While automakers are still negotiating with local and state governments to let autonomous cars test drive on open streets, one programmer has found a more accessible proving ground to teach AI how to be a motorist: Grand Theft Auto V. It's not the fi…
Archaeologists find artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, providing one of the earliest age brackets for the settlement of Australia
Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation of the Australian coast has been discovered in a remote cave in Western Australia, pushing back the start date of Indigenous occupation to more than 50,000 years ago.
Some Labor MPs question what motivated an “utterly confusing” speech given by senior frontbencher Anthony Albanese which appeared to take aim at his leader Bill Shorten.
The world economy is stagnating, democracy is in retreat and populism that feeds on fear is on the rise. But don’t look to our politicians for the answers, writes Stan Grant.
“Very substantial progress” has been made towards setting up a proposed national redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse, Social Services Minister Christian Porter says, with no state or territory government ruling out signing up to the project.
Despite sometimes being an annoying distraction for others, such items can have practical uses for adults, and perhaps even children
The fidget spinner craze has been sweeping elementary and middle schools. As of May 17 every one of the top 10 best-selling toys on Amazon was a form of the hand-held toy people can spin and do tricks with. Kids and parents are even making them for themselves using 3D printers and other more homespun crafting techniques.
But some teachers are banning them from classrooms. And experts challenge the idea that spinners are good for conditions like ADHD and anxiety. Meanwhile, the Kickstarter online fundraising campaign for the Fidget Cube – another popular fidget toy in 2017 – raised an astounding US$6.4 million, and can be seen on the desks of hipsters and techies across the globe.
Two industries that have often found themselves at loggerheads are now finding ways to work together to get the most out of the land and turn a profit.
Some lawmakers worry their committee investigations will be pushed aside for special counsel’s inquiry.
The Labor leader must guard against complacency as his would-be rival shows that the party could take a different, more progressive route to power
The crossroads is an overworked concept in political reporting. Generally, it’s a cliche best avoided. But sometimes, politics just is at a crossroads.
The government has produced a budget that it hopes will recast its political fortunes, and senior players over the past week have scampered dutifully out to marginal seats to sell it.