Tropical Cyclone Nora: Queensland on alert for destructive winds | Australia news

Tropical Cyclone Nora developed into a category three on Friday night, and was expected to reach category four as it moved into the Gulf of Carpentaria. Warnings were in place for all Queensland areas from Karumba to Mapoon, including Weipa and Mornington Island, as it moved southeast at close to …

‘They can see I’ve a gambling problem’: Banks’ lending practices laid bare at royal commision | Australia news

The anguish on Michael Harris’s face said it all. The British-born roofer broke down this week when he appeared as a witness at the banking royal commission. In between deep breaths, Harris told commissioner Kenneth Hayne how he had amassed a $35,000 credit card debt with the Commonwealth Bank, and …

Sexual harassment in science: Why so few report it and what happens to those who do – Science News

Sexual harassment in science: Why so few report it and what happens to those who do – Science News

When Amy* sat beside a friend at a conference dinner, it didn’t take long for the two very senior, well-respected scientists sitting across the table to start leering at and demeaning her. The men started by asking: How could a young woman like her ask such an intelligent question at …

‘We did it here, you can do it there’: Sydney joins Parkland school shooting protests | US news

Australian students and politicians have rallied in Sydney in solidarity with the survivors of the Parkland school shooting, as part of a global protest to end gun violence. On Saturday survivors of last month’s shooting, their families and supporters will rally in Washington DC as part of the March for …

Tathra bushfire: class action considered against government-owned utility | Australia news

Lawyers are investigating a potential class action over the Tathra bushfires, alleging failings by the government-owned corporation responsible for maintaining and inspecting the state’s power lines. On Thursday, the Rural Fire Service released its early findings into the cause of the fire, which destroyed 65 houses and 35 caravans and …

What makes hair curly? New Zealand sheep help unravel the mystery – Science News

What makes hair curly? New Zealand sheep help unravel the mystery – Science News

Curly, wavy or straight? The shape of our hair is one of our defining features. Yet, despite decades of research, it has been hard to pin down what causes kinks in individual hairs. The answer to this curly question may lie with an animal known for its super-springy locks: the …

A splash, an op-ed and a full-page ad: News Corp tabloid gives property lobby a megaphone | Weekly Beast | Media

On Wednesday the Courier-Mail’s front-page story, “A tax on all your houses”, trumpeted the Property Council’s campaign to reverse the Queensland Labor government’s imposition of a waste levy on properties worth more than $10m from 1 July. Annastacia Palaszczuk says the levy – which has been described as a Robin …

ABC News Quiz: There’s no AI to catch you out in this week’s news quiz

ABC News Quiz: There’s no AI to catch you out in this week’s news quiz

Posted March 23, 2018 08:56:10 This week we discovered Australians have shocking dental hygiene, artificial intelligence is being used to crack down on jaywalking, and there’s another celebrity running for office. Let’s see what you can remember. Topics: human-interest Source link

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is ‘growing exponentially’ – Science News

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is ‘growing exponentially’ – Science News

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a rotating soup of plastic in the north Pacific Ocean, contains up to 16 times the amount of waste than previously thought. Key points Surveys of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch conducted in 2015 and 2016 estimate 78,200 tonnes of plastic waste are packed into …