Homo erectus died out due to lack of planning, lazy gathering strategies: ANU research

Homo erectus died out due to lack of planning, lazy gathering strategies: ANU research

Updated August 10, 2018 14:05:46 Photo: The primitive species of human used a single tool with a sharp edge for most jobs and did not plan ahead. (Wikimedia Commons) It may have been a lazy, ‘why bother?’ attitude that led to the downfall of an early species of human, according …

The ‘start-up’ churches gathering in the cafes, halls and living rooms of regional Australia

The ‘start-up’ churches gathering in the cafes, halls and living rooms of regional Australia

Posted August 01, 2018 09:29:33 Photo: Church planters need a combination of seed funding, consultants, investors and marketing to succeed. (ABC Goldfields: Tom Joyner) Once Bill Kirkland had packed up his car and uprooted his family’s life in Canberra, it was not until he was halfway across the Nullarbor Plain …

Plans to return Cartela to the River Derwent are gathering steam

Plans to return Cartela to the River Derwent are gathering steam

Posted June 24, 2018 07:00:22 Photo: Cartela’s maiden voyage in 1913. It was later requisitioned during World War I. (Supplied: SteamShip Cartela) Plans are afoot to return the much-loved steam ship Cartela to the River Derwent through an ambitious project to restore it to its former glory. The 106-year-old ship …

Suicide bomber targets gathering of clerics in Kabul calling for peace talks, killing at least eight

Suicide bomber targets gathering of clerics in Kabul calling for peace talks, killing at least eight

Posted June 04, 2018 22:16:10 Photo: Security personnel blocked the road after the suicide attack. (AP: Rahmat Gul) A motorcycle suicide bombing targeted a gathering of Afghanistan’s top clerics on Monday in Kabul, killing at least eight people and injuring nine, the police said. Key points: About 2,000 members of …