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Molly Glassey 11m
What's going to be the next BIG thing in space exploration? 👽 contact? Mines on the 🌚? Retirement homes on Mars? I chatted to , + about all the amazing things happening in 🌟🌌🔭☄️ research.
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Read the full piece by , + Gary Jackson here:
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5. This country provides evidence of a specialised + more sedentary way of life based on seals, shellfish and land mammals. This unusual Aboriginal way of life began around 2,000 years ago. It continued until the 1830s.
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4. This country is best known for its depictions of Quinkan spirit beings, tall, slender Timaras a+nd fat-bodied Imjims (or Anurra). The rock art provides insights into Aboriginal occupation of the NE region of Australia.
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3. This is an important example of congruence between Aboriginal traditions + archaeologically recorded changes in behaviours. Excavations show Aboriginal people began living on Ngarrabullgan more than 37,000yrs ago. They stopped camping there about 600yrs ago.
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2. Nearly 500m long, the fishtraps’ design + complexity is extraordinary. Dry-stone weirs ponds were designed to take advantage of the specific configuration of the landscape and seasonal changes in river flow For 1000s of years, these traps were used to catch fish.
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1. The richness + diversity of this art is extraordinary, ranging from small shelters to complexes with thousands of engravings. The Ngarda-Ngarlie people believe this area was created by the ancestral beings Ngkurr, Bardi + Gardi, who left their marks in its physical features.
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Budj Bim’s world heritage listing is an Australian first – but what other Indigenous cultural sites could be next? We've pulled together a list of 5 Indigenous cultural sites everyone should know about:
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The story of the two Australian dishes that broadcast the moonwalk when Armstrong and co. decided not to have a big ol' nap, and instead crack the door and see what the Moon was like.
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Clive Hamilton on : Australian universities are 'passing the buck' on vetting overseas research partners and need to follow the US model.
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Armstrong always insisted that he said, 'That’s one small step for a man.' Yet everyone omits the 'a' when they repeat the quote. A linguist tries to get to the bottom of what happened.
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Imagine: you have an abusive ex-partner who won’t stop visiting your new address. According to criteria for the “the couple rule” in Australia’s social security laws, this “frequent visiting” is evidence of a continued relationship.
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Australian writer is set to be charged in China at an awkward time for Australia-China relations: The charge of endangering state security carries the penalty of at least 3 years in jail.
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Australia played a key role in capturing those images of the first moonwalk 50 years ago, not even bad weather could stop them
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Public libraries are often underused but as community hubs they are perfectly placed for scenario planning that helps neighbourhoods prepare for the future
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Humble, efficient, and great for parties: Australian mid-century modern homes are currently experiencing a revival.
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One example – financial abuse can be misinterpreted as "sharing finances", which Centrelink can use as evidence for a relationship and deny women the money they might need to start a new life.
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. has grown to become one of Australia’s largest independent news sites. , the deputy editor for the energy and environment sector, will be speaking on our panel all about the media’s role in reporting on public environment crises‼️
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In 2017 alone, rosé sales in the United States jumped 53% and the trend continues, partly driven by millennials. From 🥂
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Dog-lovers generally also love wild animals - but does that mean they'd be happy to pick up the costs for ethical dingo conservation?
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