. Australia has joined Britain, the US and …

It’s common practice for spies to work in embassies. So when is a diplomat a spy?

It’s common practice for spies to work in embassies. So when is a diplomat a spy?

Updated March 27, 2018 20:03:34 Photo: Vladimir Putin’s network of spies has been “severely degraded” in the West, an analyst says. (Reuters: Sergei Karpukhin) It is common practice for countries to post spies in their embassies and some say Australia is no exception. Australia has joined Britain, the US and …