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Climate explained: does building and expanding motorways really reduce congestion and emissions?

Q: Does building and expanding motorways really reduce congestion and emissions, or does it increase it? Historically, building more and wider roads, including motorways, was...

Rocky icebergs and deep anchors – new research on how planetary forces shape the...

Have you ever wondered why the Earth’s surface is separated into two distinct worlds – the oceans and large tracts of land? Why aren’t land...

Athlete activism or corporate woke washing? Getting it right in the age of Black...

So-called brand activism is evolving fast. When Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the US national anthem in 2016, professional football turned its back on...

Paid parental leave needs an overhaul if governments want us to have ‘one for...

As Australia and New Zealand face the realities of slow growth or even a decline in population, it’s time to ask if their governments...

Swimming with whales: you must know the risks and when it’s best to keep...

Three people were injured last month in separate humpback whale encounters off the Western Australia coast. The incidents happened during snorkelling tours on Ningaloo Reef...

If reducing harm to society is the goal, a cost-benefit analysis shows cannabis prohibition...

The case for a referendum on New Zealand’s cannabis law was already urgent in 2015 when the supposedly more pressing issue was whether we...

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