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Abbas Mohajerani, a civil engineer at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Australia, holding a brick made with biosolid waste, or treated wastewater sludge. Photograph: RMIT University via The New York Times

It may be unpleasant to contemplate the ultimate fate of all the material from your own body that you flush down the pipes. But it’s time we talk abou(...)

Ted Felton: ‘Even the smallest provincial town has a half-decent pool. Here’s our six-year-old, Robbie, at the Avoca pool in the Victorian Goldfields, a couple of hours northwest of Melbourne.’

South Australia was one of the hottest places on Earth this week, with record-breaking temperatures approaching 50°C in some parts. Around 200,000 peo(...)

Archaeologists removing the breast plate of Captain Matthew Flinders in St. James’s burial ground, Euston. Photograph: HS2 Ltd/PA

Archaeologists excavating a burial ground for the new High Speed rail project say they have found the remains of a Royal Navy explorer who led the fir(...)

A roadside fire-danger sign signals severe and warns of a total fire ban in Melbourne on Friday. Photograph:  Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Searing 47 degree temperatures, power failures and fires afflicted southern Australia on Friday, with one blaze creating a smoke cloud so large it beg(...)

Teens jump off the jetty at Glenelg beach during a hot day in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

The South Australian city of Adelaide set a new record high temperature Thursday as the country continued to broil in an extended summer heatwave that(...)

A shop window displaying tins of baby milk formula in Sydney. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

A Sydney police investigation into the theft and export of Au$1 million (€630,000) worth of baby formula has led to the arrest of six people from an a(...)

Shane Lowry with the trophy after winning the 2019 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Neville Hopwood/EPA

“Come on, Offaly!” This wasn’t O’Connor Park in Tullamore, it was Abu Dhabi Golf Club. The cries from the crowd left Wayne Riley a little mystified,(...)

People leave floral tributes where the body of Isreali student Aiia Maasarwe was found. Photograph: Ellen Smith/EPA

Australian police have arrested a man over the death of an Israeli student who was killed while walking home late at night this week in Melbourne. Ai(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action  against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Thursday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Novak Djokovic is still the player to beat at this Australian Open. In a routine three-set workout against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the world number one lo(...)

 Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson during their second round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Aaron Favila/AP

Former Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova continued her marauding form by handing out a 6-2 6-1 thrashing to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson  to se(...)

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