The Red Cross has clarified that it was never planning to prosecute gamers who breached the laws of war in video games: it was simply hoping that game developers would incorporate the Geneva and Hague conventions into their games.
University of Western Sydney lecturer John Hadley has proposed giving animals legally-enforceable property rights as a way of achieving habitat preservation. Under the proposal, native animals would be granted the rights and then a human would negotiate on the animals’ behalf.
A Murray-Darling Basin Authority proposal to return some 4,000 gigalitres to the environment could re-open the Murray River’s mouth, allowing it to flow into the Southern Ocean once again.
Floodwaters continued to rise across Victoria today, with thousands evacuated from towns including Wangaratta and Shepparton.
Less than 24 hours after ‘Steve Irwin Day’ celebrations at Australia Zoo, Cape York’s Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve is ablaze—with countless animals believed to have perished.
Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered the remains of a 50,000-strong Persian army buried by a sandstorm in 525 BC.
French secret agents have arrested a worker at the CERN lab, home to the experimental Large Hadron Collider, on suspicion of links to al-Qaeda.
Consumption of crystal meth or ‘ice’ is declining in Australia, according to new figures released by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Council.
Sydneysiders have spent most of the day blanketed in a thick cloud of red dust blown over from far inland.
The National Tertiary Education Union has warned vice-chancellors to match Sydney University’s 18 per cent pay rise offer or suffer a ‘brain drain’.
The state-run China Daily newspaper has conceded that two-thirds of the country’s organ donors are executed prisoners.
A recent Herald/Nielsen poll shows that, despite Senate delays, 55 per cent of voters back the introduction of the Rudd Government’s emissions trading scheme, which would increase the cost of electricity.
A number of doctors have slammed the growing trend of diagnosing children with “oppositional defiant disorder” (ODD) simply because they misbehave.
A 43-year-old British man is facing up to 70 years in a US prison after allegedly hacking into military and NASA computer systems.
Critics are describing as “Orwellian” a decision by bookseller Amazon.com to remotely access Kindle e-book readers and delete copies of books the company wasn’t licensed to sell, including George Orwell’s own Nineteen Eighty-Four.