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Pleas for Claremont killer to reveal what happened to Sarah Spiers, if he knowsBradley Robert Edwards is found guilty of murdering Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer, but not guilty of murdering 18-year-old Sarah Spiers. The women disappeared from the Perth suburb of Claremont in the mid-1990s. See how one of the biggest trials in WA history unfolded.
These women challenged a centuries old 'humiliating' tradition - and won. Afghan women's names now to be included on their legal documentation!Afghan President Ashraf Ghani signs amendment allowing mothers' names to be included on their children's birth certificates, in a "super significant" step forward for women's rights in Afghanistan.
A huge indoor farm in China is breeding a billion cockroaches. Here's whyIt sounds like the stuff of nightmares: a giant, dark, steamy hangar filled with a billion cockroaches feeding off food scraps. But these roaches are not just household pests, they could be the key to more sustainable farming and reducing landfill.3
China's LGBT community expresses disappointment after Shanghai Pride cancelled indefinitelyMembers of China's LGBT community say moments like the recent cancellation of the country's largest LGBT festival are demoralising and highlights an irony where they are accepted in theory but in practice are not.
Canberra radio newsreader Beth Rep told to pay transgender activist Bridget Clinch $10,000 compensation for discriminationA dispute over a Facebook post by radio newsreader Beth Rep was meant to end with an apology to transgender activist Bridget Clinch. Instead, the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal found the post and comments were "rude, offensive and unacceptable" and awarded Ms Clinch $10,000 in compensation.
ANU researchers make 'really exciting finding' in reducing risk of Alzheimer's diseaseBob's greatest fear is 'losing my marbles', but after participating in a six-month study conducted by the ANU which found that older people already in cognitive decline can reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, he has hope.1
Class action on behalf of 'young people everywhere' launched against coal mine extensionA class action launched on behalf of young people everywhere seeks an injunction to stop the Australian Government approving an extension to Whitehaven's Vickery coal mine, arguing it will harm young people by exacerbating climate change.
The nudge which opened the door to mathematics: The prompting and encouragement of a chemistry teacher led Jared Field to study higher mathematics. Encouragement was rarely known to the young Indigenous student. It led to Oxford and The University of Melbourne where he is now a research fellow.Jared Field recalls the negative attitudes of his younger days and says mathematics has opened up a whole new world of fulfilment.
Australian special forces Instagram account mocks war crime allegations, calls to 'Make Diggers Violent Again'Current and former Australian special forces soldiers are operating an Instagram account mocking allegations of war crimes allegedly committed by their comrades in Afghanistan, as well as selling stickers with the phrase 'Make Diggers Violent Again'.
Honeybee venom rapidly kills aggressive breast cancer cells, Australian research findsVenom from honeybees is found to rapidly kill aggressive and hard-to-treat breast cancer cells, according to potentially ground-breaking new Australian research, with hopes the discovery will lead to the development of a treatment for triple-negative breast cancer.1
Australian scientists slash dengue fever in Indonesia by infecting mosquitoes with bacteria - Australian scientists may have found the secret to eradicating dengue fever, with a lengthy trial in Indonesia drastically reducing the incidence of the mosquito-borne virus.Infecting mosquitoes with a special bacteria is dramatically reducing dengue fever in areas of Indonesia, and the method may one day wipe the virus from the planet.