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Putting homes in high-risk areas is asking too much of firefighters

Mark Maund, PhD Candidate, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

The impacts of the bushfires that are overwhelming emergency services in New South Wales and Queensland suggest houses are being built in areas where the risks are high. We rely heavily on emergency services to protect people and property, but strategic land-use planning can improve resilience and s...

If weight loss is your only goal for exercise, it's time to rethink your priorities

Evelyn Parr, Research Fellow in Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University

Choose an activity you enjoy so it's easier to stick to.ShutterstockAs an aesthetic society, we often demonise body fat and stigmatise people with lots of it. There’s often an assumption that people carrying excess weight don’t exercise and must be unhealthy.But that’s not true: yo...

how the ABC took Australian animals to the people

Gay Hawkins, Professor, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University

The 'natural sounds' of native animals like this koala had been heard on ABC Radio, but bringing them to TV audiences in the 1960s presented new and exciting challenges.abcarchives/flickr, CC BY-NCMost of us will never see a platypus or a lyrebird in the wild, but it’s likely we’ve encou...

Instead of showing leadership, Twitter pays lip service to the dangers of deep fakes

David Cook, Lecturer, Computer and Security Science,Edith Cowan University, Edith Cowan University

Neural networks can generate artificial representations of human faces, as well as realistic renderings of actual people.ShutterstockFake videos and doctored photographs, often based on events such as the Moon landing and supposed UFO appearances, have been the subject of fascination for decades.Suc...

why coastal floods are becoming more frequent as seas rise

James Renwick, Professor, Physical Geography (climate science), Victoria University of Wellington

As sea levels rise, it becomes easier for ocean waves to spill further onto land.from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-NDCC BY-NDClimate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change.If you have a questi...

Holidays & Travel

5 Digital Free Holidays: Take a trek and get back to nature

Our current digital age has connected us to each other and the vast opportunities around the world like no other time in history. And yet, sometimes we need to get...

Places to visit on your first trip to North America

This vast continent, home to one of the biggest countries in the world, is certainly not an easy thing to explore. Its diverse array of cultures and peoples, cities full...

Must-Visit US Destinations for Australians

Australia is a sought-after travel destination for tourists from around the world for its incredible cities, beautiful landscapes, history, culture, and beyond. Tourists flock to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold...

5 Reasons For Visiting the Netherlands in Spring

The Netherlands is a stunning part of Europe and according to Markus De Jong, travel expert at adviesjagers.nl Australians love to visit the Netherlands as part of their travels around...

Winter fun in Colorado

Colorado is one of the most visited states in the United States due to the numerous beautiful places evenly distributed in every part of the State. There are lots of...

Essential Personal Hygiene Tips for Traveling

Staying healthy and maintaining good personal hygiene are two of the most important aspects of traveling, but it might not always be easy to achieve. As crucial it is to...

Top 3 Affordable Activities To Do In Los Angeles

When we hear about Los Angeles, we immediately thought of Hollywood. It is because it is the country’s film and television industry. It is where most studios are situated. Located in...

Best Paradise Islands You Should Visit in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, thanks to its thousands-strong assembly of beautiful paradise islands. Each of the continent’s islands has its own wonderful...

Most Popular Mexican Destinations for Australian Visitors

While this may come as a surprise to many, Australians are one of the three nationalities that spend the most money during their trips to Mexico. According to Sofia De...

Fashion & Beauty

Top Fashion Secrets To Look Stylish No Matter The Occasion  

Women have always preferred to dress up in the latest styles and keep up with the trends over the years. Even if they are balancing their career and family, they...

5 Italian Designers That Every Australian Should Have in Their Closet

Fashion is an integral part of our lives and Italy is probably one of the most stylish countries on earth, home to big-name brands such as Versace, Valentino, Moschino, Prada...

Top 5 Designer Sunglasses That Celebrities Are Wearing

Celebrities live such a public life that sometimes they need to be able to move around without being easily recognized. And what helps them is a little disguise using sunglasses...

Guys, Are You Making These 5 Critical Skincare Mistakes?

According to a survey carried out by Mintel, half of all UK men use facial skincare products as part of their daily routine. Once a taboo, an increasing amount of...

How to Dress for Work: Chic 9-5 Style

Do you want to look professional and put-together yet stay true to your personal style? Is it even possible to make your work outfits look chic and interesting and not...

What Men Like in Women’s Fashion

Men are great admirers of women’s fashion. When a woman walks down the street while wearing an attractive piece of clothing, men are always going to notice it. Of course...

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