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Crying santa baby

Naughty or nice? Using Santa as a threat

Is using the threat of the judgement of Santa Claus for good behaviour year-round really a healthy and effective way to teach children how to display appropriate and socially acceptable behaviour? Dr Kristyn Sommer explains.

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Between different worlds

Antarctica is both a physical locality and an imaginary possibility – as a pivot around which the world turns, it has proven historically to be a space where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy have played out.

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Seven Sisters

Marra Wonga’s Seven Sisters story

Marra Wonga is a large sandstone rock shelter and art site near Barcaldine, central Queensland. There are estimated to be at least 15,000 petroglyphs, mostly animal tracks, lines, grooves and drilled holes, as well as 111 hand-related and object stencils spread across 160 metres.

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How did climate change impact early humans?

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It’s also one of the most complex, and scientists are still learning new things about it all the time. One thing that is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that climate change impacts humans and the way we live. This is true today, as it was in the past.

However, a key question remains. How did climate change impact early humans?

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Crying santa baby

Naughty or nice? Using Santa as a threat

Is using the threat of the judgement of Santa Claus for good behaviour year-round really a healthy and effective way to teach children how to display appropriate and socially acceptable behaviour? Dr Kristyn Sommer explains.

Read more

Between different worlds

Antarctica is both a physical locality and an imaginary possibility – as a pivot around which the world turns, it has proven historically to be a space where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy have played out.

Read more
Seven Sisters

Marra Wonga’s Seven Sisters story

Marra Wonga is a large sandstone rock shelter and art site near Barcaldine, central Queensland. There are estimated to be at least 15,000 petroglyphs, mostly animal tracks, lines, grooves and drilled holes, as well as 111 hand-related and object stencils spread across 160 metres.

Read more

How did climate change impact early humans?

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It’s also one of the most complex, and scientists are still learning new things about it all the time. One thing that is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that climate change impacts humans and the way we live. This is true today, as it was in the past.

However, a key question remains. How did climate change impact early humans?

Read more
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