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How we solved the mystery of Libyan desert glass

  • Written by Aaron J. Cavosie, Senior research fellow, Curtin University
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In the remote desert of western Egypt, near the Libyan border, lie clues to an ancient cosmic cataclysm.

Libyan desert glass is the name given to fragments of canary-yellow glass found scattered over hundreds of kilometres, between giant shifting sand dunes.

Interest in Libyan desert glass goes back more than 3,000 years. Among...

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Where to now for unions and 'change the rules'?

  • Written by Anthony Forsyth, Professor of Workplace Law, RMIT University

Very few people saw the Coalition’s win coming. If it was, as opposition leader Bill Shorten contended, “a referendum on wages” then it follows that Australians were content with sluggish wage growth and didn’t want a more substantial pay rise.

But that would be a great oversimplification. Labor had a more ambitious program...

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Why the 2019 election was more like 2004 than 1993 – and Labor has some reason to hope

  • Written by Frank Bongiorno, Professor of History, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University

I recently had cause to look at a large file of material I collected about Mark Latham during 2004. It is full of many of the same columnists who have just campaigned successfully for the return of the Morrison government. They were buzzing with excitement and hubris. News Corps’s Miranda Devine saw an omen in the news that arrived from...

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  2. Aboriginal Australians want care after brain injury. But it must consider their cultural needs
  3. Wind in Albanese's sails as Chalmers weighs options
  4. With the LNP returned to power, is there anything left in Adani's way?
  5. New data shows sex offenders in Victoria are going to prison for longer
  6. don't judge, try to understand us
  7. In a notoriously sexist art form, Australian women composers are making their voices heard
  8. Sex trafficking's tragic paradox: when victims become perpetrators
  9. Charging the Christchurch mosque attacker with terrorism could be risky – but it's important
  10. Cutting interest rates is just the start. It's about to become much, much easier to borrow
  11. 2019 federal election showed Australian media need better regulation
  12. Aboriginal mothers are incarcerated at alarming rates – and their mental and physical health suffers
  13. From sharks in seagrass to manatees in mangroves, we've found large marine species in some surprising places
  14. some Western Australian reefs have the lowest coral cover on record
  15. 3 lessons from behavioural economics Bill Shorten's Labor Party forgot about
  16. The 'pulse' of a volcano can be used to help predict its next eruption
  17. Ennigaldi-Nanna, curator of the world's first museum
  18. How close is Sydney to the vision of creating three 30-minute cities?
  19. Queensland paper backtracks after using violent imagery to depict Annastacia Palaszczuk
  20. Bowen carries baggage into Labor leadership contest
  21. US-China relations are certainly at a low point, but this is not the next Cold War
  22. Here's how to make opinion polls more representative and honest
  23. After Clive Palmer's $60 million campaign, limits on political advertising are more important than ever
  24. Teenagers need our support, not criticism, as they navigate life online
  25. Rockabul, a tale of a metal band in Kabul, reinvigorates the radical spirit of rock 'n' roll
  26. why do we lose our baby teeth?
  27. Curious Kids: why do we sigh?
  28. After 8 years of memes, videos and role playing, what now for Game of Thrones' multimedia fans?
  29. Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate change
  30. Going up. Monday showed what the market thinks of Morrison
  31. Queensland and Tasmania win it for the Coalition
  32. 'Do no harm' isn't enough. Why the banking royal commission will ultimately achieve little
  33. Some of our foods have nano particles in them – should we be worried?
  34. First-year uni can add 4kg to your weight. Here's how universities can scale that back
  35. Migration is a growing issue, but it remains a challenge to define who actually is a migrant
  36. how India's ruling party is erasing the Muslim heritage of the nation's cities
  37. For an unlucky 10% of people with concussion, the symptoms may be long-lasting
  38. Jim Chalmers considers tilt at leadership
  39. We made a moving tectonic map of the Game of Thrones landscape
  40. Trouble in the Gulf as US-Iran dispute threatens to escalate into serious conflict
  41. are you up to date with your vaccinations?
  42. Labor's election loss was not a surprise if you take historical trends into account
  43. the evolution of dog breeding
  44. why do we not use the magnetic energy the Earth provides to create electricity?
  45. Their biggest challenge? Avoiding a recession
  46. Rapid growth is widening Melbourne's social and economic divide
  47. The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changes today
  48. It's not all gym junkies and 'roid rage' – people use steroids for a variety of reasons
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  50. Not every school's anti-bullying program works – some may actually make bullying worse

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Paul Murray interview with Scott Morrison

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Scott Morrison interview with Alan Jones

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