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Curious Kids: Why do sea otters clap?

Curious Kids: Why do sea otters clap?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome – serious, weird or wacky! Why do sea otters clap? Is it fun? – Alex, age 5, Melbourne. Hi...
Power to the hosts: how to fix volunteer tourism

Power to the hosts: how to fix volunteer tourism

Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is no stranger to criticism. Media reports regularly support claims that profits and visitor experience are trumping the needs of host communities. Volunteer tourism is the intersection between tourism and volunteering. It involves...
Power to the hosts: how to fix volunteer tourism

Power to the hosts: how to fix volunteer tourism

Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is no stranger to criticism. Media reports regularly support claims that profits and visitor experience are trumping the needs of host communities. Volunteer tourism is the intersection between tourism and volunteering. It involves...

Angus Campbell to head Australian Defence Force

The new Australian Defence Force chief will be Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell, Chief of Army since 2015, who became the operational public face of the Coalition government’s Operation Sovereign Borders. Campbell replaces the present chief, Air Chief Marshal Mark...
Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Many of us know the feeling of a cramp – whether you’ve been struck down on the sports field or woken with a start in excruciating pain in the middle of the night. A cramp is the involuntary contraction of our skeletal muscle, and it hurts. Some people often...
Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Many of us know the feeling of a cramp – whether you’ve been struck down on the sports field or woken with a start in excruciating pain in the middle of the night. A cramp is the involuntary contraction of our skeletal muscle, and it hurts. Some people often...
Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Many of us know the feeling of a cramp – whether you’ve been struck down on the sports field or woken with a start in excruciating pain in the middle of the night. A cramp is the involuntary contraction of our skeletal muscle, and it hurts. Some people often...
Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Many of us know the feeling of a cramp – whether you’ve been struck down on the sports field or woken with a start in excruciating pain in the middle of the night. A cramp is the involuntary contraction of our skeletal muscle, and it hurts. Some people often...
Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

Many of us know the feeling of a cramp – whether you’ve been struck down on the sports field or woken with a start in excruciating pain in the middle of the night. A cramp is the involuntary contraction of our skeletal muscle, and it hurts. Some people often...

Grattan on Friday: Tim Storer, the $35 billion man

Put yourself in the shoes of Tim Storer. The accidental senator from South Australia has one hell of a decision to make shortly after the May budget, when the government plans to bring back its legislation to give tax cuts to big business. A week ago the Coalition’s...
China’s space lab set for fiery re-entry

China’s space lab set for fiery re-entry

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 30 March 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChina’s space lab Tiangong-1 tracked on radar China’s defunct space lab, Tiangong-1, should fall to Earth over the weekend. At over 10m in...

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