Adelaide the ice capital of the world, cocaine an issue in Canberra, global drug study finds

South Australia’s capital records the highest methamphetamine use of all the cities in the world compared in a paper based on wastewater samples, but a researcher says initiatives to tackle this problem have had an effect….

Is space a waste of time? The ethics of leaving earth

Space advocates spruik the human benefits but critics say it costs far too much. Ever since the moon landing, space has been seen as a “giant leap” for humankind, but is it in the wrong direction?

Pressure ramps up to pull CO2 from the sky with geoengineering tech

Experts say humanity has only 10 years to have large-scale carbon dioxide reduction schemes up and running if global warming is to be restrained to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Here are some of the schemes that are being explored….

Deadly fungus found in Far North Queensland rainforest near Cairns

The world’s second-deadliest fungus, the poison fire coral, is found in Far North Queensland for the first time, a long way from its usual home in the mountains of Japan and Korea, and can cause a “horrifying array of symp…